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200 Ultimate Dubai Quotes & Dubai Instagram Captions!

Looking for the best Dubai quotes and captions for your Instagram photos? Dubai is a fascinating and magical place to visit – with it’s many breathtaking skyscrapers and iconic landmarks.

Think Burj al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Atlantis The Palm, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Fountains, La Mer, Dubai Marina, Dubai Frame – there are honestly so many photo opportunities and Instagrammable Places in Dubai!

We all know the feeling when you’ve got so many photos of somewhere to post to Instagram or Facebook but you’re just stuck for what to write in the caption.

This article cuts out all the hard work of trying to come up with a caption for your Instagram photo as it gives you all the best Instagram captions and quotes about Dubai.

All you have to do is choose one you like, copy and paste and get on with enjoying your trip or editing your photos!

If you’re heading to Dubai, you’re there right now, or you’re just wanderlusting and looking for some inspiration, you’ll find 200 Dubai puns, famous quotes and captions for your Dubai Instagram pictures right here!

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Best Dubai Instagram Captions

 1. Money can’t buy you happiness? Habibi, come to Dubai!

2. Dubai is always a good idea

3. Dear Dubai, you’re my absolute favourite!

4. You can leave Dubai, but it will never leave you

5. Up in the clouds, on my way to Dubai

6. Never coming home, staying in Dubai

7. Bright lights & Dubai skies

8. Walking through a concrete jungle

9. Sunshine is the best medicine

10. Dubai is calling my name!

11. Relationship status: In love with sunsets and this city

12. You name it, Dubai has it. Or if it doesn’t have it, it’s building it

13. Dubai, the only place where the sky is not the limit!

14. All I need are palm trees and this little slice of paradise

15. Hello Dubai, your lights are fireflies in my heart


Short Dubai Captions For Instagram

16. I need vitamin D – Dubai.

17. My kind of city

18. I’ve got a crush on Dubai

19. Got Dubai on my mind

20. Sometimes I dream of Dubai

21. I left my heart in Dubai

22. I’m all about the palm trees and 80 degrees

23. Dubai, you have my heart

24. Dubai is calling and I must go

25. Feeling fine in Dubai

26. Sky above, sand below, peace within.

27. Some moments are gold.

28. These bright lights are my sunshine

29. A jewel in the desert 

30. All you need is love and skylines




Best Dubai Quotes

31. “People often refer to Dubai as the Hong Kong of the Gulf, but it’s really more like Vegas!” – Tucker Carlson

32. “Dubai, with all of its glitz and glamour, rose in the heart of the desert.” – Soroosh Shahrivar

33. “There is so much to discover in Dubai!” – Mo Farah

34. “Dubai’s a pretty powerful place!” – Solange Knowles

35. “Dubai is a vibrant city: big cars, big buildings.” – John Rocha

36. “The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.” – Fareed Zakaria

37. “We are living proof that when human beings have the courage and commitment to transform a dream into reality, there is nothing that can stop them. Dubai is a living example of that.” – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

38. “I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other.” – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

39. “There’s so much beauty when your eyes lay lost in the city lights.” –  Motionless In White, “City Lights”


Funny Dubai Captions 

40. People in Dubai don’t like the Flintstones. But people in Abu Dhabi do!

41. In Amsterdam, you get stoned and have sex. In Dubai, you have sex and get stoned.

42. Just came back from Dubai where a sheikh offered me 30 camels for my wife. I usually smoke Marlboro but who can resist an offer like that!

43. I’ll have a skyscraper there… and there… oh, and the tallest building in the world just over there…

44. Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy a ticket to Dubai

45. 3 men were in a desert. 1 man was holding a jug, the second man was holding a paper bag and the last man was holding a car door. A man came around and asked the first man why he had a jug. He said it was his water and if he got thirsty he would take a drink. Then he asked the second why do you have a paper bag? The guy said “This is my packed lunch so if I get hungry I will eat my lunch”. Then he asked the last man why he has a car door and he said it he got hot he would roll down the window.

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Funny Dubai Jokes & Puns

46. Arab-er not leave Dubai just yet

47. Dubai: serving you just deserts

48. Dubai, been there, dune that

49. Dubai, I would never desert you

50. Du-bye

51. Why can’t you shop in the UAE? There is nothing Dubai

52. I have a friend who went to Dubai for vacation. I asked him … Dubai anything?

53. What happens when you burn down a skyscraper? You may have Dubai them a new one.

54. I had to return those books on Middle Eastern agricultural products. They were past the Dubai dates

55. I started working at a grill restaurant on a skyscraper in Dubai. The steaks were high but I pulled it off

56. What size lumber is used to build homes in Dubai? Dubai fours

57. What’s the difference between the people from Abu Dhabi and the People from Dubai? The people from Dubai don’t like the Flintstones and the people from Abu Dhabi do!

58. Don’t worry, beach happy

59. Beach you to it

60. Girls just wanna have sun!

61. Another sun bites the dust.

62. I need vitamin sea!

63. Keep palm and carry on

64. Shop up or ship out!

65. This palace is a breath of fresh heir

66. Hoping souvenir shopping at this market will spice up the kitchen!

67. Why can’t you starve in the desert? – Because of all the sand which is there.

68. Suite dreams

69. Did you hear about the couple getting ready for a day in the desert? They were dunesday preppers!



Burj Khalifa Captions for Instagram

The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world at a whopping 828 metres high! Here are some inspiring Burj Khalifa captions that just shows you the sky is the limit!

70. Meet me at the Burj Khalifa

71. On top of the world…literally!

72. Dubai will never settle for anything other than first place. 

73. From the earth to the sky.

74. If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs. 

75. Don’t rush, great things take time.

76. Head in the clouds 

77. Being this high off the ground I feel air-mazing

78. Don’t be delicate, be vast and brilliant.

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Dubai Desert Captions For Instagram

79. Ridin’ these dunes

80. And into the desert I go, to lose my mind and find my soul

81. Just a girl dreaming of the desert

82. Forever wandering where the WiFi is weak

83. Never met a desert sunset I didn’t like

84. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are sandy

85. Cactus, sunshine, and desert life.

86. Soaking up the sun in the desert.

87. Go where you feel the most alive

88. There’s no WiFi in the desert, but I’m definitely going to find a better connection out here

89. Everything makes sense in the desert.

90. The desert works constantly to forbid it, and still the cactus blooms

91. If I have ever seen magic, it has been in the desert

92. We were like wanderers in a desert, blessed with a rare downpour.

93. The desert is so vast that no one can know it all.

94. Without music, life is a journey through the desert.

95. You must go to the desert and stay awhile.

96. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are through the desert.

97. Life is like a desert. You only regret the oasis you let pass

98. Keep calm and take a trip to the desert.

99. The desert is a place for growth

100. She is desert. And he is the single drop of water.

101. A daisy blooming in the desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest.

102. Love me or hate me, the desert seems to say, this is what I am and this is what I shall remain.

103. Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.

104. I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing.

105. Somehow, the stars are just better out here

106. Everybody’s going to the party…dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine.

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Funny Desert Captions & Desert Puns

107. Are we dune yet?

108. Talk to the sand

109. How are you dune?

110. I love the desert…even though it gives me the hump sometimes

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Desert Quotes

111. “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

112. “Desert, in general, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself.” – Maynard James Keenan

113. “If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

114. “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.” – Father Dioscuros

115. “Life is always like a desert. You’ll either find an oasis or will end up in a mirage while finding one.” – Surimal Kundu

116. “The desert tells a different story every time one ventures onto it.” – Robert Edison Fulton Jr.

117. “The desert, when the sun comes up, I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” – Tom Hanks

118. “A desert is a place without expectation.” – Nadine Gordimer

119. “I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space.” – Robyn Davidson

120. “You can’t fight the desert. You have to ride with it.” – Louis L’Amour

121. “Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.” – Edward Counsel

122. “What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” – Edward Abbey

123. “All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it, all the marvels of creation.” – Paulo Coelho

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Dubai Camel Quotes For Instagram

124. I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.  – Joe E Lewis

125. The difference between camels and men; a camel can work a week and not drink; and a man can drink a week and not work. – Julian Tuwim

126. If camels are the ship of the desert, this one is the Titanic. – Karl Pilkington

127. A camel that always moves with the camel caravan cannot discover the beauties of the unknown oases! – Mehmed Murat Ildan

128. Just like a caravan of camels walking in the desert, be durable against the adversaries of life and walk with decisive steps. – Mehmet Murat Ildan

129. A camel is a horse, designed by committee. – Alec Issigonis

130. A camel makes riding an elephant feel like a jet plane. – Jackie Kennedy

131. Life is like a camel, you can make it do anything but back up. – Marcelene Cox

132. It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back. – Charles Dickens

133. On Horseback you feel as if you’re moving in time to classical music; a camel seems to progress to the beat of a drum played by a drunk. – Walter Moers 



Camel Jokes and Camel Puns For Instagram Captions

134. What do you call a camel with no humps? Humphrey (hump-free)

135. How do you ask camels if they want some tea? One hump or two?

136. Riding a camel really isn’t that hard. Once you get over the first hump, the rest is easy!

137. What is the difference between and one-humped camel and a two-humped camel. A hump.

138. That camel is great at hiding. He’s a real camel-leon!

139. What is a desert nomad’s favorite cheese? Camelbert

140. A camel’s favorite nursery rhyme is Humpty Dumpty

141. The camel looked at the Sahara and said, “Long time no sea!”

142. What does a camel use to hide itself? “Camel”flauge

143. A camel’s favorite place to visit is Camel-bodia

144. Why did the camel cross the road? Because there are no chickens in the desert!

145. What did the camel say to the Oasis? I’ll never desert you


UAE Quotes

146. “We in the UAE have no such word as ‘impossible.’” – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

147. “There is no Dubai and Abu Dhabi; we are one. Whoever doesn’t understand this should do their homework before they start talking. We will be there for each other when we need it.” – Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Sheikh Zayed Quotes

The UAE is a relatively new country, created in 1971. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was at the time the ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He seized the opportunity to bring the Emirates together and unite them, formed a new country: the United Arab Emirates.

Sheikh Zayed therefore became the country’s first President until his death in 2004, and is often referred to as the Founding Father of the UAE. He was a very forward thinking man and here are some of his most famous quotes:

148. “Arab oil can never be dearer than Arab blood.” – Sheikh Zayed

149.  “It is my duty as the leader of the young people of this country to encourage them to work and to exert themselves in order to raise their own standards and to be of service to the country. The individual who is healthy and of a sound mind and body but who does not work commits a crime against himself and society.” – Sheikh Zayed

150. “No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind the progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.” – Sheikh Zayed

151. “Wealth is not money. Wealth lies in men. This is where true power lies, the power we value. This is what has convinced us to direct all our resources to build the individual, and to use the wealth which God has provided us in the service of the nation.” – Sheikh Zayed


Arab & Emirati Proverbs

152. Open your mouth only if what you’re going to say is more beautiful than silence – Arab proverb

153. Sunshine all the time makes a desert. – Arab Proverb

154. Believe what you see and lay aside what you hear – Arab proverb

155. Trust in god but tie up your camel – Arab proverb

156. The one who knocks at the door gets the answer – Emirati proverb

157. He who stays with people for forty days has become one of their number – Emirati proverb

158. You don’t need that particular sweet to enjoy life, and you don’t need that carpet to rest on – Emirati proverb


Best Quotes & Captions About Traveling

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

159. Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport. — Unknown

160. In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.— Lewis Carroll

161. To travel is to live. – Hans Christian Andersen

162.  I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list. – Susan Sontag

163. Take only memories, leave only footprints. – Chief Seattle

164.  We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls. – Anais Nin

165. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave Flaubert

166. Oh the places you’ll go! – Dr. Seuss

167. Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before. — The Dalai Lama

168. Adventure is worthwhile. Aesop

169. Live your life by a compass, not a clock. – Stephen Covey

170. To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – Freya Stark

171. The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands. – Sir Richard Burton

172. Because when you stop and look aroundthis life is pretty amazing. — Dr. Seuss

173. With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding. – Sandra Lake

174. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams! – Oprah Winfrey

175. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucious

176. Some beautiful paths cannot be discovered without getting lost. – Erol Ozan

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Best Captions About Traveling

177. The world is yours to explore.

178. Keep calm and travel on.

179. We have nothing to lose and a world to see.

180. Work hard, travel harder.

181. Travel is the healthiest addiction.

182. Live with no excuses, travel with no regrets.

183. Take a journey that has no destination.

184. When in doubt, just travel.

185. Travel is my therapy.

186. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

187. Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.

188. If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.

189. Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

190. Travel not to find yourself, but to remember where you have been all along.

191. Constantly searching for views that take my breath away.

192. When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.

193. I only collect one thing: stamps on my passport.

194. You cannot control the past, but you can control where you go next.

195. I don’t know the question, but travel is definitely the answer.

196. Happiness is landing in a new country.

197. In a relationship with: my passport.

198. Travel, because money returns. Time doesn’t.

199. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.

200. It feels good to be lost in the right direction.

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Where Is Dubai & The UAE?

The UAE is situated in the Middle East – more specifically in the Gulf (or Arabian Peninsula). This is the small peninsula of land separating Africa from Western Asia.

The UAE is nestled between Saudi Arabia and Oman, facing the Persian Gulf (which separates the UAE from Iran). Other countries in the Gulf include Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen and Qatar.

Despite Dubai being the biggest and most famous city in the UAE, Abu Dhabi is actually the capital.

Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi are very close in distance though: there is less than 100 miles between them and it takes just over an hour to drive between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Dubai is a really exciting city and is one of the best places to visit in The Middle East. It is definitely high on many people’s bucket lists, whether they plan to visit as a stopover before continuing their long haul flight elsewhere, or whether they plan to make a holiday to Dubai during the pleasant weather of the winter months.

Dubai has inspired many people – it has been featured in several movies and there is a sense of hope and dreams in the air. 

Dubai Travel Information:

If your trip to Dubai is your first time visiting The Middle East, it’s important to do a little bit of research beforehand to know what to expect, especially if you are a female solo traveller.

Whilst The UAE can be more relaxed than other Arabic countries in terms of what to wear, it is still important to respect the country’s cultural norms and dress appropriately.

A shawl/scarf is very versatile and can be particularly useful to cover up your shoulders if necessary. You can learn more here about Travelling Solo Around Arabic Countries As A Western Woman.

In addition to dressing modestly, you’ll definitely need to bring lots of suncream as the sun is strong here!

The UAE has the same plugs as the UK, so make sure to bring a UK adapter if necessary.

You may also want to buy a VPN beforehand as WhatsApp calls and FaceTime are blocked in the UAE.

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Monday 3rd of July 2023

Very useful for my trip, thank you I am excited to go


Friday 7th of July 2023

It's a great place to visit!


Thursday 1st of December 2022

Thank you for the information, I love this!


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

You're welcome Erica, glad you enjoyed them :)