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. Dubai Frame

Dubai Frame

A brand new attraction in Dubai, the Dubai frame has already making a mark on social media with its instagrammable appeal. This symbolic architectural marvel is a one-of-a-kind structure which is built on a solid set of concepts. If you take the elevator and reach on top of the building, you can gaze at some of the old places of Dubai like Dubai Creek and Bur Dubai from one end and from the other end you could catch modern sights like Burj Al-Arab, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Towers.

And if you are looking for some dope to spice up your instagram profile, do make sure to click a panoramic photograph snapping both sides. This angle will give you a mind-boggling view of this beautiful city.

AddressAl Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 9am-9pm

Take panoramic shots at the Dubai Frame

2. Dubai Parks and Resort

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Hit two birds with one stone at Dubai Parks and Resort! 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.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 11am-10pm

Take Bollywood style selfies at Dubai Parks & Resorts

3. Atlantis Aquaventure

atlantis aquaventure

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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!

Address:  Atlantis The Palm – Crescent Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 10am-6pm

Snap yourself underwater at Atlantis Aquaventure  

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.

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 11am-10pm

5. Louvre Abu Dhabi

louvre abu dhabi

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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?

Address: Saadiyat – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 10am-10pm (Weekdays), 10am-8pm (Weekends)

Take artsy photographs at Louvre Abu Dhabi

6. Warner Bros. Abu Dhabi

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.

Address: Al Falah Rd – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 10am-8pm

Strike a Hollywood pose at Warner Bros – Abu Dhabi

7. Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood

al fahidi neighborhood

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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!

Address: Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai

Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday 08:30 to 19:30, Friday 13:30 to 19:30

Take selfies in the souks of Dubai

8. Dubai Miracle Garden

dubai miracle garden

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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!

Address: Al Barsha South 3 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 9am-9pm (Weekdays), 9am-11pm (Weekends)

Do a flowery photoshoot at Dubai miracle garden

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!

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 10am-10pm

10. Desert Safari

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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!

Address: 17, The Iridium Building, Umm-e – Umm Suqeim St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Opening hours: 9am-11pm

Take photos while riding the desert dunes

Explore Dubai before 15th September!

Planning a trip to Dubai just got easier and more cost effective. Valid till September 15; tourists under the age of 18 years will qualify for visa fee exemption when travelling with their parent on a tourist visa to Dubai.  Plan your Dubai adventure before 15th September and use promo code <CONFIVE> and take INR 500 on a min. purchase of INR 5,000. If you are looking for a step-by-step guide to apply for a Dubai Visa, please refer to link below:

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