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!).
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!”