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Sights & Attractions

15 amazing rooftop pools in Dubai

Fri, June 9, 2023

Swim, chill and enjoy brilliant views from these sky-high spots.

Swim, chill and enjoy brilliant views from these sky-high spots.

ZETA Seventy Seven

While postcard-perfect views might be a big reason why locals flock to this Dubai hotel’s rooftop pool, their contemporary Asian plates should not be missed. Head to ZETA Seventy Seven, a lively venue on the 77th floor of Address Beach Resort, for a day of elevated lounging. Highlights include 12 private indoor air-conditioned cabanas – ideal for group celebrations – and two delicious seafood-inspired menus to please the foodies.


Opening hours: 12pm-4:30pm, 6pm-2am

Contact: +971 4 879 8866

AURA Skypool

DRW Aura

A bucket-list spot for tourists and residents alike, AURA Skypool has the world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool on the 50th floor of The Palm Tower. This oasis in the sky welcomes visitors to book a sunbed or table for any of their three time slots. Arrive early for a laidback morning swim, take in sunset vistas during the late afternoon or go for the all-day dip-and-dine offering. They also host regular fitness sessions here, so keep a tab on the venue's socials to find out what's on.


Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10am-11pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 6am-7pm

Contact: +971 4 566 2121


CE LA VI Rooftop Pool Dubai

CÉ LA VI is one of the most well-known rooftop venues in Dubai, with breathtaking views of Burj Khalifa. While the restaurant and pool deck are open to everyone, only guests staying at Address Sky View Hotel can swim in the coveted infinity pool. Exceptional vistas of the world’s tallest building make this a great spot for a weekend brunch, a celebratory meal or even a wedding proposal. But make sure you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.


Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 12pm-3am, Saturday 12:30pm-3am

Contact: +971 4 582 6111

Cloud 22

Cloud 22 at Atlantis The Royal

If you're after exclusivity and indulgence, then Cloud 22 at Atlantis The Royal is for you. Reserved only for in-house guests staying at the luxurious property, you can often spot celebrities hanging out at this rooftop destination which offers unmatched views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah. Pick your perch – they’ve got duplex cabanas around and submerged sunbeds within the 90-foot infinity pool. For a bit more privacy, you can also book one of their VVIP sections with a private pool.


Opening hours: 11am-7pm

Contact: +971 4 426 2626

La Ville Hotels & Suites City Walk

For a different perspective of Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and even the neighbourhood of Jumeirah, plan a day of lounging atop City Walk’s boutique hotel La Ville. This rooftop infinity pool in Dubai is usually calm and not very crowded during the day – perfect for those seeking a quiet and relaxed vibe. Towards the evening, the ambience gets a bit more upbeat as diners fill up the tables at Look Up Bar to catch the sunset.


Opening hours: 10am-1am

Contact: +971 4 403 3111

25 Hours Hotel Dubai One Central

Even though the pool at this rooftop spot is only on level six, you can take in extraordinary views of one of the most beautiful buildings in the world – the Museum of the Future – from here. During the day, the terrace pool is occupied mostly by in-house guests of the hotel, but the vibe during the evening picks up thanks to the neighbouring eatery, Monkey Bar, where you can feast on Latin-American favourites in a jungle-esque setting.


Opening hours: 10am-10pm

Contact: +971 4 210 2525

Privilege SLS Dubai

Book a table at Privilege at the SLS Dubai rooftop for dreamy views of the cityscape. No matter what time of day you arrive, there are only a few other venues in Dubai that offer stunning vistas like this one. You can find two infinity pools here, open from 9am for those staying in the hotel and post noon for visitors who want to eat and chill at the sky-high destination. If you're looking to let your hair down, head here on Saturdays for their popular pool party.


Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am-2am, Saturday and Sunday 9am-3am

Contact: +971 54 991 8120

Paros at Taj JLT

On the other side of the city, Paros sits on the 46th floor of Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Come here for Mediterranean vibes and a menu packed with Greek delights. They usually have guest DJs performing special gigs on the weekends, but even without the added glamour, this swanky spot is great for those who want to soak in some sunshine and dip and dine in style with Dubai skyline views.


Opening hours: Saturday to Wednesday 12pm-1am, Thursday and Friday 12pm-2am

Contact: +971 4 574 1111

Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum

An upscale waterside venue on Palm Jumeirah – with the only rooftop pool at Palm West Beach – Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum oozes chic Mediterranean vibes coupled with luxury. Apart from the swimming pool, the venue also has two private jacuzzis overlooking the sea, while the entire restaurant and pool deck allow you to enjoy the sights of Burj Al Arab, Ain Dubai and more. Weekdays are more relaxed, but if you are looking to get your groove on, make a reservation for their Saturday pool party.


Opening hours: 11am-1am

Contact: +971 58 559 4222

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge

Estrellas Rooftop Lounge Dubai has been a popular all-day spot for years now. This is one of the few rooftop restaurants in the city that has views stretching from Downtown Dubai to Port Rashid, delectable bites and a swimming pool for a refreshing dip. Spend the day relaxing by the water or for a more upbeat time, visit after sunset when a live DJ sets the mood right with commercial hits.


Opening hours: 11am-3am

Contact: +971 4 386 8111

Ikandy Ultralounge

Another resident favourite for years, the Shangri La rooftop is an oasis in the heart of the city. Fantastic Burj Khalifa views and appetising bites are just some of the reasons why you must plan your next pool day outing at iKandy Ultralounge. This is also a popular choice for a quick after-work bite for those working in the neighbourhood or for a poolside catch-up with friends.


Opening hours: 9am-2am

Contact: +971 4 405 2703

The Meydan Hotel

While there are many spots on this list offering impressive city vistas, the view from the 11th floor of The Meydan Hotel is something else. Step inside the temperature-controlled rooftop infinity pool for a refreshing swim and an uninterrupted perspective of the green Meydan Racecourse. You can also book a sun lounger to lay out at while nibbling on tasty dishes from their poolside menu.


Opening hours: 8am-7pm

Contact: +971 4 381 3333

Pullman Dubai Downtown

Bringing Miami vibes and tunes to Dubai is Pullman Dubai Downtown’s terrace hotspot Lolita Pool Bar and Lounge. Although the rooftop haunt is only on the third floor, regulars come here for outstanding views of Burj Khalifa. To enjoy a dip in the pool, book a stay at the hotel or purchase a day pass for access. As the sun goes down, the place lights up with the DJ spinning dance favourites.


Opening hours: 9am-2:30am

Contact: +971 4 369 0000

Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Plan a Sunday swim at Sofitel Dubai Downtown and you’ll be treated to magical vistas of the world’s tallest tower up close. Lay down on the submerged pool bed or take shade perched on one of their comfy loungers under palm trees – there’s nothing more relaxing than a few hours by the pool here. If you are not a guest at the hotel, you can spend your time at the Mosaic Pool Lounge, sipping on a refreshing juice or iced coffee with snacky eats on the side.


Opening hours: 10am-8pm

Contact: +971 4 503 6666

Intercontinental Dubai Festival City

Beat the blues by heading up to the rooftop pool of Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. While the serene views of cruising boats are a big draw of this spot, the real thrill is swimming inside a transparent glass tank that hangs out from one side of the building. The see-through bottom leaves your heart racing and is definitely a unique experience. All-day pool passes, including a dining voucher, are available for visitors who are not staying at the hotel.


Opening hours: 7am-8pm

Contact: +971 4 701 1111

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