As we continue to power through the scorching summer in the UAE, cooling off is always a top priority.

What better way to do that than a luxe pool day? And, let’s face it, there is no shortage of venues to relax and unwind in Dubai.

To ensure you know where to book ASAP, take a look at the Emirates Woman editor-approved guide to all the must-visit pool days in Dubai.

SĀN Beach Club


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For a bohemian beachside getaway, Dubai’s newly opened SĀN Beach is all set to offer a new culinary experience, a retreat getaway and a luxe menu from breakfast to sundowners. With minimalistic interiors, guests can lay back and witness the pristine backdrop of Dubai’s skyline. Immersed in nature, this soul retreat is also home to a culinary new experience that caters to all with a delectable menu. To keep guests entertained throughout, weekend performances by the venue’s own resident band and DJs will also take place.

SAN at The Club, Palm West Beach, Monday to Thursday 9am to 12am, Friday to Sunday 9am to 1am.

Nikki Beach


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Take a break from the city, this refined beach club with refined aesthetics is inviting guests to experience the cabana-style beds and sun loungers. With a sophisticated blue and white theme, visitors are transported to the heart of Greece. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, prices start from Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable on F&B and the rest of the week is priced at Dhs300 with Dhs200 redeemable on F&B for the single sun loungers. The opium beds start at a Dhs1,000 minimum spend on weekdays and Dhs2,000 on weekends.

Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, open daily 11am to 8pm.

W Dubai, The Palm


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Wet Deck at W The Palm is a playful pool day where you’re bound to have the best time with your friends. Guests have access to the private beach with signature cocktails to soak up the sun. For the ultimate escape, this relaxing pool day comes with a DJ spinning to some of your favourite tunes. The weekday daycation packages are priced are Dhs584 for two with Dhs200 redeemable on F&B and Dhs784 on weekends.

Wet Deck, W The Palm, open daily 10am to 9pm.

Summersalt Beach Club

With a mix of fusion cuisine and the pristine beach, guests can unwind throughout the day at Summersalt Beach Club. The weekday pass is priced at Dhs390 per person and Dhs490 per person on weekends. To upgrade, guests can opt for the in-house option for Dhs200 per adult with beach and pool access, including water, sunbeds and shower amenities.

Summersalt Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem, open daily 12:30pm to 10pm.

Bulgari Yacht Club

Escape for the weekend at Bulgari’s first-ever yacht club, where you’ll overlook a private 46-boat harbour. Priced at Dhs800 on weekdays and Dhs1500 on weekends for a pool cabana, guests will get 50 per cent back on F&B.

Bulgari Yacht Club, Jumeirah Bay, open 9am to sunset. 

AURA Sky Pool

This world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool provides a one-of-a-kind relaxing experience. The morning session starts at Dhs225; the afternoon starts from Dhs250; and the evening experience starts from Dhs200. For those Instagram-worthy moments, this chic venue offers a new backdrop with every swim. The evening experience is complemented by entertainment acts and a live DJ.

AURA Sky Pool, The Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, 50th Floor, open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm, Sunday 11am to 12am.

Cove Beach

This luxe spot offers an all-day menu with day beds, single beds and cabanas featuring their own jacuzzi. All guests are provided with complimentary towels and access to the beach until sunset. Weekdays are priced at Dhs200 per person with Dhs100 redeemable on F&B and Dhs300 per person on weekends and Dhs150 redeemable on F&B.

Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Island, open 10am to sunset.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

This expansive property ensures a rejuvenating escape amongst the lush greenery on the idyllic shores with a touch of French elegance. Priced at Dhs150 on weekdays and Dhs200 on weekends, it’s the perfect spot to spend with your loved ones with a variety of pool options available.

Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, open 8am to 8pm.

Drift Beach

This sophisticated escape has its very own beach club with sun loungers, VIP beds, Island beds and beach cabanas. Guests can enjoy this award-winning beachfront destination known for its understated elegance and overall aesthetics. During the pool day, visitors can indulge in a variety of dishes and a cocktail menu at the Restaurant and Bar. The sun loungers start at Dhs200 on weekdays for a locker and a still bottle of water and Dhs250 on weekends.

DRIFT Beach, One & Only Royal Mirage, open 10am to 7pm.

Anantara The Palm

This Thai-inspired getaway offers a lazy pool day with unending views of the Arabian Gulf. Priced at Dhs270, the amount is fully redeemable on F&B at all of the restaurants within the resort, with beach lovers having the opportunity to pull up a shaded lounger. The deal is valid from Sunday to Thursday.

Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, open 10:30am to 8pm.

SAL at Burj Al Arab

Situated at one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, this sophisticated pool and beach experience includes two pools which are the freshwater pool and the infinity pool. This adult-only escape sets the tone for relaxing and unwinding right above the sea. The pool day is priced at Dhs800 with Dhs400 redeemable on F&B.

SAL, Burj Al Arab, 10am to 7pm.

Dip Pool Bar

The St. Regis The Palm

For a rejuvenating day by the pool, UAE residents and tourists can lay back at Dip Pool Bar in The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm with a selection of pool-side bites. With remarkable views of the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf, this day package is certainly not one to miss out on. The weekend packages are priced at Dhs350 per person with Dhs150 redeemable on F&B and the weekday packages are for Dhs250 with Dhs100 redeemable on F&B.

Dip Pool Bar, St Regis Dubai, The Palm, open 8am to 7pm.

Twiggy by La Cantine

Twiggy Dubai

Exuding opulence and luxury, Twiggy by La Cantine instantly transports you to the Côte d’Azur in the heart of the Mediterranean all day, every day. With Provence-inspired decor with pastel and cream hues and touches of rattan, soak up the sun in style on one of the beach club’s many loungers or for those who prefer more privacy, opt for one of the three cabanas at Twiggy. Perfect for bigger groups, the cabanas – Coco Cabana, Bardot Cabana and Grace Cabana – comfortably seat six to 12 people, where you can enjoy the day, lounging, swimming, chatting and indulging in the finest cuisine all day, until the sun sets. Prices for loungers start from Dhs250.

Twiggy by La Cantine, Park Hyatt Dubai Creek Harbour, open 11am to sunset.

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