When visiting Dubai, you will want to book a hotel with a pool, or shell out for a pool pass to visit the most beautiful pools in Dubai.
Dubai is warm – hot even. And the last thing you want is to be locked up in an Airbnb or a hotel room without a pool. Although most hotels do have a pool, not every pool is created equal. In Dubai some of the pools have magnificent views over the city or the beach while others are known for their amazing cocktails or tranquility. In this blog post I have researched the most beautiful pools in Dubai you cannot afford to miss!
The most beautiful hotel pools in Dubai
When travelling to Dubai, one of the best things to do is to book yourself into a hotel with a magnificent pool. This way you do not have to pay every time you want to use the pool, most of these pools won’t allow outsiders to enter the pool anyway – double win! Have a look at the most amazing hotel pools in Dubai!
The Palace Downtown
There’s no doubt that The Palace Downtown is one of the most alluring hotels, probably in the world, and it’s safe to say that one of its most breathtaking features is the pool. This is not only one of the most beautiful pools in Dubai, but it’s also one of the best pools in Dubai for sightseeing. You can comfortably relax here while taking in the magnetic views of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. You can easily order a cocktail at the Buhayra Lounge, making this one the best hotels with pools in Dubai.
Anantara The Palm – Palm Jumeirah
Speaking of hotels with pools in Dubai, maybe we can talk about hotels connected through waterways in Dubai? Hosting three of probably the best pools in Dubai, The Palm does not joke about pools in Dubai. You can test out one of the temperature-controlled lagoons connected by waterways, which also connect to the over-water villas. Nothing seems to need to touch the ground here, guests could swim, or paddle between their villas, or wait for the kayak to pass by, or the floating bar.
Bab al Shams
If you’re looking for one of the best swimming pools in Dubai, you’ll be hugely spoilt for choice. But one of the best swimming pools in Dubai to be surrounded by dunes and landscaped gardens? That might narrow it down. You can float away in temperature-controlled crystalline waters, the surrounding architecture mimicking the colour of the desert, and making you feel like you are Arabian royalty!
If you want to find out more about the best Dubai Desert Hotels.
Sofitel - The Palm
Hotels with swimming pools in Dubai are great; they are a necessity. This one though might as well be called swimming pools with a hotel. Boasting six of the most beautiful pools in Dubai, this one allows for each member of the family to wander off to satisfy their own pool needs. The main one, between the hotel and the beach, is ideal for lingering in, surrounded by palm trees and mock boulders. Amongst the others are the kiddies pool, equipped for games, and an adults-only pool, equipped with a beautiful waterfall for some well-needed rest and relaxation.
Atlantis - The Palm
This hotel doesn’t just give you some of the best swimming pools in Dubai. It gives you an entire waterpark. Apart from giving you a choice between pools like you would choose a dish for breakfast, the in house water park, Aquaventure serves you with near-vertical slides, in which you could reach almost 40 miles an hour, a “Leap of Faith” which is nine storeys high and throws the daring through a tank full of sharks and rays. This is one of the most unique hotels with pools in Dubai.
The best rooftop pools in Dubai
Dubai is known for its many skyscrapers (Burj Khalifa anyone?) and its opulent luxury. It should be no secret that there are loads of absolutely amazing rooftop pools in Dubai with the most amazing views. In this list of the best rooftop pools in Dubai, I have mentioned some of the nicest and best rooftop pools you can only dream of!
Address Dubai Marina
Hotels with Pools in Dubai don’t take their job lightly, and the Address Dubai Marina is the living example of a hotel with one of the best pools in Dubai, one of the most spectacular rooftop pools in Dubai, to be exact. It measures a whopping 50 meters in length and width, enough to hold an Olympic race in, but the only thing the swimmers visiting this pool will be racing towards are the panoramic views of the city. There is also a separate kiddies pool and pool restaurant for snacks.
Park Regis Kris Kin
Even though Park Regis Kris Kin is located in one of the older areas of Dubai, it’s still very much one of the top hotels with pools in Dubai. This is one of the rooftop pools in Dubai to offer views of downtown Dubai’s skyline, which is a whole other sight to behold. When the skies are clear, you can apparently see all the way to the Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina. This is also one of the very exclusive rooftop pools in Dubai, only allowing in-house guests to make use of it, while the bar remains open to outsiders.
The Address Sky View
This rooftop pool in Dubai is one of the most amazing rooftop pools in the city. With a full frontal view on the Burj, literally FLOATING in the air, this great rooftop pool cum infinity pool is one of my dream pools in the city. As outsiders are not allowed at the pool you will need to book yourself into the hotel. There are loads of great offers on at the Address hotels which makes this hotel not as expensive as it seems – if you book at the right times.
The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah
If you’re looking for a rooftop pool in Dubai that also hosts some of the best parties around, you’ve hit the jackpot. The Five Palm Jumeirah has established itself as the host of some of the best parties in town, also hosting one – actually two – of the most sought after pools in Dubai. Located high up on the 16th floor, it actually features twin pools, with glass walls separating it from breathtaking views. You can choose to face the Jumeirah or the Dubai Marina, and you can soak in some sun by day or enjoy the sunset by evening on the other side, with international DJs playing by night. These rooftop pools in Dubai fulfil what dreams are made of.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Another gem out of the rooftop pools in Dubai that exudes luxury through its crystal clear waters located floating five floors above ground level. It is large, deep blue, with glass walls and feels close enough to be able to touch the massive buildings that make Dubai so unique. Its lower position to the rest of the rooftop pools in Dubai just means you’ll get a whole other perspective of the city.
The best Infinity Pools in Dubai
Looking for the best infinity pool in Dubai? Look no further! In this list I have gathered the most amazing infinity pools in Dubai for you to lounge at or swim in!
Burj Al Arab
While discussing anything luxurious in Dubai, or the world for that matter, you know this name is bound to make an appearance, and if it doesn’t, the topic probably wasn’t luxurious enough. Burj Al Arab, has a terrace, The Terrace, and on this terrace lie some of the most luxurious pools in the world, and amongst these pools, there is a gem, a gem in the form of an infinity pool. An Infinity pool that actually merges with the ocean and is connected to another pool by a bridge. So you’re basically sitting on the ocean while being in a pool while being surrounded by the world’s most top-notch service team ready to serve you whatever you desire. This is most definitely infinity poolside luxury.
Park Hyatt Dubai
Park Hyatt brings to you a man-made “lagoon” disguised as a limpid, crystal blue infinity pool. It has the Dubai Creek on one side and an edge of velvety white sand on the other side. The day beds, the gazebos and the tropical gardens surrounding the pool all face the silver-coloured Dubai skyline, sure to treat you with epic sunsets. The view and the setting are so precious here that even inhouse guests have to pay for a daybed, which is discounted and redeemable, but still.
La Ville Hotel and Suites – City Walk
This 5-star boutique hotel takes you to its rooftop to bask in its infinity pool. A place from where you can admire the rising skyline of Dubai while you take a dip in one of the best pools in Dubai. You’re advised to try and catch the sunset, as it may be something like you’ve never experienced before. Or enjoy a poolside drink. Whatever your fancy, just remember you’re in one of the most famous infinity pools in Dubai.
InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Infinity pools come in all shapes and sizes, and protrusions. This is one of the infinity pools in Dubai that very literally stands out by protruding out of the building, with its glass bottom, enables swimmers to witness the passersby on the promenade below, by the mortals walking under gaze at the glass bottom in wonder. This might be what it feels like to be a shark in a tank. If the shark were a princess living in a high tower, surrounded by luxury, taking in the vistas of the Dubai Creek and the Dubai skyline shimmering into the sky, from dusk to dawn.
White Beach at Atlantis - The Palm
This crystal blue watered infinity pool is truly one of the most spectacular infinity pools in Dubai. Its seafront, merging right into the city waters, allowing for sunbathing and daydreaming throughout the week. The pool is surrounded by nautical themed whitewashed furnishings, and you can enjoy the Mediterranean restaurant that serves some exquisite bites. It provides the city with the perfect backdrop and the perfect mirror for Dubai’s silver skyline. It turns into the perfect location to groove to some music my night, with many famous DJs visiting the hotel. You’ll be able to truly immerse yourself in the wonder of The Palm of Dubai at this gorgeous infinity pool.