Cooler temperatures are on the way, and that means a bunch of new pool and beach club deals in Dubai to dive into…
Why not book a ‘daycation’, which means you can chill at a pool or on a lush hotel beach for the day, have a spot of lunch, and even head to a fancy gym, but you’ll pay less than half of what you’d have to cough up for a five-star night.
Here are 20 pool and beach club deals to celebrate (oh, and we’ll keep adding to this list too, so definitely bookmark it)…
The Brand New
1. Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, JBR
Perfect for: A relaxed Marina day-cay.
Price: Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs200 weekends.
If a swan float is an essential prop to your swimming pool session then Azure Beach at the new Rixos Premium is the one for you. Climb aboard an inflatable toy in the well-sized infinity pool, or soak up the views from the comfort of your sunbed, with Dubai’s ferris wheel providing a most Insta-worthy backdrop. When the heat gets too much, you can retreat into the poolside lounge.
Rixos Premium, JBR, daily 10am to late, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs200 weekends. Tel: (055) 777 9472. More info on website.
2. Summersalt, Jumeirah Al Naseem
Perfect for: Bathing under the Burj Al Arab.
Price: Dhs395 per person (with a Dhs150 food voucher).
The only way you can beat this beach club’s view of the Burj Al Arab is if you get on a boat. The new spot at Jumeirah Al Naseem is quite literally under the shadow of the Burj (don’t worry though, it won’t stop your tan game). The luxury club has a white sand beach, an infinity pool and music that’s just loud enough to add atmosphere. Go in the morning if you want to read a book, or head there in the afternoon if you’re after a livelier vibe.
Jumeirah Al Naseem, daily 9am to 11.30pm, Dhs395 with Dhs150 food credit back. Tel: (04) 366 7680. More info on website.
3. El Chiringuito, The Palm
Perfect for: Beachside Balearic Vibes.
Price: Dhs100 weekdays for guys, free weekdays for girls, Dhs250 weekends for all.
This is arguably the prettiest location in Dubai: think white cabanas, dream catchers and draping floral arrangements that make you feel like you’ve left the desert. There’s a great a la carte menu of ‘Mediterrasian’ food, plus a Saturday brunch menu that’s worth the trip alone. It might not be the biggest pool in Dubai, but there’s a luxurious Ibizan feel to it that makes it perfect for getting away from it all.
Rixos The Palm, 10am to 3am Fri and Sat, 10am to 12am Sun to Thurs (pool open till sunset), weekdays ladies free, guys Dhs100, weekends Dhs250 for all. Tel: (054) 449 6464. More info on Facebook.
4. Doubletree by Hilton, Bay Square
Perfect for: Poolside ray-catching in Downtown.
Price: Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs150.
The recently opened Doubletree Hotel in Bay Square boasts a temperature-controlled pool on its outdoor terrace, making it a great spot for mid-week or weekend ray-catching. There’s a mix of loungers and cabanas, as well as the Bay Club poolside bar and restaurant which serves up light bites, shisha and signature cocktails daily.
Bay Square 5, Business Bay, daily 7am to sunset, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs150 weekends. Tel: (04) 551 1544. More info on website.
The Beach Clubs
5. Nikki Beach Club, Pearl Jumeira
Perfect for: Poolside glamour.
Price: Dhs150 (with a Dhs100 food voucher) weekdays, Dhs300 (with a Dhs250 food voucher) weekends.
This luxury beachside destination features in-water loungers, jacuzzis and inflatables, and spans across an impressive site on the Pearl Jumeira that leads out onto the beach. If you’re feeling hungry, you can order one of their signature ‘sushi and ceviche boats’, which arrives, as you’d expect, on a wooden boat. It’s a bold swimwear affair, with dancers, live musicians and resident DJs.
Nikki Beach Club, Pearl Jumeirah, daily 11am to 9pm, Dhs150 per person (with a Dhs100 food voucher) weekdays, Dhs300 per person (with a Dhs250 food voucher) weekends. Tel: (04) 376 6000. More info on website.
6. Riva Beach, The Palm
Perfect for: Family friendly fun.
Price: Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs190 weekends.
This recently revamped beach club on The Palm isn’t the easiest to find, but it’s worth it when you get there. There’s a large pool that opens out with views onto The Palm, and a large patch of white sandy beach for those who prefer the ocean to the pool. It’s family friendly, with a poolside beach bar and lounge, and children’s pool for the little ones.
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, daily 7am to 12am, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs190 weekends. Tel: (04) 430 9466. More info on website.
7. Zero Gravity
Perfect for: People spotting.
Price: Dhs150 weekdays, Dhs250 Friday, Dhs199 ladies, Dhs249 guys on Saturday.
Zero Gravity is one of the best for a party crowd: a host of DJs spin decks every weekend, and the pool itself is huge. The glass side that looks out to the beach is perfect for the snap-happy. There aren’t many single loungers by the pool, but cabanas are available with minimum spends for a VIP experience. On Saturdays, the day pass includes access to the five-hour brunch from noon, which is served poolside.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Sun to Thurs 10am to sunset, Fri and Sat 8am to sunset, Dhs250 Friday, Dhs199 for ladies Dhs249 for guys on Saturday . Tel:04 399 0009. More info on website.
8. Cove Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Perfect for: A lively vibe for the party people.
Price: Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs250 weekends.
Under the sail of the Burj Al Arab, Cove Beach is a lively beach destination for people who enjoy a party vibe by the pool. With a range of sunbeds, loungers and beach cabanas, as well as a pool slipped under the glass walled restaurant, and specialist beachside rose bar, it’s a sleek venue with resident DJs sure to keep things pumping late into the night.
Cove Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, daily 11am to late, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs250 weekends. Tel:04 379 1194. More info on website.
9. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm
Perfect for: A pool party on the Palm.
Price: Free entry for ladies, Dhs150 min spend for guys weekdays, Dhs250 weekends.
Most of Dubai knows Nasimi as an after-dark party spot, but it’s just as popular during the day. This sprawling beach on the Palm has a mix of sun loungers and cabanas available on a first-come-first-served basis. There’s a ladies’ day package too, which includes a bottle of wine or a cocktail jug, plus a selection of appetizers for Dhs150.
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, daily, free entry or Dhs150 for ladies day package, guys Dhs150 min spend weekdays, Dhs250 min spend weekends. Tel: 04 426 2626. More info on website.
10. Barasti Beach
Perfect for: Beachfront lounging.
Big, brash and boisterous, Barasti is a Brit expat favourite, and quickly packs out with people. The giant top deck screens football and rugby, live bands perform at sunset, and there’s a daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm. Did we mention that entry is free for everyone?
Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach resort and Marina, Sat to Weds 11am to 1.30am, Thurs and Fri 11am to 3am, sea access until sunset. Tel: (04) 318 1313. More info on website.
The Hotel Pools
11. W Hotel Dubai, Al Habtoor City
Perfect for: Urban relaxation.
The Wet Deck pool snakes right the way across the seventh floor of the W Hotel in Al Habtoor City. Sleek cabanas are dotted around the sides, and there’s a raised jacuzzi, a bar and a DJ booth. It’s usually got a laidback vibe, and you can often catch free rooftop yoga classes there too. But check ahead if you’re after some peace and quiet, as sometimes party events such as Audio Tonic and Candypants Par-TEA take over.
W Hotel, Al Habtoor City. Daily 8am to 12am, free entry. Tel: (04) 436 6666. More info on website.
12. The Burj Club at The Burj Khalifa
Perfect for: A pool party with a posh address.
Price: Wednesday to Friday Dhs150 (with a Dhs100 food voucher).
The Burj Club at Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa has launched a new ‘Rooftop Soiree’. And it’s going to be happening three days a week too, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For Dhs150 per person, you can enjoy enjoy sunset rooftop pool access and groove to sultry tunes, whilst lazing on an assortment of pool floats. Plus, you get Dhs100 back to spend on food and drink
The Rooftop Pool, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Weds-Fri, 6pm-11pm, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 888 3900. More info on website.
13. Anantara The Palm
Perfect for: Feeling like you’re on a resort vacay.
Price: Dhs299 per person including lunch.
Anantara on The Palm has three huge lagoon pools that wrap around the rooms, as well as an oceanfront, 50-metre infinity pool. Get the use of these, access to the beach and a special set menu lunch at The Beach House for Dhs299 per person. If you’re making a day of it, there’s also a swim up bar with a daily happy hour offering selected drink at Dhs25. The offer is valid until 30 September.
Anantara, The Palm, Dubai, daily 9am to 8pm, Dhs299, valid until September 30. Tel: (04) 567 8888. More info on website.
14. Media One Hotel, Media City
Perfect for: Sun-worshipping on your lunch break.
Price: Dhs75 (but redeemable on food).
Spend Dhs75 on a pool pass at this inner-city hotel and you can then use that Dhs75 towards food and drink. So yes, the pool pass can be effectively a free add on to your lunch. Oh, and this is on offer seven days a week.
Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, Dhs75, daily 7am to 7pm. Tel: (04) 427 1000. Taxi: Media One Hotel. More info on website.
15. Fairmont The Palm
Perfect for: Fitness buffs and sun worshippers.
Price: Dhs250 per person.
For Dhs250 you can spend the whole day using the gym, spa facilities, pool and beach at this Palm hotel. There’s plenty of choice, too – there are four temperature-controlled swimming pools and 800 metres of private beach.
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs250, main pool timings 6.30am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 457 3330. More info on website.
16. The Palace Downtown
Perfect for: When your mum’s visiting and you take a day off work.
Price: Dhs300 per person (with lunch or afternoon tea).
The pool at this hotel looks out over the Burj Lake, and its loungers are nicely spread out under the shade of palm trees. For Dhs300 you can spend the day at this pool (just not on Fridays) and you can also use the steam room and the jacuzzi in the spa. Plus, part of the package is a buffet lunch at Ewaan or afternoon tea in Al Bayt, the hotel’s lobby lounge.
The Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Dhs300, pool open from 6am to 8pm Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 428 7805. More info on website.
17. Raffles Dubai
Perfect for: Quenching your thirst.
Price: Dhs150 per person.
Spend a whole day relaxing at the Raffles swimming pool – and be sure to make the most of the swim-up bar, as two drinks are included in the price of using this pool for the day. From July 1, you can combine this deal with the Raffles Friday Brunch, enjoying complimentary pool access after dining.
Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi. Dhs150, 9am to 7pm, offer valid until September 30. Tel: (04) 324 8888. More info on website.
18. Nikki Beach Resort, Pearl Jumeira
Perfect for: A more relaxed Nikki Beach experience.
Price: Dhs200 minimum spend weekdays, Dhs300 minimum spend weekends.
While the beach club has been closed during the summer months, the resort pool has been taking centre stage, and now there are two options at the Pearl Jumeira resort. As well as the beach club offering, the resort also has a pool and beach access offer, with a Dhs200 minimum spend through the week, and Dhs300 on weekends.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeirah, daily 12pm-9pm, Dhs200 min spend weekdays, Dhs300 min spend weekends. Tel:(04) 376 6000. More info on website.
19. The Terrace, Burj Al Arab
Perfect for: Ultimate Dubai luxury.
Price: Dhs2500 for a luxury cabana package for two.
When it comes to experiencing life poolside in the most luxurious fashion, the Burj Al Arab Terrace has to be one of the best in the world. A huge infinity pool juts out into the ocean surrounded on one side by plush day beds and over the bridge you’ll find another pool with a swim up bar. For a limited time only, you can sign up for the luxury cabana package and you’ll have access to a private fully air-conditioned room, be served a three course meal at scape, and receive a complimentary bottle of champagne.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, Dhs2,500 luxury cabana package for two, until September 30. Tel:(04) 301 7600. More info on website.
20. La Ville, City Walk
Perfect for: Boutique rooftop relaxation.
Price: Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs150 weekends.
With boutique luxury hitting you the moment you walk through the door, you can expect to be truly wowed when you head to the rooftop pool at La Ville. The infinity pool overlooks the Burj Khalifa and while it may be small, it makes for a peaceful paddle or some quiet relaxation on the handful of loungers that are smattered around. Be sure to stick around for sundowners at poolside bar Look Up.
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk Dubai, Dubai, daily 7am to sunset. Tel: (04) 403 3111. More info on website.