I enjoy traveling alone. I find I am more open to meeting new people and learning about their culture, I feel more adventurous and get a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction from exploring a new part of the world by myself. The Middle East was relatively popular for Westerners to visit until security concerns became more prominent than interest in the region. The Middle East still offers incredible food, cultural experiences and amazing sites to see and I have found that with a few precautions, I feel very comfortable traveling alone to the Middle East. Women traveling alone to the Middle East can feel secure with a few precautions and common sense measures. Continue reading “Women Traveling Alone to the Middle East – Tips for a Worry-Free Trip”
In the Fall of 2015, I took a trip to the Middle East, starting in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and traveling through many parts of Jordan (details in another post!) The most common question I am asked is not, “did you enjoy it?” or “what was your favorite part?”. Counter to common belief, women traveling alone to the Emirates can have an enjoyable and wonderful trip!
Sadly, the most frequently asked question was “weren’t you afraid? Especially alone?” One of the first things you’ll notice when chatting with “locals” is most aren’t local at all, but expats who never left. That removes a bit of the cultural aspect, but there is still plenty to see. Continue reading “Women Traveling Alone to the Emirates – Dubai & Abu Dhabi: Story & Tips!”