Abu Dhabi - photo by Mathias Apitz (München) under CC BY-ND 2.0
Abu Dhabi - photo by Mathias Apitz (München) under CC BY-ND 2.0


Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates. While most people might be thinking sand dunes and deserts, there is more to see in Abu Dhabi than just sand. Here are some of the Instagrammable places in Abu Dhabi:

Instagrammable Places in Abu Dhabi – Corniche Beach

This 2-kilometer stretch of white sand beach is a great subject for photography, with the Abu Dhabi skyline on the background.

Instagrammable Places in Abu Dhabi – Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace is a lavish 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi that is definitely worth including in your Instagram story. It features a lively fusion of precious elements of Islamic architecture that are truly picture perfect.


Instagrammable Places in Abu Dhabi – Heritage Park

Heritage Park in Abu Dhabi is a public park by the water that is a great location for taking pictures of the sunset and the city skyline. There are also recreations of traditional buildings in the park that make interesting subjects for photography.

Liwa Oasis

There’s nothing wrong in going with the stereotype if that stereotype is having pictures at the Liwa Oasis in Abu Dhabi. These pictures can form great imagery for your own Arabian Nights chronicle.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Inaugurated in 2017, this museum for art and civilization features a dome structure that seems to float – an interesting sight to capture!

Marina Eye

Abu Dhabi’s waterfront observation wheel not only lets you take aerial photos of the city, the structure itself looks great in pictures as well!

Observation Deck at 300

Here is another location that will help you flood your Instagram with remarkable photos: the Observation Deck at 300. This 74th floor observation deck allows 360-degree views of Abu Dhabi. It also houses a café that serves picture-worthy refreshments.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas

While staying at this 5-star hotel, you can easily find yourself not getting enough of snapping pictures of all the interesting things you can see. From the guest rooms to the façade of the hotel to the beachfront restaurants to the swimming pools, there are simply loads of photos you can add into your Instagram story.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Inspired by the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque found in Egypt and the Badshahi Mosque in Pakistan, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was completed in 2007. The mosque was constructed using mostly natural materials, including marble, gold, ceramics, crystals and semi-precious stones.

Yas Mall Dancing Fountain

This is perhaps the most popular attraction at Yas Mall for anyone who is on the hunt for Instagram-worthy shots. The show of water, lights and music is a definite must-see.

Yas Waterworld

A water paradise for kids and the kids at heart, this Abu Dhabi water park offers plenty of sceneries to fill your gallery.