Nearly all the sights, all malls and many other buildings have facilities such as ramps, lifts and toilets for wheelchair users. For example, the Shade House in Umm Al Emarat Park has a lift for its three-storey canopy viewing platform. All midrange and top-end hotels have rooms fitted out for wheelchairs. Access to budget restaurants is more difficult. Pedestrian underpasses for crossing the main roads in the central city have ramps as well as stairs.

The city's taxi firm has specially fitted out cars (which need to be ordered in advance) for wheelchair users.

Abu Dhabi International Airport has a special check-in gate for travellers with accessibility issues and a meet-and-assist service called Marhaba.

Accessible Travel Online Resources

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.