Dubai’s Best Photo Locations

My whole Dubai photography experience let me discover, after having lived in Dubai for nearly 3 years, that the city has more to offer than superficial judgments indicate and that is has changed over the last couple of years. Dubai is a futuristic city that looks like taken from a sci-fi movie and replicated in the real world. But it can propose so much more than architectural marvels and luxurious resorts. It only asks for true immersion and some effort to pay you back. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the best locations around the city I feel true photography enthusiasts would enjoy.

I selected my favourite Dubai photography spots, including the ones that I have not personally explored yet. This list is going to be updated over time. More details about rooftop locations can be found in this article.


  • Airport T3
  • Al Meydan Bridge (At night)
  • Bay Avenue
  • Burj Al Arab
  • City Walk
  • Desert Learning Centre
  • DIFC, The Gate Village
  • Dubai Marina
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis (Techno Hub)
  • Dubai Water Canal
  • Emirates Towers
  • Madinat Jumeirah
  • O14 Tower
  • Rolex Tower
  • The Courtyard


  • Business Bay
  • Creek Harbour
  • Four Seasons – Jumeirah
  • JBR (Beach side)
  • JLT
  • Jumeirah Beach
  • Palm Jumeirah (Skyline of Dubai Marina and Downtown)


  • At the Top, Burj Khalifa (Sunrise session at 5.30AM during the weekends)
  • Level 43, Four Points by Sheraton (Rooftop bar)


  • 2nd December Street, Satwa (Murals)
  • Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quouz (The art hub)
  • Dubai Design District (D3)
  • Sharjah Art Foundation


  • Umm Suqeim Park
  • Zabeel Park
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary (Wild flamingos and Dubai skyline)
  • Safa Park


  • Al Jadaf – Ship Building Yard
  • Al Warsan 3 (Fish cage makers)
  • Deira Fish Market
  • Souks, Old Souk
  • Souk al Bahar
  • Umm Suqeim
  • Heritage Village

O14, Business Bay

Gate Village, DIFC

Emirates Towers

Dubai Water Canal

Creek Harbour

Creek Harbour

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

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