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20 Great Locations for Your Pre-Wedding Photoshoot in Dubai

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Once you get engaged, you start planning your dream wedding together, and this means booking a venue, your preferred suppliers, and finishing all your wedding-related tasks. Dubai weddings are always so beautiful, but need careful planning, but, no worries, we are here to help you have the perfect wedding in Dubai.

Brides and grooms in the UAE are now adding another task to their planning checklist - a Dubai photoshoot! This means having a professional photo session of you and your fiance before the wedding day to have a pre-wedding shoot in Dubai.

Before choosing your pre-wedding shoot Dubai location you will need to hire the right photographer! Check out the top wedding photographers in Dubai here! 

One of the most important detail in a pre-wedding Dubai photoshoot is selecting the location. If you live in Dubai, you won't be facing trouble finding a beautiful location. There are so many locations and places with excellent backdrops and skylines to select from, whether it is on the beach with The Atlantis, Burj Khalifa, or Burj Al Arab in the background, or in the desert, you will find plenty of options to select from. 

So if you are planning a pre-wedding shoot in Dubai we have selected the perfect locations around the city to capture your eternal love story. Want to capture a video of your pre-wedding photoshoot as well? You can check out the best videographers in Dubai here! Here are 20 of the most beautiful locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot in Dubai:

Dubai Desert

The Desert

Although most couples have been doing a pre wedding photoshoot in the Dubai desert for the past couple of years, you can't deny that it makes a magical location for a pre wedding photoshoot. Here is a list of the top desert wedding venues in the UAE that are perfect for a desert photoshoot

Image: Nick Rose Photography

Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain

If you are looking for a glamorous and a romantic backdrop for a Dubai photoshoot, consider having your pre wedding photoshoot at the Dubai Fountains. You can hold the photo session at Dubai Mall or many of the Address downtown hotels that overlook the Fountains. Check this list of the Best Wedding Venues in Downtown Dubai

Image: Melrish Studio

Metro Photoshoot

The Metro

Believe it or not, Dubai Metro could be a very romantic place, for a modern, unusual pre wedding photoshoot. The main metro line runs largely across the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. 

Image: Hitched Dubai

Miracle Garden

Dubai's Miracle Garden

Nothing is more magical than the Dubai Miracle Garden to celebrate your love surrounded by nature, stunning flowers and beautiful landscapes. The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand.The garden occupies over 72,000 square metres, making it the world's largest natural flower garden featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. 


The Dubai Aquarium

Let the colorful fish and magical underwater creatures be the backdrop to your pre wedding pictures. 

Image: The Uppermost

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

For a romantic and out of the box idea for a Dubai photoshoot we love Dubai Creek, which is a saltwater creek located in Dubai that extends to the Persian Gulf through Dubai's new canal. Picking a location to show the view of dhows (sailboats) moored alongside the canal will add beauty to your image. 

Image: Itsoura

Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach

For pictures with a mesmerizing charm, the Jumeirah Beach makes a wonderful location. Jumeira Beach is a white sand beach that is located and named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with The Palm Jumeirah. 

A very popular wedding photoshoot picture in Dubai is taking the picture on Jumeirah Beach with the iconic Burj al Arab hotel in its background. 

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Away from all the modern vibes of Dubai, this souk takes you back to the old days, very nostalgic and romantic indeed. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a bazaar in the traditional Middle Eastern style with stalls and restaurants under wooden covered arcades. From spices and slippers to locally made jewellery, Souk Madinat Jumeirah is an Arabian bazaar, full of incredible objects. 

Image: Melrish Studio

Jetty Lounge

Jetty Lounge Area

Housed in chic Arabian architecture with contemporary interiors and dazzling Dubai skyline views, The Jetty Lounge is an elegant beachside bar. An ideal place for a romantic photoshoot at sunset.

Old Souk Dubai

The Old Dubai Souk

The Old Dubai Souk is located in Bur Dubai on the southern side of Dubai Creek, it will definitely add a traditional touch and a special charm to your pre wedding pictures. 

Al Seef

Al Seef Dubai Creek

Located near the iconic Dubai Creek, Al Seef is making its mark on Dubai’s heritage district. Beautiful traditions combine with modern designs at this new destination, as the city showcases an inspiring partnership between its proud past and bright future. 

polo habtoor

Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club

The stables at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club are exquisitely appointed in an Andalusian style, with wide aisles under a pantile pitched roof.

Windows add natural light, and the vaulted ceiling provides additional ventilation, complemented by full air-conditioning during the summer months. This makes a perfect location for an equestrian Dubai photoshoot session. 


Riverland Dubai

Riverland Dubai is the gateway to Dubai Parks & Resorts. A themed, fun, dining and retail destination which you can access without purchasing a ticket!  Take a walk along the river on a journey through time, where 4 different zones give a fascinating glimpse into some of the greatest eras of our past - The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula.

al badia

Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City is an 18-hole, championship golf course designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones II featuring an award winning clubhouse, 4 dynamic restaurants, event spaces and a luxurious spa. 

al barari

The Farm, Al Barari

An oasis of calm, The Farm is the perfect place to escape the heat and enjoy fresh air in front of an exquisite botanical and waterside backdrop. 

Love Lake

Love Lake Dubai

 The two giant lakes take the shape of intertwining hearts. What's also interesting about this photoshoot location is that the trees are planted in such a way that they spell out the word 'love' from above. How cool is that for a pre wedding photoshoot session in Dubai? 

If you are looking for professional female photographers in Dubai you can find them here!

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

One of the most famous monuments in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is a landmark of architectural innovation. It is the perfect place for a pre-wedding photo session. Remember, the building looks prettier after sunset.

Many of the Emaar Hospitality hotels in downtown Dubai have stunning views of Burj Khalifa that you can arrange to have a photo shoot at. These include Armani Hotel Dubai, Address Sky View, Address Fountain Views, Address Boulevard, and the Palace Downtown.

Image: Glenn Richie

Underwater Diving

Underwater Diving in Atlantis

If you are a fan of swimming and diving, this is a very innovative idea, as taking pictures underwater is something that everyone will probably love. You can go snorkeling and have a photo session as well. You can get some really cool pictures underwater, all you need is a creative photographer.

Yacht in Dubai

Go on a Yacht

You can dress comfortably and casually onboard a yacht and have fun while getting your pictures taken. Yachts can give you beautiful backdrops, perfect for a pre-wedding photography session.

Check out Yacht Rental for Parties and Weddings in Dubai.

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