Accessible Travel

Bahrain has a long way to go to become more accessible for mobility, visually and hearing-impaired travellers. Efforts are being made in some areas: many high-end restaurants and hotels are more accessible, and the Bahrain bus service is is equipped with a driver-operated ramp for wheelchair users, though pavements are often so poor that no wheelchairs can get to the bus stop. Buses allow trained guide dogs on board.

In most cases, it is best to phone or email ahead and request the specific assistance you require. Most establishments will make an effort to provide this, but in some instances, they simply will not have the resources.

Bahrain International Airport has services to assist travellers with accessibility concerns. Ask staff for assistance or contact the duty operations manager on 17 321 444, open 24 hours.