Located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai’s business district, the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai offers wheelchair accessible hotel rooms in an area that is convenient for tourists. The hotel is modern, spacious, comfortable and accessible, providing a great home-base from which to explore the incredible City of Dubai.
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Room Rates & Reservations
The cost of a hotel room at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai varies according to season and demand. During my stay in the month of June, which is Dubai’s low season for inbound visitors, the rate was about 220 AED, or $70 USD per night.
To avoid the summer’s extreme temperatures, the best time to travel to Dubai is between November and March. January is right in the middle of that range, and I have copied the room rates for that month below.
For that month, rates start at 375 AED (~$102 USD) per night. In times of high demand, the cost can be much higher, so it is important to plan and reserve your room in advance.
Wheelchair Accessible Hotel Room
My guest room was number 1010, a wheelchair accessible hotel room with a roll-in shower at the Sheraton Grand in Dubai. It had a king size bed.
The room was spacious, making it easy for me to roll around in my wheelchair without impediment. The bed was 23 inches (58 cm) tall, with adequate space for my wheelchair on all sides. Clear floor space under the bed was 4.5 inches (11 cm). With bed risers, this could have been increased.
Power outlets alongside the bed allowed me to charge my wheelchair and other electronics. Note that electricity in the United Arab Emirates is delivered at 230 volts. Travelers from the U.S. and North America may need to use a step-down power transformer to charge wheelchairs that use the 120V standard. Please see the guide to charging a power wheelchair abroad for more information and tips. My new wheelchair has a dual-voltage charger, so I plugged right into the wall (with a plug adapter) and charged without issue.
Window shades were controlled with a remote control and the lights could be toggled on/off using a control panel, both located next to the bed.
A large, high-definition television was located on the wall across from the bed. Also here is a desk, with lots of free space underneath for wheelchair access. Power outlets and other connections made it a great work space.
Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom
The wheelchair accessible bathroom was large and wide-open, with plenty of space to accommodate my power wheelchair.
The sink basin was elevated above the countertop, which could prove to be a barrier for some. Water was dispensed after triggering the motion sensor, which saved water but reduces accessibility.
The toilet was accessible, with a grab bar on the adjacent wall and another that folded down from the rear wall. The toilet also had a motion sensor for automatic flushing.
The roll-in shower was very spacious and of a European design. Two grab bars folded down from the wall, resting to the right of the seat and in front of it, but there was no grab bar on the wall next to the seat. The seat was small, with insufficient depth for me to feel totally comfortable, similar to my experience at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. You may want to consider traveling with your own shower chair.
Restaurants & Club Lounge
The hotel has a number of quality restaurants, and there are many others located nearby. I had a few meals at the hotel, ordered from UberEats quite a lot, and also went out. Foodies will love all of the great options in Dubai!
The hotel’s club lounge is open to select guests: those staying in a club room, or elite members in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. The lounge offers a free breakfast, light snacks throughout the day, hors d’oeuvres in the evening and a happy hour with complimentary beer/wine. I spent a lot of my evenings here taking advantage of the free drinks and getting some work done.
Location & Transportation
Located less than half a kilometer from the World Trade Center metro station, the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai is very easy to reach from the airport and downtown.
The Dubai Metro is wheelchair accessible, with level entry to the trains and elevators at all stations. You can access popular Dubai attractions using the metro, and enjoy your visit while staying at an affordable hotel.
One intersection between the hotel and metro station lacks a curb ramp, but wheelchair users can adjust their route by one block to find a fully accessible option. You’ll figure it out easily.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai is affordable, accessible and located in a great part of the city with easy access to public transport. While there is certainly room for improvement in bathroom accessibility, it is one of the most wheelchair accessible hotels I have found thus far in Dubai. I will strongly consider staying at this hotel again on my next visit to the city.