An Emirati man from behind looking over the highrise construction of Dubai at sunset

90+ Inspirational Quotes About Dubai & Instagram Captions

by Dubai Travel Planner

Caption your Dubai Instagram posts or add some fun & inspiration for visiting Dubai!

If you have ever visited Dubai, you will know that these quotes about Dubai and the UAE and Dubai puns ring true. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Dubai is a jewel that sits in the Middle East and has become one of the best destinations in the world to visit, and to live.

With its breathtaking skyscrapers and iconic landmarks, the city of Dubai offers something for everyone and if you haven’t taken a trip to this beautiful area of the world, you need to add it to your bucket list.

If you are looking for some fun Dubai travel quotes or Dubai quotes for Instagram, we have you covered. This collection of inspiring Dubai quotes and Dubai puns will be the perfect addition to your Instagram or social media posts and to your scrapbooks.

Dubai Quotes for Instagram

These are some great fun Instagram captions for Dubai.

  • Dubai, you have my heart.
  • There’s no problem that Dubai can’t solve.
  • Keep calm and take a trip to Dubai.
  • Dubai days and sunny rays.
  • If you want to fall in love with Dubai, you just have to come here once.
  • Welcome to Dubai.
  • I love Dubai. In every way.
  • Don’t be delicate, be vast and brilliant.
  • Dubai is my therapy.
  • Summer nights & Dubai skies.
  • Never met a desert sunset I didn’t like.
  • Dubai is calling me, and I must go.
  • Somehow, the stars are just better in Dubai.
  • I fell in love. His name is Dubai.
  • Ridin’ these dunes
  • I need Vitamin D – Dubai
  • My heart is in Dubai.
  • This is my kind of happy place. 
  • If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs. 
  • This is how we do it in Dubai.
  • Soaking up the sun in the desert.
  • I came, I saw, I fell in love with Dubai.
  • Nothing tastes as sweet as a Dubai sunset. #Dubai
  • Hello Dubai, your lights are fireflies in my heart.
a sunset view of the Dubai highrise skyline including the burj khalifa for quotes about Dubai

Inspiring Dubai Quotes

“I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other.” 

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

“You can leave Dubai, but it will never leave you.”- Unknown

“We in the UAE have no such word as ‘impossible.’”

 – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

“Dubai, the only place where the sky is not the limit.” – Unknown

“An experience abroad really enriches you.” –

Fabio Cannavaro

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

An emirati couple walking through an abandoned road in the desert with caption The desert tells a different story every time one ventures onto it

“Going through different places, I stopped through Dubai and stayed there overnight. There I had an ultra-culture shock.”- 

Tequan Richmond

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

“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

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

“One of the main characteristics that differentiates Dubai from other commercial centers is its openness to innovation and the freedoms it grants people and institutions to operate.”-

 Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Dubai will never settle for anything less than the first place. – Unknown

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

Dubai Travel Quotes

“Dubai is like a rose in the desert.” – Unknown

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

Soroosh Shahrivar

“When in Dubai, the most important thing is to concentrate on your sense of luxury. Everything else will fall into place.” – Unknown

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” 

Chief Seattle

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are sandy.” – Unknown

“Sometimes, you need to stop and smell the roses. And sometimes, you just need to sit in a luxurious car and roll around Dubai for the day.”

Unknown

“Going to Dubai represents a different way of life.” – Fabio Cannavaro

“There is so much to discover in Dubai!” 

Mo Farah

“If you want to fall in love with Dubai, you just have to come here once.” – Unknown

“Behold the red and gold of the sunset. This is Dubai at its most picturesque when the sun leaves a shimmering blaze of dusk on sails as buildings, boats and bridges twinkle in the distance all around.”

Unknown

“When in Dubai, the most important thing is to concentrate on your sense of luxury. Everything else will fall into place.” – Unknown

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

Tucker Carlson

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

“Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a ticket to Dubai.”

Unknown
A view of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai from Souk Madinat Jumeirah captioned Money can't buy happiness but it can buy a ticket to Dubai

Dubai Puns

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

Antique shop owners in the Middle East have one rule. You break, Dubai.

Dubai, I would never desert you!

Du-bye.

Dubai: serving you just deserts!

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

This palace is a breath of fresh heir.

Don’t worry, beach happy.

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

This palace is a breath of fresh heir.

What’s the difference between Dubai and Abu Dhabi? The people in Dubai don’t like the Flintstones, but the people in Abu Dhabi do.

I love you to Dubai and back.

Arabian Tea House external view in Al Fahidi Historical District

Sheikh Zayed Quotes

We’d like to leave you with some quotes from the country’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nayhan. An inspirational leader for his people, he ruled the country from its formation in 1971 to his passing in 2004. He is laid to rest in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

“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

“We are like those who had climbed a mountain and reached the top. When we looked down we still wanted to go higher to realise our goals. Despite all the achievements, we still have an ambition for more. That is my way of looking at things.” – Sheikh Zayed

“I encourage women to work in positions that maintain respect and dignity as mothers and makers of generations.”

Sheikh Zayed

“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

“Arab oil can never be dearer than Arab blood.”

Sheikh Zayed

“The woman is half of the society; any country which pursues development should not leave her in poverty or illiteracy.” – Sheikh Zayed

“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

“Past years have emphasized on the importance of unity as a vital necessity for providing a better life to the people, for ensuring stability in the country and for realizing the hopes and aspirations of our people.” – Sheikh Zayed

“History is a continuous chain of events. The present is only an extension of the past.”

Sheikh Zayed

“There is no glory without the glory of the country and its citizens. We have to be proud of our forefathers, who were able to face the harshness of life with a strong will and dedication to shape a better collective future.” – Sheikh Zayed

“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals 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
A quote from Sheikh Zayed superimposed over a picture of the Museum of the future in Dubai

“He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and future, for it is from the past that we learn.” – Sheikh Zayed

“They used to say that agriculture has no future [in the UAE] but with Gold’s blessing and our determination, we have succeeded in transforming this desert into a green land.”

Sheikh Zayed

“Thirty years ago, we had no buildings, and when we saw buildings in other countries we used to envy them and wonder how we could convince our people to be satisfied with what they had.” – Sheikh Zayed


As the city grows, no doubt so too do the monikers, witty puns, and thought leadership of this larger-than-life and immensely proud emirate.

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