There’s some top pool deals to take advantage of…
Planning a ‘daycation’ to soak away your worries? With this list you’ll pay less than half of what you’d have to cough up for a five-star night.
Here are 26 pool and beach club deals to cool off at (oh, and we’ll keep adding to this list too, so definitely bookmark it)…
1. Wet Deck, W Dubai – The Palm
Perfect for: A stylish day in the sun
Price: Dhs200 minimum spend on weekdays – Mondays to Thursdays, Dhs300 minimum spend on weekends.
The brand-new hotspot is set to be the place to be this summer. With rows of sun beds and pools spread across multiple levels, the main pool of W Dubai – The Palm is your go-to spot for working on your tan. There’s uninterrupted views of Dubai Marina from your lounger and water sports for the more adventurous daycationers. Luxury egg-shaped cabanas provide a haven to soak up the sun and relax for the day. There’s a ladies’ day on Sundays where boys are also welcome, the price includes free flowing drinks and a selection of bites for Dhs150 for ladies and Dhs250 for guys.
Wet Deck, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, daily, Dhs200 Monday to Thursdays, Dhs300 Friday to Sunday. Tel: (04) 245 5555. facebook.com
2. The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Perfect for: Celeb-spotting.
The transparent pool sits on the 16th floor of the FIVE Palm Jumeirah. As well as some pretty impressive views across JBR and out to the Arabian gulf, the glass-walled swimming pool is perfect for snapping a selfie against with the Marina skyline in the background. It’s Dhs200 for pool access with Dhs100 in food and drink included, or head down to the Candypants ladies’ day on a Saturday, where prices start from Dhs149 for girls.
The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 6pm pool, lounge open until late, Dhs200 including Dhs100 food and drink voucher. Tel: (04) 455 9989. fivehotelsandresorts.com
3. The Lagoon, Park Hyatt Dubai
Perfect for: Complete tranquility
Price: Dhs250 weekend, Dhs200 weekday for beach access walk-in guests, in-house guests receive rental gazebo for the same cost plus Dhs100 in food and beverage vouchers
The Lagoon opened earlier this year, offering a much-needed spot of calm in the midst of Dubai Creek. The pool, described as an ‘oasis of tranquility’, is nestled in the Park Hyatt Dubai and has a 100-metre ‘infinity lagoon’ with private sandy shore. Enjoy 180 degree views of the creek and Dubai’s iconic skyline while relaxing on a daybed or private gazebo. Valid until September end, in-house guests pay only Dhs250 on weekend, Dhs200 on weekday that comes with a gazebo for two people plus Dhs100 in food and beverage vouchers. Rental of a gazebo for walk-in guests is Dhs600 and above and you get food and beverage vouchers, however beach access alone costs Dhs250 on weekend and Dhs200 on weekday.
The Lagoon, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 9am to 7pm, daily, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 602 1234. hyatt.com
4. DRIFT Beach Dubai
Perfect for: Getting your best pool day pics
Price: Dhs200 daily until September end, Dhs300 weekdays and Dhs400 on weekends October onwards
Located in the swanky One&Only Royal Mirage, DRIFT is described as a destination where “luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity”. There’s an infinity pool, 1 kilometre of prime beachfront real estate, and a restaurant and bar serving up Provençal cuisine and interesting cocktails. On Monday and Tuesday, ladies can enjoy a poolside fruit plate, sun lounger and a bottle of water for Dhs100.
DRIFT Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh, 10.30am to 8pm, from October 1, Dhs300 on weekdays with Dhs100 redeemable on F&B, Dhs400 on weekends with Dhs200 back on F&B. Tel: (04) 315 2200. driftbeachdubai.com.
5. Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, JBR
Perfect for: A relaxed Marina day-cay.
Price: Summer rates will end on September 30, with pool and beach access on a weekday for Dhs100 or weekend access for Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable against food and drink. From October 1, weekdays will be Dhs300 with Dhs100 redeemable on food and drink and weekends will be Dhs400 with Dhs200 redeemable.
If a swan float is an essential prop to your swimming pool session then Azure Beach at the 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 sun bed, with Ain Dubai providing an Insta-worthy backdrop. When the heat gets too much, you can retreat into the poolside lounge and cool off in the luxurious infinity pool.
Rixos Premium, JBR, daily 10am to 7pm, summer rates will end on September 30, with pool and beach access on a weekday for Dhs100 or weekend access for Dhs200 with Dhs100 redeemable against food and drink. From October 1, weekdays will be Dhs300 with Dhs100 redeemable on food and drink and weekends will be Dhs400 with Dhs200 redeemable. Tel: (052) 777 9472. azure-beach.com.
6. Sofitel Downtown
Perfect for: Rooftop relaxation at a quiet Downtown spot
Price: Dhs250 which includes water, towels and complimentary refreshments.
This urban landscaped pool area sits on the rooftop of Sofitel Dubai Downtown. The infinity pool has some great views out across downtown Dubai, and stretches across the length of the rooftop terrace and you can use it from 6am to 8pm. They’ve reverted back to their winter prices, so access is now Dhs250 which includes water, towels and complimentary refreshments.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, 6am to 8pm, daily, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 503 6666. sofitel-dubai-downtown.com
7. Riva Beach, The Palm
Perfect for: Family-friendly fun.
Price: Dhs80 single, Dhs100 for a couple, Dhs55 for children until September 22.
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.
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, 7am to 12am, daily, Dhs80 single, Dhs100 for a couple, Dhs55 for children until September 22. Tel: (04) 430 9466. riva-beach.com.
8. Zero Gravity
Perfect for: Partying all day and night.
Price: Day time prices Dhs160 girls and Dhs250 boys Sunday to Wednesday, entry Dhs199 on Thursday night, brunch prices on weekends.
Zero Gravity is one of the best for a party crowd: it’s the go-to spot for residents and tourists looking for a lively atmosphere, and the pool itself is huge. There aren’t many single loungers by the pool, but cabanas are available on a first come first serve basis. On Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm you can get unlimited beverages and bites plus all day pool and beach access for just Dhs160 for ladies and Dhs250 for the guys. On the weekends, there’s a four-hour Friday brunch package priced at Dhs295 for ladies and Dhs345 for guys and it come with all day pool and beach access starting from 9am. On Saturday, there’s a five-hour package priced at Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for guys.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, 10am on weekdays – Dhs160 for ladies and Dhs250 for guys, Friday 9am, Saturday 8am – brunch prices on weekends. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae.
9. Intercontinental Festival City
Perfect for: Upping your ‘gram game.
At the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, there are two passes on offer to their expansive infinity pool which overlooks the city. A standard day pass entry will set you back Dhs150 or there’s a day pass priced at Dhs350 offers you pool access, a Dhs100 voucher redeemable at the spa and a complimentary lunch at The Pool Bar.
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, daily, Dhs150 standard, Dhs350 includes a spa voucher and lunch. Tel: (04) 701 1111. ihg.com
10. Barasti Beach
Perfect for: Beachfront lounging.
Barasti is an expat favourite and is famed in the region for incredible offers and next level entertainment, and the best news – it’s free entry. Adorned with dreamcatchers, hammocks in the ocean and a lively pool, Barasti is the perfect spot for sundowners, and is the place to catch the latest sporting action, live bands, while indulging in great food. They also have an Aquarius Ladies Day every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday which offers free-flowing frozen rosé grape, plus a 50 per cent discount on the special ladies day menu.
Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com
11. Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Perfect for: A luxury day by the beach.
Price: Dhs250 for adults and Dhs150 for children on weekdays, Dhs300 for adults and Dhs200 for children on weekends
The beachfront at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has undergone a refurb, and the gleaming white sands facing out towards the Burj Khalifa are now laid with rows of bright white loungers, cushy cabanas and even a beach bar. The service is second to none, and you can order a host of mocktails and cocktails to your bed while you soak up the sun. The beach pass includes access to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel beach and pools, and sun loungers plus towels and locker facilities. You can also get 20 per cent off on outdoor spa treatments, water sports activities and the private VIP beach cabanas. You can also get a special rate on the KiDS Club for the little ones.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, 10am to 6pm, Adults Dhs250 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends. Tel: (04) 406 8800. jumeirah.com.
12. The Burj Club at The Burj Khalifa
Perfect for: Catching a tan at a posh address.
Price: Dhs90 pool day access on weekdays
The Burj Club at Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa is a great spot in the centre of downtown for catching a tan. Looking out across the fountains, access to the indoor and outdoor pools is priced at Dhs150, inclusive of a Dhs75 voucher, that can be used against food and beverages at Rooftop, The Burj Club.
The Rooftop Pool, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, daily 9am to 8pm, Dhs90 access on weekdays. Tel: (04) 888 3900. burjkhalifa.ae.
13. Anantara The Palm
Perfect for: Feeling like you’re on a resort vacay.
Price: Dhs270 for adults, Dhs105 for children age 3 to 15.
Anantara on The Palm is offering visitors a little time to unwind with its Dine & Unwind Package. You will get a spa treatment from a select menu at Anantara Spa plus access to all spa facilities, a meal at either Crescendo or Revo Cafe (depending which day you pick) plus access to the pool and beach at the iconic resort. The deal is available all through the week, and you’ll pay Dhs599 from Saturday to Thursday and Dhs630 on Fridays. Anantara the Palm has three huge lagoon pools that wrap around the rooms, as well as an oceanfront, 50-metre infinity pool that will make you feel like you’re on a Maldives-style vacation.
Anantara, The Palm, Dubai, 9am to 8pm, daily, Saturday to Thursday Dhs599, Friday Dhs630 – prices include a spa treatment, lunch or dinner at Crescendo or Revo Cafe, and pool and beach access. . Tel: (04) 567 8888. anantara.com
14. Nikki Beach
Perfect for: A pool day with great atmosphere.
Price: Dhs150 weekdays (with a Dhs100 food and drink voucher), Dhs300 weekends (with a Dhs250 food and drink voucher).
This globally renowned beach club has built its reputation for good reason. The expansive space comes complete with two pools, white sandy beach and range of sun beds, cabanas and private villas. As beach clubs go it’s not exactly in a central location, but worth the effort to get to and there’s always plenty of people on the weekend. It’s Dhs150 over the weekdays and you’ll get Dhs100 back to redeem on food and beverages, and Dhs300 over the weekends with a Dhs250 food and beverage voucher.
Nikki Beach, Pearl Jumeirah, 11am to 9pm, daily, Dhs150 weekdays (with a Dhs100 food and drink voucher), Dhs300 weekends (with a Dhs250 food and drink voucher). Tel: (04) 376 6162. nikkibeach.com
15. Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts
Perfect for: Heading out of Dubai for a fun day-cay.
Price: Dhs99 per person
Lapita is a Polynesian-themed family resort set within Dubai Parks and Resorts on the outside of town. Perfect for a family day in the sun, it’s Dhs99 per person and up to two children (under 12) can go free with a paying adult. Offer includes access to the three pools along with exclusive 30 per cent discount in all Lapita, Dubai Parks & Resorts dining outlets. We recommend booking in advance.
Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, 8am to sunset, daily, Dhs99 for one adult and two children, under 4s free. Tel: (04) 810 9421. experiencelapita.com
16. Coco Lounge, Media One
Perfect for: Sun-worshipping on your lunch break.
Price: Dhs80 minimum spend.
Spend Dhs80 on a pool pass at this inner-city hotel and you can then use that Dhs80 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.
Coco Lounge, Level 8, Media One, Dubai Media City, 7am to 7pm, daily, Dhs80 but redeemable on food. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
17. Sofitel The Palm
Perfect for: Sun worshippers who like a little luxury.
Price: Dhs99 pool and beach access only during weekdays in September
Here why you need to add sun bathing at Sofitel The Palm on your September to-do list. For just Dhs99 per person, you’ll be able to access any of the six temperature controlled pools at Sofitel the Palm, as well as the beach. If you bring along one mate, it will be Dhs160 (Dhs80 per person), and if you’re a family of four – two adult and two children – it will be Dhs320. We recommend booking your spot as we are sure many will take advantage of this fantastic deal.
Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 9am to 6pm valid only during weekdays in September, Dhs99 per person, Dhs160 couple, Dhs320 -family of four – two adults and two children. Tel: (04) 455 6677. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com
18. The Palace Downtown
Perfect for: When your mum’s visiting and you take a day off work.
Price: Dhs200 on weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends.
The pool at this hotel looks out over the Burj Lake, and its loungers are nicely spread out under the shade of palm trees. Head here on the weekends during the summer where you can enjoy the pool plus a complimentary lunch at Ewaan for just Dhs150. Over the weekends, it’s Dhs200 but you’ll get back Dhs150 in food and beverage vouchers.
The Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, 6am to 8pm, daily, Dhs200 on weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends. Tel: (04) 428 7805. theaddress.com
19. Address Boulevard
Perfect for: An urban escape
Price: Dhs150 on weekdays (with a Dhs100 food and drink voucher), Dhs200 on weekends (with a Dhs150 food and drink voucher).
Enjoy your pool day at this swanky hotel in Downtown Dubai for Dhs200 on weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends. The price is inclusive of pool access on the middle deck which is for adult-only, or the lower deck which is more family-friendly and it even has a waterfall. There’s a uninterrupted view of Burj Khalifa – perfect for getting that Instagram shot!
Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, daily 8am to 7pm, 3rd level at The Lounge, daily, Dhs150 on weekdays and Dhs200 on weekends. Tel: (04) 888 3444. addresshotels.com
20. Nikki Beach Resort, Pearl Jumeirah
Perfect for: A more relaxed Nikki Beach experience.
Price: Dhs200 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends.
Want to soak up the sun? Nikki Beach Resort has a sprawling pool and loungers for guests and non-guests to do just that. It comes with a Dhs200 entry fee through the week Dhs300 on weekends. You’ll get a sun lounge and towel with the fee. The vibe is much more chilled than its beach club neighbour but that’s exactly what makes it such a great place to relax for the day.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeirah, 12pm-9pm, daily, Dhs200 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends. Tel:(04) 376 6000. nikkibeachhotels.com
21. The Terrace, Burj Al Arab
Perfect for: Ultimate Dubai luxury.
Price: Dhs2,000 for a luxury cabana package for four, Dhs3,500 for royal cabana for six
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. The 32 cabanas here are air-conditioned and overlook the Burj Al Arab terrace, Palm Jumeirah and offer amazing views of the Dubai skyline. It comes complete with a dedicated butler, a stocked non-alcoholic mini-bar, complimentary tea and coffee, and a TV. The eight royal cabanas also include a private bathroom and shower area as well as a veranda overlooking the sea. Whether you book the royal cabana or the luxury cabana, you’ll get a Dhs500 food and beverage voucher. Have an extra guest you want to bring along – you can pay an additional Dhs500 per person. You can get a preferential rate if you are a part of Jumeirah IHG Sirius Gold, a Lifestyle member, Isme Elight or UAEGOV so check before you book.
Burj Al Arab, Dubai, 8am to 6pm, daily, Dhs2,000 for luxury cabanas or Dhs3,500 for a royal cabana until the end of September. Tel: (04) 301 7600. jumeirah.com
22. La Ville Hotel & Suites, 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, 7am to sunset, daily, Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs150 weekends. Tel: (04) 403 3111. livelaville.com
Perfect for: Poolside posing.
Price: Dhs200 minimum spend weekdays, Dhs250 minimum spend weekends.
The beautiful Andreea’s had a recent revamp, and it’s three times the size it was before. It features a super-sized swimming pool, luxury cabanas and a sports bar. Ladies – the ladies’ day on Thursday and Saturday remains unchanged so it’s Dhs125 for entry with selected drinks and the lunch selection here is included in the price from 12pm to 6pm. Bliss
Andreea’s, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, daily 9am until late, Dhs200 weekdays, Dhs250 weekends. Tel: (04) 408 4400. andreeas.ae
24. Address Dubai Mall
Perfect for: An invigorating swim
Price: Dhs150 on weekdays (with a Dhs100 food and drink voucher), Dhs200 on weekends (with a Dhs150 food and drink voucher).
Spend a pool day in the midst of a concrete jungle at Address Dubai Mall. The lap pool is one of the largest in Downtown Dubai – perfect for an invigorating swim. The pool is surrounded by sun beds and parasols to provide much needed shade as the Dubai summer hits. The food and drink voucher is redeemable at the Address Dubai Mall’s chic restaurant, Cabana, which serves up gourmet Mediterranean bites and refreshments. Loungers are issued on a first come, first serve basis.
Address Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 7am to 8pm, daily, Dhs150 on weekdays (with a Dhs100 voucher), Dhs200 on weekends (with a Dhs150 voucher). Tel: (04) 438 8888. addresshotels.com
25. FIVE Jumeirah Village
Perfect: For a free pool day
Price: Dhs100 including Dhs100 food and drink voucher
New to the FIVE portfolio is FIVE Jumeirah Village, the architectural vision in the centre of Jumeirah Village Circle. There’s a top pool offer for neighbouring residents – or Dubai party people from further afield looking for a top offer. You’ll pay Dhs100 for entry, but you’ll get it all back in food and drink vouchers – so it’s effectively free entry to the pool. Expect a lively vibe with DJs spinning on weekends.
FIVE Jumeirah Village, JVC, Dubai, daily sunrise to sunset, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 248 9999. fivehotelsandresorts.com
26. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Perfect for: A family day out
Price: Dhs200 weekdays, Dhs250 weekends
There’s multiple generous-sized swimming pools set in lush acres of green grass to cool off at when you book a pool day at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa. More of a beach baby? Make your way to the loungers on the beachfront and enjoy the beautiful Dubai Marina views as you gaze back at the city. Priced at Dhs200 through the week and Dhs250 on weekends, you’ll get all your money back to spend on food and drink – result. If that wasn’t enough, parents can take children under 12 for the discounted price of Dhs75, and enjoy an array of facilities such as crazy golf and an adventure playground.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina, daily 8am to 8pm, Dhs200 weekdays, Dhs250 weekends. Tel: (04) 399 5555. marriott.com