Accessible Travel Itineraries in Dubai

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1 – Day Accessible Itinerary

Explore Dubai’s most popular landmarks! Use one of our accessible travel itineraries for Dubai!

If you have just one day in Dubai, you can make the most of your trip by heading to these bucket-list attractions, which are all located in the same vicinity.

These attractions are mostly flat, with ramps and lift access available at each point. They are also easily reachable by public transport such as the Metro or taxis.

Morning:

Start your morning with an experience like no other – the glitz and awe of Downtown Dubai. Pre-purchase tickets online and take the elevator to the top of the record-breaking Burj Khalifa, where you will enjoy stunning aerial views of the city. Choose between the top Burj Khalifa (124th and 125th floor) experience or the more luxurious one at the top, Burj Khalifa SKY (148th, 124th and 125th floor).

Afternoon:

The Burj Khalifa is connected to the Dubai Mall, so once you’ve enjoyed the incredible vistas at the world’s tallest tower, explore an array of shopping, entertainment, and dining options at the mall. The Dubai Mall is also directly linked to various public transport options, including taxi services, pick-up points for ride-sharing apps such as Careem and Uber, and the Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Metro Station.

Evening:

End your day with dinner and a show right outside the mall at the Dubai Fountain. Every evening from 6 pm onwards, visitors have been treated to a memorable show thanks to the world’s tallest performing water fountain. With powerful nozzles that shoot water up to impressive heights, this popular tourist attraction presents an amazing mix of music, lights and countless dancing water fountains. You can grab a table at the many amazing restaurants overlooking the fountain for the best end to your quick trip to Dubai.

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2 Day Accessible Itinerary

Day 1: Old Dubai and the Souks

The Souks:

Visit accessible stores at the Spice Souk and take in the aromas of exotic herbs and spices while chatting with the vendors.

Next, visit the famous Gold Souk, one of the oldest traditional markets in the emirate. To travel between the Spice Souk and the Gold Souk, there are a series of sidewalks and curb cuts to use. There are no hills, and the sidewalk is primarily smooth.

Many stores at the Gold Souk have a single step, but there are also a few step-free stores along Al Khor Street.

Please note as a bustling market with vendors and aromas, the spice souk may be particularly sensitive to those with sensory disabilities.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood:

Located on the south side of Dubai Creek – across from the Spice Souk and Gold Souk – is Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, which takes you right back to Dubai’s charming past.

Traditional wind towers, winding pathways and traditional cafés offer you the opportunity to experience what life in Old Dubai was like during the mid-19th century. This area is mostly flat and easy to navigate for wheelchair users.

Arabian Tea House:

The Arabian Tea House is a culinary hotspot in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and not to be missed. It is the first traditional Emirati restaurant of its kind to showcase local cuisine to the world.

Tea lovers will find more than 150 different types of tea, from personal house blends to more exotic mixes. Expect a warm ambience with friendly staff who will go the extra mile to make your visit memorable.

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Day 2: Madinat Jumeirah and Global Village

Souk Madinat Jumeirah:

Located inside Madinat Jumeirah (City of Jumeirah), the Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a replica of a traditional Arabic souk, featuring stunning Arabic architecture and a great mix of market-style shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

There is an elevator, and most shops are step-free, making it a popular stop for people of determination.

Theatre of Digital Art:

One of the many entertainment offerings at Souk Madinat Jumeirah is the amazing Theatre of Digital Art.

Combining multimedia exhibitions and virtual reality, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in world-famous art pieces like Gustav Klimt, participate in interactive workshops, and experience virtual reality activities.

Global Village (Winter Season Only):

End your day at Global Village, a step-free outdoor amusement park filled with food, shopping, and cultural attractions from around the world that is held annually between November to April.

Alongside an array of tantalising treats from every continent, there is a line-up of more than 40,000 shows every season, from children’s entertainment and street performances to on-stage music and dance spectacles.

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5 Day Accessible Itinerary

Day 1: Beach Fun and Theme Park Thrills

Beach Days:

Enjoy some time at the beach. If your hotel does not have private beach access or you’re just curious about other options, browse and find your place in the sun.

Alongside the many resorts offering day-pass beach access, there are many beautiful public beaches in Dubai. Tip: Check out Kite Beach, a boardwalk in the sand and an accessible bathroom.

Lunch By the Sea:

Dubai has numerous beachside cafes and restaurants to try. If you’re keen on the freshest seafood, head to Apron & Hammers at La Mer or Fish Beach Taverna in Al Sufouh. Alternatively, try the jaw-dropping sliders at SALT, a burger restaurant at Kite Beach that’s famous with locals in the know.

Miracle Garden:

Dubai’s theme parks offer something to fit everyone’s taste. Visit Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden with extraordinary arrangements and more than 150 million flowers in full bloom during the winter months between October and April, for a truly fascinating experience. The park is easy to navigate with wide-open flat pathways.

Day 2: Explore Jumeirah

The Frame in Dubai

Beach Days:

Enjoy some time at the beach. If your hotel does not have private beach access or you’re just curious about other options, browse and find your place in the sun.

Alongside the many resorts offering day-pass beach access, there are many beautiful public beaches in Dubai. Tip: Check out Kite Beach, a boardwalk in the sand and an accessible bathroom.

Lunch By the Sea:

Dubai has numerous beachside cafes and restaurants to try. If you’re keen on the freshest seafood, head to Apron & Hammers at La Mer or Fish Beach Taverna in Al Sufouh. Alternatively, try the jaw-dropping sliders at SALT, a burger restaurant at Kite Beach that’s famous with locals in the know.

Miracle Garden:

Dubai’s theme parks offer something to fit everyone’s taste. Visit Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden with extraordinary arrangements and more than 150 million flowers in full bloom during the winter months between October and April, for a truly fascinating experience. The park is easy to navigate with wide-open flat pathways.

Day 3: Discover Dubai’s History and Culture

Abra Ride:

Continue on your quest to discover the history and culture of Dubai. If you can manage the single step on and off the traditional wooden abra boat, consider riding from the west side of Dubai Creek to the east. Abra rides cost AED1 and offers visitors stunning views of Dubai from the water.

The Old Souks:

The Spice Souk has several accessible stores with friendly vendors where you can discover exotic herbs and spices. Afterwards, walk or roll along the 170m step-free route to the famed Gold Souk, one of the oldest traditional markets in Dubai. It’s worth noting that many stores here have a single step, but there are a few step-free stores along Al Khor Street. If you have the time, stop for an Emirati lunch in the old town.

Al Shindagha Museum:

Take a quick drive to Al Shindagha Museum to learn about the history of Dubai. The museum features numerous interactive videos, touch displays, historic photographs and artefacts. Don’t miss the museum’s state-of-the-art multimedia exhibition Dubai Creek: Birth of a City, which offers interesting insights into the nation’s maritime evolution.

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Day 4: Relax at Zabeel Park

Dubai Frame:

Take a taxi to the Dubai Frame located at Zabeel Park. An elevator transports visitors to the top to enjoy panoramic views of old and new Dubai. Tip: The Future Zone on the ground floor presents a futuristic Dubai with flying taxis and underwater living scenes.

Zabeel Park:

Walk or roll on even pathways through Zabeel Park, one of the largest public parks in Dubai. From pop-up shops and picnic areas to barbecue pits, it’s a popular spot for tourists and residents alike. Little ones will love the Dinosaur Park and Dubai Garden Glow, also at the Zabeel Park.

Pamper Yourself:

Treat yourself to one of Dubai’s many spa offerings. Most hotels offer packages for their in-house spas, but there are plenty of alternative options across the city. Favourites include the Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray or Anantara Spa at Anantara The Palm. Look at Dubai’s signature spa experiences and choose whatever you suit best.

Day 5: Visit Downtown Dubai

Burj Khalifa:

The list of world-breaking records is long: the tallest building in the world, the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, and the elevator with the longest travel distance in the world – to name a few. It’s why Burj Khalifa is one of the most popular attractions in the city and an unmissable Dubai landmark.

The Dubai Mall:

As one of the biggest malls in the world, the Dubai Mall offers an unparalleled variety of labels, as well as numerous leisure activities and culinary experiences. Stop by the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and check out this gigantic water tank, hosting more than 300 species of marine animals.

Dubai Opera:

From theatre and ballet to concerts and comedy shows, enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment at the Dubai Opera. With designated seats for wheelchair users, accessible restrooms, lifts, and escalators to all building levels, the venue is well equipped to welcome people of determination.

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