Whether you want to read and relax or dance in the water from day until night, Top Spots Dubai has rounded up the top 10 best pools in Dubai.
Updated: 15th March 2023
1. Aura Skypool, Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah
At 200m above ground level, Aura Skypool takes the title of the world’s highest infinity pool. The ideal backdrop for those poolside selfies, take in 360-degree views. The venue overlooks Dubai Marina, JBR, Ain Dubai, Palm Jumeirah Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa as well as the surrounding seas. Aura Skypool is perched among lush greenery making for a relaxing setting. Guests can dine from a poolside menu of pan-Asian bites. Fun fact – footballer, Christiano Ronaldo was recently spotted there with friend Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai. The pair shared an insta snap that received more than 12, 000, 000 likes!
2. Address Beach Resort, JBR
The Address Beach Resort is home to a Dubai world-record breaker – the “world’s highest outdoor infinity pool”. The rooftop infinity pool and its adjoining pool bar, ZETA Seventy Seven, offer some of the most spectacular city views (especially during sunset) overlooking Bluewaters Island, Dubai Marina, Ain Dubai, and the Palm Jumeirah. It’s a relaxing environment that offers a moment of calm above the city. We recommend booking a floating breakfast or dinner experience where dishes are served from trays floating in the pool.
3. Sal, Burj Al Arab
Sal translates to “salt” in both Portuguese and Spanish and makes reference to the salt of the sea. This exclusive club is part of the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel which offers the ultimate Instagram backdrop. Sal is known for its private Panoramic Cabanas which offer spectacular sea views as well as fresh fruit, dips and bubbly. The 100m infinity pool gazes out towards the sea and there’s also a family freshwater pool. Sal’s airy white interiors contribute to a setting that is relaxed and sophisticated. Aside from the striking Burj Al Arab and sea views, the club’s restaurant offers a European menu served from the alfresco terrace.
4. Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai
Address Sky View equals a pool day with views to impress. The sky-high venue offers some of the best views of the downtown Dubai skyline. This location comes with options. Pick between sun loungers or perch at the bar where you can enjoy light bites, beverages and shisha. The pool is managed by the neighbouring restaurant, Cé La Vi, a franchise from Singapore known for its contemporary Asian cuisine. We recommend securing a dinner reservation there to follow your day in the sun!
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5. SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences, Business Bay
One for the fun lovers. The SLS Dubai hotel has marked itself out as a dining and socialising destination with a Miami vibe. Head up to the 75th floor and discover the SLS’s two impressive infinity pools with 360-degree views that span the city from Burj Khalifa to Dubai Creek and beyond. The SLS pool features a swim-up pool bar and live music. Enjoy the view with a sundowner or shisha and then party into the night at the Privilege nightclub.
6. SĀN Beach, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah
The newly opened San restaurant and beach club is part of The Club at Palm West Beach, which will eventually include nine beach clubs. The venue is named after the San, Africa’s first indigenous tribe. Guests can choose between a sandy beach, an infinity pool, or an alfresco seating area with a swim-up pool bar and an indoor restaurant.
7. Twiggy by La Cantine, Dubai Creek
This venue is situated next to the Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek hotel and takes its name from 1960s pop culture heroine – English model, singer and actress ‘Twiggy’. Twiggy by La Cantine’s impressive infinity lagoon pool has become a Dubai Instagram icon. In addition to the pool, there is a sandy beach for guests to enjoy. Take in views of the Dubai Creek and downtown Dubai skyline while you swim and dine. Twiggy serves up an excellent Mediterranean menu from a lively and boho-chic setting. Laid-back riviera vibes by day that get increasingly energetic towards the evening. We recommend this spot for sundowners with a view and also for those who are interested in water sports in Dubai.
8. Kyma, Palm West Beach
Overlooking the picturesque Palm West Beach, Kyma is a Greek-inspired venue with a name that translates to “wave”. This upscale setting exudes understated elegance, providing a refreshing alternative to the more party-oriented beach clubs in the vicinity. Admire the breathtaking vistas of JBR, Dubai Marina, and Ain Dubai as you savor the delectable flavors of Greek cuisine from the carefully curated menu. If you’re interested in Dubai sightseeing, Kyma is a must-visit spot.
9. Nikki Beach Club at the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah
Nikki Beach, a well-known international brand, is a popular destination for those seeking a lively time. The venue’s central pool, surrounded by sandy beaches and VIP cabanas, provides a perfect spot for guests to dance to the tunes of the resident DJ and live musicians. Swimmers can also enjoy the swim-up bar while relaxing on bar stools or sun loungers immersed in the water. The restaurant offers a healthy selection of salads, sandwiches, and sushi, as well as an impressive 4-tier shisha terrace. In addition to its energetic vibe, Nikki Beach provides guests with stunning sunset views.
10. Wet Deck, W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah
Located in the east crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the W Hotel is known for attracting a trendy, young crowd. Here, the adults-only pool and beach club offers guests diversity. Visitors can pick between pool, beach or deck at this venue, while the poolside menu changes weekly. Sunsets are spectacular with views overlooking Jumeirah beach. The atmosphere is made lively by WET Deck’s in-house DJ. Sundays are ladies’ day which includes special offers on food and beverages for female guests.