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The most Instagrammable restaurants in Dubai

  • Food & Wine
  • By Lottie Nicholls
  • Published 11 July 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023

The land of striking skyscrapers, manmade beaches, luxurious resorts, and a nightlife like no other, Dubai is no amateur when it comes to picture perfect places. No, this magical metropolis is no stranger to the culture of instagrammable spaces, and its ever-growing restaurant scene is the prime example of such. 

From creative cups of coffee to visual vegan victuals, Dubai offers a plethora of pictorial opportunities to pair with your next meal. 

With so many eateries in the city now specifically designed for your perfect post, it can be difficult to pinpoint which ones will be reeling in the most likes. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a selection of the best restaurants in Dubai for top Instagrammable moments, so keeping your feed as aesthetic as possible won’t be a worry this holiday!

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1. Ossiano

Immersive restaurant, Ossiano located within Atlantis, The Palm knows a little something about aesthetics. Crowned as one of the best underwater restaurants Dubai has to offer, Ossiano is inspired by sealife and takes the form of an aquarium. Imagine enjoying five-star meals in the company of feisty fish, dramatic sharks, and thrilling sting rays - that’s got to be one for the ‘gram!

Ossiano is as much of a subaqueous experience as it is a culinary journey. Progressive fine dining (which has been awarded a one Michelin star) inspired by the world’s rich oceans, Ossiano enriches guests’ emotions throughout their meal and transports them to an underwater universe through the food they eat. 

Revel in the delights of a nine-wave tasting menu as you gaze at the sea life before you. Sip delectable wines which have been carefully curated to add to your underwater adventure and enjoy an atmosphere like no other as you dine in style.

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    The awe-inspiring marine life that surrounds you
⦁    The artistic plates of delectable cuisine 
⦁    Elegant and chic restaurant interiors

Discover our ultimate guide to Atlantis, The Palm's restaurants 



2. At.mosphere

Sleek and chic restaurant, At.mosphere is the height of elegance... quite literally! Set at the top of Burj Khalifa, this beautiful restaurant is ranked the world’s tallest restaurant from ground level and boasts stunning views of the city below. 

With its wide range of delectable desserts, At.mosphere really gives high tea a whole new meaning. Enjoy a full range of delicious meals as you marvel at the panoramic views. Snap shots of the hazy desert sky as the bustling city twinkles below. And if that’s not enough, the eatery has been known to host the crown Prince of Dubai, Fazza (aka Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum) amongst other celebs, to make your IG feed even spicier!

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    Panoramic views of the spectacular city below
⦁    If you’re here for afternoon tea, the intricate details of the pretty sandwiches and cakes
⦁    Elegantly plated food 


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3. Vibe

If you’re an aesthetic instagrammer with a passionate vegan following, you won’t want to miss Vibe. This distinguished dive bar is located in Jumeirah Bay and is totally snap-worthy.

With its pink and green colour scheme, tropical accessories, and whimsical selection of decorative plants, Vibe is not only highly aesthetic but exudes an atmosphere of clean and fresh living - good vibes only! 

This theme is only accentuated through its range of healthy and tasty vegan and vegetarian dishes. Coconut pancakes are as pink as the walls, eggs florentine make a highly pictorial feature, and acai bowls are perfect for ensuring your feed promotes healthy living while looking good enough to eat. And let’s not forget the delightful cocktails which constitute the perfect instagram adornment. 

Vibe’s celebrity visitors include Drake, Huda Kattan and Ne-Yo, so keep your eyes peeled for even more content to fire up your feed!

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    The colourful décor
⦁    The plants!
⦁    Pose for a selfie underneath the neon “Don’t Kill My Vibe” sign
⦁    The tropical cocktails and beautifully presented plates



4. Tania's Teahouse

Officially ranked the 7th most instagrammable café in the world, you don’t want to miss a trip to Tania’s Teahouse! This light and airy two storey villa serves all day breakfasts, high tea and finger sandwiches, super bowls, pastas, and delectable desserts. 

Their foamy, pastel hued coffees play host to some stunning latte art, whilst their “Habib-tea” capitalises on insta-worthy drinks. Home of everything tea related in the city, Tania’s Teahouse also offers a wide range of flavoured and speciality teas to keep you energised and hydrated.

Boasting a homely atmosphere which draws visitors from all over the world, this comfortable space boasts modern, quaint furniture and romantic vibes. Its cream walls are adorned with mostly pink accessories and its wall of florals upon entrance make for the perfect post cover pic.

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    A selection of beautiful latte-art
⦁    The neutral, clean, décor 
⦁    Pose outside the café door next to the pretty floral garland

Tania's Teahouse

Tania's Teahouse

5. Mama Zonia

Is your Instagram feed colourful and exciting? Head to Mama Zonia on the second floor of Pier 7, to snap some kaleidoscopic shots and dazzle your followers. 

This vibrant Amazon themed restaurant will take you on a journey through the rainforest, both in décor and menus. Its dark walls are littered in luscious green foliage and sleek black floors play host to multicoloured velvet stools. Rich jewel toned lamp shades provide mood lighting that works in conjunction with the restaurant’s golden trimmings, blending absurd with chic. 

You'll even find a giant bird cage which acts as the most wonderful background for the perfect junglesque pic.

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    Capture a photo by the iconic bird cage
⦁    Pose by the colourful jungle-inspired murals on the walls
⦁    The hanging chandeliers and ceiling foliage 
⦁    Views of the glittering Dubai Marina from the restaurant terrace

Mama Zonia

Mama Zonia

6. El Chapo’s Tacos

Another perfect haunt for the online colour lovers, El Chapo’s Tacos is a Mexican restaurant with real personality. 

Located in Studio One Hotel, the restaurant’s bright and bold colour pallet is offset with super funky neon lighting and paired with juicy cacti plants to really add that Mexican flare. 

It's stunning food presentation and vibrant cocktail selection make for the perfect photo opportunity, whilst its entertainment is spectacular, and the free flow of ice cream really adds to the energetic atmosphere.

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    The crazy neon-lit décor and catci plants
⦁    Delicious taco platters
⦁    Vibrant cocktails served in quirky jars

Image credit; @elchapostacosdxb

El Chapo’s Tacos

7. Flamingo Room By Tashas

Combining timeless elegance and sleek design with on trend colours and unique accessories, this idiosyncratic dining delight is truly a feast for the eyes. 

Flamingo Room by Tashas’ colour scheme boasts the familiar, on trend and beautiful shade of blush pink that Instagram just goes mad for. The restaurant’s gleaming marble floors and rosy walls are accompanied by delicate floral art fixtures and statues of golden flamingos. 

Its golden bar boasts gives a fashionable nod to art deco and sits in front of a collection of round tables with punchy zebra print seats that work to add a real flare to the décor. The delectable menu features interesting dishes, delightful cocktails, and aesthetic deserts that are not only delicious, but will truly enhance your online content.

Picture-perfect ideas:
⦁    Capture the atmosphere of this sophisticated space and the gold leaf-inspired bar
⦁    Check out the ceiling for it’s unusual light fittings
⦁    Pose with a stylish dessert or cocktail 

Flamingo Room By Tashas

Flamingo Room By Tashas

8. Secret Garden By L'eto

Luscious greenery and cascading pink blossoms break up the otherwise monochrome and dramatic décor of this gleaming white restaurant. 

Sparkling white tables sit upon marble floors giving a sleek, chic, and modern vibe to this classy eatery. Bright and airy, Secret Garden provides guests with the perfect lighting for an Instagram post, whilst its bright pink feature wall with green shrubbery makes for the perfect backdrop. 

Their meticulous menu offers some unforgettable drinks to get your followers hitting that like button. Plus, decedent desserts include tasty teacakes and triple chocolate cheesecakes. The famed ‘Candylicious’ drink comes enclosed in a glass case, adorned with a feather light candyfloss topping for some serious snap worthy drama.

Picture-perfect ideas: 
⦁    The Candylicious cocktail and other uniquely presented cocktails and drinks
⦁    Cast your camera up to capture the aesthetic floral ceiling
⦁    Be sure to feature the colourful cake counter

Secret Garden By L'eto

Secret Garden By L'eto

The most instagrammable restaurants in Dubai FAQs

What makes a restaurant Instagrammable?

Attention to detail is key when striving for an instagrammable restaurant. Specific spaces need to be set up to create the ‘ideal photo opportunity’. There needs to be an element of style and aesthetic; the quirkier the better. Bathrooms are usually on point as patrons tend to take pictures in here - making the loos the place to take the ‘ultimate mirror selfie’.

Is Dubai Instagrammable?

Home to glittering skyscrapers and expansive sand dunes, the old-world city of Dubai is the ultimate "instagrammable" destination. From expansive beaches with glistening waters, to dazzling modern architecture, this city offers a plethora of different opportunities to snap the perfect pic for the ‘gram.

Plus, check out our list of Instagrammable hotels in Dubai for even more photo-worthy inspiration!

What is the most Instagrammable place in Dubai?

Some of the top aesthetic and coined ‘instagrammable’ places in Dubai include Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek Harbour and the lagoons beyond, the view across the palm, Imam Hussein Mosque, Ain Dubai, Wings of Mexico and Sky Views Observatory deck. Not to mention the plethora of beautiful beaches and carefully curated eateries, created to set your feed on fire.

Browse our list of Dubai luxury holiday offers and get ready to freshen up your social feed.

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