Dubai Photography tours

Our most recommended Dubai Photography tours

Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

1. Dubai: Sunrise Balloon Flight with Breakfast & Falcon Photo

Marvel at views of the Arabian Desert from above with a thrilling hot air balloon flight tour from Dubai. Transfer from your hotel to the landing site and catch the sunrise over the sand. Meet a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a gourmet breakfast. Begin your balloon adventure with an early morning pick-up at your hotel. Then, head out before sunrise to the desert to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve to begin the adventure. You’ll float above the Arabian Desert for about an hour in the rising morning sun. In addition to seeing giant red sand dunes you’ll be on the lookout for camels, wild gazelles, vivid green oases, date farms, and the ever-changing shadows on the desert landscape. Keep an eye out for the mighty Arabian oryx in their natural habitat. Once you have landed, drive to a private desert conservation reserve and freshen up in the clean, private bathrooms. Get the opportunity to take a photo with a Peregrine falcon and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of delicacies such as hand-cut smoked salmon, a fruit platter, and more.  After the end of this magical ride you’ll be transferred back to the city and dropped off at your hotel.

Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

2. Dubai: Hot Air Balloon Ride with Camel Ride & Falcon Show

Discover the Dubai desert from a unique aerial perspective on an early-morning hot air balloon ride. Float above the red sand dunes of the Margham Desert and savor a traditional Arabic breakfast. Watch an in-flight falconry display and enjoy a camel ride. Your hot air balloon adventure begins early in the morning, when you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Margham Desert for a refreshment and a briefing from the pilot. Next, you’ll be driven over the red sand dunes of the Dubai desert to your take-off location, where you’ll witness the inflation of the hot air balloon on the ground. After takeoff, you’ll float above the Arabian desert and enjoy the sunrise from 4000 feet above the ground, taking in breathtaking views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and native wildlife, including an in-flight falcon show. Once you’ve landed, you'll be driven back to the Margham desert to freshen up and enjoy an Arabic Style buffet breakfast. Enjoy a short camel ride along the sands of the desert before getting dropped off back at your hotel, where your tour will end.

Dubai: Adventure Red Dune Desert Safari, Camel Ride & BBQ

3. Dubai: Adventure Red Dune Desert Safari, Camel Ride & BBQ

Have a desert adventure tour to partake in an assortment of desert activities. From a camel ride and a lavish barbecue to shisha smoking and henna tattooing, also enjoy more extreme fun like a quad bike ride or sandboarding. Begin your Dubai desert safari with a prompt pickup from your accommodation in a 4WD vehicle. After the 40-minute drive to reach the Red Dunes for a safari, you can take a quad bike ride if you are looking for more adventure. Enjoy the Dune Bashing activity and try sandboarding. Later, move on to the Bedouin camp where Arabian Qahwa, Luqaimat, dates, and soft drinks will be served as a sign of welcome. You can wear Kandora and Abaya, the traditional Arabian attire. Later, you will be taken for a camel ride to enjoy the most beautiful desert sunset. Take amazing photos with the backdrop of the setting sun. Must-do camp activities include henna tattooing and shisha smoking. Enjoy the Tanoura and belly dance performances. The Bedouin camp entertainment is followed by a lavish barbecue meal and various Arabian desserts. You will be dropped back at your accommodation once the tour ends.

Dubai Photo Shoot with a Personal Travel Photographer

4. Dubai Photo Shoot with a Personal Travel Photographer

Have a private photoshoot during your time in Dubai and take home a unique souvenir. Get to know the city as you have your picture taken and your professional photographers shares what they know about the city. Meet your personal photographer at a pre-arranged location for a private photoshoot based on your own requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip with your loved one, or a group vacation with friends.  Get confirmation of all the information you need once all the details have been organized. Relax in the knowledge that your photographer will work their magic and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of the city like an old friend. Pose in front of your favorite locations, the exact number will depend on the option you booked. Then, wait for the link to your own personal, password-protected online gallery to arrive within the next 5 working days. Download the professionally edited photos for free, and look back on your travels with fond memories.

Dubai: Top City Attractions Photo Stop Car Tour

5. Dubai: Top City Attractions Photo Stop Car Tour

Make the most out of your visit to Dubai with a photography tour by car to the city's most iconic landmarks. Travel to Palm Island and capture shots of the Burj Al Arab. Get Instagram-worthy views of unmissable sights like the Atlantis hotel, the Burj Khalifa Tower, Jumairah Mosque, and Old Dubai. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from Dubai Airport (DXB) or your hotel. Relax as your guide takes you on a tour to explore the city's extravagant atmosphere and head downtown to the Deira district.  Go to the bottom of the Burj Khalifa to snap pictures of its musical fountains. Continue towards the Palm, a man-made island shaped like a palm tree. Admire stunning panoramic views of the Burj Al Arab from the island.  Pass by several luxury hotels on the way to Atlantis hotel, where you can stop for some selfies. Head back to the Jumairah area to see the iconic Burj Al Arab for another photo stop. Drive along Jumairah road and see the Jumairah Mosque before making your way to the Dubai Museum.  Visit Old Dubai and see the traditional boats crossing the creek before being dropped off in the city center of Dubai. 

Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour with Photographer

6. Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour with Photographer

Snap pictures with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque as the backdrop on this tour from Dubai. Relax with round-trip transfer and the photography charge covered. Be accompanied by a professional photographer to capture the best moments of your journey. Depart from Dubai for the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque located in Abu Dhabi. Enter the interior of the mosque as it welcomes you with floral patterns and indigenous calligraphies. See how the contemporary Islamic structure accommodates thousands of visitors at a time. Be mesmerized by the exterior surfaces, composed of Sivec marble from Greece and Macedonia making the mosque as grand as its name suggests. The main dome of the mosque persists as one of the largest mosque domes in the world. Your photographer will get some amazing shots of these architectural wonders and you are free to pose in front of these structures to have your picture taken. Wander past the world’s largest hand-woven carpet, marble mosaic floral design, stunning chandelier, and glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals. See the reflective pools surrounding the mosque adding to its glory. Explore this beautiful piece of architecture with photo sessions at each and every angle of the Grand Mosque to make this trip even more memorable.

Dubai: Flying Dress Photoshoot Experience

7. Dubai: Flying Dress Photoshoot Experience

Book Dubai Flying Dress Official for an unforgettable flying dress photoshoot experience. Pick from Dubai’s two mythical locations, lost in the middle of the desert or on the Palm Jumeirah with Burj Al Arab as a background. Look beautiful, feel confident, and get more than a simple photography session with Dubai's number one experience destination for women’s beauty. Browse from a wonderful collection of four Flying Dress models and twelve colors, fitting all body shapes and sizes. Enjoy the freedom to select the styles that best suit your personal desires before your photoshoot session. Add one beauty service to indulge yourself: makeup, hair styling, or henna design. Anywhere, anytime, the team will come to you. Start with a pickup from your location in Dubai, then your driver will transfer you to the desert for the flying dress photography session. During the photoshoot. Don’t worry about anything, just be yourself. Follow the direction from the photographer in order to capture the most beautiful pictures. Once the shooting is over, the driver will take you home. Receive a link to download all the original photos on the same evening after the shoot. After viewing the photos, select five photos to be professionally retouched. One week later, you’ll receive your personal selection of retouched photos to make this memorable moment last forever.

Dubai: Al Fahidi walking tour with Photo-Shooting &Abra ride

8. Dubai: Al Fahidi walking tour with Photo-Shooting &Abra ride

See the best of the historic Al Fahidi district on a walking tour as you learn about the culture and history of the UAE. Visit markets, museums, and charming neighborhoods, and take a ride in a traditional Abra water taxi. Meet your guide and begin by enjoying a welcome drink of Arabic tea with dates at Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant in the Al Fahidi district. You can also try out luqaimat, ragag, and camel milk. Tour a traditional house and learn about the history of the UAE. See a traditional Emirati bedroom, a tent replica located at the restaurant, arish palm front houses, and also the megastructures. After admiring the buildings in the Al Fahidi and Al Seef districts, head to the Middle East's largest coffee museum. Enjoy a live Arabic coffee-making session and learn about how coffee has become a crucial part of the UAE's culture. Stop by a Mosque and check out the distinctive architecture as you learn more about Islam. Then, hop on a traditional Abra water taxi for a quick creek tour. Admire the old trading ships and take some photographs to show friends and family. Visit the gold souk, the area where the majority of Dubai's jewelry stores are to be found. Then, discover the spice souk, where there are all manner of aromatic spices, herbs, nuts, oil, saffron, and other things to excite the senses.

Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Photography Tour From Dubai

9. Abu Dhabi Full-Day Sightseeing Photography Tour From Dubai

Discover the heritage, vibrant present, and thrilling future of Abu Dhabi on a full-day tour of the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. After the pickup from your preferred location in Dubai, you will drive through the Gulf coast of Abu Dhabi. During this approximately 90-minutes drive to the Capital Emirates, you can listen to the fascinating stories on the cultural significance of the city. Visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and admire its architectural wonder. There you can see some of the finest architectural designs, floral patterns, and calligraphies. After the Grand Mosque visit, you will proceed to the Corniche area, where you can witness excellent waterfront views of Abu Dhabi. Then you will pass by one of the foremost landmarks of the city, the Emirates Palace. Afterward, you will take a break for a photo-session at Etihad Towers, a union of five elegant towers. Your next stop will be at the Marina Mall, where you can have lunch from its restaurant or food court. After enjoying the lunch we will visit the Qasr Al Watan Palace located in the Presidential Palace of the UAE. Learn about the historical treasures and cultural heritage of the palace. After the tour your guide will take you back to your chosen location.

Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

10. Dubai: 5-Hour Tour with a Professional Photographer Guide

Take a half-day photography tour of both old and modern Dubai with a professional photographer. After pickup from your hotel, stop at Palm Jumeirah for a photoshoot. Then visit Atlantis, The Palm to have your photo taken. Enjoy the waterfront views of Dubai Marina from Palm Island. Proceed to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and get wonderful snaps of the traditional bazaar. Continue to Jumeirah Beach to take photos with the famous Burj Al Arab in the background. Next head to the Blue Mosque. Visit its library and capture mesmerizing photographs of the mosque’s blue tiles. Next, head to old Dubai to explore the history of the city. Take a water taxi ride across Dubai Creek and visit the world’s largest market for gold and spices. Get some splendid photos as you walk along the winding streets. Finally, visit the Al Khayma Heritage House, located in the Al Fahidi Historical District. Here, experience authentic Emirati hospitality and a cup of traditional tea or coffee as you learn more about the history and development of the United Arab Emirates. Spend some time exploring the house's traditional architecture and decor, from the old Emirati bedroom to the tent and Arish residences. After the tour, get dropped off back at your hotel.

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4.6 / 5

based on 1,584 reviews

The hot air balloon ride was fantastic! It was quite foggy as we were being picked up from our hotels, so we were anxiously waiting for the fog to burn off before we could launch. However, once we were airborne, it was absolutely breathtaking to watch the sun rise over the desert. I also loved that the falcon and its handler came along with us and we got to hold it not only on the ground but while were in the air as well. While the hot air balloon ride was of course the highlight of the morning, it was also a nice treat and a lot of fun to be able to ride a camel, horse and drive an ATV after breakfast.

Farid was a great guide. Our boys loved the dune bashing and the camel ride. Farid also took some fantastic pictures. Thank you. Highly recommended

the tour is really good, our guide was friendly and very attentive to our well being. Show and diner at night were also great.

I would like to leave a positive review for Adnan who took us on a tour around Dubai - Photography was amazing. Thankyou

Excellently organised! Everyone was very friendly. What a one in a lifetime experience it was!