Posted on December 03, 2019

Qatar’s leading telecommunications operator announced a partnership with Wheel The World aimed at opening up the many tourist attractions in Qatar to all.

Wheel The World promotes tourism for those with disabilities, raising awareness of the challenges they face when choosing travel options and working to make experiences possible. The collaboration has many high-profile backers including celebrities and influencers such as Samanta Bullock, Ghanim Al Muftah, and Ahmed Al Shahrani. Via the new partnership, Ooredoo will create unique experiences in Qatar for visitors with additional needs, leveraging its 5G network and technology. Using Google Assistant API, the telco leader will offer a booking portal and a pre-trip virtual assistant so visitors can use it to plan their trip in advance.

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Speaking of the new partnership, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Thani, CEO of Ooredoo Kuwait, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wheel The World and using Google Assistant API technology to make Qatar accessible to all, and this initiative is an ideal opportunity for us to live our Ooredoo brand pillars. In making a difference to those with disabilities we’re Caring; we’re Challenging the current status that some activities in Qatar – such as dune bashing – are off-limits to those with disabilities; and we’re Connecting people with disabilities all over the world to enable them to book unique experiences in Qatar via the Ooredoo and Wheel The World branded booking portal. We want to make the incredible experiences our wonderful country has to offer available to all, and we look forward to welcoming visitors of all abilities to enjoy them.”

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The collaboration between Ooredoo and Wheel the World is accomplished together with strategic partners Qatar National Tourism Council, Accessible Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and Plug & Play and supported by Qatar Airways, Katara Hospitality, Sharq Village & Spa, Embrace Doha, Qatar International Adventures, and 365 Adventures.