From free entry at a stunning beach club to a pool day with three course lunch included, topping up your tan doesn’t need to be expensive this summer…
Here are the best summer pool and beach deals in Dubai this year.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The palatial Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is the perfect place to take a dip and cool off this summer. For Dhs295, you’ll get access to their stunning 59-metre infinity pool and pristine private beach as well as a Dhs195 food and drink voucher to spend at Plaj, Amala, Lalezar, Al Nafoorah, Sultan’s Lounge, or Imperium for lunch or dinner. Children under four enjoy complimentary access, while entry for children aged 5 to 12 is Dhs175 with a Dhs100 food and drink credit. Advanced booking is required.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, daily 9am to sunset, Dhs295 adults, Dhs174 children aged 5 to 12, valid until September 30. Tel: (04) 453 0456. jumeirah.com
Enjoy all-day pool access this summer at Raffles Dubai for Dhs175, and you’ll get a Dhs100 voucher to spend on food and drink. Beat the heat while you soak up the sun on a lounger, or cool off in the pool and enjoy a refreshing beverage by the swim up bar.
Raffles Dubai, WAFI, daily sunrise until sunset, Dhs175. Tel: (04) 324 8888. raffles.com
Atlantis The Palm
This summer, guests can take advantage of free entry to the zero entry pool at Atlantis The Palm every day of the week. There’s complimentary parking, towels and loungers on offer for all guests on a first come, first serve basis, with two free drinks included for ladies.
Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 11am to sunset, daily, free. Tel: (04) 426 2000. atlantisthepalm.com
Bab Al Shams
To escape the hustle and bustle of Dubai, head to Bab Al Shams for a relaxing pool day in the stunning desert oasis surroundings. Home to five pools, including an elevated relaxation pool and lap pool, a day pass this summer is priced at Dhs325 through the week and Dhs450 on weekends including lunch, or Dhs250 on weekdays and Dhs325 on weekends just for pool access.
Bab Al Shams, Al Qudra, Dubai, daily from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 809 6167. babalshams.com
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
Access to the luxe new Caesars Bluewaters Dubai sprawling pools is a reduced rate of Dhs50 through the week and Dhs75 on weekends for UAE residents this summer. Included in the rate is complimentary sun loungers, towels and water, and you’ll also get 25 per cent off food and drink at Neptune pool bar throughout the day.
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, Dubai, daily sunrise to sunset, Dhs50 weekdays, Dhs75 weekends. caesars.com/dubai
Make the most of shorter working hours this Ramadan with discounted entry to JBR’s Azure Beach. Access is Dhs100 through the week and Dhs200 on weekends, although you’ll get Dhs100 back to spend on food and drink on Fridays and Saturdays too – that’s 50 per cent off the regular price. Ladies, head down on Monday or Tuesday and the first 100 girls through the door receive free entry.
Rixos Premium, JBR, 10am to late, daily, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs200 weekends with a Dhs100 food and drink voucher. Tel: (052) 777 9472. azure-beach.com.
Le Royal Meridien
Enjoy a pool day at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa this summer and you’ll get access to their multiple temperature-controlled swimming pools for Dhs150 every day of the week. Best of all, you’ll get Dhs150 back to spend on food and drink. The pool is open from 8am until 8pm, while food and drink is available until 6pm.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 8pm, until September 30, Dhs150 adults, Dhs75 children. Tel: (04) 399 5555. marriott.com
The ultra-luxe Jumeirah Al Naseem opens for guests to enjoy a pool day at its beautiful Summersalt beach club for less this summer. Whether you choose to lounge by the pool or bag a bed on the beach under the sail of the Burj Al Arab, all rates include water, pool and beach access, sun loungers and a 25 per cent discount on food and drink. It’s Dhs200 for singles through the week and Dhs375 on weekends, while couples pay Dhs350 through the week and Dhs550 on weekends.
Summersalt, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah, 9am to 9pm, from Dhs200 weekdays and Dhs300 weekdays. Tel: (04) 366 7680. jumeirah.com
Available from 10am to 5pm Sunday to Thursday, this day-long pass includes access to the lagoon-sized swimming pool and beach, unlimited access to the Antipasti Room at Villamore, where guests can tuck into an array of cold cuts of meat, cheese salads and seafood and free flowing Rose wine. The package also includes a 60-minute massage at the Kempinski spa, and you can book a time slot to suit you.
Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs599. Tel: (04) 248 8890. More info on website
Wavebreaker beach club
The family-friendly beach club on JBR, Wavebreaker Beach Club has introduced a new three-month membership for Dhs1,500 – that works out at Dhs16 per day for adults. The perfect daycation spot for summer, the beach club access also includes use of the spa, gym facilities and a 25 per cent discount on food and beverage at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
Wavebreaker Beach Club, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Dubai Marina, three month membership, Dhs1500. Tel: (04) 318 2585. hilton.com
Drift Beach Dubai
The oh-so-Instagrammable Drift Beach club will be reducing entry rates for guests looking to spend the day soaking up the sun this month. Entry throughout May will be priced at Dhs200, down from Dhs250 through the week and Dhs300 on weekends. Entry includes a sun lounger, towel and bottle of water, with food and drink available to order a la carte poolside, or at their provencal-style restaurant.
Drift Beach Club, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, throughout May, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 315 2200. driftbeachdubai.com
As the summer heat kicks in, Dubai beach club Zero Gravity has announced a cool offer for pool and beach access throughout the month of Ramadan. Head down on the weekdays and spend Dhs100 on entry, with the full amount back in food and beverages. Alternatively if you’re looking for a pool day on the weekends, it will be Dhs150 for the entrance – but you’ll get it all back in food and beverages. It’s basically a free-entry pool day, every day of the week.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, Sun, Mon and Weds 10am to 9pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 10am to midnight, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs150 weekends, fully redeemable in food and drink. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
This Palm Jumeriah beach club 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. Throughout summer they’ve reduced their weekday rates to Dhs55, and weekend rates to Dhs80 for singles, or it’s a flat rate of Dhs100 per couple. On Wednesday and Thursday it’s Dhs55 for ladies including three free drinks.
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, pool open 7am to 7pm, from Dhs55. Tel: (04) 430 9466. riva-beach.com.
Nikki Beach Dubai
With the secret password ‘Tell only your best friends’, the first 100 guests will get complimentary access to Nikki Beach Dubai throughout Ramadan. Just don’t tell anyone we told you…
Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai, daily 11am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 376 6162. dubai-bc.nikkibeach.com
Anantara The Palm
Enjoy a luxe daycation for less this summer at the beautiful Anantara The Palm, Dubai. For Dhs299, guests can enjoy pool and beach access including access to Anantara’s lagoon-sized swimming pool alongside a special set menu at The Beach House. Pool access is from 10am each day, with the offer valid daily except Fridays until September 30.
Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 10am to sunset, Saturday to Thursday until September 30, Dhs299. anantara.com