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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 17 January 2019

Swim with a view: work starts on one of world's highest rooftop infinity pools in Dubai

The pool will offer 360 degree views from the 50th floor of the Palm Tower

The Palm Tower will be home to an 18-floor St Regis hotel and an infinity pool on the 50th floor. Courtesy Nakheel
The Palm Tower will be home to an 18-floor St Regis hotel and an infinity pool on the 50th floor. Courtesy Nakheel

Dubai is known for its height. It's already home to the world's tallest building, the world's tallest hotel and the world's tallest Ferris wheel, and the emirate's altitude will soon rise further as work begins on one of the world's tallest rooftop pools.

Standing at a staggering 210 metres, the Palm Tower's four-sided rooftop pool is set to offer unrivalled views over The Palm Jumeirah, the Arabian Gulf, and the Dubai skyline. The infinity pool, which will hold more than 930,000 litres of water, is the crowning feature of the new 52-storey luxury hotel and residential complex.

Work has now started on the rooftop infinity pool, which will be one of the world's tallest when complete. Courtesy: Nakheel
Work has now started on the rooftop infinity pool, which will be one of the world's tallest when complete. Courtesy Nakheel

The Palm Tower, which is being developed by Nakheel, will be made up of a 289-room St. Regis hotel on the lower floors, 432 luxury residences on the upper floors, and a host of dining and leisure facilities throughout.

Above the pool, located on the 50th floor, will be a podium housing a 51st level speciality restaurant and a 52nd storey public viewing deck — more than 240 metres high.

Singapore's famous Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. Chris McGrath / Getty Images
Singapore's famous Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore. Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Currently, around 850 construction workers are on site at The Palm Tower, rising to more than 1,500 when internal fit out gets in full swing in the next few weeks. Fit out of the St. Regis — due to open later this year — has already begun.

When the rooftop pool opens in 2020, it will be one of the world's highest, rivalling the famous Marina Bay Sands pool in Singapore, which is located on the 57th floor of the hotel.

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Updated: January 10, 2019 04:13 PM

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