6 Instagrammable Spots In The UAE You Never Knew About

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
6 Instagrammable Spots In The UAE You Never Knew About

It’s no news that the UAE is one of the most scenic places in the world. The vast desert, the iconic buildings, sprawling parks and pristine beaches serve as perfect subjects for photographers, and backdrop for tourists. But wait! Did you know there are a few Instagrammable spots in UAE? From Jebel Jais’ majestic mountains to Ras Al Khor’s flamingos and the colourful tents on Banan beach, here are six spots in the UAE that are absolutely Instagrammable.

Meanwhile did you know Dubai has been voted one of the best tourist destinations for 2019?

1. Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubai

Did you know there is a wetland reserve just a few kilometres away from the city’s bustle? The Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 20,000 birds, crustaceans, mammals and fish, but what actually steals the show is the beautiful flamingos that migrate here during the winter season. If you look close enough then you can also spot grey herons, great egrets, reef herons, cormorants, black-winged stilts, sandpipers, osprey and much much more. The sanctuary is open from 9am to 4pm Saturday to Thursday, and entrance is free for all. No wonder it tops the list of the most Instagrammable spots in UAE.


2. Banan Beach, Dubai

If you wish to camp under a colourful tent or a chalet on the beach, here’s where you must head. Situated right on the waters of the Palm Jebel Air, the Banan beach is a perfect camping site, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can visit this secret resort for a day with beach access costing AED 100. You can stay overnight, with sleeping tents for two costing from AED350 a night. The chalets cost AED 1000 per night.

Also Read: Top 5 Beaches In Dubai

The resort provides bathrooms, a BBQ station and even Wi-Fi for those guests who know that the Instagram possibilities are infinite. And if camping is not your thing, there are water sports, fine dining and drinking too.

3. Snoopy Island, Fujairah

Snoopy Island is one of the best-kept secrets in the UAE and is located in the beautiful emirate of Fujairah, which is just a two-hour drive from the bustling city of Dubai. After all, who doesn’t want to make their social media LIT with some fancy vacay goals pictures by being in the country. The marine paradise is home to turtles, fish, sharks and other sea animals. And when you’re here, you can go snorkeling, stay at a beach resort, go kayaking, or scuba diving.

Meanwhile, here are 5 things you can do at Snoopy Island

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4. Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah

This is one of the most Instagrammable spots in UAE. The highest peak in UAE, Jebel Jais is a haven for photographers and travelers alike. Head all the way up to the viewing deck to soak in the ultimate panoramic mountain views. The mountain also has a host of activities to keep you entertained while at the top. Adrenaline junkies can take the longest zip-line in the world, or make your way out of a bull maze, suspended above the ground. And if you’re brave enough, bungee jump from 1500 meters above the sea level with a free fall of 8 meters.

Also Read: 5 Reasons You Must Plan A Trip To Ras Al Khaimah

5. Dubai Ladies Beach Club

Ever thought of playing in a swing on the waters? Well, if you thought this would be possible only on an island, you’re wrong. One of the most Instagrammable spots in UAE, this gorgeous swing on the water is the highlight of the Dubai Ladies Beach Club in Jumeirah. And if you’re not a member, you can get a guest pass and chill on the swing in the private beach.

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6. Iranian Mosque, Bur Dubai

The UAE is flooded with mosques and we completely agree the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi tops the list. However, Bur Dubai has a hidden treasure that is absolutely worth a visit and a few clicks. Located near the textile souk, the Iranian Mosque is inspired by Persian architecture and is drenched in shades of blue.