The preferred locations in Dubai to take images
With its cutting-edge design, snow-white coastline and beautiful sunsets, Dubai is unique, and its individualistic appeal and all-encompassing glamor and sophistication have made it one of the most photographed urban areas in the world.
It’s also one of the most photogenic and that’s why not only professional photographers and magazines choose to stage their shoots here these days. Luxury seekers and Instagram influencers alike have flocked to Dubai in recent years to capture some of the country’s most famous landmarks and to take advantage of the extravagant opulence it is associated with to make it a place to see and be seen. long after that, on social media accounts and feeds for years to come.
If you’re planning a luxury getaway to Dubai this year (after the travel restrictions are lifted, of course) then these are some places not to be missed if you’re looking to snap some of your most breathtaking photos and go out together. Just don’t forget your camera!
Dubai design district
If you have to stock up on some outfits for the job, visit the lavish Amato boutique for exclusive couture
The Dubai Design District (or d3) is a creative urban space made for designers and artists, and its graceful buildings and wide avenues provide the perfect setting for an Instagram fashion photo shoot. When you need to stock up on some outfits for the job, visit the luxurious Amato boutique for exclusive couture – and then treat yourself to some accessories from Asian and European designers at Closet Case.
Here you will find the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world
Organize a downtown street photo shoot where you’ll find the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountain, and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world – all major landmarks in the city. Residents and visitors alike love to pose in front of the bronze sculpture Wings of Mexico. This is a place to get there early to beat the crowd. The Dubai Downtown District is also a good place to rent and drive beautiful sports cars if you want a luxurious ride for a jaunt – and of course the shopping here is as high quality as you’d expect, with plenty of upscale shops and boutiques.
City Walk shopping and entertainment district
Provides a colorful backdrop for your vacation photos and the perfect place to snap some snaps for your Instagram feed
City Walk is a multi-storey shopping and entertainment district that combines Arabic luxury and European flair. With a colorful backdrop for your vacation photos and the perfect spot to snap a few snaps for your Instagram feed, this area of Dubai could easily be a full day without time wasting. As you’d expect, there is plenty to keep you entertained and if you feel like shopping till you drop this is the place to do it.
La Mer beach area
La Mer is an oasis in the heart of Jumeirah with its snow-white beaches, colorful art spaces and the fun Laguna Waterpark
La Mer is an oasis in the heart of Jumeirah with its snow-white beaches, colorful art spaces and the fun Laguna Waterpark. In short, it has everything you need for the perfect vacation photo. So put on your swimwear and the niftiest warm-weather gear, and bring your tripod for a few photos on the beach. Then cool off with a dip in the sea, find a sun lounger to soak up the day’s sunshine, or just soak in while you relax.
Alserkal Avenue is an artistic residential area in Al Quoz and is home to a variety of creative workshops
Alserkal Avenue is an artistic residential area in Al Quoz and is home to a variety of creative workshops, showrooms and concept stores. It is also the main location for events, concerts and workshops in Dubai. Decorated with the works of local street performers, this is the place to snap some of your funniest and most unique photos and enjoy some action while you’re here.
The historic Al Fahidi district consists of a maze of narrow streets (sikkas), cafes and museums
Al Seef, on the banks of Dubai Creek and near the historic Al Fahidi district, consists of a maze of narrow streets (sikkas), cafes and museums that you cannot fall in love with. Here you will find a traditional oriental bazaar that sells handmade products and original souvenirs, while ZENEVE sells stylish accessories nearby. So bring your credit card with you to stock up on unique gifts and props for your shoot.
Here you will find an abundance of luxurious residences, further five-star hotels and many fine restaurants.
On Bluewaters Island is the opulent Caesars Palace Resort – one of the most extravagant in Dubai – the perfect place to settle down for the duration of your visit and guaranteed to leave nothing to be desired. And Ain Dubai, the world’s largest ferris wheel, is well worth a trip if you want a unique look at the breathtaking landscape below. You’ll find an abundance of luxury residences, more five-star hotels, and plenty of upscale restaurants here that will quench your thirst for decadence and are the perfect spots for Instagram photos.
Nearby, the beach club Cove Beach offers the best views of the Arabian Gulf. There are also hundreds of shops in the island’s commercial and entertainment zone for shopping, but we recommend paying attention to the souvenir shops. Exclusive gifts for friends and relatives can be purchased from Arabia To Go and Camel Company.
For dining, the Paru restaurant not only serves delicious and beautifully presented Japanese cuisine, but also offers a great view of the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence. Also don’t miss Gordon Ramsay’s famous Hell’s Kitchen while you’re here – it’s a must-see for any visitor to Dubai.
The Pointe Complex
The Pointe shopping and entertainment complex is located on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah Island and includes luxury stores and high-end shopping. Photo credit: PHOTOLOHI / Bigstock.com
The Pointe shopping and entertainment complex is located on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah Island and includes luxury shops, high-end restaurants, numerous entertainment options and a 1.5 km boardwalk. With a magnificent view of the famous Atlantis, The Palm Resort, come here at sunset for some of your most impressive pictures of Dubai.
If you are not quite bought out, you can immerse yourself in a world of traditional scents here at Oud Dubai or stop by the Palazzo Jewelery, where local artisans will be happy to create a souvenir for you based on your sketches. It’s a great place to purchase a bespoke and thoughtful gift for someone special.
With more than 80 restaurants nearby, you certainly won’t go hungry at The Pointe. The Italian Per Te, the Chinese Chuan and the Mexican Meshico are particularly popular.