Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

The best Dubai and Abu Dhabi pool deals to help you cool off this summer

From seasonal memberships to pool days with brunch, where you can enjoy some fun in the sun in the UAE this summer

An outdoor pool at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Courtesy St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort 
An outdoor pool at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Courtesy St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort 

Summer is officially here, but that doesn't mean that Dubai and Abu Dhabi residents need to prepare for three months of hibernation. Here we round-up the best pool-access deals around the UAE, from completely free access, to a day in the sun with a spa treatment thrown in...

Abu Dhabi

Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

 Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Pool access from Dh40 at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi this summer. Courtesy Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

For a wallet-friendly pool day, head to Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. The newly revamped hotel is offering discounted pool passes, starting at Dh40-per-day on weekdays and Dh80-per-day on weekends throughout the summer. The offer is available to redeem daily from 6am until 7pm, until September 30. Plus, the summer deals extend to 40 per cent off selected dishes at PJ O'Reilly's pub and 40 per cent off gym memberships.

Dh40 from Sunday to Thursday, Dh80 from Friday to Saturday until September 30, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, 02 674 2020, more information here

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
The Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi is offering special summer membership packages. Courtesy Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Treat yourself to an entire summer of relaxation with the Beach Club at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi. You can join the hotel's fitness centre for the entire summer from Dh1,100 per month and enjoy unlimited beach and pool access, as well as full use of the fitness centre and its classes, tennis and squash courts, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.

From Dh1,100 per month, Beach Club at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, 02 697 9302, more information here

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

How does lunch, beach, pool and spa access at Buddha-Bar Beach sound? The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort's Buddha-Bar Beach is offering weekday lunch, pool and beach access for Dh290 this summer, or you can upgrade and add a 45-minute spa treatment for Dh550 with the The Weekday Summer Bliss offer. The offer is valid until September 15, and includes a set three-course pan-Asian meal at Buddha-Bar Beach.

The Weekday Summer Bliss offer is Dh290 (lunch, pool and beach) or Dh550 (lunch, pool, beach and spa), available until September 15, The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, 02 498 8888, more information here

Dubai

Summersalt Beach Club, Dubai

Summersalt Beach Club, Dubai
Summersalt Beach Club, Dubai

Jumeirah Al Naseem's tranquil oasis of a beach club has introduced new passes for the summer season, which include access to its pool and pristine beachfront. For Dh200 on weekdays or Dh375 on weekends, guests also receive a sun bed, water and access to showers, as well as a 25 per cent discount on food and drinks. If you're rocking up as a couple, the day passes costs Dh350 for two people on weekdays and Dh550 on weekends.

Open 9am to 6.30pm daily. Summersalt Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai. Call 04 432 3232 or visit www.jumeirah.com/summersalt

Azure Beach, Dubai

Azure Beach is hosting pool parties throughout summer. Courtesy Azure Beach
Azure Beach is hosting pool parties throughout summer. Courtesy Azure Beach

For those who would rather avoid the sun's glare, this beach club, located at JBR's Rixos Premium Dubai, has a solution. Azure Beach is hosting two weekly pool parties throughout the warmer months, giving guests a chance to splash around under the night's sky. On Thursdays, the venue will host Stamina, which will bring together dance shows and tech-house tunes from live DJs, while on Saturdays, Vogue offers a playlist heavy in R&B staples.

Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, 8pm to 1am. Entry to Stamina is free for ladies, Dh100 for couples, or Dh200 for solo guests; tables start from Dh2,000 for four people. Entry to Vogue is free for ladies, Dh200 for couples, Dh400 for men, including vouchers redeemable on food and drinks; tables start from Dh2,000 for four people. Azure Beach Club, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, Dubai. Call 052 777 9472 or visit www.azure-beach.com

Five Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

Five Palm Jumeirah has a bright cube-like facade. Five Palm Jumeirah
Five Palm Jumeirah has a bright cube-like facade. Five Palm Jumeirah

This Palm Jumeirah destination has launched a new weekly party in its picturesque pool, offering a refreshing respite from the sun. Summer Ice is held on Fridays, from the afternoon right through to the evening, and promises live entertainment, tunes from a DJ and plenty of iced beverages. Tickets cost Dh300 per person, Dh150 of which is redeemable against food and drinks.

Fridays from 2pm to 9pm. Five Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Call 04 455 9999 or visit www.fivehotelsandresorts.com.

Drift Beach, Dubai

Drift Beach Dubai at the One&Only Royal Mirage. Courtesy Drift Beach Dubai.
Drift Beach Dubai at the One&Only Royal Mirage. Courtesy Drift Beach Dubai.

The chic beach club at Dubai's One&Only Royal Mirage hotel is preparing to close for the summer between July 6 and August 23 – but is offering pool access before shutting up shop for the season. For Dh200 per person, both on weekends and weekdays, you'll get to tread water in Drift Beach Dubai's infinity pool, as well as relax on the sandy beachfront. As part of the package, guests will also get a sun lounger, and those seeking an A-list experience can snap up a private luxury cabana – with a terrace, shower and dedicated waiter – for Dh4,000 a day.

Offer available until July 6, pool open from 10.30am to 8pm daily. Drift Beach Dubai, One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. Call 04 315 2200 or visit www.driftbeachdubai.com

Address Dubai Mall, Dubai

Cabana at the Address Dubai Mall. Courtesy of Cabana
Cabana at the Address Dubai Mall. Courtesy of Cabana

In a seasonal new offer, Address Dubai Mall’s Mediterranean restaurant, Cabana, is offering visitors access to its refreshing pool as well as a dining deal. For Dh200 per person between Sundays and Thursdays, or Dh250 on Fridays and Saturdays, the "sip and dip" package allows guests a swim in in spacious lap pool, plus credit to use at the restaurant. Those on the Dh200 package will get Dh100 to spend on food in Cabana, while those on the Dh250 offer will get Dh150 dining credit.

Throughout the summer, 7am to 8pm daily. Cabana, Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai. For reservations, call 04 888 3444 or email dine.addmh@addresshotels.com

La Ville Hotel & Suites, Dubai

La Ville Hotel and Suites has relaunched its Dip in the Dark offer. Courtesy La Ville Hotel & Suite
La Ville Hotel and Suites has relaunched its Dip in the Dark offer. Courtesy La Ville Hotel & Suite

Also offering a swim under the stars this summer is City Walk's La Ville, which is bringing back its Dip in the Dark offer at rooftop spot LookUp. For Dh100 per person on weeknights, you'll get access to the sky-high infinity pool, which boasts Burj Khalifa views, plus Dh50 credit towards food and beverages. On weekends, pay Dh150 for pool access, with Dh100 credit towards nibbles and drinks.

Daily until September 30, 5pm to 10pm. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Dubai. Call 04 403 3111 or email laville.dining@autographhotels.com.

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Enjoy free access to the Zero Entry Pool at Atlantis The Palm this summer. Courtesy Atlantis The Palm 
Enjoy free access to the Zero Entry Pool at Atlantis The Palm this summer. Courtesy Atlantis The Palm

Summer Pool Sessions @ Atlantis is a new, free pool day-pass that gives access to a sun lounger and the Zero Entry Pool from 11am daily. Ladies can enjoy a complimentary drink from a select menu from noon to 3pm. Other special drinks and food offers run throughout the day including a watermelon smoothie and salad from Dh75. There are DJ sets on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm.

Throughout the summer, from 11am daily, 21+ only, Zero Entry Pool, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com

Zero Gravity, Dubai

Zero Gravity is offering all-inclusive beach, pool and brunch days from Dh249 this summer. Courtesy Zero Gravity 
Zero Gravity is offering all-inclusive beach, pool and brunch days from Dh249 this summer. Courtesy Zero Gravity

Double up and enjoy pool time with a side of brunch at Zero Gravity. This summer, the beach and pool club is offering a five-hour all inclusive brunch with full pool access for Dh249 for women and Dh299 for men. When the brunch wraps at 5pm, you can still enjoy beach and pool access with two-for-one drinks from 5pm until 8pm.

Brunch from 12pm to 5pm, with beach and pool access from 10am, happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, Saturdays, Dh249 (women), Dh299 (men), 0-gravity.ae

Bab Al Shams, Dubai

Enjoy pool access, lunch and a camel ride as part of the Special Summer Pool Promotion at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
Bab Al Shams is offering pool days with a desert backdrop this summer. Courtesy Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

Find a summer oasis at Bab Al Shams, as the hotel is offering day passes from Dh325 on weekdays and Dh450 on weekends with lunch, or Dh250 on weekdays and Dh325 for pool access only. The hotel has five pools, so you will be spoiled for choice when you get there.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, access from Dh250 on weekdays and Dh325 on weekends, 04 809 6167, www.babalshams.com

Villamore, Dubai

Villamore at  Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai is offering weekday beach and pool access, with a food and drink selection. Courtesy  Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai
Villamore at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai is offering weekday beach and pool access, with a food and drink selection. Courtesy Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai's Villamore is offering a summer day pass for Dh599 from Sunday to Thursday. Included in the deal is beach and pool access, as well as a selection of cold cuts, cheese, salads, seafood dishes and free flowing pink grape. Plus, the package includes a 60-minute massage. Alternatively, if you just want to use the pool and beach, it is Dh195 per person per day.

Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, 10am to 5pm, Sunday Thursday, from Dh195 (pool and beach access only), Dh599 (with food, drink and spa treatment), 04 248 8890, www.kempinski.com

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Updated: August 1, 2019 02:48 PM

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