The mobile world is here and in order to make the most of it, the new, revolutionary way to connect has already arrived.
While I now travel with my husband, I have spent the last 7 years travelling alone, and as a woman I am a huge advocate for travelling solo.
The all-round mobile social communication application is available for Android, Black Berry, i OS, Symbian and Window Phone operation systems and available in 18 languages including Arabic.
Developed by Hong Kong-listed company, Tencent, We Chat provides users with the opportunity to connect with friends, family and others in a free and revolutionary way thanks to features such as voice chatting, texting, video chat, groupchat, Moments (Social), Look around, Shake, and many other creative functions. Users can log in to We Chat with their Facebook accounts or sign up with their phone numbers.
As such, here are some tips for travelling through the UAE alone as a woman.
The biggest challenge I faced was respecting Islamic traditions while trying to dress for the desert heat! Revealing, tight or short clothing is not appropriate by any means, and you will genuinely offend residents by not adhering to a modest dress code.
I was asked to put clothing on by a hotel security guard at one point while making my way from the hotel pool back to my room.
Singlet tops, spaghetti string shirts or dresses, shorts or short skirts should be left at home.
Not only will clothing like this offend the locals, you’ll stick out like a sore thumb, and you’re asking for sexual harassment.