Ladies-only floor opens in Dubai hotel

There is good news for solo female travellers in the exotic city of Dubai. There is a hotel which features an entire floor exclusively dedicated to females and that too serviced only by ladies.

Dukes Hotel in the Palm Jumeriah area has one floor exclusively catering to female travellers.

Dukes Hotel has one floor exclusively catering to female travellers.
Dukes Hotel has one floor exclusively catering to female travellers. Photo courtesy: Dukes Hotel

Talking to Dubai based newspaper Khaleej Times, Debrah Dhugga, Managing Director of the hotel, said, “When I look around Dubai and think about where I would want to stay as a solo female traveller, there are many family hotels and resorts. There are some of the most glamorous hotels in the world, but there's nothing that's just dedicated to a female traveller. So we saw a gap in the market and that was something we really wanted to capture."  

Herself a frequent solo traveller for the last 20 years, Dhugga feels that a lot of bedrooms are more aligned towards male travellers and they miss the 'fluffy bits' that many ladies desire. "When travelling alone, I get really frustrated if I can't dry my hair in the room or if I have to sit on the floor to dry my hair," she added.

There is also a ladies-only breakfast lounge that remains open until noon. 

As the floor is served only by female staff, there is also sense of extra security for female travellers.

As the floor is served only by female staff, there is also sense of extra security for female travellers in this hotel.
As the floor is served only by female staff, there is also sense of extra security for female travellers in this hotel. Photo courtesy: Duke Hotels

Dhugga added, “The entire floor is serviced by only female staff. So when you know that only a lady will come to your room to serve you, it gives you a sense of extra comfort and security.”

Sending a message to solo female travellers, she said, “You must believe in yourself and feel confident. By offering these facilities, such as we are in Dukes Dubai, it's an extra added benefit to encourage more women to succeed in their careers.”

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Ashraf Jamal
Ashraf Jamal – Senior Writer

Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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