Beat the heat: 4 pool parties in Dubai to try this weekend
Cool off at one of these pool parties in Dubai this weekend.
It’s official. We’re entering the hottest time of the year. Your toes can’t touch the ground without getting toasted, and the 10 metre distance between the office and your car results in hair humidity that can’t be tamed.
The only place to be is in the water (chilled water).
Why not duck out of your usual pool and dive into one of these four summer pool parties…
1. Night Pool Sessions at Nasimi Beach
When: Thursday 7pm to late
What to expect: Launching this Thursday, Nasimi Beach has added a poolside option to Dubai’s Thursday night party scene. Ladies and gents can sip from the poolside bar and dip into the cool waters of the Zero Entry Pool, armed with a pineapple or flamingo floatie. With beats provided by the Nasimi resident DJs and a ‘food court’ serving up poolside snacks, the evening will also include games, including ‘up all night to get duckie’, during which guests are invited to hunt for gold among hundreds of bobbing pool ducks for instant wins. It’s another brand new offering at the beach club, which also has a ladies’ day deal running throughout the summer that means you pay Dhs150 for pool access, a bottle of grape or a mojito jug and a selection of appetisers.
What’s the deal: Happy hour 7pm to 9pm, food court, poolside bar service, beds and drinks packages available upon request, free entry
Info: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 4262 626.. More info on Facebook.
2. Saint Tropez Brunch at Cafe Nikki
When: Friday’s 1pm to 4pm
What to expect: The Nikki Beach Club may be closed until September but resort restaurant Cafe Nikki is keen to keep the party going. Its French-themed brunch is a classy affair with a feel of Côte d’Azur. Food is plentiful, with a sharing concept set-menu served alongside a buffet of smaller, continental bites. There’s an indoor and outdoor seating option, plus complimentary pool and beach access for guests to enjoy post-brunch. Happy hour runs from 4pm to 7pm at the adjacent Key West, encouraging you to make a day of it and enjoy the stunning Arabian sunset.
What’s the deal: Three hour brunch with complimentary hotel pool and beach access is Dhs310 for soft drinks, and Dhs415 with Cote d’Azur inspired beverages.
Info: Nikki Beach Resort, Pearl Jumeira. Tel: (04) 376 6000. More info on website
3. Saturday Summer Brunch at Zero Gravity
When: Saturdays 12pm to 5pm
What to expect: Supernatural Saturdays were so popular last season, queues were out the door before 10am, so it’s no surprise that Zero Gravity has launched a summer edition for those who fancy braving the heat. The drinks selection is varied and there’s a selection of wine, beer, spirits and cocktails served from bars and stations across the grounds. This adds a fun, interactive touch. Service is impressive considering the volume of guests, and nothing is too much trouble. The food is served buffet style and includes everything from burgers and fries to curry and rice. There’s a salad, sushi and fruit bar too for those wishing for something a little lighter. Get down early to secure the best loungers, or for bigger groups, book a VIP bed. Prices start from Dhs3.000 for one of those (for a group, remember). Overall it’s a great party and equally great value for money, with the brunch starting at Dhs199.
What’s the deal: Beach & pool access with unlimited selected food and beverage, Dhs199 ladies, Dhs249 gents
Info: Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina. Tel:04 399 0009. More info on website
4. Liquid Nation at Fairmont Dubai
When: Saturday 5pm to 10pm
What to expect: Fairmont Dubai has just kicked off a brand new event, with the Liquid Nation party series now on the hotel’s rooftop. Welcoming partygoers every Saturday afternoon from 5pm to 10pm, there’s a VIP service available and a general feel of poolside opulence. Liquid Nation offers a welcome selection of slushies, in addition to beats by well-known DJs, nibbles and table service by the rooftop pool. And it’s totally free for ladies!
What’s the deal: Free entry for ladies inclusive of unlimited complimentary slushy cocktails, Men pay Dhs100 inclusive of one complimentary slushy cocktail.
Info: Sunrise Pool, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road. Tel: (04) 311 8316. More info on Facebook