Family travels and couple getaways are not everyone’s cup of tea. Solo travelling is a timely concept and a newfound passion for some travellers. Among them are the female solo travellers who fancy a well-deserved vacation for themselves, and Abu Dhabi is undoubtedly one of the safest cities to explore for the ladies.
Respecting Emirate Traditions
Abu Dhabi is a city immersed in cultural and religious traditions. Therefore, the city expects its travellers to follow certain etiquette, while welcoming them with open arms. When stepping out into the public from Abu Dhabi resorts, visitors should respect the customs and traditions of Abu Dhabi. Consumption of food in public during the fasting season is considered disrespectful, along with snapping pictures of local women and government structures. Public display of affection is looked down upon in the city, which will however not affect a solo traveller.
While you will be in safe hands at resorts like Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, it is advisable to keep an open eye in public, as you explore the city. Abu Dhabi is known for its safety for women solo travellers, however, do remember that rides or drinks offered by strangers are better left ignored or politely declined, and avoid any food or beverage that has been unattended.
While beachwear is allowed at private beaches in Abu Dhabi, public areas require you to wear looser clothing covering your knees and shoulders. The city is known for its chilly winters. If your vacation in this magnificent city is to take place during this season, be sure to carry a jacket to keep you warm.
Exploring the City
While the city holds onto some of its traditions, it is still welcoming to those who wish to taste the luxurious city’s splendour. Traverse along with the leisure and theme parks, shopping malls, flashy cultural experiences, desert adventures and much more. Abu Dhabi would be the ideal hot spot for all the ladies that wish to travel solo, with a hint of adventure and luxury.