What’s On has details of Dubai’s tallest outdoor pool, to be built in Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah as part of the Nakheel Mall development on The Palm.

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Dubai’s highest outdoor swimming pool is coming to Palm Jumeirah.

Set to be on the 50th floor of the planned Palm Tower, the 360-degree infinity swimming pool will border all four sides of the building when it is eventually completed in 2016.

This week, developers Nakheel signed a letter of intent for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts to manage the property, which will stand at 52-stories and will feature a restaurant at the top, as well as public viewing deck. In total 504 high-end, furnished apartments will be contained above 18 floors and 290 hotel rooms and suites.

Take a dip in one of Dubai’s coolest swimming pools

Construction is expected to start this year in conjunction with the creation of Nakheel Mall, a Dhs2.5billion all-purpose shopping complex with 418,000 square metres of retail space, dining and other entertainment. Early plans suggest that 200 shops, 12 fine dining restaurants, two department stores, a nine-screen cinema, 4,000 parking spaces, six medical clinics and a wealth of cafes and traditional mall eateries will make up the complex at the northern end of the Palm’s trunk.

“Palm Jumeirah is synonymous with luxury living and leisure. Our new partnership with Shangri-La further reinforces the island’s position as a global destination offering unrivalled, world-class facilities for Dubai’s residents and tourists,” said the Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah.

“The Palm Tower will be our flagship hotel and the ultimate address on Palm Jumeirah. We are delighted to bring Shangri-La and its world-renowned service and hospitality to what will be the new centrepiece of Palm Jumeirah and a stunning new landmark for Dubai.”

It is yet another exciting development for the man-made island following announcements earlier this year that will work will soon start on The Pointe just across the bay from Atlantis.

In January, the go-ahead was also given to the creation of an 11km path along the crescent, known as The Broadwalk. Two piers will stretch out 100metres from at both ends of the construction, which also feature more than 20 waterfront food, drink and shopping kiosks.