Today, let’s talk about the accessibility of Dubai’s public transport. The wheelchair accessibility of public transport in Dubai is one word amazing. During our stay, we traveled a lot by metro and occasionally by tram and bus.
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If you want to use public transport in Dubai, it is not necessary to book this in advance. In contrast to other countries where you sometimes have to book up to 24 hours in advance to use public transport. Please note that the metro connection and Palm Monorail both consist of very long corridors where you sometimes have to walk/drive up to a kilometer.
At the metro stations, there are extra wide gates that you can easily get through with your wheelchair. There is an elevator at each metro station that brings you to the platform in front of the cabin with a wheelchair space. Each cabin is wheelchair accessible, but they’re not equipped with a reserved wheelchair space. You can easily enter the metros with your wheelchair because the platform is as low as the entrance to the metro. The same applies to the trams.
The buses have a built-in ramp that can be manually folded out by the driver. In my experience, the drivers were willing to help with this. In the buses, you also have a reserved wheelchair space on the buses where you can stand.
If you also want to visit the world-famous Palm Jumeirah island, you can use the Palm Monorail.
To get to this Monorail, you need to start off at the Gateway station. The red metro line stops nearby, but you can also take the bus or tram.
The platform has the same height as the entrance to the monorail, which makes it easily accessible. If you can show a disability card at the ticket office, you will receive a 50% discount on your ticket.
Would you rather travel by a wheelchair accessible taxi? That is also possible. Read more information here!