The Best Spots in Dubai to Take a Selfie

Friends taking a selfie at the beach
Friends taking a selfie at the beach | © Laura6 / Pixabay
Jessica Milek

Have fun, enjoy the view and don’t forget to snap some pics. From Old Dubai to the Marina, here are the top selfie-worthy spots you need to visit in Dubai and our selection of the best photographs taken there.

Desert safari

Experience the natural world of the Emirates when you book a desert safari. Activities include: camel riding, a 4×4 desert safari, a traditional meal and belly dancing shows.

The souks

Head down to Deira and Bur Dubai to experience the old world of Dubai. Old Dubai is full of traditional souks with great deals on spices, souvenirs, gold and more.

Dubai Creek

The Creek is the historic center of Dubai. Take a dhow from Bur Dubai to Deira and then enjoy a dinner cruise.

Dubai Design District

Head over to the Dubai Design District, aka D3, for a quirky day out. D3 has unique cafes, art showcases and events that cater to the creatives.

Burj Khalifa

Take an elevator to the top of the tallest building in the world and soak in the best view of Dubai’s skyline. The best time to view Dubai is at night.

The Dubai Fountain

Have dinner at Souk Al Bahar and then watch the world’s largest choreographed fountain come alive. Evening shows run daily every 30 minutes from 6pm to 11pm.

Dubai Opera

Put on your best evening wear, go downtown and be entertained by a live performance at the Dubai Opera.

Dubai Aquarium

While shopping at The Dubai Mall and don’t forget to stop by the indoor aquarium. This 10 million litre tank is home to 140 different species and over 300 sharks and rays.

Dubai Ice Rink

The Dubai Ice Rink is conveniently located in the Dubai Mall. Rent some skates and dance on ice, or sit back and watch a game of hockey with a cup of hot chocolate.

Dubai Water Canal

Go for a peaceful walk around Dubai’s man-made Canal and soak in the sights of Downtown Dubai and the suburban areas. Be sure to stop at the mechanical waterfall.

Alserkal Avenue

Located in the industrial area of Al Quoz, this group of warehouses is more than they appear; inside you will find more than 20 art galleries. This cultural centre also hosts popular pop up shows and events.

Burj Al Arab

Take a walk along Kite Beach, grab an ice cream, go swimming and make a stop along the seashore for a picture with one of the most iconic hotels in the world—the Burj Al Arab.

Madinat Jumeirah

The Madinat Jumeirah is a stunning Arabian souk that offers a range of leisurely activities. Here you can shop at the luxury stores, dine at an upscale restaurant, relax at the spa or take a romantic ride on a dhow.

Ski Dubai

Pop over to Mall of the Emirates and experience a winter wonderland in the desert. Hit the slopes or play with penguins in the Snow Park.

Miracle Gardens

Feel fascinated by nature again when you visit the Miracle Gardens. Take a stroll, snap some pics of the flower sculptures and then check out the butterfly sanctuary.

Dubai Autodrome

Test out your driving abilities at The Dubai Autodrome. Race your friends on the go-kart track or live in the fast lane and drive a supercar.

Dubai Marina

Go for a walk along one of the largest man-made marinas in the world, stop for an Arabic coffee and shisha, or sip on cocktails at one of the high-class restaurants. If you’re feeling daring, try the Dinner in the Sky experience.

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence

The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence is a fun place to spend a day in the sun. Aside from the beach, JBR has restaurants, an indoor and outdoor cinema, an outdoor gym and a floating jungle gym. When you visit JBR keep a look out for camels!

Yacht Party

Rent a yacht, party like a millionaire and take in the spectacular view of the Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah.

Gyrocopter Ride

Fly in a gyrocopter and see Dubai from the sky. This once in a lifetime experience is available from Sky Hub at Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina.

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