7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Abu Dhabi

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Abu Dhabi

An exciting city where nothing ever stands still, Abu Dhabi is an intriguing mix of ancient history and modern skyscrapers. From sandy deserts to a towering 7-star hotel, here’s the places you need to photograph.

Your Instagram feed will never look better…

1. Shaikh Zayed Mosque

Be amazed by the architectural wonder of this unique mosque. The mosque’s architects were British, Italian and Emirati, and design inspiration was borrowed parts of Turkey, Morocco, Pakistan, and Egypt among other Islamic countries.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the calligraphy encircling the hollows of the domes, etched with verses from the Quran and painted with gold leaves.


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2. Corniche Beach

A perfectly maintained 2km strip of white sand, grab a deckchair for views of Lulu Island and the Abu Dhabi skyline.

It’s divided into three sections: Al Sahil (Gate 4) is for singles and groups, Gate 2 is for families and a quiet zone, and Gate 3 is for families and children.

Oh, and make sure you stick around for sunset.


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3. Louvre Museum

This sparkling museum is the jewel in the crown of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi’s new cultural district. The cultural museum merges French design with Arab heritage and has a range of fascinating exhibitions.

The geometric lattices on top of the museum dome are also highly Instagrammable.


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4. Emirates Palace

In a country where everything is OTT, Emirates Palace is no different. This luxurious hotel overlooks its own private bay and is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

Marble bathtubs and a ‘Gold ATM’ that dispenses actual gold make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


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5. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

The perfect resort to chill out (and get snap happy), Saadiyat Resort & Villas is a first-class hotel.

Take your pick from the pool or the private beach and be sure to get a refreshing glass of Frosé for ultra-luxury.


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6. Liwa Oasis

Take a road trip to the desert to experience this vast sight of shimmering gold sand.

Two stone forts built more than 100 years ago still stand and add extra drama to the towering red sand dunes. You can splash out and stay in a nearby resort or go old school and camp in the desert with the camels.


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7. Abu Dhabi Carpet Souk

A fascinating maze of more than 100 shops, this traditional carpet souk is a riot of colour and pattern as vendors display their vibrant wares.


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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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