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9 Wheelchair-friendly Places to Visit In Abu Dhabi

9 Wheelchair-friendly Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi

If you’re on the hunt for a beautiful, culturally rich vacation spot along the coast, Abu Dhabi is likely on your radar. With stunning architecture, luxurious hotels, and lots of history to explore, it’s no surprise that roughly 24 million people visit every year.

While the city may not be synonymous with wheelchair accessibility, there are a surprising number of activities and attractions that cater to those with mobility challenges. From rolling through the sprawling grounds of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to exploring the bustling markets of the Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi offers a wealth of adventure. 

If you ever need some extra assistance, you can count on Strive Mobility for hiring mobility equipment in Abu Dhabi. Let’s take a look at how every traveller has the opportunity to make unforgettable memories in this desert oasis.

Getting Around In Abu Dhabi 

Getting around Abu Dhabi in a wheelchair is significantly easier than in many other developed countries. Anyone with a disability can use public buses in the city for free. These buses are wheelchair-accessible and can get you almost anywhere. 

If you want to ride in style or explore outside the city centre, you can pre-book a taxi. Tawasul taxis feature wheelchair lifts and high roofs and can accommodate hired wheelchairs in Abu Dhabi. All you need to do is call roughly 30 minutes ahead, and you can be picked up from anywhere in the city.   

While the heat may keep you indoors or by the beach, there are several walking paths throughout the city that are wheelchair-friendly. Chances are, wherever your adventures take you there will be several options for transport. Here are 9 of the incredible spots you can check out.  Continue reading 9 Wheelchair-friendly Places to Visit In Abu Dhabi

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10 Wheelchair Friendly Places to Visit in Marrakech and Agadir

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Just a stone’s throw from Europe, across the straights of Gibraltar, lies Morocco—a country distinguished by its Berber, Arabian, and European cultural influences. Morocco is every traveller’s dream, with a rich blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. From Marrakech’s Medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, to the luxurious beach destination of Agadir, you can experience what this country offers by visiting these two nearby cities.

While Morocco isn’t known as the most wheelchair-friendly country in the world, you can take advantage of the trip of a lifetime. Both Marrakech and Agadir offer a variety of destinations and experiences that are wheelchair-accessible.

Where you need extra assistance, you can ensure your trip goes smoothly by hiring mobility equipment in Morocco from Strive Mobility. Read on to discover the choices available on a Moroccan trip of a lifetime. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Friendly Places to Visit in Marrakech and Agadir

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Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

FIFA World Cup

Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

 

Cast your mind back to 2010 – a time before the London 2012 Games, and you might remember that Qatar won the fierce bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup. It was a watershed moment with the global tournament awarded to the Middle East for the first time in its 92-year history.

Since then there has been much publicity around Qatar’s readiness. Not just as a hosting nation in football terms, but as a host to the millions of visitors that will pass through its doors. Over 2.89 million tickets have been sold to the 64 matches taking place, set on a global stage. But what does this mean for the millions of fans hoping to attend with a disability? Continue reading Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup

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A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

Boy in wheelchair on beach

A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

 

There’s nothing quite like having a family holiday to look forward to. However in a post-pandemic world, and with the added challenges that Brexit brings, planning ahead has never been more important. This is especially true if you are one of the many families that travels with special needs children. Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child

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9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

Edinburgh Castle

 

Scotland is a stunning country, with a wealth of natural beauty and cultural attractions to explore. With the COVID-19 crisis having cast an unfavourable shadow over travelling overseas, the northern nation is also the ideal choice for a low-cost, hassle-free holiday. 

The best news? Scotland is filled to the brim with accessible adventures for the mobility impaired, making it one of the most disabled-friendly destinations in the UK. Here, we take a look at some of the best wheelchair accessible attractions in Scotland, along with some essential travel information. If you need to hire mobility equipment when you get there, Strive Mobility has everything you need for a stress-free stay.  Continue reading 9 Accessible Places to Visit in Scotland 

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Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

Lady in a wheelchair going on to a train

Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

As a disabled individual, you undoubtedly know that you face extra challenges when travelling. Even in the UK, which is one of the most accessible countries for travel as a disabled person, there is still a long way to make it a comfortable and empowering experience.

In the UK, we’re lucky to live in one of the most accessible countries for travellers in the world. However, even in a country like the UK, challenges remain. In 2019, it’s estimated that disabled adults made 26% fewer trips than those without a disability. The gap is even more significant for the elderly aged 65+.

Not only do disabled persons face challenges when it comes to a lack of accessible equipment and infrastructure, but also information and personal aid (when required). Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK

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10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

Covid-19 has stopped all of us from travelling. But with the vaccine rollout and restrictions beginning to lift, now could be a good time to start thinking about and planning your next holiday – and we all know that when you have a disability, time to plan is key.

Europe is a great option for an accessible holiday. It is a fascinating continent, full of history, culture and leisure activities. In many European cities, there is a wide range of accessible attractions, such as museums, ancient buildings, beaches, viewing platforms, churches, castles and much more.

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10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

London Eye on the South Bank

Do you need a getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  You should consider heading to one of the most-visited cities in the world – London!  After spending the day visiting popular tourist destinations, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, you’ll be ready for a rest.  Here, we list 10 wheelchair accessible hotels in London to make the most of your visit. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London

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Shangri La Muscat – A very wheelchair friendly resort

Al Waha Hotel Oman Swimming Pools

We recently stayed at the wheelchair friendly, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah resort in Muscat with our disabled child.  This was our 3rd time back to the resort in 10 years and it was certainly our best experience to date. Continue reading Shangri La Muscat – A very wheelchair friendly resort

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5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability

Looking for days out and weekend breaks this autumn and into 2020? With its rich history, bustling cities, and quaint countryside, England has something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, many of the popular destinations are accessible to visitors with a range of disabilities. Here, Strive Mobility, which rents disability aids and equipment, lists 5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability… Continue reading 5 accessible attractions and cities to visit in England if you have a disability