Dubai

Dive into Dubai’s best hotel pools

Chill out by one of the city’s most Instagram-worthy pools
When temperatures in Dubai climb, it’s time to retreat to the pool, with most of the city’s hotels equipped to handle the heat in style. Here are five perfect summer-proof places to splash about with the kids in our chilled pools or lie poolside engrossed in a good book.
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Splash in the shade

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Splash in the shade

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi

Perfect for family fun

If you’re worried about children in the Dubai summer sun, you’ll be happy to know that there are a few hotels boasting year-round shaded pools to keep fragile skin protected. The Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is equipped not only with a children’s pool allowing the little ones to splash about to their heart’s content, but four other pools and a beach for adults and older children to explore. The hotel also operates a Kids’ Club to guests and non-guests between 9am and 6pm, meaning a few stolen hours of child-free respite are within easy reach.
Contact Details
  Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 399 3333

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Ultimate relaxation

Madinat Jumeirah

Ultimate relaxation

Madinat Jumeirah

Let the hotel staff look after everything

Another hotel that offers children both protection in the pool and exciting activities outside it is the Madinat Jumeirah. A longstanding Dubai favourite and still regarded as one of the city’s best luxury all-rounders, the hotel is a hit with kids and adults alike. Young explorers will find a jam-packed schedule of activities in Sinbad’s Kids Club, and there’s even the option of hiring a babysitter for the day – giving parents the tempting option of lounging in a luxurious beach cabana in total peace while being waited on hand and foot by Jumeirah’s first-class staff.

Contact Details
  Madinat Jumeirah, 6 Al Sufouh Rd, Dubai
  +971 4 366 8888

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To infinity and beyond

Burj Al Arab

To infinity and beyond

Burj Al Arab

Stay in this Dubai icon

Speaking of excellent staff, one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, the Burj Al Arab has plenty – as is to be expected from this ultra-luxurious hotel. The Burj’s team are on-hand poolside to ensure you have enough shade and refreshments when not wading in either the fresh water pool or the stylish salt water infinity pool, gazing out across the Arabian Gulf. 

Contact Details
  Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, 6 Al Sufouh Rd, Dubai
  +971 4 301 7777

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4

Go tropical

El Chiringuito

Go tropical

El Chiringuito

Join the jet set at Rixos The Palm’s cool beach club

If cool, Ibiza-style beach clubs are your style, then Rixos The Palm should be high on your list. Born in the Balearic Islands, El Chiringuito – set among The Palm’s crystal blue waters – is currently trending with Dubai’s style set. Think large white daybeds, house beats and world-class food, all set around a glass-fronted swimming pool where visitors can chill to their heart’s content. 

Contact Details
  Rixos The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah
  +971 54 449 6464

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Picture-perfect luxury

One&Only The Palm

Picture-perfect luxury

One&Only The Palm

A resort you’ll never want to leave

If it is serenity that you are after – with a side of absolute indulgence – One&Only The Palm will satisfy. The elegant surroundings of the large swimming pool lined with palm trees that sway in the breeze and huge daybeds covered in soft fluffy towels will ease you into a state of total relaxation. Meanwhile, the kids are kept busy by the activity-packed Kids Only programme (ages 4 to 11) or expert-guided water-skiing, swimming and tennis lessons.
Contact Details
  The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  +971 4 440 1010

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Swim with a view

Rove Downtown

Swim with a view

Rove Downtown

Cool, contemporary and convenient

This affordable all-rounder in Downtown Dubai makes a tempting offer with kitschy modern decor, fresh, healthy food, and a location that puts you close to bucket list-worthy restaurants and sights – all with a competitive price tag. What’s more, the swimming pool – which features summer-friendly shaded areas and deck chairs – boasts an arresting view of the Burj Khalifa.

Contact Details
  Al Sa'ada Street, Zabeel 2, Downtown Dubai
  +971 4 561 9000

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Rooftop relaxation

The Address, Dubai Marina

Rooftop relaxation

The Address, Dubai Marina

Luxe life on the waterfront

Set among the sparkling waters of Dubai Marina, The Address places you in the midst of not only some seriously impressive luxury yachts, but a world-class dining and entertainment precinct. The comfortable hotel is also home to a gorgeous, expansive infinity pool that will make you feel like your superyacht might be docked on the pier below.
Contact Details
  The Address, Dubai Marina
  +971 4 4367777

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