I had a wonderful experience traveling to Jordan as a woman alone. I came in from Dubai and recommend this archaeologically and culturally rich, friendly country as part of any trip to the Middle East. A portion of my trip fell during Eid al-Adha, which made for a more enriching experience (although quite a few shops and restaurants closed during the day!).
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”