It is no surprise that the UAE is full of picturesque locations and photo-worthy spots. The colorful souks, jaw-dropping architecture, historic sites, and shimmering beaches serve as ideal backgrounds not just for tourists but also for photographers and social media fanatics. Here are 15 places that will inspire you to get camera-ready and capture some amazing Instagram-worthy shots.
The rugged beauty of the unparalleled desert of Dubai makes for the perfect clicks, especially at sunset. You also get many other opportunities to click pictures, including traditional Arabic clothing, on top of a camel, displaying pretty henna designs, and around a campfire. Alternatively, you can book a hot air balloon ride and capture the exotic deserts with the Hatta Mountains and a captivating sunrise in the background.
Dubai Frame is one of the city’s recent attractions but has already become an iconic spot for all visitors. The unique shape of the structure itself is enough to inspire all of you to take some spell-binding pictures. The beauty of the place increases several notches at night with the shimmering lights in the background.
It is believed that this architectural marvel is the third most Instagrammed place in the world. Whether you are capturing the magnificent structure from below or covering the city’s panoramic views from the top, it is undoubtedly one of the best places in Dubai to get those magical shots.
The spotless beaches of Dubai not only let you enjoy some time with nature, but it’s also ideal for some beautiful clicks. The orange glow of the sun on the golden sands with the turquoise blue waters of the sea make for some of the most magnificent pictures. La Mer and Jumeirah Beach are the most popular ones.
The Miracle Garden is one of the most romantic places in Dubai. The flowers and plants in various colors and hues and the vibrant displays of different models and archways form the perfect background for an excellent click.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
The largest mosque in the region looks breathtaking. The intricate carvings and pristine white structure look marvelous, and the mosque is undoubtedly one of the most photographic places in Abu Dhabi.
Ras Al Kor Wildlife Sanctuary
This wetland reserve is situated just a few kilometers from Dubai city. The wildlife sanctuary is brimming with hundreds of beautiful pink flamingos, and it makes for such a stunning backdrop in your pics. You can also spot other birds such as herons, sandpipers, great egrets, ospreys, and much more.
This sprawling mall has lavish interiors that look great in your pictures. But it also has a lot of entertainment venues that are brimming with photographic spots. Be it the mesmerizing Dubai Aquarium, the colossal ice-skating rink, the enthralling Dubai Fountain, or the outstanding human waterfall, you will take your cameras out at every turn.
Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah
This is the highest peak in the UAE and is one of the best Instagrammable places in the region. You will find numerous wonderful viewpoints such as winding mountain roads, rock faces, and deep canyons,and once you reach the viewpoint, the entire city is spread like a carpet in front of you.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi gives you several opportunities to click some gorgeous photographs. Be it the magnificent exterior of the building, the spectacle of water, extraordinary interiors, or the futuristic dome, this place will give you memories to treasure forever.
The Old Part of Dubai has a plethora of Instagram-worthy spots. The Al Fahidi Neighborhood has cobbled-stone lanes, colorful art cafes, and sand-colored buildings with wind towers that look striking in pictures. The lively and vibrant souks selling local products and other trinkets are another place where you can get your cameras rolling. The Arabian Tea House and Dubai Coffee Museum are other places to click some cool pictures with impressive artifacts and yummy food. Hop on board an ‘abra’ and click some pretty photos of the famous Dubai Creek.
Burj Al Arab
The imposing structure and opulent decor of this sail-shaped hotel has graced many magazinesand newspapers. Don’t you think it will make a spectacular background for one of your pictures? Just find the correct spot to click the images, and you are good to go.
The Dubai Marina is an artificial canal flanked by high-rises that adorn the city’s skyline. You can find colorful yachts and illuminated dhows sailing in the evening. It is the perfect place to go for an evening stroll and capture some fantastic shots of the sunset and the surrounding areas.
This emirate as a whole has a lot of insta-friendly spots. From zoos to forts, from natural hot springs to camel souks and majestic mountain ranges to desert landscapes, this cultural and UNESCO heritage site gives you many opportunities for a perfect click.
This massive waterpark has plenty of awesome spots right from the fantastic Hotel Atlantis, the Palm, the Tower of Poseidon, the aquarium with the enigmatic marine animals, the dolphin bay, and the sea lion point. You can click some lovely pictures on various exhilarating rides here as well.