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10 Instagram spots that will inspire you to visit Dubai

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If you're looking for your next destination, look no further. Here are 10 places that will inspire you to book your flight to Dubai right away. I'm sure you've seen all the glitz and glamour that Dubai is known for, but did you know it's also got some pretty awesome culture too? Be sure to check out the old town to learn more about Dubai's rich history, and of course, get some great shots for your Instagram!

I'll warn you now, this page might need a minute to load, there's A LOT of photos. Get your cameras ready, let's fill that Instagram feed with some gorgeous content!

Burj Khalifa

Undoubtedly one of the most Instagrammed buildings in the world, The Burj Khalifa is truly impressive. Whether you're Instagramming from inside towering over the incredible landscape of Dubai, or you're at the bottom trying to fit the entire building in the frame, you cannot visit Dubai without a visit. Be sure to visit in the evening to watch the fountains, and if you're there at the right time of year, the LED light show is not to be missed. If you want the perfect Instagram shot, get to the bridge connecting the Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar early in the morning to avoid the inevitable crowds, or visit the Palace Downtown for an incredible view combining the Arabian architecture of the Palace with the modern look of the Burj Khalifa.

Miracle Gardens

The perfect backdrop for your Instagram photos but be sure to visit early if you want a photo without a load of people in the background! The Dubai Miracle Gardens are a mixture of super pretty and ridiculously cheesy, but it is definitely worth the visit.  It does close during summer so be sure to check before you visit!

Burj Al Arab

The sail design of the Burj Al Arab is iconic to Dubai. You'll get stunning views from all over, but my favourite shots are from the nearby beaches. If you're lucky enough to visit inside, you'll experience the rich opulence and stunning decor which make for a fantastic shot. To get a great photo of the outside, you can visit the public beach to the right of the hotel but be sure to head there early. Or visit the Jumeirah Beach Hotel or the Jumeirah Al Nasseem for the perfect shot!

The Desert

Dubai isn't all high rise buildings and fancy hotels, be sure to head out to the Desert too! The desert makes for the perfect Instagram photo, particularly at sunset! Why not head out on a tour with Platinum Heritage for an authentic experience in a vintage car, or explore for yourself by visiting Al Qudra Lakes!

Madinat Jumeirah

The Madinat Jumeirah is one of my favourite places in Dubai. It boasts an Arabian Souq feel with a contemporary twist. The traditional style wind towers, luscious palm trees, and clear waters make for the perfect Instagram photo at every turn. You'll get gorgeous views of the Burj Al Arab as well. One of my favourite shots is on the Abras, which you can get to ride for free if you're going to or from one of the hotels - you don't even have to be staying there! All of the hotel's in the Madinat are absolutely beautiful, so feel free to pop in for some great views and photo spots!

The Marina

The Dubai Marina is so photogenic, especially at night, it's the perfect place to go for an evening stroll. Also be sure to head down to JBR for some gorgeous beach shots!

The Old Town

Be sure to head to the old town of Dubai for some culture, the souks are a great experience. The spice souk is my favourite as it's so colourful and smells amazing! Spend time getting lost down the streets, and you may find yourself in a cool art gallery. For an authentic Abra ride, be sure to cross the creak -  it's only a dirham per ride!


The Atlantis is the most famous hotel in Dubai - after the Burj Al Arab. It is gorgeous both inside and out. Head inside to admire the aquarium, and get a photo with the rays and the sharks, or put down your phone and visit Aqua Adventure for a day of fun!

La Mer

La Mer is Dubai's newest beach spot and an Instagrammer's dream.There's a photo opportunity at every turn. It's filled with cool graffiti, adorable beach huts, and picture-perfect food.

Dubai Design District

If you're looking for somewhere cool and trendy, Dubai Design District is the place to go. You'll find unique sculptures, creative artwork, and funky restaurants.


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