With the recent development of social media and the need to carve the perfect Instagram feed, I have compiled a list of the most Instagrammable spots in Dubai to help you get the best pictures in the city.
What is the term “instagrammable” though? Urban Dictionary describes it as “A photo or a picture that is worth posting on Instagram“. It is not uncommon to see people searching for the best photography places in Dubai just to get a snap of it on their feeds. And why not? This city has just been coming up with the cutest cafes and spots that can serve as some of the most photogenic places in Dubai.
Find below a list of some of my top places in no particular order. Feel free to let me know your favorite photography locations in Dubai so I can add them to this list!
Six Most Instagrammable Spots in Dubai:
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Explore the historic side of Dubai
If you are a tourist in Dubai, visiting Old Dubai is one of the things you must do. The location has some must see attractions like the Spice Souq, Dubai Museum, Al Bastakhiya, and the newly constructed Al Seef that you wouldn’t see in most lists of Dubai photography spots.
If you’re someone that doesn’t like to plan tours yourself, book a fantastic tour of Old Dubai to experience its culture and history with an English/ German guide to walk you through the tour. Get your tickets here!
Tip: Visit the cheap eats/ street food to try the local food of Dubai. I recommend indulging in felafels, shawarma, and the famous karak tea.
If you’re planning to visit Dubai, don’t forget to check out some affordable hotels here.
Street Art at Citywalk and La Mer
The next on the list of the most Instagrammed places in Dubai are City Walk and La Mer. Both have been popularly known for their mesmerizing street art and it is difficult to walk past them without clicking a picture. It sure gets hot during the summer months but City Walk also has indoor areas if you’re looking to shop and grab something to eat.
Other than being one of the coolest places in Dubai to click a picture, both the locations house a wide range of restaurants to choose from as you walk by. My current favorite is SLAB at La Mer. While City Walk has some fantastic concepts like Lima from Virgilio Martinez, owner of one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Tip: Mention “hungryoungwoman” if you visit SLAB and you just might turn lucky with your bill 😉
Take your Instagram feed up a notch with Instagrammable cafes
It is no secret that some of the top cafes in Dubai are focusing on decorating their interiors in a way that it is Instagram worthy! We have some up and coming floral cafes like Secret Garden by L’eto and Jolie Cafe that are every Instagrammer’s dream come true!
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If you are not one for flowers, visit the most Instagrammable cafe in Dubai; Tania’s Teahouse. It’s all pink and as the name suggests, serves a range of teas. You might feel like you’ve stepped into a teenage girl’s closet at first, but then you get used to it! (Or, if you’re like me and love everything pink, you will just be fine)
My close second favorites are Parker’s (for the ‘grammable food) and Culinary Boutique (for coffee and vibe)
Burj Khalifa had to make the list or even Mall of the Emirates!
It would be a shame to talk about Instagram worthy places in Dubai and not mention the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa! There are some great places to shoot the tower from; City Walk, Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Mall, and even Palace Downtown is a lovely spot if you want Burj Khalifa in your frame. What’s better is taking that tour inside Burj Khalifa and watching Dubai under your feet!
Tip: I found some affordable skip-the-line tickets to visit Burj Khalifa here.
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Most people neglect Mall of the Emirates in Barsha where this spot is perfectly photogenic and according to me, one of the underrated hidden gems in Dubai. Have you spotted this place before?
Human Waterfall at The Dubai Mall
The Human Waterfall is at The Dubai Mall and runs along its four floors. It is rather hard to miss and both tourists and residents alike love taking pictures of it. The waterfalls are 24 meters high and are embellished with human diver sculptures made of fiberglass.
Tip: While most of the pictures shot are in front of it, you can try shooting the waterfall from various angles so it looks pretty unique. Like this picture above.
Food Trucks at The Last Exit
When the weather is cool, you can head to The Last Exit. True, it isn’t in the city but the food trucks can serve as a fantastic backdrop for your Instagram pictures. You don’t even need a filter for this one!
Tip: The place is outdoors so only head there when the weather is good. They have some cool activities that you can also experience along with the food. Great, ain’t it?
So, here are some of the top Instagrammable spots in Dubai that have become some of my favorite places to shoot for my Instagram feed. If you are planning a visit to the city or spending one day in Dubai, be sure to check out a few affordable hotels that will help you plan your trip!
Ready to take on the challenge of photographing the most photogenic places in Dubai? Here are a few extra tips and locations to help you (I also added my favorite camera to shoot so you can get those beautiful pictures with a DSLR):
Let me know what, according to you, are the most photogenic places in Dubai. I will surely add them to the list 🙂
Until then, happy eating and shooting! xx
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