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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Dubai gets first floating swimming pool

The fresh-water pool floats in the Gulf off Palm Jumeirah's Club Vista Mare

The pool can be accessed via a 50-metre walkway from Beach Breeze Grill restaurant 
The pool can be accessed via a 50-metre walkway from Beach Breeze Grill restaurant 

Infinity pools are so passé, especially if you live and swim in Dubai, where they are a dime a dozen. The emirate now have its first “floating” pool, which lies about 50 metres offshore, smack bang in the middle of the Arabian Gulf.

Accessible via a walkway through Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare on the Palm Jumeirah, the pool comes with a wraparound floating deck area, which houses sunbeds and seating for up to 75 people.

The barge is open to adults only and can also be rented out for private parties; and, let’s face it, a sundown soiree here is sure to make a lasting impression with your guests this winter.

The pool and deck area can be rented out for private events 
The pool and deck area can be rented out for private events

The pool is 1.2 metres deep, 20 metres long and 10 metres wide, and is attached to the seabed using the Seaflex anchor system. “This [pool] is unique because it allows guests to choose from a fresh-water dip or salt-water swim in the Arabian Gulf, in one offshore location,” said Thorsten Ries, managing director of Nakheel Hospitality & Leisure.

Day-time entry to costs Dh200 per person, of which Dh100 is redeemable on food and drinks from Breeze Beach Grill.

The pool can be accessed via a 50-metre walkway from Beach Breeze Grill restaurant 
Swim in fresh and salted water in one go

For more information, call 04 568 3000.

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