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Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

I didn't pay close attention, but my guess would be yes, there would be many physical obstacles. - Oct 13, 2017
Yes, stay away. - May 20, 2016
Yes, the majority of places are not accessible. - Nov 9, 2015
Yes, poor or non-existent infrastructure. - Oct 27, 2015
Yes, it would be extremely difficult. There are no sidewalks in downtown Riyadh. The diplomatic quarter has constant construction and the sidewalks are always broken. - Oct 15, 2015
Not really, there is sympathy and kindness and there are many Saudis with disabilities. - Jan 23, 2015
On the grand scheme of things, this is probably not so bad if one consider all the much poorer places in the world. - Sep 28, 2014
I haven't paid close attention, but my guess would be yes, there would be many physical obstacles. - Mar 26, 2014
Yes they would. This country does not have the physical disability act like we have in the States where we are required to have ramps, railings, etc. to assist our disabled community. - Dec 4, 2013
Yes - there are no sidewalks and no ramps etc. - Oct 9, 2013
No one walks anywhere, so if one had a suitable car, it might be okay. - Mar 17, 2013
I would rate this as moderate. The malls and shopping here are accessible, but many of the streets and housing are not. - Apr 7, 2011
A lot of difficulties like all third-world cities. - Mar 29, 2010
Too many. Not a good place for someone with physical difficulties. - Jan 18, 2010
Depends on what you want to do in Riyadh. If you just want to go to a few of the nice malls and restaurants, you'll be fine. If you want to go elsewhere, this is not a city that's well designed for fully-abled pedestrians, much less anyone with physical disabilities. - Dec 29, 2009
There is no system to help people with disabilities. - Oct 21, 2008
Movement is limited and most acitivity is indoors so it is less of a hardship than in most big cities. - Aug 6, 2008