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Tehran Wheelchair Access Travel

Tehran has a population of around 8.694 million making it the most populous city in Iran and Western Asia and has the second-largest metropolitan area in the Middle East. Tehran was first chosen as the capital of Iran by Agha Mohammad Khan of the Qajar dynasty in 1796. The majority of the population of Tehran are Persian-speaking people, but there are large populations of other ethno-linguistic groups who live in Tehran and speak Persian as a second language. Tehran has an international airport (Imam Khomeini Airport) , a domestic airport (Mehrabad Airport), a central railway station, the rapid transit system of Tehran Metro, a bus rapid transit system, trolleybuses, and a large network of highways. Tehran wheelchair access is poor, but not as bad as some would expect.

Attractions and Opportunities

Azadi Tower

Bam-e Tehran Viewpoint

Golestan Palace

Tehran Grand Bazaar

Honarmandan Park and Artists Forum

Mashq Square

Masoudieh Palace

Milad Tower Observation Deck

Moghadam Museum

National Garden

Negarestan Garden

Sa’dabad Palace Complex

Tajrish Bazaar

Former US Embassy

Transport

Tehran wheelchair access

Rob Pyne: A Far Northern Life

Cryptocurrency Brabble

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Amman Wheelchair Access Travel

Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country’s economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, the city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres. Amman is considered to be among the most modernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists. Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city. Amman was named one of the Middle East and North Africa’s best cities according to economic, labor, environmental, and socio-cultural factors. Amman wheelchair access is very poor, making disability travel a real challenge.

Attractions and Opportunities

Amman Citadel

Jordan Archaeological Museum

Madaba World Heritage Site

Qasr al-Kharranah

Qasr al-abd

King Abdullah I Mosque

Roman Amphitheatre

 

Transport

 

Amman wheelchair access

Rob Pyne: A Far Northern Life

Cryptocurrency Brabble

Wheelchair Access Cities

Cheap flights

Cairo Wheelchair Access Travel

Egypt’s capital Cairo, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views. In a wheelchair you cannot visit the Pyramids. When they were built the concept of ‘wheelchair access’ was not really a thing (damned Pharaohs). However, you can visit the Solar Boat Museum. Opened in 2001, it has ramps that make it quite accessible. Also, the light and sound show that the pyramids put on daily has an area that is designated for wheelchair users. Better still, you get access right up at the front. Cairo is of a low standard presenting challenges for travellers with really substantial mobility impairments. 

Attractions and Opportunities

Al-Hakim Mosque

Cairo Opera House 

Egyptian Museum

El Moez Street

House of El Suhaimy

Khan El Khalili

Nile Felucca 

Samaan El Kharaz Cathedral 

Wekalet El Ghouri Art Centre

Zamalek Art Gallery

Zeinab Khaton Cafe

Transport

 

Cairo wheelchair access

Cheap flights

Rob Pyne: A Far Northern Life

Cryptocurrency Brabble

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