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Dubai is not just a destination for a full-fledged family holiday or a romantic getaway. Being safe and crime-free, this city in the UAE is one of the amazing places to visit alone, especially thanks to its smorgasbord of cool choices for solo experiences. One of the significant reasons to visit Dubai is, that almost everything in this city holds a world record. It’s fascinating to know that Dubai is totally safe for solo trips for both genders. Does the city of gold offer to see Dubai on your own? Check out this list of the best things to do in Dubai for a solo girl.

  • Get to the top of Burj Khalifa

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Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, Burj Khalifa is a must-see on your Dubai trip.

It’s mostly popular for the stunning views over the Dubai city skyline. The observation decks give you the rare chance to be on top of the world. Along with this, an iconic deck on the 148th level is the world’s highest of its kind as the structure itself is the world’s tallest building with a height of 828 meters.

Other significant perks of visiting Burj Khalifa are the multimedia display on the fast and super-swift elevator ride lifting you to its observation deck in less than a minute. Along with this, there’s also an option to add sky-high dining experiences at At.mosphere- one of the world’s highest restaurants.

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  • Rent a yacht in Dubai Marina

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On your solo trip to Dubai, yacht charter Dubai marina could be one of the best options for you. All you have to do is book a yacht from one of the trusty companies. you can either pick a private yacht or have a dinner on shared yacht including a lotus mega yacht, desert rose yacht or others in Dubai Marina. However, if you pick a private yacht for a cruise, you are the boss and everything will be according to your needs.

Spend private time in the middle of the sea. Enjoy a scrumptious meal and make some future plans. However, for gatherings or groups, Boat party Dubai is a popular activity among locals as well as travelers.

  • The Dubai Mall

dubai mall

In the list of best things to do in the city of gold as a solo traveler is Dubai Mall. The largest mall of the world gives you ample time to discover its over 1200 outlets and wander around its tons of amusement spots. You can check out the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo as well as experience the fun and thrill of ice skating at the Dubai Ice Rink. Strike some amazing selfies against the attractions including the iconic Human Waterfalls and Dubai Dino. Moreover, after running out of energy, over 200 dining venues are there to recharge your body and soul.

  • Palm Fountain

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It’s fascinating to know that Dubai has also broken its own record by launching Palm Fountain and became the world’s largest fountain, beating iconic fountain show. Don’t miss it on a solo trip. Being a girl, it’s a famous spot for amazing selfies and worth catching up with the aquatic show, that’s also the first colored fountain show. The palm fountain is laid out at the Pointe on the man-made island. Apart from the Palm Fountain show and Pointe, Palm Jumeirah Dubai also offers a steady influx year-round for Atlantis, Aquaventure Water Park, The Palm Resort, as well as the stunning Boardwalk.

  • Visit the Souq Madinat Jumeirah

Visit the Souq Madinat Jumeirah

The place is a bit touristy, and people love the tropical vibe in this area as it’s located beside a beach overlooking an iconic Burj Al Arab. Madinat Jumeirah Souq is filled with bazaars, shops, as well as restaurants. As a solo girl, you may feel it little pricey but it’s a great place to explore in Dubai. in order to get there, it would be best to take a taxi from the metro station of the Mall of Emirates.

  • Visit the Gold and Spice Souk

Visit the Gold and Spice Souk

Being a solo girl, it would be best to visit the Gold Souk located in Deira- the old part of Dubai. it’s totally fine to visit during the day in order to explore the little shops. Buy Arabian-styled clothes, wall hangings, jewelry, and much more. You’ll be surprised to see how many gold shops are in this area. You can enjoy shopping for all kinds of spices here.  If you visit the Souk, dress a bit moderately, now it’s fine to go alone.

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  • Jumeirah Beach

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Another good place to spend your day as a solo traveler in Dubai is Jumeirah Beach. This public and the free beach are so pretty as well as safe at any time for females. Enjoy multiple activities on the beach or hop into the water. However, don’t take your valuables with you. Have a stunning view of Burj Al Arab and get a tan in the winter.

  • Dubai Miracle Garden

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If you’re traveling to Dubai in the winter season, there’s no better place to have fun than Dubai Miracle Garden, even if you’re alone. The place is said as the largest natural flower garden in the world, and it’s truly impressive. Dubai Miracle Garden is featuring over 100 million flower species giving an absolutely breathtaking view. However, if you’re alone and feel bored exploring it lonely, it’s suggested to book tour packages and join a group of tourists in exploring Dubai’s Miracle garden.

  • Explore the Old Deira

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If you’re desiring to experience authentic Emirati culture, Old Deira is the best. Creekside allows people to take a cheap Abra ride. You can also take the Dubai metro to get here off at the Al Rigga station. Walk towards the Spice Souk with the long display of spices, and finish off your tour at the Gold Souk. You can wander around the labyrinth of shops selling a huge variety of gold jewelry.

  • Culture and history:

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Dubai has a rich history and culture that is worth exploring. The Dubai Museum, located in the Al Fahidi Fort, is a great place to learn about the city’s past. The museum features interactive exhibits and traditional artifacts that give an insight into the life of the people of Dubai in the past. Another cultural destination is Bastakiya, which is a historic neighborhood in the heart of Bur Dubai. The neighborhood is home to traditional houses and wind towers, which were used for cooling in the past. You can also visit the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, which promotes understanding of the local culture and customs through a variety of activities such as guided tours and traditional meals.

  • Adventure:

adventure dubai

Dubai is known for its many adventure activities. One popular option is a desert safari, which typically includes dune bashing, camel riding, and henna painting. You can also try sandboarding, quad biking and even hot air balloon ride over the desert. Another great adventure option is skydiving, which can be experienced in indoor skydiving simulator or by jumping out of a plane over the Palm Jumeirah.

  • Relaxation:

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If you want to relax and unwind, there are many options in Dubai. One of the most luxurious options is to take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool at the Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel. You can also visit one of the many spas in the city for a massage or other treatments. For a more natural experience, take a walk or bike ride along the boardwalk on the Palm Jumeirah, which offers beautiful views of the Arabian Gulf.

  • Go for a Dhow Cruise

dhow cruise national day UAE

A Dhow cruise is a traditional wooden boat that offers dinner cruises along Dubai Marina. The cruise usually includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, and stunning views of the city’s skyline. It’s a great way to relax and enjoy a romantic dinner or a fun night out with friends.

  • Enjoy a spa day

spa Dubai

Dubai is known for its luxurious spas, and a spa day is a great way to relax and pamper yourself. Many hotels and resorts offer spa packages that include a variety of treatments, such as massages, facials, and body treatments. You can also find several standalone spas throughout the city that offer a wide range of services.

  • Visit the Dubai Opera:

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The Dubai Opera is a performing arts center that features a wide variety of shows, including ballet, opera, and concerts. It is a great place to catch a live performance, enjoy a drink at the bar and appreciate the architecture of the building.

  • Visit the Dubai Ice Rink:

ice rink

The Dubai Ice Rink is an Olympic-sized ice rink located in the Dubai Mall, it’s a great place to enjoy ice skating and it also offers ice hockey and ice-skating lessons.

  • Visit the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo:

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is an indoor aquarium located in the Dubai Mall, it features a wide variety of marine life including sharks, rays, and over 140 species of sea creatures. The aquarium also features an underwater tunnel and a glass-bottom boat tour.

  • Visit the Legoland Dubai:

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Legoland Dubai is a theme park that features over 40 interactive rides, shows, and attractions, it’s a great place to visit if you have kids and enjoy the Lego brand.

  • Visit the Motiongate Dubai:

Motiongate Dubai is a Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring 27 rides and attractions, it’s a great place for a family-friendly day out, and it’s inspired by popular Hollywood films and franchises such as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon.

Essential tips for being a solo girl in Dubai

The beautiful city is so convenient and easy to explore seems like it was significantly designed to make everyone feel safe. However, being a solo girl, here are some essential tips for you to make the trip more convenient.

  • Respect the Laws and Customs

Just like with visiting any other country, travelers are expected to adhere to the rules of the country. Yet, despite the huge expatriate population in Dubai, it’s still a Muslim country. Everyone should follow and respect the country’s laws and customs.

  • Dress modestly

You don’t need to be all covered up in Dubai as you’re allowed to dress, skirt, jeans, as well as anything moderately in Dubai. dress modestly as possible, which means that your dresses and skirts are not too short and revealing. Although Dubai an open-minded country but when it comes to clothing, it’s always essential to respect their culture and tradition.

  • Avoid public displays of affection

If you’re traveling to Dubai with your boyfriend, avoid public displays of affection. Holding each other’s hand is acceptable but mora than that is public places is not allowed.

  • Taking pictures of locals is prohibited

Many travelers love to take photos of local women showcasing their local handicrafts at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah; however, it’s not allowed. Taking photos of locals are prohibited. You can ask them if they’re comfortable, there’s no issue at all.

  • Know the traffic rules

Dubai is strict with its traffic rules – be it driving as well as a pedestrian crossing. A lot of people are used to crossing roads when cars are not running, irrespective of the signal. However, in Dubai, not obeying the traffic signal is a punishable offense.

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