- Ladies’ night in Dubai is typically on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
- Al Qudra Lakes, Lahbab sands, Ras Al Khaimah desert, The Rubh Al Khali, Hajar Mountains and Jabal.
- Al Jais are all great locations for camping.
- Go sightseeing and capture the moment using your smartphone.
- Go to Kinokuniya in Dubai Mall which is the largest bookstore in Dubai and get lost reading in one of its corners.
- Try yoga: no gym membership required, no equipment and no company needed.
All my single ladies
Put your hands up for Dubai’s famous ladies’ night typically on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Head to any café or bar for free drinks and shisha all night or at least get some sort of a discount when you order.
Being a woman in Dubai has its perks; the city is one of the safest when it comes to nightlife and you don’t need to worry about your ride as long as you take one that is clearly labeled as a taxi. Alternatively, take Dubai’s metro, it’s very cheap and very easy to use. You can get from one end of the city to the other in less than an hour!
While going to the movies is nice; it might cost a lot if you’re a movie addict such as myself. Since you’re trying to save, try binge-watching on Netflix at least every other weekend. For 30AED you can watch as many movies and TV shows as you want. Don’t forget to make your popcorn at home.
Head to the Beach
What I love about Dubai is that it’s a place for everyone. Single or attached, making the big bucks or starting slowly, the golden sandy beaches are free for all. Grab your towel, sunscreen, a big smile and bask in Dubai’s easy winter sun in one of the free spots at JBR Beach, Umm Al Quwain beach, Jumeirah Open Beach, 4×4 Beach, Bu Qtair Beach, Palace Beach, Umm Suqeim Park Beach, Mercato Beach. Bonus points if you pack some healthy snacks and cold beverages.
Suggest camping to your friends and the idea of toasting marshmallows under a sky full of bright stars, and snugging in a cozy tent afterward will surely get a yes from them.
The desert at night is a must for anyone staying in the UAE or even visiting.
Try Al Qudra Lakes, Lahbab sands, Ras Al Khaimah desert, The Rubh Al Khali, Hajar Mountains or Jabal Al Jais.
Meditate & exercise
If you live in Dubai then you’re probably familiar with the stressful life of working full-time, being away from family and loved ones sometimes, racing against time to fulfill your chores with no hope for extra hours in the day to sit and relax. Take advantage of being on your own and try yoga at least once a week.
Yoga helps make people more thoughtful and relaxed while also strengthening their body and improving flexibility. Spending all those hours sitting on a chair at your office might save your job but stretching in your free time makes you happier. And to add to the benefits of yoga; you can do it anywhere!
No gym membership required, no equipment and no company needed.
If you’re not into yoga, go running. There are plenty of parks and beaches where you can run or exercise.
You don’t even have to have a camera to do this one. Take a cruise along Dubai Creek, visit Burj Khalifa’s observation deck on the 124th floor, Dubai Mall, Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House, Bastakia (Old Dubai), Jumeirah Mosque, Deira Gold Souk, Spice Souk, the Kite Beach and much more and capture the beauty of these authentic places.
Dubai has some of the largest and best malls in the whole world. Ladies, need I say more?
But even if you’re not into fashion and home products; you can still go to Kinokuniya in Dubai Mall which is the largest bookstore in Dubai and get lost reading in one of its corners.