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Best places to spend your pool days in Dubai

There's no shortage of great swimming pools in the UAE but you'll want to do some homework before booking a pool day. Lots of hotels offer special deals to draw you in - including some voucher cash-back schemes which mean a day at a five-star swimming pool costs as little as AED100! Here's our pick of the best...

1. Club Mina at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

This is by far one of the best places to enjoy a pool day in Dubai. The swimming pools are some of the best in the city, and it has something for everyone: discounts for women on Sundays (this includes food and drink, and the spa), kids go free on Tuesdays, and it has one of the longest private beaches in Dubai. There’s lots of grassy areas for kids to run around on, as well as plenty of nooks of crannies if you want privacy with a good book. It’s the stuff Dubai pool day dreams are made of!

Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina

Details: Weekend prices are AED250 for adults and AED125 for children (AED200 and AED100 on weekdays)

2. Bab Al Shams swimming pool

The swimming pool(s) at Bab Al Shams tick a few boxes. They’re in an incredible setting in the middle of the desert, have a lovely swim-up bar serving fresh juices, and the service is five star. If your pool days in Dubai include children, it’s a great option. There’s a separate shaded pool for the young ones, as well a lap pool for the serious swimmers and an infinity pool for those who just want to relax.

Where: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Details: Prices start at AED190 for adults and AED100 for children midweek (AED250 and AED125 including lunch), and AED250 and AED125 at weekends

3. Barasti Pool & Beach

For those more bothered about the cost than the bells and whistles, Barasti is one of the best swimming pools in Dubai. It’s free for ladies to access this Dubai institution on certain days. So if you’re watching the dirhams, head here and enjoy the large pool and beach access entirely complementary!

Where: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina

Details: Free for women on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

4. Burj Al Arab Terrace Pools

These are among some of the most luxurious swimming pools in Dubai, and should be on your Dubai pool day bucket list! But be warned, access to the huge freshwater and separate saltwater pools, four jacuzzis swim-up bar and more than 100 beach sunbeds doesn’t come cheap. But can you really put a price on one of the most incredible swimming pool views in Dubai?!

Where: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road

Details: Open daily from 8am through 6pm. Prices start at AED1,800 for pool access for adults

5. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Pool days in Dubai are all about rest and relaxation (unless you have children, then this might not be possible!). For one of the best relaxing swimming pools, head to Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm Jumeirah. It has some great summer deals and discounts for UAE residents, including up to 50 per cent off on certain days and credits towards food and drink. Enjoy private beach access and the 59-meter infinity pool for a snip of the usual cost until September 30, 2019.

Where: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah

Details: Prices from AED295 for adults, which includes a AED195 food and beverage credit for Plaj restaurant. Children over 4 cost AED175 (includes a AED100 food and drink credit)

6. Raffles Dubai summer pool deal

You can access the pool and loungers at this large hotel near Wafi for a steal during the summer months. Prices have been significantly knocked down and also include a voucher for food and drink. One of the deals even throws in a massage! The pool itself is smaller than some of the others in the list, and isn’t particularly built for kids, but it’s a nice space to relax and unwind.

Where: Raffles Dubai, Wafi

Details: AED175 for adults (includes an AED100 food and drink credit). If you pay AED500 you’ll also get the credit and a 60-minute massage in the spa

7. Royal Pool at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

As a UAE resident you can unlock special beach club deals across Dubai, and this is one of the best. If you want a bit of R&R with your pool (a Royal Pool, no less!), purchase The Ultimate Spa Day package at The Atlantis, The Palm, and get a 75-minute spa treatment, lunch, and access to the Zero Entry Pool, the Royal Beach and the Royal Pool.

Where: Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, The Palm

Details: An adult day pass costs AED550 during the week, and AED650 at the weekend. Lunch is at The Edge or The Shore

8. Summersault Beach Club

It’s a case of the more the merrier with this great beach club deal. Included in the ticket price for a full-day’s access to some of best swimming pools in Dubai is complementary water, sun beds, showers and a quarter off the price of food and drink. It’s ladies day on a Monday, and entry costs just AED100 (an absolute steal, in our opinion). Otherwise, a single person will pay AED200 during the week, and a couple AED350. Grab your other half and sun lotion, and off you go!

Where: Summersault Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqeim, Dubai

Details: A day pass costs AED200 per person during the week, and AED375 on weekends. Couple’s passes cost AED350 during the week and AED550 on weekends

9. Rooftop Pool at Address Dubai Marina

This is another of Dubai’s best pool deals, especially if you’re only able to spend a half day by the pool before heading off to work. Access to this 45-meter long infinity pool is a snip at just AED150 during the working week, but you get two thirds of that back in food and beverage credit, so if you go for a morning and have lunch, it’s only cost you around AED50! Be warned though, the offer is “ongoing” but probably won’t last forever.

Where: Address Dubai Marina, Al Marsa Street, Dubai Marina
Details: Access to the Address Dubai Marina rooftop swimming pool costs AED150 per person on weekdays and AED200 per person on Saturdays (FYI the offer is not valid on Fridays). You get an AED100 food and drink voucher during the week, and a AED150 voucher on Saturday

10. Cabana & pool at Vida Downtown

What you get for your money luxury swimming pool is well worth the trip Downtown if you live elsewhere. It has private cabanas all around the water, and sometimes offers a voucher cash-back scheme to spend on food and drink – make sure you ask when you arrive.

Where: Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai

Details: Access to the swimming pool costs from AED200 per person on weekdays and around AED250 on weekends

*This article was published July 2019. Information and prices correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

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