7 Top Free Photography Spots in Dubai that You Gonna Love!

Before my trip to Dubai, I did tons of research about spots for photography where I could take cool shots and hang out, that absolutely FREE.  I just had to underline that because I could only find a couple of places that are free of charge. So, if you are curious like me, you have come to the right place because I’m going to list down all my favorite places in Dubai, from the ones that are free of charge to the ones with admission fee. All the places I recommend here can be reached by foot. Most of them are near to the metro station or bus station so you don’t really have to call an Uber to go to these places. Here we go:

1. Dubai Marina
Admission : 0

I was looking high and low around Dubai Marina area where I could take some photos of Dubai Marina. One of the nicest place facing Dubai Marina is actually a yacht club and restaurant but I don’t want to spend money on expensive food. I accidentally found the perfect spot when I’m about to do my skydiving. The road going to Skydive Dubai HQ is really scenic because it’s overlooking Dubai Marina. So in the same evening, I came back to the Skydive Dubai HQ area to take some nightscape of Dubai Marina.

How to get there: Take Metro Red line to Damac Properties, then change to tram (T1) to Mina Seyahi. You can walk to Skydive Dubai HQ.


2. Dubai Water Canal Boardwalk
Admission : 0

I spent a good 3 hours walking around the area while waiting for sunset. There are 2 bridges along the water canal but I love the big one more as it’s more photogenic than the small one.You can see Burj Khalifa from here while watching the sunset. I’m so lucky, I got a perfect round sunset almost every day here in Dubai.

How to get there: Take Metro Red Line to Business Bay. From there, you can either walk or take the bus F20 and walk again for 15 minutes.


3. Mall of Emirates
Admission: 0

You will feel like a royalty as you enter this home of hundreds of luxury brand. I had to catch my breath couple of times after walking from the ground floor to the top floor. The mall is humongous and packed with people. Be sure to go to the top floor to capture the glass ceiling.

How to get there: Take Metro Red Line to Mall of the Emirates.


4. Apple Store / Dubai Mall
Admission : 0

I know it sounds funny that you need to go to Apple store to get some photos. But trust me, as you enter this giant Apple store, you can see that they have a balcony which is actually a perfect vantage point.

How to get there: Take Metro Red Line to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.


5. Airbnb or Hotel in Dubai Marina
Admission: Depends on the accommodation place.

When looking for a place to stay in Dubai, I was searching an accommodation in the high-rise building, facing Palm Jumeirah and near to the Skydive Dubai HQ. Luckily, I found this cool dorm at Dubai Marina Area for only $36. Not only it has a fantastic view but they also serve breakfast buffet every morning. I was sold! Although it’s a mixed dorm, the room is comfortable and clean. Check out the place here!


6. At the Top / Burj Khalifa
Admission: AED 85 (Check for price updates here)

Don’t miss At the Top at Burj Khalifa. The view from the tallest building in Dubai is spectacular! Enough said.

How to get there: Take Metro Red Line to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall.


7. From the sky
Admission: AED 1999 (Check for price updates here)

Where can you get the perfect photo with Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah? Try skydiving or opt for a helicopter ride around Dubai Marina Area. Besides the amazing view, you can tick off your bucket list too!


Hope this article helps you to get that awesome Instagram shot for your trip to Dubai. Do you have any other recommendation place in Dubai that is worth visiting? Leave a comment below and hopefully, I can visit them on my next trip to Dubai.


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