The Best Places in Dubai for Instagram Photos


Young travelers these days are coming up with impressively creative ways to increase their joy of seeing the world. They are always tapping into the potential of seemingly trivial locations and situations for more fun.

One of the popular ways they boost the enjoyment of travel is by documenting their trip on social media platforms. And among the different social media sites, the most popularly used for millennial travelers has got to be Instagram. This social media site has quite a simple setup so uploading travel images is a breeze.

If you are among the well-traveled youth of the world, you will certainly delight in all the Instagrammable places in Dubai. So, for your next trip abroad, consider coming to the “City of Gold” because there is no shortage of gorgeous locations for those Instagram-worthy pics. Listed below are seven of them:

1. The Deira Gold and Spice Market

If you are looking for vibrant colors to serve as a picture background, you have an abundance of options when you head to Deira. From luxurious and beautifully tinted fabrics to multi-colored, dried spices and ornate gold jewelry, the Deira Gold and Spice Market has them all. The merchants in this marketplace are also usually kind enough to indulge tourists who want to take pictures.

2. The Walk at JBR

There are all sorts of modern installations here to take pictures of. Plus, if you are that kind of Instagrammer who is always on the lookout for a pretty wall, you will find several artistic walls at The Walk, especially if you come during the Dubai Canvas Festival.

3. The Dubai Creek

This small body of water is the home to colorful dhows that are definitely worth taking photos of. And, if you take photos when the sun is beginning to set, you are in for a treat. The warm glow of the sunset beautifully intensifies the typical jewel tones used to paint the dhows.

If you want a really good view of the entire Dubai Creek for a satisfying photo-taking experience, join the Bateaux Dubai cruise. You will not only get a fantastic view of the dhows but you get to relax as well. This cruise serves gourmet cuisine and provides entertainment in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle.

You can join the JA Bateaux Dubai cruise with the help of your hotel. The top luxury hotels in the city offer a guest package that features this activity.

4. The Dubai Miracle Garden

While young Instagrammers are heading to local craft stores just to have colorful plastic blooms in their background, you don’t have to when you go to the Dubai Miracle Garden.

Not only are the flowers here real and fragrant, they are also arranged artistically. They will delight your eyes and even give your more concepts for your Instagram shots.

5. The Dubai Frame

This gorgeous installation at Zabeel Park is a must if you are all about taking pictures because it is like a giant picture frame for the modern developments around the city. It frames famous landmarks of Dubai such as the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Towers as well as sections of Old Dubai, i.e. Deira and Karama in Bur Dubai.

6. The Arabian Tea House at Bastakiya Quarters

This quaint teahouse is another colorful stop for Instagrammers. It has such lovely décor and their spread is most certainly “foodtography”-ready.

7. The Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

There’s a collection of museums to explore and charming places to eat at here. Also, there’s an artistic wall for more picture-taking. All you have to do is walk around to get that perfect shot to display on your Instagram account.

What’s even nicer about this neighborhood is it’s quite easy to hail a cab here to take you back to your accommodation. If you are staying at one of the luxury beach hotels nearby, you can take a couple of trips a day to this neighborhood to take more pictures.

These are just some of the most Instagrammable places in Dubai. There are still more and if you want to see them all, better set yourself up financially (consider the travel finance program offered by your bank).

If you have a generous fund for your trip, you can be sure to not only take awesome pictures for Instagram, you can take advantage of other enjoyable experiences the city has to offer as well.


Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”

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