The large garden covers more than 72,000 square meters. In addition to the more than 45 million flowers planted there, more than 15,000 butterflies reside in the butterfly garden. There's a lot to photograph at Al Seef, a waterfront with a marina along the Bur Dubai Creek, which is one of Dubai's best attractions. You'll see vendors selling karak tea and sausages, people strolling along the stream, and cafes located in contemporary shopping blocks.
At the other end there is an Arabian souk with traditional architecture that begs to be photographed. Wait for the locals to come out to take a photo that includes modern bystanders in contrast to the old structure. As it should be, Sunset Beach is the ideal place to get a perfect image of the sunset with the iconic Sail-shaped Burj Al Arab in the foreground. Arrive just in time for the golden hour and experiment with different shots as the sky is painted orange, gold and purple.
There are often people swimming here until sunset, so don't place a bulky camera on a tripod, but shoot without a tripod. Take advantage of the silhouettes to add scale and a human element to your images. Not long ago, I was standing inside the only seven-star hotel in the world. As you would expect from a hotel with such a reputation, it was impressive.
But the good news is that you don't have to spend the night here to enjoy seven-star luxury. The Burj Al Arab spa is undoubtedly the most impressive area in the hotel, and if you book a treatment, you'll have access to the facilities. Surprisingly, photos are allowed, so be sure to bring your camera. Atlantis the Palm is one of the most renowned hotels in the world.
The stunning resort has plenty to offer in terms of photo opportunities, but for the best views, head to the private beach. The beach is only open to guests, but that doesn't stop crowds from forming. This is one of the busiest hotels in Dubai, so to take a quiet photo without crowds, you'll have to visit it at dawn while the rest of the hotel sleeps. Just like you can't visit Rome without visiting Vatican City, you can't visit Dubai without visiting the Dubai desert.
These sprawling sand dunes have become everyone's favorite photo spot in Dubai. It's also a great way to spend an afternoon exploring the dunes and seeing what your 4×4 can do. For the best photos, book a hot air balloon at dawn and glide through the landscapes with ease. One of the most popular places in Dubai is Jumeirah Beach.
This is where you'll find lots of travelers and expats having a cocktail at one of the many beach clubs. As this is one of the few places where you can drink in public, there's a great atmosphere on the weekends. With the Burj Al Arab in the background, you can't go wrong. The view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is undoubtedly one of the best places to take pictures in Dubai.
At 828 meters high, the building is, to say the least, intimidating. If you're not afraid of heights, be sure to take the elevator to level 148, which is 555 meters high. It is from here that you can enjoy a view of the city at dusk. Another good time to visit it is at dawn, when you feel that you are floating above the clouds, before the sun rises.
The Dubai Marina district can surprise even the rich with elegance and pathos. It's in the Dubai marina where you'll feel like a king of the world between elegant polished yachts, lush palm trees and huge skyscrapers that seem to cross the sky. The Dubai area also offers a view of the next place called Palm Island or Palm Island. Another beautiful spot for a photo session in Dubai is Palm Island.
No, it is not an expanse of land bordered by palm trees, as many people think because of its simple name. If you're tired of cumbersome views of huge skyscrapers and fragments of artificial intelligence, La Mer beach is just what you need to relax and reconnect with nature, take pictures with the crystal blue of the sea, see the background with fish swimming without even looking closely. If sleek, modern architecture is your thing, look no further: the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai is the perfect place. Everything from the polished and patterned tile floors to the giant chandelier shows elegant glamour.
Not to mention that it's a five-star resort with very reasonable prices. If you don't want to spend the night, the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai is also the perfect place to have a drink at sunset. Located on the 41st floor, the rooftop offers some of the most impressive views of the skyline and up to the Arabian Sea. The most outstanding photographs include the colorful spices and characters of the Spice Souk (always ask permission before photographing someone and avoid photographing women), the Abra, as well as the large dhows that border the Deira stream and that are full of everything from tires, refrigerators and cars, before sailing to Africa, India and Pakistan.
The Burj Park, in particular, is one of the most photogenic places in Dubai and is the perfect place for all types of photo sessions. Here are David's tips for photographing places that will allow you to capture the heritage and natural beauty of Dubai and its surroundings:. If you want to photograph the Dubai skyline from the water, this place is perhaps the best of all. Dubai is home to some spectacular golf courses with vast green spaces that offer an impressive environment for photo sessions, especially for wedding sessions.
This restored heritage district is one of the best places to take photos in Dubai, with traditional Arabian wind towers in earthy tones, wooden trusses and colorful murals along winding paths and courtyards. One of them is to obtain a photo permit before going there; otherwise, some intelligent security guard will approach you to stop taking photos and may even demand that you hand over the memory card or delete the photos. I can't advise on current laws and regulations, but it's best to be safe and, first of all, avoid taking photos with people in them. Because of its somewhat hidden location that doesn't fit the common tourist route, this place for taking pictures is still quite unknown compared to other of the most Instagrammable places in Dubai.
Anything beyond 500 to 700 meters will be cloudy and not clearly visible, so forget about the details in your photos. If you're looking for some of the best photo spots in Dubai, consider the courses at the Emirates Golf Club, Jumeirah Golf Estates and Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. In my opinion, this is an ideal place for street and travel photographers to capture life in Dubai. The second is to send an email to the building administration and ask for permission, specifically to take photos.