Dedicated to all the single pringles out there…

Enjoying one’s own company sounds incredibly easy to do, but it’s one of those things that’s easier said than done.

We’re always looking out for things to do with other people – friends, family, partners, a date. But if you’re looking to get to know yourself better, take a break from socialising or your gang is too busy to hang out, these fun things to do around the city will keep you busy in your singlehood.

Here are 6 cool solo things to do in Dubai

Go to a single’s exclusive event


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Now, we know going to an event to socialise when you’re trying not to interact with people sort of defeats the purpose of our point, but this is the perfect activity for you if you’re actively looking to meet new people. Whether to make friends, find love or just learn more about the world, Mingle hosts singles’s exclusives for it all.


Sample authentic Japanese ramen – solo style


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This place is built for the single pringles. Ichiryu Ramen House in Wasl Port Views Building 7 offers the authentic Japanese solo dining experience and a variety of ramen options to choose from. You’ll have your own sectioned-off booth – the Bocchi Seki – and in good news for every introvert ever, you’ll even be served in privacy.

Ichiryu Ramen House, Wasl Port Views Building 7, Mon to Thu 12pm to 11pm, Fri to Sun 12pm – 12pm, Tel: (0)4 332 8408, @ichiryuramenhouse

Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day

Anantara The Palm is taking you to relaxation town with their hour-long spa packages. You can take some time off from the world and indulge in a signature massage, an Arabian massage, a deep cleansing facial or a traditional Turkish hammam. Prices start at Dhs399 for online booking.

Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, for bookings and more information, visit

Break a sweat

Shut off the distractions and really turn your focus on with Barry’s UAE’s insane workout classes. London’s best fitness export has branches in both DIFC and Marina. It’s a great way to get active and learn a thing or two about your personal limits.

Barry’s UAE, DIFC and Marina, Dubai, for bookings and more information, visit

Ponder some art

If you love art, check out the very many art exhibitions happening in Dubai. One you need to check out is by Uzbek artist Timur Akhmedov. His new solo exhibition at the Andakulova Gallery Dubai is a celebration of his craft and individuality. It features never-before-seen paintings as well as some past works, lauded for being emotional and symbolic in an almost fairy-tale-like manner. The world-renowned artist’s collections are highly sought after and have been included in personal collections around the world. He is said to take inspiration from his own dreams and represents his characters and their worlds as such.

Andakulova Gallery Dubai, 18/P4, Damac Park Towers, DIFC,  June 15 to September 15, Tel: (04) 385 9897,

Learn to cook up a storm


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Learn to whip up a myriad of authentic Italian delicacies and regional dishes at Eataly’s cooking classes. The sessions will educate students on the complete Italian cuisine game while introducing them to live demonstrations, events and complimentary tastings at their many locations. Food you cooked yourself tastes better anyway, and you don’t even have to share. Win-win.

Eataly, across several branches, prices at 

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Channel some productivity

If you’re wondering what to do when you have, well, nothing to do, maybe consider finishing that essay, completing that presentation or start that project. Co-working spaces are great environments to streamline your focus and reach maximum productivity. Foundry in Downtown Dubai is a quiet, beautiful space with a cafe for some bites if you feel like it. You can even take a book and spend time reading in the cosy reading pods.

Foundry, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Downtown Dubai , Dubai, 10am to 10pm, Tel: (04) 367 3696, foundrydowntown

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