Accessible Travel

Compared to many other Middle Eastern countries, the UAE has come forward leaps and bounds in making facilities more accessibility friendly.

Hotels Many budget, most midrange and all top-end and international-name hotels have rooms fitted out for wheelchair users. Nearly all hotels have elevators.

Access All malls, most restaurants (except for budget places), public buildings and most sights and attractions have access ramps and fitted-out toilet facilities.

Transport Dubai Taxi, Abu Dhabi Taxi and Sharjah Taxi all have a limited number of vehicles for wheelchair users. Book in advance.

Airports Both Abu Dhabi International and Dubai International offer separate check-in gates and meet-and-assist services for travellers with accessibility needs.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guides from