What’s better than a pool? A rooftop one, of course.
With panoramic views of the city’s skyline and temperatures soaring to 40C, there’s no better way to cool off this August than a dip at some of Dubai’s most stylish spots (mocktail in hand, optional).
Here are 5 of the best rooftop pools in Dubai…
The Burj Club
Sure, the Burj Khalifa might seem like a spot best left for tourists. But a dip at the world’s tallest building’s rooftop pool (and let’s face it, a UAE icon) deserves a space on your Dubai to-do list. Channeling a ‘Miami-meets-Manhattan’ vibe, come here for 7pm and catch the sun setting, a signature Prince of Paradise mocktail in hand. If that view isn’t tempting enough, then we don’t know what is…
The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, daily 7am to 9pm. Dhs150 weekday pool pass, Dhs200 for weekend pool pass. Tel: (04) 888 3900. @theburjclub
The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Topping up those tan levels? You can’t go wrong on the 16th floor of the Penthouse at Five Palm. Peckish? There’s a dining area on hand if snapping selfies gets exhausting. Who knows, you might even spot a celeb (or two)…
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, daily 11 am to 7 pm. Dhs300 with Dhs150 food and beverage credit. Sunbeds are subject to availability upon arrival. Tel: (052) 900 4868. @fivepalmjumeirah
La Ville Hotel & Suites
Serene spots with spectacular skyline views don’t get better than this. Unwind after a hard day’s work and take a dip in the dark in the boutique hotel’s infinity pool. You won’t take much persuading – thankfully, there’s signature sundowners on hand at poolside bar and our new fave watering hole Look Up.
La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, daily 7am to sunset, Sun to Thurs Dhs100, Fri & Sat Dhs150. Kids aged 6-12 receive 50 per cent off.
Dip In The Dark, daily 5pm to 10pm, Sun to Thurs Dhs100 with Dhs50 food and beverage credit, Fri & Sat Dhs150 with Dhs100 food and beverage credit. Tel: (04) 403 3111. @lavilledubai
Sofitel Dubai Downtown
On the look-out for something luxe? Stop right by the Sofitel. The rooftop pool might be located only on the 5th floor but you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of the Burj Khalifa and surrounding skyscrapers. Our tip? Stick around – it might be Insta-goals by day but by night, it’s not hard to see why it’s so unmissable.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, daily sunrise to sunset. Day pass from Dhs170 including Dhs100 food and drink voucher. Tel: (04) 503 6666. @SofitelDubaiDowntown
Daycations don’t get better than a Guinness World Record winning one. Located on the 12th floor of the world’s tallest hotel, top up your Vitamin D levels at Gevora Hotel’s 25-metre pool. Got little ones? There’s a four-metre pool for them. You can also snap up a family pool pass for Dhs199, which is fully redeemable on F&B.
Gevora Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. Breakfast and pool access Dhs99 daily, family pool pass Dhs199 (two adults, two children under 12). Tel: 04 524 0000. @gevorahotel