The digital age has given us all the opportunity to share our adventures with friends, family, and followers. Even if we’re thousands of miles away, our Instagram family can see what we see in an instant, from quick snaps to short videos. Now your road trip through the UAE can also be a great opportunity to build up your Instagram following, entertain your friends, and even make them just the tiniest bit jealous of the great time you’re having! If you’re planning to document your adventures online, here are a few must-see places you can check out to create a truly Instaworthy Road trip.
The Wings of Mexico – Burj Plaza
Show-stoppingly beautiful and the perfect Instagram picture, these angelic wings are located in the Burj Plaza in Downtown Dubai. They celebrate victory, dreams, and the possibilities of human creation. Surrounded by the incredible achievements of Dubai’s city planners, they provide a perfect photo opportunity, especially at night when the drop-lighting illuminates the golden wings in full relief. Go for a fisheye or wide-angle shot for a different take on this Dubai landmark.
Last Exit – Jebel Ali
Instagram is famous for foodies taking shots of some seriously yummy meals, and there’s nowhere better to do this than at the unique Last Exit at Jebel Ali. Taking its inspiration from Route 66 and the all-American diner concept, it’s a one-of-a-kind themed food truck concept in bright, colourful surroundings. #FoodOnInsta doesn’t get much better than this!
Love bridge – Al Khawaneej
This is the perfect Insta stop for the hopelessly romantic. The idea of padlocks on a bridge representing couples’ devotion to one another is believed to have started in Paris, France. Today, Love Lock bridges can be found all over the world, and the Love Bridge at Al Khawaneej is a perfect Insta spot for that romantic selfie with your partner. Remember to take a padlock, lock it to the bridge and then toss the key into the water so your love can never be broken!
The Dubai Frame is an extraordinary landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai. This huge public art display gives you the opportunity to ‘frame’ your Insta picture perfectly. Depending on where you stand you’ll see perfectly framed vistas of old or new Dubai, with truly spectacular panoramic views across the city. It’s one of the most dramatic and fascinating conceptual art installations anywhere in the world.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
One of the largest mosques in the world, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is dazzlingly beautiful and a stunning representation of the beauty and peace of Islam. Gleaming white with traditional Arabic calligraphy and tile designs, it links the past to the future and is a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of Muslims from all over the world. Please bear in mind when taking your Insta photos of the mosque that it is a place of worship, so ensure you are respectful of people’s devotions when you’re hunting for that perfect picture.
Every major city has its own ‘Eye’, and Dubai is no different – except the Dubai Eye is bigger and more incredible than most! Located on the Bluewaters Island Complex in the heart of the Marina, it stands 210m high and is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. The Eye itself is worthy of an Insta shot, but for the ultimate wow-factor, climb aboard and get a panoramic night-time shot of the city from the top of the wheel.