A home rental service offered exclusively to women has launched with a selection of properties available in Dubai.
Sister publication Arabian Business reported that Golightly is an invite-only club providing holiday rentals to women.
All of the properties on the site are either owned or managed by women explained Arabian Business.
The Golightly website says: “We are an interconnected network for all women. Our goal is to provide a safer and more accountable place to book your travel (and in some cases, longer term) accommodation and a platform for you to rent out your space, whether it be one room or your entire home. We are a community of friends.”
Users can only gain access to Golightly via an invite from an existing member.
The website adds: “Whether you’re taking a girls getaway, a family vacation, a business trip or a romantic rendezvous, we encourage you to use our network of vetted homes and connected members to enjoy every trip for work or pleasure.”
Arabian Business cited a survey by Wakefield Research, in which it showed 89% of women surveyed say they take extreme safety precautions when the travel, such as checking locks and looking for hidden cameras. Close to 50% of women surveyed also said they’d prefer to stay in a women-owned rental.
Beyond Dubai, it also has properties available in London, Miami, New York, Chicago and parts of Italy, along with other destinations around the globe.