Last year saw a booming rise in the experiential travel market, and there’s no sign that will slow down this year. In fact, solo travel is said to be one of the emerging trends that will continue to drive the travel industry globally in 2019. The rise in solo travel is because travellers want to enjoy some ‘alone time’ and also the flexibility and customisation to explore a destination on-the-go based on their interest. Here are the top places ideal for solo travel that you could consider for your next trip:

Dubai

Dubai is a craze for solo travellers. From shopping to theme parks to adventure, this city offers the perfect excuse for partying, shopping, attending sporting events, sightseeing, adventure and fine dining. An all-rounder destination you cannot miss, ditch your mundane routine to greet the annual shopping festival (until the 28th January) this season. Top activities to experience are Ski Dubai, Legoland Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Burj Khalifa, Dubai City Tour, Atlantis Aquaventure, Water Park, Abu Dhabi City Tour and Ferrari World, Wild Wadi Water Park, and Dubai Aquarium among a dozen others.

Thailand

Largely a popular destination for solo travellers, Thailand is the quintessential backpacker country. Travellers can explore secluded beaches, dance without shoes under a full moon or even swim beneath cascading waterfalls. Unlike various destinations, Thailand offers a multitude of attractions and activities that cater to various age groups seeking for a holistic experience. In addition, solo travellers can also travel around the country, and opt for car transfers to Krabi or Phuket and near cities to enjoy the water activities. You can also head to Chiang Mai to make the trip an off-beaten one.

Singapore

Singapore is a nice place for first-time solo travellers – due to its popular attractions, activities and experiences, best foods, transport and more. Whether you’re interested in shopping or adventure, you can explore an array of tours and activities such as Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Fun Pass, SEA Aquarium, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Skyline Luge, Singapore Zoo Breakfast, Singapore Cable Car Skypass, and Madame Tussauds.