25 Of The Most Insta-Worthy Spots in Dubai

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25 Of The Most Insta-Worthy Spots in Dubai
By Nimra Adil and Farah Andrews -

From Insta-worthy food, to the best backdrop for that #OOTD post, we've rounded up the best places to head in Dubai to get that perfect shot. 


1.GOSSIP Café & Desserts 

Contemporary American cuisine paired with mouth-watering desserts, GOSSIP needs to be your go-to spot for that perfect chocolate cake and a cute Instagram shot with their now-iconic sign. 

Home is where the coffee brews

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2. Serendipity 3 

The iconic New York restaurant will definitely make you happy. From its stunning interiors to its menu and everything in between, Serendipity is sure to please your taste buds. 

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3. Black Tap 

Another super popular restaurant, Black Tap has taken Dubai by storm since its opening. Known for its crazy burgers and over the top shakes - plus the sea view and the Jumeirah Al Naseem turtles, which are right outside, are definitely worth Instagramming. 

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4. The Sum of Us

An artistic restaurant where everything made from scratch, from their coffee to their sourdough bread. The menu consists of simple dishes which are made from wholesome ingredients. 

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5. Salt 

The place that started the food truck phenomenon in Dubai. Their marketing strategy with the #findsalt made people go crazy in search of a juicy beef burger with their cheesy jalapeno fries. Kite beach makes for a great backdrop for the perfect burger shot. 

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6. Al Bastakiya 

Get away from the metropolitan side of Dubai with this hidden gem. Al Bastakiya is part of the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood - a place that dates back to the 1900s. The historic architecture, courtyards and rustic alleyways are a unique background for your outfit shot. 

7. Falla 

This classic burger and pasta joint is a crowd favourite. The interior is unlike any other place - famous for its pink penne pasta, this place has to make an appearance on your feed. 

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8. Souk Madinat Jumeirah

A modern feel to Arabian architecture, Souk Madinat Jumeirah gives you an array of things to do. From delightful restaurants to traditional shops, there is something for everyone. Plus, there is a super scenic abra ride that would be on point for Insta. 

9. Yakitate Japanese Boutique Bakery & Cafe

If you want to eat the cutest food ever, this is the place. Their pastries and breads are described as Japanese with a hint of French - this gives their food a unique look and taste. The Japanese fluffy cheese cake is a must! 

10. Café Des Artistes

Parisian chic is the vibe here. The epitome of elegance - this fine dining restaurant has exquisite interior and mouth-watering dishes. If you're in the mood to dine like the French, this is the place. 

11. Creekside Cafe 

Hidden in the midst of Gold Souk and Spice Souk - a contemporary, culturally driven cafe has made quite the name for itself. Inspired by architecture, design, art and heritage, the Creekside Cafe is an experience one must have. Take an abra ride to it and enjoy sitting by the water while you enjoy delicious food.  

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12. Tom & Serg 

Surely the most popular rustic cafe in Dubai - Tom & Serg is the place if you want relax, have a great cup of coffee and unique food that you won't find anywhere else. 

if you haven't tried a cup of coffee at Tom&Serg you are missing out #coffeelovers

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13. Tub of Butter 

For some creative coffee art, Tub of Butter is the place to go. An eatery serving fine foods, using wholesome ingredients. Come for the coffee and stay for the Deli and Gourmet selections. 


14. Box Park  

Restaurants, shops, cafes, Box Park has it all. Its architecture of colourful shipping containers make for the perfect backdrop to any picture. 


15. Alserkal Avenue 

Dubai's art hub, Alserkal Avenue has cafes, galleries, workshops and shops. Its vibe will definitely have your creative juices flowing, so channel that energy into your feed.  

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16. Dubai Miracle Garden 

A must for tourists, this garden is truly a colourful experience. Everything is created from flowers, from The Eiffel Tower to an Emirates A380. Your Insta feed will thank you after your trip.  


17. Sheikh Zayed Mosque 

Technically not in Dubai but how can it not be on this list? The stunning white and gold architecture makes this one of the most beautiful mosques in the world. If it can make an appearance on Kendall Jenner's feed, you need it on yours. 


18. Dubai Design District 

A community for the Artists in Dubai, from fashion designers to graphic designers - Dubai Design District lives and breathes creative expression. Built to help emerging talent in the country, it has become home to the region's best thinkers. 

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19. Bikes N Bites 

If you love Bikes and BBQ, Bikes N Bites will satisfy your every need. It has the most unique interior inspired by biker culture, with exclusive bikes and themed utensils to match. The food is a hit as well. 

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20. Moylo's Burgers

Super cute decor and truffle fries to die for! Moylo's Burgers is a cozy burger joint with an edgy touch that will become a favourite. 

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21. Riverland  

You won't feel like you're in Dubai - Riverland is a themed, dining and retail destination at Dubai Parks and Resorts. It has various areas, each inspired by an era of the past. The architecture is simply beautiful and there is a river, perfect for long relaxing walks. There are way too many photo ops for Insta here! 

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22. City Walk Dubai

Knitted trees, street art, cool cafes and must-visit boutiques, City Walk Dubai is an Instagrammer's dream! 


23. Sunset Beach 

Perfect blue sea, check! 
Pristine white sand, check! 
Burj Al Arab backdrop, check! 

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24. Dubai Opera 

Ever since the Dubai Opera opened its doors last year, we've all become a little more cultured, and want to let the world know on Instagram!

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25. Green Planet Dubai

If you haven't posted a snap with the super-cute sloth, or spotting the toucan, have you lived?


Have we missed anywhere? Let us know @CosmoMiddleEast