Female Solo Travel Itinerary in Dubai ( A Travel Guide)

You probably heard this overused phrased in TikTok or on social media: habibi, come to Dubai! If you’re thinking of traveling to Dubai for a girls nights out or perhaps want to explore the city and have some me-time with yourself. Don’t worry since Dubai is one of the best cities for women who wants to go on a solo travel for the first time. 

Since this emirate is ranked one of the safest city for women, whether you’re planning to visit the city of Gold for your birthday celebration or want to explore what Middle East has to offer you, here’s a travel guide you can check out before your trip!

Staycation in Five-star hotels

Everywhere you go, Dubai is a hub for luxurious five-star hotels travelers should miss out on. As a female solo traveler, there are many reasons why you should book and stay in a five-star hotel in the City of Gold as part of your travel itinerary, from the experience to the comfort. There are plenty of hotels you can choose from; our top pick is Atlantis The Palm, where you can see the palm-shaped islands from above; it has excellent amenities, a waterpark inside, and an aquarium. 

While the Palace Downtown will give you a breathtaking view of the Burj Al Khalifa, you can also watch the fountain show from your room! The Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is perfect for those who want to unwind by the beach or enjoy pampering in the hotel’s spa and wellness treatments! There are plenty of things to do in a prime hotel that will make you want to be a homebody, but there’s more to explore outside the city!


Dine in authentic Arabic or Emirati restaurants

How can you know more about the culture if you have yet to try eating local cuisine? If you’re a foodie, Dubai is a real treat to your tastebuds since it’s home to diverse expat communities; you can eat foods from around the world; however, nothing beats eating Emirati cuisine that will make you fall in love with Arabic cuisine! Al Fanar Restaurant & Cafe will delight your senses with their mouthwatering dishes from Chicken Machboos ( Arabic version of Indian Biryani) to Date cake! 

You’ll also love the Arabic-inspired interior of this restaurant. Don’t worry since Al Fanar has plenty of branches all over the city, in case you get lost. You can find the nearest one to you! Another suggestion is Local House Restaurant, located in Al Fahidi and Dubai Safari Park; you have to try their camel burgers or camel ice cream, which is a delicious yet unique culinary experience!

Don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian; they also serve vegetarian dishes here. You must try their Chicken or lamb biryani since they received glowing reviews from first travelers in Dubai. The appetizers will whet your appetite with fattoush and fresh bread! You’ll wish you had someone with you in your culinary travels since you’ll dine like a queen with their feast-like servings!


Shop in Dubai Mall or souks

 Now that you’re here in the city of Gold. You can buy all of the luxury bags and splurge like you’re a part of the cast of Dubai Bling! We have two suggestions for buying the best luxury items in the city, from bags to clothes. The first one is Dubai Mall. Not only is it one of the biggest tourist attractions for shoppers, but you can also watch the fountain show and visit Burj Al Khalifa from there. 

Dubai Mall has over 1200  luxury stores and outlets from Versace to Chanel. You can also go to souks or Arabian marketplace or bazaar such as the Bur Dubai Souk & Market where you’ll be enchanted with plenty of spices and Arabic-inspired clothes and textiles! Another souk you must visit is the Dubai Gold Souk since you can buy the finest gold jewelry here and there’s plenty choose from! Don’t forget to visit the Souk Madinat Jumeirah since you’ll love the ambience and there’s plenty of things to buy and see, perfect for getting souvenirs!


Visit museums or art galleries

If you love to explore museums, libraries, and art galleries to know more about the country, we’ve got you covered. In Dubai, you can easily explore the city with many modes of transportation, from the Dubai Metro to the bus. You must visit the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Al Jaddaf since it’s one of the most extensive public libraries in the UAE and Middle East region! You’ll see over 1.5 million physical books in there!

There are also over 2 million digital books and audiobooks. You will be happy visiting this library since you’ll learn a lot and enjoy your time there. It’s also Instagram-friendly since it has an open book-shaped exterior, and the interior is modern and clean, and it’s perfect for those who love books! Don’t forget to visit other museums like the Museum of the Future, Al  Shindagha, and the Women’s Museum Bait al Banat if you’re in town since you learn a lot, and also, it’s a form of female empowerment to explore and do things on your own!


Explore Dubai’s natural sceneries

Parks and beaches are a breath of fresh air, especially for a female solo traveler; you can relax and enjoy the natural scenery. In Dubai, there are plenty of parks you can visit, like the Al Mamzar Beach Park; you get the best of both worlds here; it’s one of the safe and clean parks in Dubai that you should visit for some quality time with yourself!

Al Sufouh Park has an irresistible, serene vibe, while Zabeel Park is also great for those who want to see The Frame, one of the city’s tourist attractions! Dubai is also home to many public or private beaches, from Marina Beach to Jumeirah Beach, where you can see the famous Burl Al Arab Hotel! You can also enjoy dune bashing and feast under the stars in a desert in Al Qudra Desert or Lehbab.