There are over 500 amazing hotels in the city of Dubai, catering to all range of tourists from budget family travellers to luxurious sunseekers. Most hotels in Dubai come equipped with a pool, but some of them are truly special providing the much-adored infinity pool for spectacular and never-ending views of the city, and the desert.
Infinity pools have come a long way since the 17th century Stag Fountain at the Palace of Versailles in France. The optical illusion of no boundary between sea and sky is not only an Instagrammers dream but leaves travellers with a tantalising and dreamy feel. Like all things in Dubai, they have taken the infinity pool to another level, literally!
You can enjoy a day out at the pool in Dubai with shade from a tree, even though you are twenty stories in the sky; you can take a swim and look at the street 25 feet below you. Or if you want to simply want to sit by a pool and get your tan on with a cocktail in hand, you can do that too!
Keep reading to find out about the most beautiful infinity pools in Dubai.
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The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah
Located near the start of Palm Jumeirah, Five Palm is the go-to party hotel in the city. Many people who have partied there claim that The Penthouse has one of the best swimming pools in Dubai. It is located on the hotel’s 16th floor and features two swimming pools with dazzling glass walls. Lovers of the water and sights can sit and gaze in awe at the expanse of Jumeira and Dubai Marina.
Not only does the Penthouse have the best rooftop pool in Dubai, but it also hosts some of the best pool parties, with international DJ’s headlining at least once a week. You can learn more about the Penthouse Dubai parties and nightlife here.
The Terrace, Burj Al Arab
If you are looking to experience poolside luxury while reclining in one of the best pools in Dubai, you need to visit The Terrace in the Burj Al Arab. The Terrace has multiple pools, with an infinity pool that merges into the ocean and another pool connected by a bridge. This pool has a bar that you can swim right up to and a barman that makes the best cocktails.
External guests of the hotel can now access the most incredible swimming pool in Dubai with a day pass, including access to the cabanas, even the royal cabana which gives access to a butler, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and other non-alcoholic drinks.
Address Dubai Marina
If you are looking for a large rooftop pool in Dubai, The Address Dubai Marina houses one of the largest you will find. Measuring in at about 50 meters in length and width, the pool is breathtaking. You would expect a pool in Dubai this big to be in an Olympic stadium, but it sits in the middle of the Dubai Marina.
Swimmers and rooftop relaxers are treated to stunning and expansive views of the city, thanks to this Dubai pool with a view. The Address also has a pool dedicated to kids. The pool’s kitchen serves delicious meals and drinks, with very little wait time. The rooftop terrace also features in our guide to Dubai’s best rooftop bars – formerly known as Shades, the new rooftop concept is Wane by SoMiya.
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Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Sofitel Dubai Downtown has a large and luxurious infinity pool. Sofitel gives their poolside guests amazing views of the city, especially of the magnificent Burj Khalifa.
The attention to luxury is evident and the terrace is stunningly decorated and set up to make poolside guests feel at home. Simulating an island experience, there are palm trees surrounding the pool; making this infinity pool in Dubai seem like an oasis in the sky.
Beside the pool, the rooftop hosts an excellent bar called the Above Lounge. They serve cocktails and finger food and cater to guests by the pool. This is another of our rooftop bar favourites.
Address Sky View
A brand new entrant to our infinity pool line up in 2020, the spectacular new Address Sky View hotel boasts one of the best-unreviled views of the Burj Khalifa from its rooftop pool on the 54th-floor Sky Deck.
A sky bridge connects two highrise towers, housing the highest infinity pool in Dubai. Due to it’s exclusive location, the pool itself is not huge and space is limited, however there are two other pools within the hotel for guests to enjoy. Cabanas on the roof top can be hired for 1000 AED (500 AED redeemable on F&B) fitting up to four guests.
Park Regis Kris Kin
Although the Park Regis Kris Kin is located north of downtown, in one of Dubai’s older areas, it is still known to have one of the best hotel pool Dubai has to offer. The Park Regis Kris Kin is a gem of a five-star hotel and its rooftop offers spectacular views of downtown Dubai’s skyline.
When the weather is clear, you can see all the way the rooftop to the Burj Al Arab and the Dubai Marina. Only guests of the hotel have access to this rooftop pool in Dubai. However, the rooftop bar – K2-ZERO – is available to the public.
InterContinental Dubai Festival City
The rooftop of the fantastic Intercontinental Dubai Festival City hotel is home to one of the most unique pools in Dubai. The temperature of the pool is kept perfectly regulated, giving it a refreshing temperature at all times. The pool also has a glass tank section that extends off the side of the building.
Once you go in there, you may feel like you are swimming in the sky and are in danger of falling to the streets below. This feeling can be super-exciting or extremely terrifying. If you are not inside the pool, you can still get amazing views from the rooftop, especially of the boats that go past the hotel below.
This hotel is in a great location close to DXB airport if you only have a short stopover in Dubai.
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
The rooftop pool at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is arguably the coolest infinity pool Dubai has to offer. The poolside features super comfy bean bags and pool chairs are shaded by palm trees. Not only do guests get excellent poolside service, but they also get the breathtaking views that come from being so high up in the city. All you need to do is look and see the beautiful Arabian Gulf.
As with many other rooftop pools, access is only given to guests of the hotel. However, the Infiniti Pool Lounge is open to the public and serves delicious finger foods and cocktails, along with Shisha.
Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway Hotel
One of the most iconic views of Dubai’s JBR skyline can be found at Duke’s the Palm. An unassuming hotel from outside – much smaller than many of its resort counterparts on the Palm Jumeirah – sits at the top of the ‘trunk’ of the Palm. The highrise hotel gives away to gardens and grandeur with a large infinity pool offering utterly instagrammable moments
An elusive few deck chairs have prime spot on their own island in the centre of Duke’s infinity pool, or younger guests will enjoy the hidden lazy river in the resort gardens of this quintessentially modern-British styled hotel.
Bab Al Shams, Al Qudra
Situated approximately 50km outside of the city, Bab Al Shams offers one of Dubai’s truly unique experiences with a stunning infinity pool overlooking the desert. With Arabic styling throughout, this is truly one of our favourite unique pools to experience in Dubai.
The resort offers day passes and a Friday brunch in addition to overnight stays (so mid-week is much quieter if you want to avoid the crowds). Your stay can be combined with many outdoor adventure activities including jeep and camel rides for a fun afternoon out in the desert before retreating to shimmering sunset views.
Watch this space for news on The Palm Tower infinity pool, due to stand a staggering 210m above the city’s skyline when it opens on Palm Jumeirah, date TBC. It’s bound to become one of the most stunning and iconic infinity pools in the world.
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