Instagramming Dubai

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I‘m not exactly sure what I was expecting when I touched down in Dubai. Tim Horton’s no. Desert and sand yes. Still the modern architecture popped up in the middle of nowhere made for some interesting Instagramming Dubai photos. As did the ridiculousness that comes with it. More on that later. Till then here are my Instagramming Dubai pictures.


Instagramming Dubai


Dubai Skyline thanks to HeliDubai

The only 7 Star hotel in the world. This is as close as they would let me get.

One of the only parts of Dubai that felt real.

This was a fun day to say the least.

Enjoying the Dubai Mall fountains

Below the Burj Khalifa at night

Gold ATM. Only in Dubai.

Instagramming Dubai from on top of the Burj Khalifa

Watching the sun go down…below me.

Walking through the Dubai Mall Aquarium

Dubai Mall Divers. To find take a right at the Cinnabon. Walk straight for 7 days. If you pass a Cinnabon you have gone too far.

My Dubai snow globe.

A hazy grey Dubai skyline. Thanks again to HeliDubai for getting me some great Instagramming Dubai shots!

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  • John Caldwell

    Nice photos Shaun. Dubai looks pretty interesting.

    • shaun_robertson

      Thanks John. Dubai is an anomaly for sure!

  • Lonnie Herbert

    Cool! I like the aquarium one best!

    • shaun_robertson

      Thanks Lonnie! I thought all aquariums were more or less the same but I liked this one a lot.

  • David Michell

    Did you get to Abu Dhabi? Crazy water park there.

    • shaun_robertson

      No but wanted to go there! Looks nuts. Have you been?

  • David Michell

    Also Ferrari world!

    • shaun_robertson

      Missed that too!

  • Used York City

    7 star resort?! Now there’s a travel destination in itself!;-) Thanks for sharing these photos, Dubai is totally on my travel bucket list!

    • shaun_robertson

      Thanks! I didn’t make it inside but apparently it is ridiculous. If you make it there head over for the weekend brunch.

  • Haily Woodward

    I would go to Dubai just for the malls 🙂

    • shaun_robertson

      No shortage of those there!

  • Robert_Murphy44

    Great shots Shaun. What fisheye lens are you using?

    • shaun_robertson

      Thanks Robert! Just a cheap one. Check out my post on my camera gear for details!

  • Reading this blog post is as close as they will let me get to a 7 star hotel. Feel fortunate you can get into camera ange. Great pics.

    • shaun_robertson

      Ha! Thanks Ted. The pilot wasn’t to receptive to my request to land on the hotels heli pad so that is as close as I got.

  • Doug Fossett

    Dubai! wow.