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The Sultanate of Oman and disabilities

A dreamy and luxurious destination, the Sultanate of Oman needs prior planning for any disabled traveller wanting to discover the country and without limiting themselves to its beautiful capital.

Disabilities in society

The Sultanate of Oman has a policy of tolerance and non-discrimination towards people suffering with a disability, especially in terms of education and employment. However, the reality in Oman concerning disabilities is rather different. The creation of specialised social centres to deal with the issues of children and education is starting to improve this delicate situation. The situation is exactly the same in terms of access to jobs, regulated by a percentage which is not always applied.

However, in terms of infrastructure for people with reduced mobility, the sultanate proves to be quite modern. Most shopping centres are equipped with easy access, lifts and special parking spaces. However, there is a difference between the situation in the capital and in the rest of the country, and it still needs improvement. Being disabled in Oman is still not easy.

A bus in Oman


 In order for your stay in the Sultanate of Oman to go as well as possible, it is strongly recommended to do some research and organise yourself beforehand. The newest and most modern hotels have all the necessary adapted welcome and access facilities, something that the older ones can not guarantee. There are many specialised organisations which can help your stay in the Sultanate of Oman go well and without trouble. Likewise, it is best to have access to a specialised vehicle with ramps and access platforms because Oman's public transport is not very well adapted for disabled people.

Tourist attractions are also accessible provided that you have your own vehicle, or even a specialised guide who knows the area to help you around.

Caroline Guibert
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