How accessible is Dubai?

Dubai is one of the most remarkable places to visit around the world. It’s an entirely new city built in the desert, with many exciting and fantastic sights to visit; the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa, Burj al Arab, and many other exciting buildings and events to see. There is so much to see for everyone; if you want to see the tallest buildings in the World or visit the largest mall on the planet, you only have to see what Dubai can offer you.

Visiting Dubai if disabled

If you visit as a disabled person, as a person of determination, as they say in Dubai, you can see one of the most disabled-friendly cities worldwide. Strong equality laws protecting disabled people and laws against discrimination and accessibility exist. Because of the city’s focus on accessibility, most hotels, beaches and shopping centres are built to be accessible for people of determination.

Behind the 21st-century modern city, we can still find some old historic buildings, such as the Al Fahidi Fort. This building is one of the oldest in 1787 and is part of the Dubai Museum.

“Joined up” Dubai transport system

Muhammad Al Muttawa is Manager of Sustainability and Green Economy at the Roads and Transport Authority, said:

There’s the metro, tram, and various bus and boat networks. And there are taxis for those who don’t want to use public transport. If you plan your journey in advance, you can easily reach any destination in Dubai. All of them Transportation is specifically designed with the needs of self-determined people in mind to make it easier for them to get around. You can do a lot, whether in a wheelchair or another category of self-determined people.

Getting around with some help

If you have difficulties walking around Dubai, you can hire a mobility scooter or a powerchair from Dubai Mobility. Dubai Mobility also offers a variety of different products for both rental and purchase.

These products can enable you to discover this intriguing city, from the Dubai Marina to the Dubai Frame. Visit us online or call us at +971 4 370 9893 if you want to try a powerchair in your region.

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