We’re now entering the dog days of summer, where nothing sounds more appealing than diving into the nearest body of water to beat the scorching outdoor temperatures. However, going to the beach is simply out of the equation, considering the Arabian Gulf can rise to a sweltering 38 degrees Celsius during the summer. The obvious solution? A cool dip in an ultra-luxe pool located in some of the most top-notch hotels across Dubai. From La Ville in City Walk to The Terrace in the Burj Al Arab, below find the best hotel pools with discounted rates to cool down in this summer
La Ville Hotel & Suites
Guests will enjoy a rooftop pool furnished with loungers, complimentary infused water, and a towel. But most exciting is the view: a mostly unobstructed panorama of downtown Dubai, framed by the Burj Khalifa. Price for pool pass: AED 100 (Sunday-Thursday), AED 150 (Friday-Saturday).
Drift Beach Club, One & Only Royal Mirage
The beach club’s stunning infinity pool offers commanding panoramic views of Palm Island Bay. After a swim, soak up the sun on a comfortable lounge chair and enjoy a fresh coconut water from the club’s restaurant. Price: AED 250 (Sunday-Thursday), AED 300 (Friday-Saturday). Additional 50 per cent off for ladies, Monday to Thursday.
Summersalt, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Looking to just chill? Head to Summersalt, Madinat Jumeirah’s new beachfront hangout. There, you can kick back poolside by day, and enjoy refreshing drinks and bites once the sun sets. Price: AED 242 per person inclusive of a welcome drink, fruit plate, water, and a towel.
The Terrace, Burj Al Arab
If you really want to be spoiled, The Terrace is the place for you. Built in Finland and transported to Dubai by sea, and set against the backdrop of the picturesque Arabian Gulf, The Terrace features two freshwater pools equipped with private, butler-serviced cabanas for a complete day of relaxation. Price: AED 1,800 for a cabana package for two.
Azure Beach, Rixos Premium Dubai
Situated at the heart of JBR, the newly opened Azure Beach is the first of several hotspots to open at the Rixos Premium Dubai. At the Mediterranean hangout, guests will find a sprawling infinity pool replete with plush loungers and playful, inflatable pool floats that are oh-so Instagrammable. Price: AED 100 per person.
The Penthouse, Five Hotel
Swim in a rooftop pool 16 storeys high surrounded by Dubai’s impressive skyline at the Five Hotel. Overlooking the Palm, this rooftop lounge features two glass-lined swimming pools for guests to enjoy. Dine al fresco on the pool menu, which includes tuna pizza, beef sliders, and a selection of mezzeh, while sipping on refreshing mocktails as the sun sets. Price: AED 400 per person, inclusive of a 200 AED voucher to spend on food and drinks.
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Those looking to really indulge can enjoy a soothing Swedish massage to improve circulation and release tension at the hotel’s Natural Elements Spa & Fitness Centre before taking a cool dip in one of the three pools. May we suggest the Le Royal Club pool, which features in-built sun-loungers so you can catch a tan without breaking a sweat? Pricing upon request.