Take a handful of space-age skylines, add a measure of glorious beaches, garnish with centuries-old traditions, and you’ve got the recipe for
disabled holidays in the United Arab Emirates.
Being home to some of the most advanced and modern cities on earth, city breaks for wheelchair users in the United Arab Emirates are perfect, it has so much to offer disabled travellers in terms
of accessible accommodation and activities.
Holidays to the United Arab Emirates are unforgettable – from the bright lights of a
disabled city break in Dubai
to the traditional opulence of
Abu Dhabi. Whether you choose to
stay amongst the glitz and glamour of the city, or whether you prefer a quieter desert retreat just a short drive away – there is plenty of choice here.
Miles of stunning coastline, the beautiful Arabian Desert, and year-round sunshine make Dubai the ultimate disabled holiday destination. While you’re there, be sure to shop ‘til you drop in the world’s
largest shopping mall, barter in the some of city’s colorful local markets, and visit the famous man-made Palm Islands.
When to Go?
The best time to visit Dubai is from November to March. Weather-wise, Dubai really only experiences two seasons: hot and hotter. During the winter months, the city
sees blue skies and primo beach weather. However, this is also peak tourist season, so expect plenty of company on Jumeirah Beach.
Dubbed the eighth wonder of the world, there’s nowhere quite like Palm Jumeirah. Nearly 100 million cubic metres of sand were used to
craft this palm tree-shaped archipelago, with its thick trunk, 16 mile-long fronds and a crescent shaped island as a breakwater.
Most of the hotels are dotted over the trunk, with easy access to the mainland, or on the breakwater island, which boasts unobstructed views out to sea.
A yacht-packed marina necklaces the top of the trunk, and luxury villas run the full length of each frond
There are some interesting marine residents, too. Manta rays and barracudas glide through the waters, while a pod of bottlenose dolphins have taken up residence at Dolphin Bay.
Disabled holidays to The Palm offer something truly special for wheelchair users and carers.
The site of the city's original settlement, Bur Dubai may not be as sleek and sophisticated as the newer districts, but it
exudes a real community spirit rarely found elsewhere. Come here to soak up the city's past in the Dubai Museum and the
restored Al Fahidi and Shindagha historic districts. Stock up on fabrics and souvenirs in the
souq and then watch the boat traffic on Dubai Creek
from a waterfront cafe. The warren of lanes around the souq teems with wonderfully authentic ethnic eateries.
Bur Dubai is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The name literally translates to Mainland Dubai,
a reference to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek.
This is because Bur Dubai historically consisted of all districts between the western bank of the Creek and Jumeirah.
Located at its centre is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, and The
Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain - not to mention the incredible Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping and
dining out destination. Downtown Dubai is filled to the brin with things to do you could spend your entire disabled holiday exploring the area.
it's also billed as the world's most prestigious square kilometer and described as the 'heart of the city'.
It is a mixed-use 500-acre development boasting world-class assets including commercial, residential, hotel, entertainment, shopping and leisure components set in open
green spaces dotted with lakes and other distinct water features. A truly spectacular area to spend your accessible city break in dubai.
Deira feels like a cross between Cairo and Karachi. Dusty, crowded and chaotic, it’s a world away from the slick and
sanitised new districts that make up the rest of Dubai. Along the Creek, colourful wooden dhows engage in the time-tested trading of goods destined for Iran,
Sudan and other locales. Nearby, the bustling souqs are
atmospheric ancestors to today’s malls, where you can sip sugary tea and haggle for bargains
with traders whose families have tended the same shop for generations.
Deira is the oldest part of Dubai. It lies of the eastern side of the Creek and stretches
down from its mouth to Garhoud and Dubai Festival City. The area has plenty to offer in
terms of accessible accommodation, restaurants, souks and shops.
Today Deira is split in two parts. There are the old souks (Gold and Spices) near the waterfront, and Dubai International Airport covers a
major part of the area into the creek inland. A historic area perfect for disabled travellers
Jumeirah literally translates as beautiful, and beauty is definitely what one is sure to find on a holiday to Jumeirah. Jumeirah is costal area in Dubai, United Arab
Emirates and is divided into three-neighbourhood conveniently named Jumeirah 1 Jumeirah 2 and, you guessed it, Jumeirah 3. The natives of Jumeirah were originally fisherman,
until the world took notice of
its beauty and development took place on a grand scale. Now you can enjoy one of the many Beach hotels, resorts and spas.
It is named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, is a white sand beach stretching along the coast
south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah and terminating between the southern end of the Jumeirah
Beach Residence adjacent to the Dubai Marina district and the port facilities at Jebel Ali.
This is a huge resort with an abundance of accessible accommodation and activities - come here if you're on the hunt for a more traditional holiday to Dubai.
Jumeirah Beach Residence (also known as JBR) is a 1.7 kilometres long waterfront community located against the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina. The developer,
Dubai Properties, launched JBR in August 2002. This project was completed in 2007. "The Walk at JBR" restaurant and shopping strip, which is adjacent to the beach
behind JBR, is a very popular location for Al Fresco dining. The Walk offers a wide range of services and venues including restaurants, clothing stores, boutiques, department stores,
cafes and gyms, located over two levels Ground and Plaza. This is a fantastic location to spend your disabled city break in Dubai.
Located near the heart of Dubai, Barsha Heights features residential and commercial
buildings as well as serviced apartments and hotels.
This is a vibrant and popular community that has a lot to offer disabled wheelchair users and carers.
A quick look at a map of Dubai and it’s easy to see how perfectly located Barsha Heights is. It's well connected to
Hessa Street and Sheikh Zayed Road therefore making it easy to get in and out of the community.
It has its own Metro station, is well supported by a bus network and Taxis are always plentiful.
Disabled city breaks here provide a great area to explore Dubai.
Al Barsha isn’t on most tourists’ radars, but it’s top-of-the-pile with residents. And there’s a reason why so many locals
are drawn to this underrated neighbourhood. Here, the towering skyscrapers of Dubai Marina are replaced by villas,
Jumeirah’s beaches are substituted for leafy parks, and the streets are peppered with around-the-world eateries.
The enormous Mall of the Emirates put Al Barsha on the map. It’s the proud owner of more than 500 shops and a ski resort – the first of its kind in the Middle East.
A spectacular destination for a disabled holiday in dubai.
The Trade Centre District shares a boundary line with Dubai's old and new side. It's a vision of concrete, glass and steel, sandwiched between Downtown
Dubai and Bur Dubai.
Over the past three decades, Dubai has established an enviable reputation as both a bustling commercial centre and a tourist destination. From the remarkable Palm Islands and the iconic Burj Khalifa,
to the world’s biggest dancing fountain and
largest mall, this area is situated within easy access of it all. With its own World Trade Centre metro station, the city is at your doorstep, giving you the perfect base to
make the most out of your disabled holiday in Dubai.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.