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5 Gorgeous Pools in Dubai You Have to Visit this Summer

From incredible views to scrumptious food and luxurious experiences, these Dubai pools have everything you need this summer.

Photo: Courtesy Raffles the Palm Dubai

There’s no avoiding it: After a breezy winter — and some unexpected rain — we are now slowly but surely slipping into the hotter months of the year. If you reside in Dubai, you may already know what this means: scorching afternoons, warm winds all around, and balmy evenings are just around the corner. But with Dubai’s summer comes a myriad of fun activities to cool down with — pool days being one of the most popular.

As we step into Dubai’s sweltering summer months, say hello to some of the most beautiful pools in the city. These spots aren’t just perfect for weekends when you want to cool down, they also offer gorgeous views, incredible service, and of course, several Instagram-worthy opportunities.

Alizée pool and beach, Banyan Tree Dubai

Photo: Courtesy Banyan Tree Dubai

If a quiet day under the sun is what you’ve been craving, there’s no better place to spend the weekend than Banyan Tree Dubai’s Alizée pool and beach — one of the best hotel pools in Dubai. Flanked by roomy cabanas that feature lounging decks and a dedicated dining space, this sprawling pool was made for luxurious soaks under the sun. Guests are greeted with a vibrant fruit platter and ice cold coconut water, and can expect freshly molded ice lollies between dips in the Alizée pool.


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As for the menu, expect to enjoy the Banyan Tree’s soothing resort ambience as you indulge your tastebuds with a wide variety of sushi, refreshing salads, and flatbreads, all of which pair perfectly with the hotel’s fruity beverages and iced coffees. Ready to mix things up? Head over to the hotel’s private beach during sunset to enjoy a view like no other.

Alizée pool and beach: Banyan Tree Dubai – Bluewaters Island – Dubai. Make your reservation here.

Cloud 22, Atlantis the Royal

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It’s safe to say that no one does luxury quite like Atlantis the Royal — and the hotel’s rooftop pool is no exception. Offering two breathtaking views — one of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the other of the endless Gulf Sea — Cloud 22 is one the most exciting pools in Dubai, and for good reason. 

Currently decked out in Dolce & Gabbana’s iconic blue majolica print in a special partnership with Ounass, the lounge boasts stunning mosaic-detailed pools, and no less than seven different ways to experience them. Book yourself a floating bed in either the lotus or infinity pool for an immersive afternoon in the water, or treat yourself to a cabana — complete with personal plunge pool, private restroom, and on-hand amenities — for an afternoon you’ll never forget. As you enjoy your view of the city, make sure to add some flavor to the mix with the specially curated Cloud 22 menu, featuring flavorful pastas, pizzas, and fresher-than-fresh oyster platters.


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Fancy yourself a bit of a night owl? You can’t miss Cloud 22’s latest offering, the weekly Moonlight Sessions, which give guests a chance to enjoy a dip in the pool at night along with glittering views and scrumptious food. 

Cloud 22: Atlantis The Royal – Crescent Rd – Palm Jumeirah – Dubai. Make your reservation here.

San Beach

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Tucked away in a cozy corner of Dubai’s Palm West Beach, San Beach is the ultimate getaway spot for days when you want to reconnect with yourself away from the buzz of the city. From incredible food to immersive experiences, the wellness hub has something for everyone, no matter what you’re in the mood for. The San Beach pool, in particular, is one of its best kept secrets, offering a soothing view of the sea and easy access to its private beachfront.


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Pick from the comfortable all-white pool sun beds, floating cabanas, or pool sofas, and get ready to immerse yourself in exotic beats that reflect San’s ethos — that of honoring the San people of Africa, and creating a lasting resonance, like when one rings a bell and it is heard for a long time.

On the menu, guests can expect a wide range of feel-good, fresh-from-the-sea treats, from carpaccio and oysters, to tataki, refreshing ceviche, and crispy calamari.

San Beach: The Club – Palm West Beach. Make your reservation here

Raffles the Palm, Dubai

Photo: Courtesy Raffles the Palm Dubai

Perhaps one of the most beautiful properties in Dubai, Raffles the Palm stands out for its glorious baroque-style interiors and grand, palatial aesthetic. But what many don’t know is that behind the hotel’s sprawling façade, sits the perfect oasis for a lazy day of lounging with family and friends — open daily from 9am to 7pm.

The Raffles pool, which sits alongside the hotel’s vibrant gardens, gives guests access not just to its many restaurants, but also to its gated beach — one of the best in the emirate. A vast menu of juices, iced coffees and ice creams make refreshing treats, while piping hot pizzas from the hotel’s beachside haven, Piatti by the Beach, make for the best post-dip snack. Loungers are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so make sure to pop in on time for the perfect spot.

Raffles the Palm Dubai: West Cresent Palm – Jumeirah – Dubai. Make your reservation here

Aura Sky Pool

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Photo: Courtesy Aura Sky Pool

If there’s one Dubai summer spot you’re bound to have seen all over Instagram, it’s the world’s highest infinity pool, aka Aura Sky Pool. Located 210 meters above sea level, Aura is best known for its breathtaking panoramic views, stretching from the Arabian Gulf to Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Dubai’s colorful skyline. Choose from day beds, sofa seating, or personal cabanas, and customize your stay based on when you’re most likely to enjoy some time off. While the all day experience is ideal for a day off, busier holiday-goers can also opt for Aura’s evening pool experience. What’s more, guests are also invited to purchase Aura’s exclusive goodies prior to arrival to be presented with a special hamper on site.


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Accentuated with modern decor in soothing, nature-inspired hues, Aura Sky Pool also boasts a sun-kissed indoor lounge, and regularly hosts yoga sessions for those hoping to kickstart their day with an unforgettable workout. The lounge is also home to the much-loved Aura brunch — what better way to spend a Sunday?

Aura Sky Pool: Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Tower – 50th Floor – The Palm Jumeirah – Dubai. Make your reservation here

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