Do it for the ‘gram!
You don’t need to go far and wide to witness gorgeous views and stunning attractions! Dubai and Abu Dhabi are home to an abundance of beauty in addition to its elaborate mosques and world-class structures, so why not explore the local scene? Check out our top picks for IG-worthy spots and activities in the area perfect for bonding sessions with your friends or the fam!
1. Garden Glow
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Have you always wondered how to capture those neon backlight photographs that have gone viral on Instagram? You may need some editing skills to achieve this, however you’ll need the right location first! Before it temporary closes this June, grab your friends and make your way to Garden Glow! This neon wonderland is pretty much a huge instagram trap for guests, so you definitely won’t run out of photo spots!
2. Dubai Parks and Resort
Hit two birds with one stone at Dubai Parks and Resorts! Not only are you guaranteed an awesome time aboard the park’s thrilling attractions, but it’s likely that you’ll come across some of your favorite film characters here as well! Don’t be shy, and feel free to ask for a quick photo-op to share on your social media channels.
3. Atlantis Aquaventure
At Atlantis Aquaventure, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a whole other dimension – and you’ll need those photos to prove it! So get those waterproof cameras at the ready for some wet and wild Instagrammable fun! After a mini photoshoot by the iconic arc of Atlantis The Palm or its aquarium, take on the challenge over at the Tower of Poseidon!
4. Global Village
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Why be at two places at once when you can be in 75? Global Village offers guests a unique travel experience – one where you can trek through 75 countries in one afternoon without leaving Dubai! The attraction features food, costumes, traditions, and even replicas of each country’s most significant landmarks! So during your visit, don’t forget to take a family photo by France’s Eiffel Tower while devouring some Gelato from Italy.
Note: Global Village has resumed its operations as of 25 October.
5. Louvre Abu Dhabi
Whether or not you’re a fan of the arts, the Louvre in Abu Dhabi is a stunning landmark to visit. Guests are free to marvel at the thousands of artworks housed in the museum, however you can’t miss out on a photo opportunity against the museum’s gorgeous exterior. Besides, nowadays, can you really say you’ve been to a museum if you didn’t take a photo?
6. Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi
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Get the best of both worlds at Warner Bros Abu Dhabi! This site is not only a location for thrilling rides and attractions, but with a little editing, you can actually make it seem like you’re in a film set! Check out attractions modeled after films like Justice League and other old-school shows like Looney Tunes and strike a pose for your Hollywood moment.
7. Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood
Swap the city’s skyscrapers and neon lights for Old Town’s 18th century architecture and local souks. You’ll be surprised with all the Instagram-worthy spots you’ve overlooked in your previous visits! Strike a pose by Al Fahidi’s preserved buildings, or by souks selling rugs and trinkets, add in a filter and you’re good to go!
8. Dubai Miracle Garden
Is there anything more instagrammable than a field of flowers? Avid instagram users won’t be able to resist this insanely picturesque location featuring some of the most stunning flora and fauna! You’re sure to spend a couple hours with your friends just trying to capture the perfect shot – and we don’t blame you!
Note: Dubai Miracle Garden will be reopening its doors in mid-Nov.
9. Mall of Emirates
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You may have gone to Mall of Emirates countless times, however have you stopped to appreciate its architectural wonders? In the midst of your shopping extravaganza with the fam, take some time to appreciate its stunning interiors and take a boomerang or two!
And once here, you can even go ride a toboggan down the snow hills or zoom down the twin-track bobsled at Ski Dubai! And if you prefer a more gentle and family-friendly time, you can also climb into a human hamster ball and roll down the gentle slopes
10. Desert Safari
If you haven’t gone on a desert safari experience, it’s about time you do! Book a Desert Safari tour on Klook, and you’ll get access to an immersive 4×4 experience, a fancy dessert dinner, a camel ride, and if you’re up for it – a traditional henna tattoo as well! We highly recommend staying past sunset to witness views you’ll never forget!