The best places in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to take a refreshing dip.
For those not jetting off to cooler climes this summer, the UAE’s luxurious resorts offer ample opportunities to relax and refresh with pool passes aplenty. Here are the best summer pool days across the emirates.
Address Beach Resort JBR
Discover the spectacular swimming pools and lushly landscaped terraces at Address Beach Resort JBR. The family-friendly hotel boasts an enviable location on the JBR beachfront complete with sun lounges, an adults-only pool, a family pool, and a children’s Splash Pad. Available daily from 9am until sunset. AED 380 per adult (including a food and beverage voucher with AED 150) and AED 150 for children.
GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com for reservations and more information.
Caesars Palace Dubai
The sparkling infinity pool at Caesars Palace Dubai, Neptune Pool and Bar is perfect for families and friends. Sit back, relax and revel in the chic, Beverly Hills-inspired atmosphere set against Ain Dubai whilst indulging in a delicious choice of refreshing food and cold drinks. This summer, the vibrant poolside offering includes a full F&B credit on day passes and cabana prices. Available daily from 9am to 6pm. AED 280 per person (weekdays) and AED 380 per person (weekends).
GO: Call 04 556 6666 for reservations and more information.
Centara Mirage Beach Resort
Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai’s new Daycation pass offers access to the resort’s water attractions, lush grounds and delicious dining options. So take it slow and cruise along the lazy river, splash about in the children’s water play area, zoom down water slides and brave the cliff jumping points. The offer also includes a rope-climbing course, the Camp Safari Kids’ Club and lunch at Thai restaurant, Suan Bua. Available on weekdays. AED 350 (for two adults and two children).
GO: Visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com for reservations and more information.
Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse
Inspired by the beautiful Riviera and located in the heart of Jumeirah Islands, this alfresco venue is an ideal spot for a summer pool day. Sunseekers can stretch out on the poolside sun loungers or cabanas alongside chilled drinks and a range of classic dishes with a menu curated by Isola Ristorante. Available daily, from 8am to 7pm. AED 50 (sunbed weekday), AED 400 (cabana weekday), AED 100 (sunbed weekends) and AED 600 (cabana weekends).
GO: Visit www.jumeirahislandsclubhouse.com for reservations and more information.
Escape to Polynesia and take advantage of Lapita Hotel’s day pass offer. Enjoy a full day of access to Lapita’s gleaming swimming pools, including the family pool, lazy river and children’s pool. Little ones will also receive one-hour complimentary access to the kids’ club. The package also includes a 30% discount on food and beverages. AED 109 (one adult and two children) and AED 54 (additional children).
Enjoy a decadent daycation in the heart of the city this summer at ME Dubai. Spend a day soaking up the sun with the ‘pool side’ package, which includes access to the rooftop pool, sauna, and gym. Here, guests can relax in the poolside cabanas to beat the heat in style and comfort. AED 200 per person.
GO: Call 04 525 2500 for reservations and more information.
The Dubai EDITION
Escape to the Mediterranean with immaculate views of Burj Khalifa from the pool at Thia Skylounge at The Dubai EDITION. Book a day for AED 200 (weekdays), AED 250 (on weekends) or splurge on a private cabana for up to six guests, where the price of AED 2,000 is fully redeemable on food and beverages.
The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
Visit The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm for an indulgent pool day this summer. Here, guests can soak up the summer sun whilst enjoying picturesque views of Palm Jumeirah, with a pool pass at Dip Pool Bar. A selection of poolside bites and drinks are available, ranging from salads and fruit platters to burgers and pizzas. Available daily, from 8am until 7pm. AED 250 (weekdays with AED 100 redeemable in food and beverage credit).) and AED 350 (weekends with AED 150 redeemable in food and beverage credit).
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
Luxuriate on the pristine beachfront at Saadiyat Island with a pool and beach day pass at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas. Dip into the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf and lounge on luxurious sunbeds, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Available daily from 7am to 7pm. AED 300 per person (weekdays including AED 150 redeemable food and beverage credit), AED 400 per couple (weekdays including AED 200 redeemable food and beverage credit), AED 300 per person (weekends without any food and beverage credit) and AED 400 per couple (weekends without any food and beverage credit).
GO: Call 054 581 2576 for reservations and more information.
Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Throughout the summer months, Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, invites guests to enjoy a day pass that can be used between 10am and 6pm. The offer includes a bottle of house grape or a bucket of hops accompanied by a sumptuous platter designed for poolside grazing. Enjoy the infinity-style pool or flop on the private beach with its views across the Khor Al Maqta to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Available daily, from 10am to 6pn. AED 208 for adults and AED 60 for children.
The WB Abu Dhabi
The world’s first and only Warner Bros. themed hotel have recently introduced pool passes. Guests can splash in the hotel’s family-friendly pool and access the property’s state-of-art gymnasium and the Kids’ Club. The pass also includes an F&B credit that can be redeemed at any hotel restaurant. AED 150 per adult (weekdays), AED 300 for two adults and two children (weekdays), AED 250 per adult (weekends) and AED 500 for two adults and two children (weekends).