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Six places to take gorgeous photographs (and selfies) in Dubai

You may be a keen travel photographer and might have some impressive snaps already in your holiday album, including, holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, kissing the Sphinx, as well as straddling the Equator. Now it's time to explore the glitz and glamour of Dubai and you want to make sure you capture all the highlights. Here's a guide to pilot you through the ten best spots to get a picture in Dubai.

Six places to take gorgeous photographs (and selfies) in Dubai

One cannot disagree that Dubai is abundant in photogenic places, with its marble receptions, glamourous hotels, pristine beaches, diamond encrusted walkways and shopping malls, skyscrapers, busy markets, gourmet dining, exotic camels and so much more!

To really take some marvellous photos, make sure you know what exactly you can and cannot photograph in Dubai. One thing to be aware of the laws of photographic certain buildings or people. Military areas, palaces, courts, oil facilities, government buildings and certain bridges should be avoided.

But as a tourist and holiday-goer, you’re most likely looking for much more interesting pictures than that anyway! Here’s our top six places to take some summery Dubai snaps:

Places to take gorgeous photographs (and selfies) in Dubai

  • Dubai’s superhighway

    Dubai's superhighway

    Dubai’s superhighway is absolute the most encapsulating scene of Dubai itself, and is recommended to enjoy it at night. The pulsating artery meticulously channels supercars, tour buses and the likes from one side of the highway to the other. Viewing this from a height is undoubtedly the best vantage point so head to one of the city’s shimmering towers. Why not go towards the Level 43 Rooftop Lounge & Bar to grab your chance to snap Sheikh Zayed Road as twilight sets.

  • Jumeirah Beach

    Jumeirah Beach

    A much-loved resting spot among tourists and locals alike, Jumeirah Beach is the place where you can kick back, relax and let your hair down. Here’s you’ll have tons of fun, sand and sea. You can also indulge in some water sports and take some amazing pictures whilst kayaking, banana rides, parasailing, jet-skiing, scuba diving and snorkelling.

    The lawns are always clean and maintained and picnics and BBQs are common here.

  • Box park on Al Wasl Road

    Box park on Al Wasl Road

    Dubai’s newest retail spot is an invigorating alternate to the emirate’s mega malls.

    Box park will be a unique shopping experience with an animated luminescence. The fashionable setting syndicates contemporary architecture and interior design with boldly-hued shipping containers for what is also a playground for photo enthusiasts who like to experiment with light.

  • Burj Khalifa

    Burj Khalifa

    This sky-piercing 828 metre Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure in the world. Most definitely worth taking a selfie in front of wouldn’t you think? The magnificent tower is one of the utmost symbolic attraction in the Middle East. It parades brilliant art work and it is not without reason that it has been referred to as the Jewel of Dubai. The Burj experience is all about opulence and grandeur and is an absolute must for taking a selfie or two for Dubai visitors.

  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Ras Al Khor Wildlife sanctuary

    Tremendously popular for the huge amount of migratory birds that come here, Ras Al Khor is a stunning nature reserve and wetland in Dubai. Pink flamingos are the highlight of any visit to this sanctuary in winters and here you’ll capture the most stunning of photographs. Sited at the opening of Dubai Creek, Ras Al Khor is the place to be for bird watchers and nature lovers. Don’t miss the bird feeding sessions here which are held at 9:15 and 16:15 pm every day.

  • Motiongate Dubai

    Motiongate Dubai

    Branded entertainment from three of the major and most efficacious motion picture studios in Hollywood: DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate. Take some compelling pictures at the motiongate theme park. This includes a Smurf Village and attractions from the Lionsgate films.

Plenty of opportunity for selfies in Dubai

Don’t you just love capturing unique and interesting pictures on your travels so you can look back on them and think of all the happy memories? Dubai has so much to offer holiday-goers, from the beautiful art scene, tremendous architecture, mammoth shopping malls and the likes. But just be careful not to snap pictures of locals in Emirati attire (Burkha and veils) as this will not go down too well!

Take pictures on the beaches, and don’t forget to snap a picture or two of the gourmet meals you’ll no doubt enjoy on a daily basis. By the end of all the picture taking and selfie binges, you’ll be leaving all of your snapchat friends totally envious!

Saima Omar

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