I recently read an interesting article which stated that people are most likely to travel to destinations if they are able to take Instagram – worthy pictures at said place. This just shows how much the digital world has taken over our lives, especially social media sites, such as Instagram. I do however feel that Instagram is not as bad as some would make it out to be, because sometimes I too use Instagram to look for recommendations on places to visit and things to see, because there are pictures available before you go, to actually see if it’s worthwhile and whether it really might be for you. The advantages and disadvantages of social media sites are however a conversation for another day. Today’s post will highlight spots in Abu Dhabi that are Instagram – worthy.
Yes, you read right, Abu Dhabi actually has its very own Louvre, which is an art and civilization museum and any architecture and art fanatic’s dream. Although there are many spots to take pictures at, I mean the place does consist of 23 galleries and an amazing garden- like area just before the entrance, the dome ceiling is however what attracts everybody to this stunning structure and with good reason, it is breathtakingly beautiful. I did a full review on the place, which you can check out here.
Be ready to feel like royalty when stepping into this majestical place, I mean it’s not called a palace for nothing. There are so many Instagram worthy shots that you will be able to take here, the palace itself makes for a pretty stunning background and turning just in the opposite direction, you will have the Etihad Towers as your backdrop, which if you are not familiar with, is the structure where Vin Diesel drives through three towers in the Fast and Furious 7 movie.
Looking for more of a pre- modernized Abu Dhabi? Then make your way to the Heritage Village, where you can get some cool vintage looking pictures with more of the traditional aspect of what Abu Dhabi has to offer, like a souk (market) and a museum depicting artifacts from different eras. There is also a stunning beach with spectacular views of the city in the background, which will definitely have people double tapping on your picture.
Even though I did not get the opportunity to visit the place, as they had construction going on, it definitely still makes my list, mostly because of the constellation that makes up Sheikh Zayed’s face and is definitely the most photographed area at this site, simply because it’s so beautiful.
The Corniche Beach is probably not the prettiest beach in Abu Dhabi, but it is still beautiful with pretty blue waters and I absolutely love the corniche promenade, which is a waterfront area which includes children’s play areas, cycle and pedestrian pathways, cafés and restaurants. You’ll be able to capture some stunning pictures here, especially when the sun is going down.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is probably the most photographed place in Abu Dhabi and visiting it will soon make you realize why. The place is simply magical from its architecture to its stunning views and more so during the night time. I did a full review on this place as well, which you can check out here. I’ll let the pictures do the talking now.
Ferrari World has a lot to offer its visitors, from the fastest rollercoaster to some pretty awesome Instagram worthy spots. My favorite part about the park though is feeling like I’m in Italy, mostly because I’ve never been, but this gives me a little taste of what Italy might feel like, with pretty Italian styled restaurants offering pizza and crepes, street painters, cute bookshops and a fountain. The pictures down below will give you some ideas of locations where you can take pictures.
The Warner Bros theme park is a new addition to Abu Dhabi and based on the Warner Bros and DC Comics Characters. There are plenty of spaces to take some really cool pictures; the whole park is basically Instagram worthy. There are also plenty of characters roaming the park at all times that you can take some cool shots with.
I love the whole vibe of Yas Beach. It offers white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and stunning views. You can also chill on a sun lounger while sipping on a drink and smoking shishah and this right in front of the beach. All this combined will definitely make for some Instagram worthy shots and have you feel like you’re on a tropical gateway.
There are so many spots at Yas Marina where you can get cool shots and the place itself is just aesthetically pleasing. One of these places is this big wall that is covered in the prettiest graffiti, which is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram pictures. The next Instagram worthy spot is definitely the big white #Yas Island sign; it makes for some pretty cool pictures. The musical water fountain also makes for some cute and fun pictures. Be sure to check out my full review on Yas Marina right here.
But that is it for this post; I really do hope that it was helpful, until next time!