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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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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know 

Wheelchair accessible vehicle

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know 

Also known as WAVs, a wheelchair accessible vehicle offers more freedom, flexibility, safety, and comfort to the mobility impaired. The term is used to describe any vehicle (car, minivan, or bus) that has been adapted to cater for wheelchair users. 

The majority of these are adapted for disabled passengers, rather than drivers, although the latter is also possible and usually comes with a higher degree of customisation. Passengers should be able to enter the vehicle in their wheelchair using a ramp or lift to one of the rear or side doors. Meanwhile, driver-adapted cars have additional adaptations so that a disabled person can either drive directly from their wheelchair or enter the driver’s seat from an internal transfer.  Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know 

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A Guide To Hospital Bed Hire

Woburn Ultimate Bariatric Profiling Bed

A Guide To Hospital Bed Hire

Do you or someone you care for require mobility products for day-to-day life or when travelling?

Whether you need equipment in the short-term after an accident or you are looking for increased comfort over the long-term, Strive Mobility can help you. Renting vital equipment may better suit your needs and your finances than buying outright.

In this guide to hospital bed rental, we help you to find the bed that is right for you or your loved one. We talk about the different types of beds available, who they can help, and the benefits they offer. Continue reading A Guide To Hospital Bed Hire

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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.

Continue reading 10 Accessible Attractions Across Europe

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Disability & travelling abroad during (and after) Covid-19

Two hands wearing gloves holding a globe with the word Covid on a post it note

A survey conducted by Strive Mobility in partnership with Disability Horizons has found that nearly 60% of disabled and chronically ill people won’t travel abroad until we know more about Covid-19, and 39% until there is a vaccine. 49% also feel unhappy about the reopening of holiday accommodation in the UK.

Read on to find out what the new travel guidelines are for going abroad, what safety measures holiday accommodation in the UK have to put in place, and discover more about what disabled people really think about the new changes.

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Coronavirus Information

In light of recent COVID-19 developments, we have taken the difficult decision to stop taking any further orders for the hire of mobility equipment with the exception of beds (see below).

Our suppliers make every effort to effectively clean all products before they are sent out again but nevertheless, we feel that it’s best to take a prudent approach and not re-use mobility equipment for the time being. 

The situation is obviously not ideal but we feel that this is necessary to ensure the safety of our service users, the community in general and staff throughout the handling process.  We will of course keep you updated with the situation and let you know once normal service can be resumed.

BEDS
One of our suppliers has assured us that during this difficult period, they are able to fulfil our demand for bed hire.  Prices include delivery, collection and decontamination.

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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