Most Instagrammable Spots in Dubai

Dubai in summer

Despite the general disappointment and hatred of Instagram at the moment, I am still very much in love with the platform. I love capturing my travels to share with the rest of the world on Instagram, I love that the photo is what matters, what draws people in. Because of Instagram I have experimented with my photograph style both in the taking photo stage as well as editing stage. I love how much inspiration I get just from flicking through my feed. These days I even check geo-tags for some destination specific ideas.

So today I thought I’d share my top Instagrammable spots in Dubai, to make it a little easier to know where to find those picture perfect spots.


Jumeriah Mosque

This is the only mosque in Dubai that is open to non-muslims and they run a morning tour 6 days a week to educate visitors and allow them to see inside this beautiful mosque. I’m unsure if you are able to visit outside of the tour times. The mosque looks beautiful from the outside but the inside is incredible too. The pastel colours are perfect for saturating and getting that colourful square while the patterns and detail will leave people wanting to see more shots from this gorgeous spot.


The Brass

The Brass is a coffee shop in The Beach promenade JBR. But Jodie what is so special about a coffee shop I hear you say? This one is utterly gorgeous think copper detailing, the biggest windows for amazing natural light and a tree in the middle. Add to the mix some pops of pastel colours and napkins with cute slogans and this spot has the perfect recipe for an Instagram hit. Oh and they do great coffee and cake.

Dubai Fountains at night

Okay so this spot is Instagram worthy but you’ll need a decent camera to shoot it. From here you can capture the twinkling lights of the Burj Khalifa, the dancing fountains which light up every 30 minutes and the palm trees covered in fairy lights. Add to that a led I heart Dubai sign and it’s the perfect spot for some night time photos – something I don’t think we see enough on Instagram. To really capture this spot perfect you’ll need a tripod and to be in place 10 minutes before the fountains start.

Madinat Jumeirah

This is the best spot for views of the Burj al Arab, not to mention the gorgeous canals, palm trees and sand coloured buildings that seem so ‘Dubai’. There are many spots here to get your shot but I’d highly recommend the outside seating in Costa for the perfect snap. Palm trees to frame your shot with the Burj al Arab in the middle. Alternatively head waterside to get a shot with the canals and boats strolling below the Burj al Arab. Let’s be honest you can’t really go wrong whichever spot you pick!

Al Fahidi Historic District

You can find Al Fahidi in the north of the city, in an area known as Bur Dubai. This little district is a nod to how this city used to be before wealth and skyscrapers took over. Every building is in the typical sand coloured brick with wind tunnels built into each building. Wind tunnels used to be a natural way of cooling down before AC came to Dubai. In this district you’ll find a perfect spot for a snap around every corner. My particular faves are the courtyards decorated in beautiful street art and the narrow streets decorated by plants. Be sure to check out the Arabian Tea House while you’re here.

Views from the top of Burj Khalifa

You can’t write a list of Instagrammable spots without mentioning this one. The Burj Khalifa offers some of the best views in Dubai and ones you’ll probably be familiar with before even setting foot in this city. Head to the outside deck (it offers the least reflection for getting those snaps) and get posing. Chances are you won’t be the only one so be prepared to wait a little for those perfect shots. Don’t worry about others ruining your shot because the etiquette seems to be that people give you time and space to get the shot you want. Head up at sunset for gorgeous shots of the city turning its lights on.

Where is your favorite spot for an Instagram snap in Dubai?


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