Shangri La Hotel Dubai 
Opening hours: 24h
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd Near Financial Metro Station - Dubai
Instagram: @shangrila_dubai 

Shangri La Hotel Dubai is one of the best addresses when it comes to an amazing view above Dubai. The hotel is directly located at Sheikh Zayed Road and offers an amazing view above the Dubai skyline and the famous Burj Khalifa. The observation terrace of the hotel is connected with their Spa area and usually you will be charged to enter the terrace if you are not staying in the hotel. However sometimes they let you up for free in return for social media coverage. I can highly recommend you to experience this unforgettable view once because you will be speechless. The cars seem so small from the distance ad as far as i know you can also book a romantic dinner on the terrace what must be awesome. Whenever you plan something special for your loved ones, this would be an amazing opportunity to create an unforgettable memory.

Burj Khalifa 
Address: Burj Park by Emaar, entrance in Dubai Mall
Opening hours: 08:30 - 22:00 hrs daily 
Instagram: @burjkhalifa

Burj Khalifa is not just the tallest building in the world it also offers a beautiful view above Dubai. The observation decks are located in the 124. and the 148. floor and both views are unbelievable. I think it is worth to go up once but when you want to save your money you can definitely visit one of the beautiful rooftop bars in Dubai which offer an mazing view as well just not as high as Burj Khalifa. When you want to book a unique special you can also dine at Burj Khalifa or enjoy a drink up in the sky. It is always spectacular to stay in front of this tall building even if you live already for a long time in Dubai.


Saya Caffe Dubai
Address: City Walk, Dubai 
Opening hours: 09:00 - 1:00 hrs

Saya Cafe Dubai is one of the latest additions of the most instagrammable hotspots in Dubai and definitely every girls dream. The Cafe is completely in pink & marble design and remembers with its famous heart wall on a similar cafe in London. Saya Cafe Dubai is located at City Walk, a nice entertainment, shopping & dining complex which features beautiful indoor and outdoor picture facilities. Whenever it is not to hot outside you should discover the area because there is so much to see.

Tania's Tea House
Address: 779A, Jumeirah Road, Dubai  
Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:00 hrs, Friday & Saturday 09:00 - 22:00 hrs
Instagram: @taniasteahouse

Tania's Tea House is a beautiful cafe which is especially famous for its unique tea menu and tasty pastries. Their interior is mainly marble, rose gold and pink. Many people love to take pictures at the lovely entrance door or at the marble stairs. Recently, they added a cute outdoor spot with beautiful design elements and a cozy seating area. Many events are taking place in the cafe and you can always find a cute corner with some lovely presents. Whenever you're hungry while you're visiting the place you should definitely try their cookies and pastries, I really enjoyed them whenever I passed by.

Brunch & Cakes 
Address: Ground Floor, Wasl 51, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
Opening hours: 08:00 - 22:30 hrs
Instagram: @brunchandcakesdubai

This is one of the most instagrammable places which I visited recently and I need to say that I totally fell in love with this place. Brunch & Cakes is already super famous in Barcelona and people waiting in queues to try their famous dishes. In Dubai it is also one of the most hyped cafes and picture wise it is definitely a must see. So far I can't say much about the food because I only tried two different cupcakes which were nice but definitely not one of the best I tried in Dubai so far but I really liked their detox water I felt so refreshed after drinking it. The Cafe has indoor & outdoor seating and I can guarantee you that you will find the perfect spot for your next Instagram picture. I can recommend you to visit the cafe during the week because usually it is really packed on the weekend.


Dubai Mall
Address: Financial Center Road, along Sheik Zayed Road, next to Burj Khalifa
Opening hours: 10:00 - 24:00 hrs, Friday & Saturday 10:00 - 01:00 hrs
Instagram: @thedubaimall 

The Dubai Mall is not just one of the biggest Malls in the world the huge shopping mall offers also amazing indoor and outdoor photo spots with gorgeous backgrounds and unique picture spots. Especially in Summer when it is really hot outside you can take pictures inside the mall and escape the heat. I would highly recommend you to discover the fashion avenue district of the mall because there you can find lovely backgrounds and cute cafes to take pictures and to enjoy snacks, tea and coffee. The light conditions in the fashion avenue are amazing because the glass roof brings a lot of natural light into the mall. Within the Mall you can always find many beautiful spots which are suitable for pictures and they usually change them from time to time that you can always discover something new. Whenever the weather is not too hot you should take pictures on the bridge next to the Dubai fountains with Burj Khalifa in the background. The beautiful terrace of the Apple Store is also a really famous place to take pictures because the view is really beautiful.

Arabian Tea House 
Address: Bastakiya, Opposite Musalla Post Office, Al Fahidi Street, Dubai
Opening hours: 07:30 - 00:00 hrs
Instagram: @arabianteahouse

Arabian Tea House has several branches around Dubai but I always prefer to go to the branch in Bastakiya where you can discover the old and original Dubai. Arabian Tea House is really famous for its cute interior in white and blue which always reminds me a little bit about Greece. I am sure that you have found already some pictures with their beautiful indoor and outdoor seating arrangements and especially their lovely picture set up next to the entrance. Around the corner of Arabian Tea House in Dubai you can discover the original Dubai from many years ago, beautiful cafes and much more. If you have time take a ride on the authentic Abra (traditional ships) across the water and visit the Spice and Gold Souk.


D3 - Dubai Design District
Address: Dubai Design District, Dubai 
Opening hours: 24 hrs, Opening hours of outlets vary
Instagram: @d3dubai

Dubai Design District is a beautiful outdoor spot with many shops, cafes and unique design installations which usually change from time to time. I love to visit their cool sport park with a basket ball court, skating area and a lovely path along the water. When you discover the area you will also find colorful walls and unique street art. It is an amazing outdoor spot and perfect for pictures when it is not too hot outside.

Miracle Garden
Address: Al Barsha South 3, Dubai 
Opening hours: 09:00 - 21:00 hrs, Friday & Saturday 09:00 - 23:00 hrs

Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the prettiest flower gardens in the world and I can guarantee you that you will be speechless when you enter the pretty & colorful park. The entrance fee for adults is 55 AED and Children up to 12 years pay 40 AED. I can recommend you to avoid to visit the park during the weekend because it is usually really packed and you won't be able to take pictures with many people in the background. The best timing to avoid the crowd is during the week directly at 9:00 am in the morning when the park opens. The most famous spot art the beautiful flower hearts which are located at the opposite of the main entrance. Every year they change small things in the park and during summer Miracle Garden is closed. 

Last Exit 
Address: 4 in total, different locations around Dubai
Opening hours: 24 hrs 
Instagram: @lastexitdubai

Last Exit is located in 4 different areas around Dubai and it is mainly famous for its different food trucks where you can get food 24/7. People mainly visit this spot to get some nice food but it's not just a great food spot you can also find many nice areas for beautiful pictures. Especially the unique food trucks are an absolute highlight but even the different seating areas have a cool and colorful design. Try to avoid using your camera at Last Exit because usually they don't allow to take pictures with a professional camera when you don't have a permission.

Dubai Desert
Opening hours: 24 hrs

I really like to take pictures in the desert and I am more than happy that I have a small beautiful desert just around the corner of our building. This is something special which you usually don't have at many places around the world and I would highly recommend you to combine your desert trip with a adrenaline pure desert safari. I did it once before and it was a really cool experience. Dubai offers so many beautiful desert spots and I can always suggest you to visit the famous Al Qudra lake. It is a beautiful desert section where you can find in the middle of nowhere an artificial sea and great spots  for having a barbecue. I never went deep in the desert to take pictures but its still on my bucket list and I can't wait to do it within this year.

Best, Patty

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  1. Adorable pictures and white suits you fantastic!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Wow, so viele schöne Bilder, ein Traum!

    Liebe Grüße
    Jimena von

  3. Tolle Tipps! Merke ich mir, wenn ich auch mal in Dubai bin (was definitiv auf meiner Travel Bucket Liste steht).
    Liebe Grüße!