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Take a dip: Four indoor swimming pools to try

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Good magazine has a guide to some of the best indoor swimming pools in Dubai, including FitRepublik, Grand Hyatt Dubai and Talise Fitness.


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Unless you’re willing to slap on SPF100, it’s still a tad too sunny out there for some lengths. Here are four indoor options to get you back in the swim

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FitRepublik

Where? Top class facilities in the Middle East with a modern indoor pool, based in Sports City.
What? You’ll find an eight-lane 50-metre Olympic size swimming pool, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, with a grandstand and acoustics for spectators to cheer you on.
Best for… Those who want to include a gym workout with your swimming training.
The details: The Dhs150 day pass includes access to the entire facility: pool, gym, more than 350 studios classes, MMA facilities, grappling and wrestling mats, the cage and Olympic gymnastics facility (with trampolines, foam pits, and gymnastics apparatus) from 5.30am to 10pm.

FitRepublik Fitness Centre, The Academies, Sports City, Dubai. Tel: (04) 5561800. fitrepublik.com 

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Hamdan Sports Complex

Where? Just off the Emirates Road, the wave-shaped building contains one of the biggest multi-purpose facilities in the world, with a convertible long and short course pool.
What? Swimming and diving pools are of Olympic standards. With two 50-metre swimming pools, and advanced technology of moveable floors, the swimming pools can be transformed into 25-metre pools at differing depths. There are also diving stages at 10m, 7.5m, 5m, 3m and 1m.
Best for… Those who want to take their training to an Olympian level.
The details: Dhs25 for a daily swim from 8am to 10pm, closed on Fridays. Note: You must have a doctor’s note stating you are fit to swim.

Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road. Dubai. Tel: (04) 3062666. hamdansc.com

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Grand Hyatt Dubai

Where? Five-star hotel facilities located near the edge of Dubai’s historic creek, DIFC and Garhoud.
What? A 25-metre, temperature-controlled indoor lap pool with underwater sound system and a Jacuzzi.
Best for… Anyone in the area who wants to train during the summer months and also suitable for families who want to relax.
The details: Day pass options are available. Weekdays: Dhs300 and Dhs150 for children (up to 16 years old). Weekends: Dhs400 and Dhs200 for children. Pass includes use of indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, changing rooms and outdoor tennis courts (subject to booking). Open from 6am to 11pm.

Grand Hyatt, Sheikh Rashid Road, Oud Metha, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3171234. dubai.grand.hyatt.com

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Talise Fitness

Where? Tucked away by the Madinat Jumeirah, Talise offers a lifestyle a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dubai life (and heat).
What? Set within the tranquility of the Talise Fitness and spa centre, the 25-metre pool has six lanes for the serious swimmer, but is also relaxed enough to offer swimming lessons to all ages and levels.
Best for… Ideal for anyone wanting to swim, train in the gym and then relax in one of the nearby restaurants.
The details: A standard day pass costs Dhs150. Gym access and group exercise classes are also included. Open from 5am to 10.30pm.

Talise Fitness, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3666821. jumeirah.com

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