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Top Destinations for Female Solo Travelers in Dubai

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Dubai is one of the safest places on earth for solo female travelers. The crime rates are almost negligible, and Dubai’s grandeur and glitzy nature will throw plenty of surprises to keep you entertained. The modern cosmopolitan capital of the western World houses several ex-pats and features offbeat experiences like the Desert Safari Dubai and Hatta Mountains that make Dubai vacation a refreshing break from your routine life. Let us take you through Dubai’s top destinations for female solo travelers.

Key highlights:

  • Explore iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and learn more about the unheard Burj Khalifa facts.
  • Indulge in a magnificent Desert Safari Dubai with a scrumptious barbecue dinner. 
  • Onboard a luxurious Dubai Dhow cruise to enjoy the shimmering Dubai Marina to browse through the fascinating Dubai landmarks.
  • Enjoy high-end hospitality and service at the top-notch fine dining venues of Dubai.
  • Indulge in unfulfilled shopping desires through world-class malls and boutique stores.  

An exciting day trip to Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is equally safe for solo female travelers as Dubai and is among the great places to browse through if you are in the UAE. Indulging in a day trip to Abu Dhabi will help you browse through iconic landmarks like the Grand Sheikh Zayed Mosque, have a round of adventure and entertainment at Yas Island, spend some quality time at the idyllic Abu Dhabi beaches, exciting shopping experiences at the world-class malls, and sipping a hot coffee at the Emirates Palace. So many activities to indulge in Abu Dhabi will make your day trip worth it. 

Visit the mighty Burj Khalifa

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The mighty Burj Khalifa is an iconic landmark in Dubai such that the very sight of it will leave you amazed. When something stands proudly 828 meters above sea level, you are amazed at the human-made architectural feat in creating this modern structure. Placed in the neighborhood of the Dubai mall, you can’t miss out on the Burj Khalifa if you are in Dubai. Explore unknown and hidden facts about the Burj Khalifa by visiting the restaurants and observation deck by zooming through the fastest elevator worldwide. 

Desert Safari Dubai

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You are likely to come across several solo travelers who end up meeting at a Desert Safari Dubai. Such is the influence on the tourist population. You can start bonding with these mates during the adventurous dune bashing in an air-conditioned land cruiser, the exciting activities at the desert camp, or over a delicious barbecue dinner in the grand Arabian desert. Enjoy the best of Bedouin hospitality as you sit together on an Arabian rug and share your Dubai experiences with other travelers. It may not have the glitzy nature of Dubai, but it will give you the feel of Dubai. 

Enjoy a new variation of Dubai through the Dubai shores

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The Dubai Dhow cruise allows you to view the Dubai highlights through a different lens, i.e., Dubai shores. So step back in time and get inspired by the magnificent skyline views, unparallel experiences, and a host of traditional activities that will give you a sneak peek into the city’s culture. Not to forget the scrumptious culinary delights that will always keep your taste buds ready for some more. In addition, the human-made and natural canals make way for an interesting route for cruising along the city’s waterways. 

Browse through the Gold Souk

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The yellow metal is always precious and close to a woman’s heart. Placed in the Deira district of old Dubai, the Gold Souk is a beautiful place to explore the incredible variety in the glimmering yellow metal during the day. Be sure to practice your haggling skills, as it will come in handy. It will be surprising to see the variety and the number of gold shops available at your disposal. This place is dedicated to shiny yellow metal only. Other souks are dedicated to traditional spices, fragrances, textiles, carpets, apparel, and accessories. 

Enjoy some sunbathing at Jumeirah Beach

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A beautiful place to spend the day enjoying the sun’s warmth. This public and free beach in Dubai is very clean and pretty. Even though it is hardly at full capacity anytime, it is safe at any time for female solo travelers. Relax at the beach reading a book or spending quality ‘me’ time. You can even don a bikini without raising eyebrows and enjoy a wonderful tan and gorgeous views of the Burj Al-Arab. Jumeirah Beach also has a park that hosts several wonderful activities and games to keep you engaged during your stay here. 

Admire and bask in the beauty of the Madinat Jumeirah

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Another popular destination in Dubai that offers mind-blowing views of the Burj Al-Arab is the Madinat Jumeirah. Enjoy some peaceful and tranquil moments here in the quaint surroundings as you bask in the natural beauty surrounding this destination. A perfect retreat to break away from the bustle and hustle of the buzzing Dubai Downtown. There are multiple restaurants, cafes, and little souks where it is safe to roam freely to spend some solo time. Enjoy the best of Arabian hospitality and influence this place’s amazing architecture. 

Refresh your mood at the Miracle Garden

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The Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest flower garden in Dubai, with over 45 million blooming flowers and plants. Book your tickets online or in advance to beat the queue. Featuring among the top destinations in Dubai for an Instagram story or Twitter feed, you can rejuvenate your senses after enjoying a lush green ambiance. Take advantage of the 18-meter-tall floral Mickey Mouse structure, which is also the first Disney character to feature in a floral display within the region. Some of the latest additions featured in the Guinness world record are the largest vertical garden and the World’s largest Floral Sculpture display. 

Indulge in some guilt-free shopping

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Shopping is always the favorite pastime for any solo female traveler. Well, Dubai in all aspects will not disappoint you in this aspect by any means, as it’s home to the busiest shopping malls, al fresco shopping precincts, traditional souks, and artisan markets. So you can be assured that you will get everything on your shopping list and even much beyond. In addition, seasonal sales and massive shopping carnivals throughout the year will help you cash in the festivities and buy something good for yourself. When in Dubai, it’s always a good time for shopping.  

Browse through Dubai’s traditional quarter

The modern art districts and traditional spaces in Dubai speak volumes about Dubai’s rich culture and heritage. In addition, Dubai houses many award-winning galleries, contemporary street-art destinations, and culture-fuelled hubs that will bring you amazing surprises on every street corner. You have a unique and distinct world of creativity, elegance, and charm to discover at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. You start your exploration journey from here before heading to the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai Design District, and much more. Dubai city is on your canvas; add colors to the way you want. 

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