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The most Instagrammable hotels in Dubai

  • Travel 101
  • By Lottie Nicholls
  • Published 27 February 2023
  • Revised 06 March 2023
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Synonymous with all things chic, it’s no wonder that celebrities and influencers are drawn to this city of opulence. From cosmopolitan skyscrapers and ethereal underwater suites to limitless stretches of rolling sand dunes and spectacular sunsets, Dubai is the perfect place to create and capture magnificent memories. 

You’ll want to make sure your phone is always charged and your photo library free, because with glamorous beach clubs, deluxe resorts and sumptuous restaurants, this fashion-forward city is sure to set your social media on fire.

So, if you’re heading to one of the world’s most luxurious destinations and wonder where the most aesthetic places to frequent are, our list of the most Instagrammable hotels Dubai has to offer, has you covered…

Go all out at Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm is one of Dubai’s most famous hotels. This incredible ocean-themed destination resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah was the very first to be built on the island – and it offers other-worldly luxury. 

The resort’s awe-inspiring pink architectural towers make it a majestic focal point of Dubai’s luxury skyline, whilst inside you’ll discover a host of traditional Arabian touches.

The 1,548 spectacularly designed rooms and suites ooze grandeur, with balconies offering unlimited views over the twinkling Gulf – plus two swimming pools, an underwater restaurant, and stunning ShuiQui Spa - so there’s plenty of extravagant photo opportunities to spice up your Instagram feed.

With the vast number of luxury activities, unique experiences, and first-class restaurants to dine in at this charismatic hotel, you will be constantly reaching for your phone to hashtag the best bits – well, if you don’t, did it even happen?

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • The mile-long stretch of white sand beaches
  • Two palatial pools, perfect for adults and children alike
  • A notorious open-air aquarium, The Ambassador Lagoon
  • The Underwater Ossiano restaurant (for the food and the surroundings)
  • Underwater Yoga in The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm

Feel like royalty at Bvlgari Resort

Italian architecture firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel drew inspiration perfectly from the natural surroundings of the magnificent ocean when conceptualising this hotel.

Blending Mediterranean charm and Italian chic with embellishment and eccentricities of the Middle East, Bvlgari Resort Dubai offers guests a wide range perfect photo opportunities to post of the ‘gram!

Soaring windows adorn the reception areas and throughout the hotel, ensuring guests can take in and capture breathtaking ocean views everywhere they look, whilst deluxe rooms and suites boast beautiful balconies for the perfect postable cover pic. 

The phenomenal 1,700 square metre spa boasts old Hollywood vintage glamour, with a hint of modernism. Its stunning art deco surrounds plays host to a range of amenities for guests to feel utterly relaxed and totally rejuvenated.

From a hammam room to indoor pool, exercise centre, to beauty salon, as well as a range of luxury treatments designed to de-stress, Bvlgari allows guests to feel their most beautiful at all times - ready for a quick pic anytime!

With seven dining delights to choose from, guests will be able to capture the ideal instagrammable meal, either surrounded by stunning slick decor or al fresco amongst the beautiful natural surroundings.

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • Sleek and stunning marble flooring laced with gold decor throughout
  • The oh so unique seahorse shaped, man-made island whose marina houses ocean views and a private yacht club
  • Perfectly manicured gardens with glistening pools
  • Minimalist Japanese restaurant, Hōseki boasts exclusive dining experiences for just nine guests at a time, courtesy of Chef Masahiro Sugiyama

Bvlgari Marina at Bvlgari Resort Dubai

Bvlgari Marina at Bvlgari Resort Dubai
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Pure sophistication at Armani Hotel Dubai

Everywhere you turn there’s an opportunity to witness and photograph fashion history. Inspired by the notorious Armani, this ultra-luxurious five-star hotel radiates high fashion and effortless style. 

Armani Hotel Dubai boasts bespoke architecture whose clean lines and slick finishes serve a sense of opulent living and, naturally, offer some simply stunning photo opportunities.

The bold furniture combined with delicate fabrics which gracefully adorn the hotel’s rooms and suites also make for the ultimate lavish experience and provide some perfect posts for followers to marvel at.

The world-class spa and fitness centre is a must visit for its extensive treatment menu. Be sure to snap shots from the enchanting rejuvenation pool, whose location boasts impressive panoramic views of the city. Capture luxurious spa moments from the private and social relaxation areas, such as the steam baths and ice waterfall.

With multiple restaurants to choose from guests will be able to ensure both ambient evening pictures, as well as photos of the delectable food itself. 

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • Bespoke decor boasting exclusivity and opulence 
  • Custom furniture designed by and for the Armani brand
  • Kaf restaurant’s uniquely monochrome interior 
  • The swimming pool and stunning surroundings
For more information on truly exclusive holidays, discover Dubai’s most iconic holidays
 

Armani Ristorante at Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Ristorante at Armani Hotel Dubai

Stay like a Caesar at Caesar’s Palace Dubai

If you’re looking for unique photo opportunities, head to Caesar’s Palace Dubai. Situated on the private island which surrounds the Ain Dubai, this carefully curated concept is sure to wow.

Combining luxury with the extraordinary, this five-star hotel has a super playful yet exclusive spirit and serves up some of the most exciting experiences to its visitors from around the world – capturing their imaginations.

Start snapping as you mean to go on when you enter the stunning palm tree lines runway which forms the entrance to Caesars' Palace. Whether the sun in shining bold and bright in the daytime or low and sultry in the evening, these palm trees provide the perfect first pic for your holiday album and it doesn’t stop there!

Slick, modern and clean guest rooms feature mood lighting and stunning views for more mesmerising photos. You’ll also experience contemporary concepts at the hotel’s exclusive restaurants, with a selection of venues dishing up modern world-class cuisine paired with perfectly-instagrammable provocative cocktails. 

The hotel’s 500m private beach boasts unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf, stunning soft sandy shores and private cabanas. The hotel also provides experiences such as jet ski rental for you to take the ultimate thrill seeking action shots!

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • The iconic Ain Dubai providing the perfect picture backdrop 
  • Palm tree lined runway for a striking first photo op
  • 500m private beach with uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf
  • Private casino for dynamic and brightly light candid pics and some evening fun

Presidential Suite at Caesar's Palace

Presidential Suite at Caesar's Palace

Boho boutique at Habtoor Palace Dubai LXR Hotels & Resorts

Synonymous with culture, creativity, and craftsmanship Habtoor Palace Dubai LXR Hotels & Resorts is a grand building with opulent decor, providing a harmonious accompaniment to its sumptuous surroundings. It’s as though this hotel was built just to be Instagrammed – before the photo-focused phenomenon was even conceptualised, of course.

Before event entering the hotel, be wowed with the stunning Arabian architecture that the building boasts. Grand symmetry, pillars and tall windows make for truly picturesque holiday photos.

Upon stepping inside, guests are greeted with beyond grand decor which begs to be photographed. A stunning marble gallery staircase and great pillars with gold finishes give a lavish and extravagant feel instantly.

The bedrooms and suites also boast a lavish lifestyle; Arabian design and minimalist details, with polished solid wood furnishings in place of marble bathrooms and silk sheets. Capture the dancing light as it beams through the large windows or snap the cultural flare that the hotel’s interior has to offer, where a variety of artwork is plastered tastefully along the walls.

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • Authentic boutique hotel
  • Unique guest rooms boast cultural design and regional decor
  • Artwork, sculptures, and motifs from a network of artists
  • Opulent decor like nowhere else

Sir Winston Churchill Suite at Habtoor Palace Dubai LXR Hotels & Resorts

Sir Winston Churchill Suite at Habtoor Palace Dubai LXR Hotels & Resorts

Get boujee at Burj Al Arab

You simply can’t make a list of Dubai’s most Instagrammable hotels without mentioning the world-class Burj Al Arab. Founded in 1971, this seven-star hotel was the first of its kind to be built and has since given the avid photographer (professional or Insta-level) much to talk about. 

With rooms ranging from breath-taking sky top levels to unique and magical underwater suites, Burj Al Arab is nothing short of stunning in every aspect of its aesthetic. Remaining the world’s only seven-star hotel, Burj Al Arab’s meticulous designs and intricate decor are sights you’ll be hard pressed to forget – whether it’s graced your camera roll or not.

Everything that touches this record-breaking building is opulent, even down to the eiderdown duvets used in the hotel’s rooms and suites (the finest and rarest in existence). There’s even a pillow menu featuring 17 different types, to ensure guests have the best sleep of their existence here.

The resort has a personal team of florists who work to create the most spectacular flower arrangements in the lobby, which only complement the approximately 1,790sqm of 24-carat gold leaf used to embellish the hotel’s interiors - now that’s a photo worth taking. 

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • Enchanting underwater guest rooms
  • Its notable sail-shaped design
  • The hotel’s 24-carat gold leaf interior
  • The beautiful flower arrangements
  • The Japanese restaurant Junsui’s Swarovski ceiling
Be sure to check out our thoughts on Dubai’s best luxury hotels.

 

Sahn Eddar at Burj Al Arab

Sahn Eddar at Burj Al Arab

Asian Arabian fusion at Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai

With its idyllic beachfront location and opulent decor, Mandarin Oriental Jumeriah, Dubai is the epitome of luxury and offers the perfect place for holiday pics. Capture once in a lifetime shots of undisturbed ocean views and panoramic pics of the city’s glittering skyline all from the comfort of your hotel room. 

Combining both Asian and Arabian design, the interior decor of this captivating resort has been carefully cultivated to provide some of the most indulgent backgrounds for plush and palatial pictures.

Upon entrance, guests will be rendered speechless by the hotel’s impressive reception area, whose vast space is home to art deco style pillars, carefully constructed to mimic indoor trees. The lavish scene is set with marble floors, high ceiling, glittering lights and gold furnishings - making for the perfect first holiday pic post!

Sip delectable cocktails upon beautifully woven daybeds in the sun, whose comfortable cushions and lavish furnishings provide guests with ultimate outdoor serenity and simply beg to be Instagrammed!

Capture the dancing sunlight permeating through the wooden slats of the excellently constructed terrace. Snap exquisite food pics under the glowing soft lighting of the indoor dining space, or even as the sun goes down al fresco.

What makes it Instagrammable?

  • Unique and authentic Asian Arabian flare 
  • Beach front location and al fresco facilities 
  • Sunning golden and wooden accents with beautiful lighting throughout

Lobby at Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai

Lobby at Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai

The cultivated metropolis of Dubai offers sun, sea, and unforgettable experiences. Delicious desert views and bustling city sidewalks, there’s always something fascinating for you to lock into your photographic archive.

With a range of activities, Dubai seeks to offer a collaboration of innovation and inspiration. It's exhilarating mix of modern architecture, traditional neighbourhoods, and sandy beaches mean you’ll be sure to return with many a tale and photo to share. 

So, if you can't sit down to dinner at a restaurant without posting a two-minute story appreciating the decadence of your plate, this is the destination for you. With the most gorgeous backdrops, cuisine and interior designs, your gram will be in overdrive.

Having trouble choosing where to stay? Check out our list of top Dubai offers.

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