Beirut: Disabled Needs
Paris of the Middle East
Beirut doesn’t cater well for disabled holidays. Although the rejuvenated Beirut Central District claims to be accessible for those in wheelchairs, you’ll find there are virtually no facilities for the disabled on holiday in Beirut. If you’re lucky, you may find an occasional wheelchair ramp at a hotel or two, but this is about as far as Beirut provisions for the disabled go. There are also intense levels of heavy traffic, and few pedestrian crossings with traffic lights, so getting out and about can be a real challenge for the disabled, and none of the city’s infrastructure is set up for disabled visitors at all.