Muscat - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Yes, I believe so. - Jan 2022

Yes. There are stairs everywhere and the sidewalks are not great. - Dec 2018

I'd think so yes. There are sidewalks but not always and curbs are high. Most malls do have elevators or escalators. - Feb 2018

I think it would be pretty difficult as there is no ramps in most buildings. There is sidewalks in the street but people usually park on them, so they are not usable. - Aug 2017

Oman is not handicap friendly at all. Even one of the hospitals had steps to get in the from door. - Oct 2014

Muscat is a driver's town, so getting around is probably tough. Sidewalks are not consistent, distance between attractions is far, and traffic is erratic. - Jun 2012

It would be somewhat tough. There are handicapped spots but they are frequently taken by able-bodied folks, some ramps. Outside of Muscat it would be much harder. - May 2012

This is not a place for someone with mobility issues. - Feb 2011

Nothing is really built for anyone who is handicapped. - Apr 2010

It's not setup for this but it is better than other places I've been to. No ramps or sidewalks though - Feb 2010

There is some attention to handicapped access, e.g., ramps on sidewalks and entrances to buildings, and most shops and malls are built at street level. It should be okay, but I may just not be sufficiently sensitized to the issue. - Jan 2010

There are a few handicap parking spots throughout the city, but they aren't always reserved for those who need them. Sidewalks are intermittent as well as ramps to the sidewalks. - Mar 2009

Yes. There are few accommodations for the disabled in public buildings and other facilities. That said, the newest buildings, such as the large City Centre mall, have ramps and travelators that would accommodate wheelchairs. - Feb 2008

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