Are you in the city and looking for the top 5 most instagrammable places in Dubai? Dubai has a lot of places to visit, but here’s how to gain some ‘instalove’ by heading to these unique locations in Dubai:

Top 5 most instagrammable places in Dubai

1) The Bur Dubai Creek & Bastakiya

Most instagrammable places in Dubai | Arabian Tea House
The beautiful Arabian Tea House


Growing up as a third culture kid, Bur Dubai was my first real insight of understanding the Indian culture. At the time, it was the only place that had both a mosque and a Hindu temple in the same vicinity. It remains a charming place to this day, with the souk having been recently renovated. Lots of tiny fried Indian snacks are prepared and sold for as low as AED 1/-. It’s lovely to walk by the souq in the evenings and snap pictures of both tourists and shopkeepers driving a hard bargain. A rare find in a city full of malls; and grammable to boot.

Exit the souq area around sunset and you will find the most beautiful time of day, “the blue hour”. Click away as the boats are loaded with passengers and depart from the creek under the watchful gaze of flying birds. But don’t forget to simultaneously embrace the surreal feeling evoked by the sounds of the mosque in the background, creating an almost theatrical atmosphere.

Stroll ahead and find yourself next to Bastakiya and revel in the wind tower houses and art galleries. Walk through the nooks and crannies and find yourself at the Arabian Tea house café.

2) DIFC & Downtown Dubai

Now, this is the Dubai we all know. DIFC might be the new financial district, but it is home to some exceedingly wonderful spunky restaurants. Whether it is Carnival by Tresind or Intersect by Lexus, you will not be disappointed with the culinary fanfare worth taking pictures of. However, the DIFC area in itself is so impressive, you can get plenty of great architectural shots! Play with the symmetry to gain astounding results in photography!

Then of course, there’s the Burj Khalifa and Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Capture the views from the tower or the dancing fountains at Dubai Mall. Never gets old.

3) Al Barari

Babbling brooks and gushing streams? Greenery all year around? Sounds too good to be true, but Al Barari is truly magic in itself. One may even expect to find Bambi loitering in its numerous pathways. This one is truly for the nature lovers, as Al Barari hosts the widest variety of flora and fauna in Dubai. Tucked away in an intimate corner of this green haven, The Farm is another farm-to-table, organic restaurant that is an excellent place to take lovely food pictures.

4) Dubai Marina

Boats on the water. High rise towers. Crazy nightlife and brunches. To take pictures of Dubai’s high-flying lifestyle (and candid numerous sky jumpers and tower climbers), the Dubai Marina is the place to catch all the action at once! To me, this is high on my list of the most instagrammable places in Dubai.

5) Al Quoz

My new/old favourite place in Dubai. If you’re a self-professed hipster (like I am), everything about Al Quoz will appeal to you. It doesn’t matter if you’re off at the Round 10 Boxing Club, sipping a coffee at Tom & Serg, getting your motorbike customised or even strolling down Al Serkal Avenue. Everything about this area screams understated, yet classy.

And that’s all folks, for most instagrammable places in Dubai! Let me know if you scout for any exciting new locations!

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