Solo Female Travel in Dubai

Dubai, located in the United Arab Emirates, is a mesmerizing fusion of modern cityscape and enduring traditions. Known globally as a paradisiacal haven of architectural wonders, Dubai is home to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and other marvels such as the Palm Jumeirah, the world's largest man-made island. This dynamic city’s cosmopolitan lifestyle harmoniously coexists with its intrinsic Arabian culture, as seen in the vibrant souks or traditional marketplaces, grand mosques, and rich culinary delights. Not only a paradise for shopping enthusiasts and food lovers, Dubai also hosts a multitude of thrilling desert adventures, luxury resorts, and the internationally recognized annual Dubai Shopping Festival, providing a thrilling blend of joy, excitement, and a unique cultural revelation.

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Is Dubai good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

Dubai, is largely safe for solo female travelers. The city is one of the safest in the Middle East due to strict laws that are heavily enforced. Petty crime rates are considerably low and violent crime is rare. However, it's still a good idea to exercise common caution and aware of local customs and laws. It's especially important to respect local dress codes and public behavior regulations to avoid any unnecessary attention or issues.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Dubai offers plenty of options for getting around, from a well-connected metro system to a large fleet of taxis. Navigation is straight-forward with English translations on traffic signs, and numerous hotels provide shuttles to popular sites. However, be aware of rush hours and the summer heat when planning your day.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Dubai is a bustling city with a diverse and international vibe, offering travel experiences from traditional to ultra-modern. From exploring the old town of Deira, where you can visit the Gold and Spice Souk, to taking a desert safari or enjoying the magnificent views from the Burj Khalifa, the highest skyscraper in the world. It's also a paradise for shoppers with mega malls, luxury boutiques and designer stores. The city has a cosmopolitan food scene, with everything from Middle Eastern to Asian cuisine, and a thriving art scene, with numerous galleries and creative spaces. However, it's important to be mindful of local customs and religious practices, especially as a solo female traveler. Dubai may not be the best choice for those seeking more adventurous outdoor activities or a more authentic cultural experience.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Dubai, offers an incredible culinary journey with an impressive assortment of diverse cuisines. You are spoilt for choice between traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, such as shawarmas and hummus, to food from all over the globe; Asian, European, Latin and more. Emirati hospitality extends to the dining experience, and you can find both extravagant dining places and simple, wholesome meals that cater to varying budgets. The city has embraced vegan and vegetarian diets too, accommodating all dietary needs. Street food is also a must-try, especially in the old quarters of the city for a more local experience.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Dubai can be both affordable and expensive, depending on your lifestyle and choices. There's a wide range of options in dining, accommodation, and shopping from low-end to high-end. Using public transportation can save you money. However, popular tourist attractions may often have steep entry fees, and the general cost of living is high compared to other destinations.

Is Dubai worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 37 experiences

Things to do

4.3/5

Safety

4.7/5

Food

4.1/5

Budget-friendly

3.2/5
Nsam

Nsam

Cameroon

Solo travel experience

Dubai is an awesome place for any kind of vacation. And I enjoyed my stay there. It was amazing and the people I met were very friendly. I felt very safe throughout my entire stay I used the train and thier Uber for transportation The food wasn’t any much different as I stuck to KFC mostly

Posted: July 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

Dubai is an amazing place to visit if you have money to splurge. Best time to visit This place is September to February. This city is all about creativity uniqueness and aesthetics. Your gallery can be full with pictures of these monuments and Backdrops.

Posted: June 8, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Nilab

Nilab

Netherlands

Solo travel experience

It was very safe, not very cultural. Good for a city trip and for going out. If you like to do cultural things I would not spend a lot days here. It’s good for like a long weekend trip. For a woman on your own a bit boring maybe:

Posted: June 6, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

It was such an awesome stay. I made so many friends from different Nationalities. Had a chance to visit Buj Khalifa , the tallest building. Was introduced to Property Management. And this is my future goal.

Posted: May 10, 2024
Things to do: 1/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 1/5
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Tabitha

Tabitha

Kenya

Solo travel experience

Dubai is a very beautiful place, 100% safe you can walk on the streets even at 2am. The food is so so good, with a-lot of cuisine choose from;I was actually spoilt for choice. Being a cosmopolitan city, you can enjoy a diverse range of cultures, languages, and food. The beaches are clean and very safe, with a good breeze and nice waves. The public transport is great, the bus and metro very functional and operate until midnight. Taxis are also available, but if you would like to save a few coins, hop onto the metro! For ladies, there is free alcohol for ladies on ladies nights..just check up the clubs offering free drinks for ladies! I had a blast with lots of free wine! However, during the winter months, November, December, January and February, it can get cold, especially at night.

Posted: April 23, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Mia

Mia (37)

Germany

Solo travel experience

For the most part, I felt safe.... There are many activities, depends on budget and personal preference. However in hot summer-months might be somewhat limited, because it gets hot for outdoor activities... Restaurants are mostly clean, the prices are ok to expensive...you can find restaurants, snack bars and fast food chains everywhere..... You can get rid of the budget quickly.... I stayed in Hostel... I used mostly Metro, sometimes Taxi, i walked also a lot...i used Google Maps to find spots

Posted: April 7, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe in Dubai, I could walk at 2am and still feel safe. I stayed there for 2 months apt is expensive if I want a good location. Food is good but I liked the food in sharjah better as it was more authentic. I did a few activities through viator and facebook. So met some cool people.

Posted: March 20, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Azin

Azin (25)

Iran

Solo travel experience

Dubai is very safe for women in general. I recommend traveling here even if you're solo. The public beaches aren't the perfect place tho. Some people stare at you awkwardly when you're in a bikini. So maybe you can try private beach clubs or sth

Posted: February 16, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Vesta

Vesta (24)

Lithuania

Solo travel experience

This city is ABSOLUTELY amazing! I was traveling solo and I really felt safe there. Though it was quite expensive, it's totally worth it! It's like a mini-Europe type of city with skyscrappers, and beautiful places to see! I totally recommend visiting it.

Posted: January 31, 2024Experienced: October, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

First time in Dubai during the summer - Encountered no safety problems or language barriers, everyone extremely friendly with a large expat population - Never ran out of things to do on a 10 day trip, highly recommend 1-2 days out to Abu Dhabi if time permits - Dubai is a generally expensive city, but you can cut costs by going in the low season (the summer) like I did. Be aware that it will mean going out to the beaches in the day virtually impossible as most of our outings were indoors

Posted: December 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Dubai safe for women?

Safety rating

4.5 /5

Based on 15 experiences

Crime rates rating

1 /5

Based on 15 experiences

Guljahon

Guljahon

Dubai is very safe and comfortable city, we can walk at night, get taxis at reasonable prices , there are even special night beaches open to public, where there is always lifeguards and security. You can always feel safe in Dubai.

Posted: July 14, 2024
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Extremely safe for women. Crime rate is low and as far as you are restful of the culture it’s good. Avoid Public displays of affection, and drugs. You can enjoy the nightlife and be outside all night.. no issues at all

Posted: July 7, 2024
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Meet locals in Dubai

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Nawar

Nawar

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Salam! I have been to amazing places in this world, met wonderful people, and made international friends, so I'm always looking for the next amazing thing. I'm based in Dubai, let's chat if you're visiting :)

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I live in Dubai and honestly, as a woman, I love this place, we are very respected here. There are people who stare, but you know you are safe. Even when I go to a party, I never have problems with catching a taxi, drinking alcohol or wearing whatever I want.

Posted: October 1, 2023
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We have a metro system that runs along the main road cutting through the city (Sheikh Zayed Road). The suburb where the Museum of the Future is located is primarily a business district. We are not a city where a lot of walking is done, but improvements are beginning to appear in this regard, for example, pedestrian paths. I would recommend accommodation in Downtown, Marina or Palm (although the city center is literally two metro stations from the museum). Taxis are also ridiculously cheap.

Posted: November 27, 2022
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Stay with locals in Dubai

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Nawar

Nawar

Dubai

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5 days

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Salam! I have been to amazing places in this world, met wonderful people, and made international friends, so I'm always looking for the next amazing thing. I'm based in Dubai, let's chat if you're visiting :)

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Anugya

Dubai

Can host for:

3 days

About me

I am new to solo traveling, and post my separation I want to visit all the places I always wanted to but was held back due to multiples reasons. Finally I have a bucket list and means to fulfill it. I do not want to waste any more of my life and live my remaining years with peace and adventure.

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Upcoming visitors to Dubai

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Laurie

Laurie

About Me

Hello Am Laurie am from Kenya and lives in Dubai . I am here to meet new people /friends who are visiting Dubai , I am friendly and social fun and I would like to be a companion to kind people who enjoys and appreciates good company, I can help you go sight seeing, dining, clubbing , Indoor and outcall activities /Shopping Etc Welcome

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Sarah

Sarah

About Me

My name is Sarah, i’m Canadian, parents are from Haiti. I speak english and french. Decided to no longer be a Canadian tax resident, so I went ahead and got a Dubai residency. I work remotely as a financial analyst so I get to stay in countries for a longer period of time. I would love to make some cool ass genuine connection with like minded people. So looking forward to this app! I’m currently in Bali until May 31st 2024. Then will go to dubai for 1-2mts. Then…. I don’t know where next. But it won’t be Canada thats for sure! Lol

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