20 Dubai Pictures That Will Make You Want To Visit The UAE

I visited the United Arab Emirates in 2018 and really enjoyed this tiny Middle Eastern country. Check out these Dubai pictures to see why!

The UAE is made up of seven states, or emirates, but the two that are most popular as travel destinations are the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dubai is known for its resorts and shopping malls, and Abu Dhabi is known for Ferrari World and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

The September heat was insane (winter is a better time to visit), but the city sights were still amazing and worthwhile.

Hopefully these Dubai pictures inspire your own travels!

Rugs hanging at a market in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood of Dubai, UAE
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Rugs for sale in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood of Dubai.

 
 
 

Top domes of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi UAE
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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built between 1996 and 2007. It’s dedicated to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, the founder of the UAE.

 
 
 

Courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Sheikh Zayed is the biggest mosque in the UAE, and it’s located in Abu Dhabi.

 
 
 

Giant chandeliers inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The inside of the mosque has the world’s largest Persian carpet, and the world’s 3rd largest chandelier.

 
 
 

Small dome ceiling in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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This is what the smaller domes look like from inside the mosque when you glance up.

 
 
 

Biggest chandelier in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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This is the world’s 3rd largest chandelier, and it was imported from Munich, Germany.

 
 
 

Pool reflection and domes at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The pools around the mosque reflect the columns and hallways.

 
 
 

Arabic teapots for sale at a traditional market in Dubai, UAE
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Traditional Arabic teapots for sale in Dubai.

 
 
 

Traditional Arabic daggers for sale at the Al Fahidi market in Dubai, UAE
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Traditional Arabic daggers for sale in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood. This is a great place to take interesting Dubai pictures.

 
 
 

Perfume bottles for sale at a market in Dubai, UAE
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Perfumes for sale in the historical district of Dubai.

 
 
 

Trinkets and jewelry for sale at a shop in Dubai, UAE
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Shiny desktop trinkets for sale at one of the souvenir shops in Dubai.

 
 
 

Perfume bottles for sale at a shop in Dubai, UAE
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More perfumes for sale in the window of a Dubai shop.

 
 
 

View from the 124th top floor of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, UAE
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Here’s a view from the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. This is currently the world’s tallest building.

 
 
 

Camel statue at a souvenir shop in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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This is what a typical souvenir shop in Abu Dhabi looks like. Camel not for sale!

 
 
 

Artistic Arabic mural at a drinking fountain in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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A drinking fountain mural in Abu Dhabi.

 
 
 

Front gate to the Emirates Palace luxury hotel in Dubai, UAE
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This is the gate to the Emirates Palace hotel, the 2nd most expensive hotel ever built — $6 Billion USD. Taking photos is free. 🙂

 
 
 

Ferrari World sign in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Ferrari World is a sports car-themed amusement park in Abu Dhabi. It also has the world’s fastest roller coaster.

 
 
 

Expensive luxury sports cars on display at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Cars on display at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

 
 
 

Domes and columns at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Domes and columns in the courtyard of the Sheikh Zayed mosque.

 
 
 

Front domes and doorways at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The Grand Mosque looks like something straight out of Aladdin, doesn’t it? I love the colors and design.

 

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