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Sights & Attractions

Top 14 photography spots in Dubai

Mon, August 24, 2020

Get camera ready, as you explore stunning photo opportunities and incredible backdrops in our city.

Get camera ready, as you explore stunning photo opportunities and incredible backdrops in our city.




Chic living comes to life at DRIFT Beach, a seafront destination that's ideal for chilled-out lounging. Enjoy a relaxed daytime vibe with great food and drinks at this stunning beach club. Then, get ready to turn up the tempo as the sun sets, with glittering skyline backdrops to match.


Al Qudra Lakes


Plan to escape the city and spend an afternoon at Al Qudra Lakes in the Al Marmoom Desert Reserve. About a 40-minute drive from the city centre, the lakes offer a great setting for afternoon barbecues and fantastic desert landscapes. With bicycle tracks, scenic views and more, it’s definitely an inspired spot for photographers.

Al Qudra Lakes
Sights & Attractions

Dubai Miracle Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden in Dubai

A desert in bloom is rare, but not if you are in Dubai. Admire more than 50 million flowers arranged in unique exhibits, sculptures and pathways at the outdoor Dubai Miracle Garden. Open all through winter, visitors can explore the 72,000sqm garden to find the perfect backdrop, or make a beeline for the popular heart-shaped pathway and colourful canopies.


The Lost Chambers Aquarium


Enter a magical world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, The Palm. Escape into secret tunnels and halls of themed walkways to spot colourful aquatic life around you. Take pictures with your favourite underwater friends as they glide past, or simply appreciate the oceanic beauty of this unforgettable setting.



Hatta Dam in Dubai

There's much to admire in the wild, untamed mountains of Hatta. Visit the centuries-old Hatta Heritage Village, with restored features including a historic tower and quaint stone houses. Wander inside to discover traditional furniture, crockery and more. Afterwards, don’t miss the chance to capture the striking green waters of the nearby Hatta Dam, shimmering in the sunlight.


The Pointe


Feel inspired by the collection of great shops, restaurants and entertainment at The Pointe on Palm Jumeirah. Whatever you choose to explore, you'll be rewarded with incredible sea views at every turn. If you visit in the evening, you'll find well-lit walkways that perfectly frame Atlantis, The Palm in the distance. It's a Dubai experience worth capturing.


Dubai Creek


This historic saltwater creek in the heart of the city is not to be missed. The Dubai Creek offers a serene escape, both on and off the water. For those keen on a great photo opportunity, hop aboard a traditional abra boat to glide along the relaxed waters, or simply stroll along the waterfront and explore the sights and sounds of Old Dubai.


Dubai Frame


Walk across the glass bridge connecting the two towers that form the Dubai Frame for impressive views of the city. You'll be rewarded with spectacular vistas of Old and New Dubai on either side of the 150m tall structure, making it the perfect place to watch the sunset too. Alternatively, head to Zabeel Park to take a selfie at the foot of world’s largest picture frame.


Burj Park


Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, views of the magnificent Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain never get old. Photographers can capture new angles from the lush open spaces of the neighbouring Burj Park island, which also hosts a pop-up community events all through the year. To find the perfect shot, it's worth scouting the are – we recommend hiring a bike to explore the area's awe-inspiring attractions.


Dubai Creek Harbour


For an Insta-worthy post, explore the Dubai Creek Harbour where beautiful buildings, restaurants and walkways create the perfect backdrop. A new waterside wonder in the city, stroll the bustling pathways at the modern creekside on one side or discover hidden gems inspired by the rustic settings of Old Dubai on the other.


Dubai Marina


From incredible cityscape backdrops to stunning reflections on glass-like water, Dubai Marina is a great spot to capture all that the modern city has to offer. Catch a splendid sunrise, or stop for a delicious meal at one from the many waterfront restaurants. There's so much vibrancy in and around the area to fuel your passion for photography.


Dubai Parks and Resorts


Enjoy endless photo opportunities at Dubai Parks and Resorts. With four theme parks, a waterpark and themed resorts, the one-of-a-kind fun zone is picture perfect. From exquisite rides to fabulous restaurants and incredible entertainment for the whole family, your camera will be clicking non-stop.


Dubai Aquarium

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall is the ideal place to get the greatest shark selfie – no Photoshop required. Capture aquatic life in all its glory in the aquarium's massive underwater tunnel. Afterwards, enter the creepy crawly zone of the Underwater Zoo (if you dare) to spot snakes and giant crocodiles.


Kite Beach

Kitesurfing in Dubai

Every photograph taken at Kite Beach tells a story of adventure. Explore a world of watersports from kayaking to kite surfing – just remember to bring your GoPro to capture all the action. Alternatively, enjoy the lazy summer vibe by strolling along walkways with the Burj Al Arab in the horizon or dining at a seaside cafe.

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