Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is an exciting place to be. There is a great blend of culture, history, nature, and modern architecture. There is no shortage of sand dunes and stunning skyscrapers. It is truly the perfect place to relax while also enjoying new adventures. There are so many stunning spots for photographers to choose from and even more ways to highlight the amazing aspects of the city. If you are planning your itinerary and looking for ideas to add to your list, check out some of the best photography spots in Abu Dhabi.


The gear we recommend is a good camera and the holy trinity.  A wide-angle lens.  14-24mm or something similar.  A 24-70mm or something similar and, of course, a 70-200mm or something similar. If you do not have these particular lenses, do not worry; something similar will be just fine. It would be best if you also had a tripod.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi

1. Corniche Beach

Corniche Beach is a popular tourist spot for many reasons. This beach has Blue Flag status which means that the waters are guaranteed to be safe and clean. This beach has beautiful views of the ocean and the city and has lots of photo potential due to its wonderful landscape.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi Corniche Beach

2. St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi are made with the tourist (and photographer) in mind. There are lots of photo opportunities located in the hotel from red carpet staircases to amazing sea views. The higher you head in the hotel, the better the views so get up top to capture the gorgeous turquoise water.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi St. Regis Abu Dhabi

3. Emirates Palace

This is another well-known hotel in Abu Dhabi and it is beautiful from all angles. This hotel was constructed with beautiful green landscapes, fountains, and a nice golden hue. The most notable aspect of the hotel is the grand building which resembles the Burj Khalifa.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi St. Emirates Palace

4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

image2This is the largest mosque in the entire world and definitely worth a trip on your photography journey through the city. It is made of marble, gold, ceramics, crystal, and semi-precious stones. There are plenty of magnificent angles the mosque has to offer.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

5. Wahat Al Karama

The best place to grab the coolest perspective of the Grand Mosque is the Wahat Al Karama which is a war memorial that is right across the street. The memorial itself is made of three structures and isn’t as popular but it does give you an amazing view and photo opportunity for the mosque.

6. Qsar Al Watan

This is one part of the Presidential palace in Ras Al Akhdar and the grounds are beautiful to explore. With courtyards and gardens as well as a spectacular great hall, there will be no shortage of photos at this location.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi

7. Louvre Museum

This is the largest museum in the Arabian Peninsula. There is more than art and culture that you will find of interest here. The architecture of the place and its galleries are also stunning.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum

8. Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

Many hotels in Abu Dhabi are worthy of a photo trip. This is because they are created with design and luxury in mind. This is a mix of modern with nature with lots of private beaches but also huge chandeliers.

9. Liwa Oasis

image8This is located south of the city and is one of the essential farming production regions in the UAE. This desert landscape is remarkable to behold and comes with its share of desert animals and desert life.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi Liwa Oasis

10. Capital Gate

This leaning skyscraper is 35 stories high and is home to many hotels and office spaces. This is one of the tallest buildings in the city and is a great piece of architectural design that looks beautiful in any photo.

11. Yas Beach

This is a luxury club that is located on a white-sand beach. There are lots of lounging and relaxing opportunities but also many opportunities for some stunning photos because of the beautiful skies and waters that are around this area.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi

12. Observation Deck at 300

This spot offers a view of the city from the 74th floor of the building. You will find panoramic views of Abu Dhabi and you can enjoy taking pictures of the city below while sipping on tea from the cafe.

13. Abu Dhabi Beach

Another stunning beach in the city that gives you great views of the landscape while still giving you the opportunity to capture the city. Blue skies can be seen for miles which perfectly highlight the sand and the skyscrapers.

14. Fossil Dunes

Located outside of the city, this is an attraction that is not as well-known but is a great place to capture interesting shots. The fossil dunes of Abu Dhabi are made from wind-swept sand and create many cool formations.

15. Etihad Towers

image7This group of towers is made of five separate towers that are all unique in their own way. These are sleek and modern designs that exist high into the sky. They really make their mark on the Abu Dhabi skyline and being close to Emirates Palace makes it an easy spot to catch.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

16. Abu Dhabi Carpet Souk

This location is made of more than 100 shops that sell carpets, housewares, and other vibrant objects. This is a cool place to explore and the colors, patterns, and designs look amazing in any photograph.

17. Zaya Nurai Island

This island is located on the Arabian Gulf just east of the city. This is a great place to relax and take in the natural landscapes the city has to offer. This is the ideal place to go for ocean and beach pictures as well because it is completely surrounded by water.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi

18. Mangrove National Park

Over half of the park is covered with mangrove trees which are photogenic rough on their own. For those who love nature, this is the perfect place to go. In addition to the forest of mangroves, there are salt marshes, mudflats, flamingos, dugongs, dolphins, and a variety of other plants and animals.

19. Ferrari World

This is the place to be for car lovers, especially luxury car lovers. This is a theme park that has rides and attractions but also lots of Ferrari cars with models from the 1940s to feature in your photos.

Best Photography Spots in Abu Dhabi Ferrari World

These are the best photography spots in Abu Dhabi.

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