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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 a VRBO 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 - Dubai Pool with view of Burj Khalifa

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From $261/£188

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 also has one of the most amazing views in Dubai. 

From the pool at The Palace Hotel you will be able to see not only Dubai Mall and the gorgeous skyscrapers of Downtown Dubai, from the pool you also have a full frontal view of the Burj Khalifa. The pool is decked out with beautiful sun loungers and cabana’s. Additionally, you can enjoy a Friday brunch near the pool or order a hookah or shisha from Buhayra lounge next door. 

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 7 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Health club
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Anantara The Palm – Palm Jumeirah

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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 lead to magnificent Maldives-style overwater bungalows. Your feet don’t even need to touch the floor in this hotel as guests could swim, or paddle between their villas, or wait for the kayak to pass by, or the floating bar.

If you have enough of one of the many pools this hotel is rich, you can also head for the beach as this hotel has a private and gorgeous white sandy beach. Here you can not only enjoy the sun on one of the many loungers and cabanas, you can also partake in watersports. 

Click here to read up on the best hotels with a private beach in Dubai. 

From $190/£137

  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle

Bab al Shams - a pool in the Dubai Desert

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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!

Bab al Shams is an amazing place to stay if you want to just blow off steam and relax in the peace and quiet of the Dubai Desert. In fact, it is a once in a lifetime experience and would urge you to book at least one night here during your stay in Dubai! 

Click here if you want to find out more about the best Dubai Desert Hotels. 

From $250/£180

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children’s club
  • Health club
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle

Sofitel on the Paln - a famous pool in Dubai

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Hotels with swimming pools in Dubai are not just great; trust me when I say they are a necessity. Boasting six of the most beautiful pools in Dubai, the pools at Sofitel on the Palm are probably some of the most well-known and luxurious pools in Dubai. The main pool, between the hotel and the beach, is ideal for lingering at and drinking cocktails surrounded by palm trees and mock boulders. You will also find a kiddies pool in this Dubai hotel. The children’s pool is equipped for games so your little ones will have the time of their lives. There is also an adults only pool which is equipped with a gorgeous waterfall offering all the rest and relaxation you would need. In order to access the pools it is a good idea to book yourself into Sofitel on the Palm. From here you can easily take taxis and other public transport to head into the centre of the city. 

From $241/£170

  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Marina
  • 7 restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor pools and 6 outdoor pools
  • Free children’s club
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Free beach cabanas

Atlantis the palm - a cult pool in Dubai

Atlantis The Palm is probably the most famous hotel in Dubai. Not only can you find a complete water park attached to the hotel, you will also be able to enjoy many of the gorgeous pools this hotel is rich. 

There is a lagoon where you can sip cocktails, but also a dedicated kids area for families. If you are sick of the pools at Atlantis Dubai you can also head over to the private beach that is attached to the hotel. Here you can enjoy the sun and gaze out over the Arabian Gulf. 

It is good to know that the entrance fee to both the aquarium and the waterpark are included if you book a night at Atlantis the palm. As both are on the pricy side ($87/£62 for the water park and $36/£26 for the aquarium) it is simple to say that if you are planning on visiting the aquarium and the waterpark, it is best to just book a night at Atlantis since buying tickets for 2 people would amount to the same cost as the hotel room! 

From $251/£180

  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 20 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and lazy river
  • Free water park
  • Breakfast available
  • Free supervised kid’s activities
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • 3 outdoor tennis courts

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! 

Want to read up on the best rooftop bars in Dubai? Have a look at my article on the best rooftop bars and restaurants where I also mention their happy hours! 

Address Dubai Marina - Pool with Dubai Marina views

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The Address Hotels are known in and around Dubai as amazing hotels that exude luxury. The same is true for the Address Dubai Marina. I have featured this rooftop pool in my article on the best pools in Dubai because you will be able to enjoy a gorgeous view of Dubai Marina right from the pool, making it one of the most spectacular rooftop polls in Dubai.

This Dubai pool is a whopping 50 meters in length. This means the pool is actually big enough to hold an Olympic race. If you are bringing your kids with you, you will be happy to know that there is a separate pool for kids in the hotel.

Next to the pool you will be able to order drinks and snacks at the pool bar. It is reasonably hard – if not impossible to receive a pool pass for this gorgeous pool so you will need to book a hotel room if you want to gaze over Dubai Marina from the pool!

From $218/£155

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Marina
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children’s club
  • Health club
  • Business center

Park Regis Kris Kin - Cheap stay, amazing pool

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Although Park Regis Kris Kin might be located in one of the older areas of Dubai, it is one of the top hotels in the area. The hotel has one of the most spectacular rooftop pools in the area with a beautiful view of the Dubai Skyline. Watch the sun go down from the pool and enjoy a view of the Burj Khalifa against a beautifully coloured sunset.

Another plus about the pool at Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai is that this is very much a private pool. Unless you are a staying and paying hotel guest, you will not be able to use the pool or any other facilities at the hotel. At $38 a night (that is not a typo) I can only recommend this hotel for those who are travelling on a budget!

If the skies are clear you can see Dubai Marina and the Burj Al Arab from the comfort of this Dubai rooftop pool!  

This rooftop was also featured in my article about the best rooftop bars in Dubai! 

From $38/£27

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

The Address Sky View - Most luxurious pool in Downtown Dubai

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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. 

From $272/£196

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 Pools 
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah - Hotel with Private Pool in Dubai

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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.

From $1.213/£875

  • Private Beach
  • 2 Pools 
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Private Pool 
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Sofitel Dubai Downtown - Pool with a view of the Burj Khalifa

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The pool at Sofitel Downtown Dubai is yet 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.

From $147/£105

  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Private Pool 
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

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

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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.

From $1246/£900

  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Private Beach
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Park Hyatt Dubai

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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.

From $197/£142

  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Private Beach 
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

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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.

From $129/£95

  • Playground
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Private Beach 
  • Childcare
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

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.

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