With summer here in its full heated fury, there is nothing more indulging than diving into a pool after a long day of temperatures kissing 40 degrees and sometimes more. Knowing that UAE summers are not the easiest to live through, Vogue Arabia has rounded up four refreshing pools ideal for cooling down.
One&Only The Palm
The most intimate beach resort in Dubai offers a secluded oasis with a white sandy beach, deep blue pools, and a private marina. Located on the furthest tip of The Palm’s west crescent this island property is home to an 850-square-meter grand pool offering the most fulfilling views and al fresco culinary experiences. The temperature-controlled pool is lined with double daybeds, private cabanas, and palm trees creating the perfect environment for a relaxing summer swim or the ideal opportunity to soak up the sun. There are few places in the Emirates that offer the level of opulence and service that will accompany the poolside retreat at the One&Only The Palm.
Venus Restorante and Beach Club, Caesar’s Palace Dubai
Easily one of the most exciting pool spots in the city, Venus Beach Club at Caesar’s Palace is the perfect spot for a weekend with friends. Soak up some sun on a deck chair by the pool, or reserve your very own cabana for the day, complete with on-call staff and delectable snacks including fresh sushi and fried nibbles. As the upbeat music keeps the festive ambiance going, spend your day sipping on cooling drinks as you float through the shallow pool, or unwind in the attached jacuzzi. A day at Venus Beach club also gives guests access to Venus Restorante, an absolute haven for fans of Italian cuisine. Offering a stunning view of the pool, and the waters beyond, the restaurant is best-known for its wood fire pizzas, but the handmade pastas, light-as-air burrata, and mouthwatering Delizie al Limone aren’t too far behind. There’s no better way to end this Amalfi-inspired day than with a final dip in the private beach attached to the hotel.
Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers
If you prefer breathtaking Dubai skyline views over anything else when going for a swim, then the Paros Rooftop Pool Bar at the Taj Jumeirah Lake Towers is more than a perfect option. Inspired by a Greek island that sits in the heart of the Aegean Sea Paros is located on the 46th floor of the hotel and makes sure that you feel on top of the world with its panoramic views. Mirroring the understated charm of Europe’s southern shores this rooftop sanctuary offers everything from a bar and DJ to Mediterranean flavors that perfectly compliment your swim no matter what time of the day it is.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort
If a village oasis is what you had in mind for your summer swim, then make your way to Bab Al Shams Resort situated in the sands of the Dubai desert. While the property certainly fulfills your dream fantasy with its stunning expansive infinity pool and waterfall but that is not all on offer at Bab Al Shams. This poolside paradise provides the perfect backdrop with alluring vistas of the desert and the resort’s own traditional architecture drawing upon Emirati heritage. Not to mention that visitors to the pool can also enjoy a Mediterranean lunch at Zala or simply enjoy the vibrant beats at the venue.