Known as one of the fastest-growing cities in the world for its record breaking architecture and growing tourism, it’s easy to forget that Dubai has so much more to offer. Thankfully, residents are just as creative and tech savvy as you might expect when living in Dubai, and they’ve made it easy and exciting for the world to see the city through their eyes and experiences.
The Crown Prince of Dubai: @faz3
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, is bound to be your new favorite royal. His Instagram feed will take you through his adventures, travel, extreme hobbies, latest news and gorgeous photography from around the world, and of course, his home court. More than anything, his profile shines a light on precious moments in Dubai’s Royal Family and the true Emirati culture, which are bound to leave you planning your next trip to try and experience it all.
Food Editor at Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Dalia Soubra gives followers in Dubai and abroad the biggest inspiration to Middle Eastern cuisine. Expect to be introduced to mouth-watering traditional dishes; Dalia brings a culinary lesson to your fingertips with the extensive list of both old and new recipes, which will have you falling in love with Middle Eastern cuisine before you even visit.
If you’re a photography fan, or just like to gaze at picture-perfect Dubai scenery, then @pixelville is definitely an account to follow. The anonymously run profile is a go-to guide for sightseeing in the city, featuring anything from the world-famous architecture to the scenic deserts and where to find them.
Emirati fashion blogger Nadya Hasan brings a whole new perspective on fashion in the UAE. Nadya fuses her love for fashion, beauty and travel and perfectly shows just how stylish and fashionable Emirati girls really are. She’s managed to give us and her 139,000 followers the ultimate outfit goals while rocking anything from Old Navy to YSL!
A dream place and must-visit for anyone looking for Dubai’s art community. Al Serkal Avenue is a collection of galleries, art spaces, independent cafes, design agencies, stores and outdoor events that focus highly on the community and the creative minds in town.
Sure, Dubai’s got some of the biggest names in the music industry coming to town, but your best insight to the independent shows and new performers comes directly from Freshly Ground Sounds. Team Freshly focuses their time on creating the most original and creative outlets for the city’s up-and-coming musicians with regular events throughout town.
Dubai has an incredible amount of outdoor activities to offer, and adventure blogger Ghida seems to have found and tried them all. Challenging the idea that Dubai is a tourist destination for shopping and sightseeing, Ghida proves exactly why and how the city can be an unexpected adventure trip for anyone interested in rock climbing, trekking, skydiving, wakeboarding, wind surfing, sailing, scuba diving or, most of all, off-roading.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
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