The Hottest Global Girls’ Trips Departing from the MENA Region

From wine tasting in Tuscany to a creative retreat in the countryside of Germany, these retreats are for the girls!

By Riham Issa


There's nothing quite as thrilling as the moment when the girls' trip you have been planning for nearly a year with your besties actually materialises beyond the confines of your group chat.

Because, in times when your world feels like a fragmented tapestry with the overload of work and life stress, a sojourn with your beloved gurlies can patch up the scattered pieces of your soul in no time.

From leisurely strolls down the cobblestone streets of Tuscany and indulging in every dessert in sight, to lazy afternoons sunbathing on a Moroccan beach and evenings filled with extravagant cocktails, essential trauma dumps, and scintillating gossip, we've curated a list of the hottest MENA-originating girls' trips happening across the globe these coming months.

Rural Germany | 4 days, 3 Nights

Organisers: Out of Office Creative Retreats
🗓️: June 20th - June 23rd 
💵: USD 1356
📍: Altusried

For those yearning to fulfil their Kafkasque endeavours, this creative retreat amidst the tranquil German countryside might just be the right destination for you (workshops and creative activities included).

Tuscany | 10 days, 9 nights

Organisers: Dandelion Journals 
🗓️: June 1st - June 11th 
💵: USD 6,400 - 6,900
📍: Florence, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Pisa, Volterra, Siena

Wine tasting and a sunset dinner party in a vineyard in Tuscany? Honey, say less..

Morocco | 8 days, 7 nights

Organisers: Intrepid
🗓️: April 20th - April 27th 
💵: USD 1,108
📍: Marrakesh, Ait Benhaddou, Bou Tharar, Agouti, Amejgag, Issoumar

From traversing the bustling streets of Marrakech to traditional cooking lessons with Amazigh families, and trekking the treacherous paths of the M’goun Valley, you will – literally – be doing something new every day on this trip.

India | 12 days, 11 nights

Organisers: Intrepid 
🗓️: April 14th - April 26th 
💵: USD 1,535
📍: Delhi, Shimla, Mandi, Dharamsala, Amritsar, Rishikesh

This twelve-day trip will take you from exploring the classic vibrant souq of Muscat to living out your Bollywood fantasies of dancing Kalbeliya at a dessert camp and learning crafts from female artisans in the village of Chandelao Garh. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Oman | 8 days, 7 nights

Organisers: Dubai Musts 
🗓️: October 9th - October 16th 
💵: USD 2,396 + Flights 
📍: Muscat, Jebel Akhdar, Nizwa, Wadi Bani Khalid, Wahiba Sands 

From shopping at Muscat’s signature souqs, and road-tripping across the towering Jebel Akhdar Mountain to hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid and staying in guest houses steeped in history and heritage, this trip is what we can call a chef’s kiss.

Southern Africa | 6 days, 5 nights

Organisers: The World at Her Feet 
🗓️: June 22nd - June 27th 
💵: USD 1,755 - 2,025 + Flights
📍: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana

Over the course of six days, you will go on a wild safari adventure into the heart of Africa’s nature in Zimbabwe and Zambia, passing by Victoria Falls, one of the natural seven wonders of the world.


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