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22 Best Instagrammable Places in Dubai to Capture Perfect Images

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Regardless of whether you are residents in Dubai, or you’re simply just visiting Dubai as a tourist, you would like to take stunning pictures with stunning Dubai spots. Being one of the leading tourist destinations, Dubai has lots of picturesque locations where you can take amazing shots to boost your social media influence. From the world’s tallest building, to thousands of miles of scratched Dubai desert, here are the 22 best Instagrammable places in Dubai to take stunning pictures. 

Note: I assume most of you don’t have plenty of time to get back and forth, So, I’ve tried to arrange some of these photo spots in order of location. Doing this, when you are in one area you can head to a nearby spot easily. Also, to come up with this list, I’ve taken some recommendations from this professional photographer.  

Dubai Mall

When it comes to shopping malls in Dubai, you can’t overlook Dubai mall. But do you know besides being an amazing place for shopping in Dubai, it also has at least two best Instagram photo spots. Due to thrilling design and easy accessibility, the Human Waterfall is one of the best spots in Dubai mall to take photos for your Instagram feed. These silver-colour falling humans, together with the continuous waterfall look incredible behind shot.

Apart from taking photos with falling humans, ensure to visit Dubai Aquarium to take epic shoots. It is located on the ground floor. When you are there, stand in the middle of the Dubai Aquarium entrance canal to take beautiful and very impressive underwater photos. Also, if you have curiosity about marine creatures , I’d personally recommend you explore its inside.

Dubai Aquarium Tunnel

Burj Khalifa

You don’t need to be an architecture fan to take pictures at the top of the Burj Khalifa. Being the world tallest skyscrapers, Burj Khalifa is another best spot to take pictures and notify your followers about your Dubai trip. Burj Khalifa is also home to several restaurants and obviously luxury hotels. With elegant architecture and the world highest elevation point, Burj Khalifa is the most suitable spot to capture entire Dubai city views. It is impressive to see how much care management takes to keep the Burj  Khalifa sparkling from the inside and outside.  As a top tourist attraction in Dubai, Burj Khalifa can be crowded at some occasions.To take decent shots at the top of Burj Khalifa, avoid going during peak time and on weekends. However, If you would like to seize the best view along with sunset, plan your visit between 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM. Having said that, at this time you’ve to deal with throngs of people. Otherwise, it’s highly recommended to go early in the morning around 10:00 AM and or after 10 pm. Even though the very last floor of Burj Khalifa 163rd is not accessible to visitors, you can go up to 148 floors. 

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Burj Khalifa View at the top

Burj Lake

It’s yet another one of the best Instagram places in Dubai Downtown. Being located in front of the Burj Khalifa, Burj Lake lets you have panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa in the background. Due to the Dubai fountain and Burj Khalifa, mostly it remains crowded. However, you’re still able to take stunning photos. In fact, If you schedule your photograph shoot with the fountain shows timing, you’ll have the perfect framing and composition because you are able to capture the legendary Burj Khalifa and the world’s second-largest water fountains behind you. Absolutely no worry in case you have no success with your first attempt or if you’re concerned about the water fountain show’s timing. Fountain shows at Burj Lake happen repeatedly in daytime and evening with 30 minutes frequency. It’s additionally truly worth referring to two othersInstagram-worthy photo spots at Burj Lake. One of them is a sign that states “I love Dubai” and the other one is “Steel Heart”. Don’t forget to get photos with both of them! 

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Steel Heart & I love Dubai at Burj Lake

Palace Downtown

When you’re around Burj Khalifa it’s not hard to reach the palace downtown. At the entrance of the Palace downtown hotel, you’ll find a pond in-line with palm trees .Take your shot at a distance to have epic Burj Khalifa views behind. So you should definitely bring a wide-angle lens or place your phone in wide-angle mode. If you’ve worked up an appetite, It also has a restaurant with lots to eat. The not so good thing is that If you wish to take professional photos, you’ll be asked to take proper permits to avoid rush shots. However, if you’re polite, you can surely have a few shots for personal usage. 

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Palace Downtown
Palace Downtown Spot for Photography

Wings of Mexico

When you finally get the shot at Palace Downtown, walk up around 10 minutes opposite of Dubai mall till you reach the main highway.  Since its installation, Wings of Mexico has become one of the most Instagrammable places in Dubai – that makes you sense like a flying bird! It’s a small and free picture-taking spot therefore it could possibly get quite chaotic. However, if you don’t burn off your determination and wait around, not only you’ll get your turn but additionally photos without other people in the frame. To give you an idea, normally on the weekends you have to wait more or less 30 minutes to take photos at Wings of Mexico statue unless you’re fortunate while during weekdays it takes no more than 5 minutes. Aside, your time of visit can also influence.

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Wing of Mexico with Burj Khalifa Views in the Background

Museum Of The Future

It was a much-awaited tourist attraction in Dubai. As the latest tourist attraction, the Museum of the future is a perfect spot to have it in the background of your image. While the interior is beautiful,the Museum of the future outside Arabic calligraphy makes it a spectacular building. To take perfect photos, you should pose in front of the Museum of the future to have epic views of around. This one-of-a-kind building pattern with Arabic calligraphy can certainly make your images look exceptional. Hence, this museum is one of the best Instagram photo spots in Dubai. After taking your photographs, ensure to step inside to admire its interior design and see futuristic Dubai. As outlined by HH Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Museum of the Future would act as an incubator to uncover future trends and create futuristic opportunities. In a nutshell, here you’ll take a look at how Dubai would like in the future. Museum of the future entry ticket cost is 145 aed only . 

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Museum Of The Future Entery Point

Dubai Creek Harbor

The long-lasting waterfront, Dubai Creek Harbor, is situated just at a distance of 10 minutes drive from Downtown Dubai. Over the years, the creek had a natural harbor from where Dubai had started its extension into the modern-day city that we see today. Dubai Creek Tower, which is prepared to be the world’s tallest building with its humble 928 meters (3,044 feet) height, is under construction in Dubai Creek Harbor. Upon completion, it will be even higher as opposed to Burj Khalifa! Even though the Dubai Creek tower isn’t finalized yet, Dubai Creek Harbor still has a few best spots for photography with insanely stunning views over the Dubai skyline from the riverside!

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Dubai Creek Photograhy Places

Madinat Jumeirah Souk

You’re in a Middle Eastren country. So why not add some Middle Eastern style vibes to your Instagram feed. It is not a common market. Madinat Jumeirah features conventional Middle Eastern type markets with restaurants and stalls available under wood made covered arcades.In addition to that, It is a great place to take photos while riding a boat on the canals that give you feelings of Venice. Though it’s allowed to bring a camera with you, If you bring a professional photographer with you and throw away lot’s of hours here with your professional photographer, you might be politely warned by management. The best time to take epic photos in Madinat Jumeirah is morning and afternoon when there aren’t lots of people. Being sitting next to Burj Al Arab here you can take great shots with prominent Burj Al Arab views. 

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Madinat Jumeirah Souk

Burj Al Arab

If you’ve ever searched for luxury Dubai hotels, chances are you’re already aware of this lavish hotel, as it is popular globally for its iconic design, which illustrates a sail. Furthermore, the hotel interior is gilded in 24-carat gold. As outlined by Burj Al Arab administration’s official statements, Roughly 1,790sqm of 24-carat gold leaf was implemented to decorate the hotel’s luxurious interior. Furthemore, Burj Al Arab is one of the few hotels in Dubai that has its own private beach. So there is no doubt when it comes to luxury hotels in Dubai, Burj Al Arab is a fantastic place to stay. Not everyone knows that it is possible to visit Burj Al Arab without making your reservation for a hotel room. You can get your permit to enter the hotel with a tea reservation. Simply make a tea reservation with any Burj Al Arab cafe and bring reservation proof. Upon getting there, you’re presented with an exclusive table with almost no crowds around, therefore it is infrequent that you end up with unwanted photos at Burj Al Arab. 

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Burj Al Arab Views from Tea Table

Dubai Desert

For this spot on the list of Instagrammable places in Dubai, you’ve to reserve a desert safari tour because you have to get away from the city and execute several recreation activities. In the Dubai desert tour, you can take several different sorts of  pictures. Once you’re in the desert, you can take photos in Arabic outfits that are part of the trip or take shots while riding on camels. If you love action photography you can tell someone to take your photos when you’re trying sand skiing or enjoying sunset. In a nutshell, there are photo taking opportunities with every desert safari tour activity. Desert safari trip cost with hotel transfer varies from 115 to 190 depending upon location. Check out this desert safari tour operator for a deal.   

Desert Safari Sandboarding

Atlantis 

When searching for the ideal luxury family resort in Dubai, you no need to look further than Atlantis. It’s another luxury hotel with its own private beach. Recognized for its numerous high-class amenities and breathtaking views, Atlantis is certainly an ideal destination for photography. Though you’re not allowed to go inside of the Atlantis resort without reservation (hotel, adventure park or Aquarium anyone), with a little creativity you can manage to have magnificent pictures with the Atlantis in the background! To get it done,  you’ve to go to the opposite bay in the new district of The Pointe.

If you’ve Atlantis aquarium ticket, ensure to take a photo with the lost chambers. Being a major tourist spot in Atlantis hotel, be ready to deal with crowds if you visit during holidays. However, there are several large windows so you’ve lots of options to take underwater photography.  

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The Pointe Atlantis

Dubai Frame

As this is the largest frame in the world, you have spectacular views of the Dubai city when you are at the top! For that reason, The Dubai Frame should be in the list of most Instagrammable places in Dubai.You are able to take lots of incredible pictures when you’re on the Dubai Frame. Particularly when you’re on its transplant glass, the photos will look very impressive. It’s amazing to capture 360 views of Dubai city from the Dubai frame. Apart from the photography purpose, going on the Dubai frame is also one of the best things to do when you’re in Dubai! This is among the experiences you are going to keep in mind for a number of years, as the views of the Dubai city are so breathtaking from the Dubai frame!  

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dubai frame
Dubai Frame

Ras Al Khor Flamingo

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is home to 67 varieties of birds, especially stunning pink flamingos. These three combinations of flamingo definitely make the perfect frame with Dubai’s pretty skyscrapers behind. 

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Ras Al Khor Flamingo

Dubai Marina

There are tall skyscrapers all over Dubai, however for a guaranteed collection of high-end towers, pay a visit to the artificial island, Dubai marina, which is full of skyscrapers, restaurants, dhow cruise and yachts. Dubai marina has several Instagrammable areas. You can have a wonderful shot of the Dubai marina yacht club. Furthermore, the Dubai marina walking route is another one of the best spots in Dubai for photographs. Moreover, lot’s of hotels in marina have rooms with a balcony from where you have stunning views of the marina and palm Jumeirah. That’s definitely Instagrammable! 

Dubai Marina Walk Sign

Quranic Park

Quranic park is an exclusive park in the world that features dozens of those plants that are mentioned in the holy QURAN.

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Ain Dubai (aka Dubai Eye)

It has the world’s largest observation wheel at 210m tall that let you’ve 360-degree views of Bluewaters Island and nearby with ease and comfort. Being a wide open wheel, undoubtedly, you’ll find lots of great angles to grab the pictures along with the wheel, but a great place for taking pictures is at a distance in front of the wheel. This angle frames the surroundings flawlessly. This is certainly one of the most instagrammable spots in the city. Additionally, you can take a spin to capture the Bluewater islands views, which is also a good spot for picture taking. Ain Duba general ticket for an observation cabin will set you back Dh130 for adults and Dh100 for children (between ages 3 to 12).

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Ain Dubai (aka Dubai Eye)

Jumeirah Beach 

Even though you are able to capture stunning photos at any beach in Dubai, Jumeirah beach has its own advantages. Burj Al Arab views look wonderful from certain Jumeirah beach spots.

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Mosque 

After you’ve attained your Jumeirah Beach shot, be prepared to add some Islamic vibes to your Instagram at the Jumeirah mosque. I consider this mosque to be one of the most Instagrammable places in Dubai due to its stunning and attractive exterior! It’s one of the mosques in Dubai where even non-muslims can visit without any permit. 

Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Mosque at evening

Seasonal Instagrammable Places

Even though the following are also the best destinations for photography, these are open in particular seasons.   

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai miracle garden is a park that concentrates on the plants. The perfect place for taking photos in the Dubai miracle garden is in front of the Emirates A380 plane. Doing this, you can capture both the Dubai miracle garden landscape and this spectacular furnished airbus in a single photo. This huge A380 airbus is installed with half-million fresh plants and flowers. Apart from the A380 airbus, It has other spots as well where It is possible to take photos of yourself with the colorful plants and flowers. Moreover, in Dubai miracle garden you won’t only enjoy the views, but there are also desirable scents. Capturing pictures at the Dubai miracle garden is indeed much fun! There are many delightful colors because of the flowers and plants. Also, every time you visit the Dubai miracle garden, there might be something new for you because it keeps bringing new plants and flowers from around the world. 

Entry tickets to the Dubai Miracle Garden cost you 40 AED for adults and 30 AED for kids between the ages of 3 and 12. 

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Dubai Miracle Garden A380

Global Village

As the name suggests, Global village highlights the heritage of 90 countries at one location. Loaded with outlets of each participant country, Global village attracts visitors  from several countries and ranks itself among the busiest markets in Dubai when it’s open. The colorful entrance of Global village along with povalin of 90 countries are perfect to make your friend jealous.In addition, it’s an excellent place to buy heritage items in Dubai or at least spend an evening exploring all the shops filled with culture items. 

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Global Village Entrance Gate

Dubai Garden Glow

Every season, Dubai garden glow has another theme. So whenever you return here, the Dubai garden glow will certainly shock you again!

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Dubai Glow Garden

AL Qudra Lake (aka Love Lake)

The last of the Instagram photo places in Dubai is Al Qudra lake. It is amazingly picturesque and one of the less visited places in Dubai because of its distance from Dubai city. For that reason, I keep it at the bottom of my list otherwise it remains accessible throughout the year. Here you will find three very large lakes with heart shapes. If you’re going to Al Qudra lake to take photos, I’d suggest wearing something that highlights you from the desert. For example, you can wear something white and black, so that you look extraordinary.

AL Qudra Lake (Love Lake)

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