The best kept secret of Dubai is roof top swimming pools! But did you know you can actually pay a day rate to use most these pools. Sometimes you can get lucky and get an opening the day of, but its best to make reservations in advance, something I wish I would have known. So here is a list of all my favorite places I went or wish I would have known to make a reservation in advance! There is nothing better then a pool with a view. With a wide range of spectacular options, there sure is a rooftop pool Dubai for everyone.
Living up to the Dubai standards of luxury and record breaking, the city can boast both the world’s tallest infinity pool and the world’s highest 360° infinity pool. And that is just the tip of the iceberg of glittering and relaxing spots with skyline views. Keep reading to see the most spectacular infinity pool Dubai, the most relaxing rooftop pools of Dubai, and the best ways to swim away from the heat in style.
Welcome to swim high, high, high above Duabi. With a 54th floor location, the infinity pool at the Address Sky View is nothing but totally amazing.
Granted, it is not as high as Burj Khalifa, but taking a refreshing dip with unobstructed views straight across to the world’s highest building makes you feel on top of the world anyway. And the photo-ops are pretty much endless.
Surrounded with a large sun-lounging deck and private cabanas, the rooftop pool is also neighbor with the stylish CÈ LA VI rooftop bar and restaurant. And while the swimming pool is only for in-house guests, CÈ LA VI is open to all. Pro Tip, you can either call the day of to see if they have any open chairs and pay for the day or you can grab a drink at the bar CE’ LA VI and enjoy the views just without a dip in the pool.
A heaven for pool-lovers,
Adress: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai
Availability: Only guests at the hotel, or if they have openings a day rate will apply, rates may vary times of the year, it was $200 USD when we were there.
Additional information: Outside guests are welcome to CÉ LA VI on the same floor
SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences
From the 75th floor of the SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, the Privilege rooftop offers a fantastic mix of daytime relaxation, night time vibes and amazing views.
With not one, but two Dubai infinity pools, here you can really make a splash surrounded with stunning views of the city, promising to be one of the very best sight-seeing spots in town.
As a guest staying at the hotel, the Privilege pool deck is available from 9am to 6pm, covering all the elevated relaxation you could need in one day. Sometimes there are also public pool passes for the public, otherwise the best bet for outsiders is after 12pm, when the poolside rooftop bar offers lunch, drinks well into the night.
Adress: Marsi Drive Business Bay, Dubai
Availability: Guests at the hotel / Pool day passes
Hours: Pool Deck – 9am to 6pm
SLS hotel 500 Dirham for 1 person which is about $150
Address Dubai Marina
The Address Dubai Marina have one of the largest rooftop swimming pools in Dubai. It’s almost 50 meters in length and equally wide. The fact that the rooftop pool is located among all the skyscrapers in the Dubai Marina, makes the view amazing – both during the days and nights.
The side of the pool with views over the marina and yachts have a cool infinity feeling to it. Perfect place to hang out at while gasping out over the boats and people on the marina walk.
There is also a dedicated children’s pool, and if get hungry during the swimming, you can order fantastic food and cocktails from the rooftop restaurant and bar called Wane by SoMiya. Every Saturday, Wane also host a ‘Candypants Pool Party’ from 12pm, when all can visit the terrace for a poolside frenzy of fun.
Both the rooftop pool, restaurant, bar and hotel have everything one can ask for its 5 stars.
Adress: Adress Dubai Marina, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Dubai
Availability: Only guests at the hotel / Saturday pool party
Additional information: Outside guests are welcome to the rooftop restaurant and bar
AURA Skypool Lounge
Last but not least and my favorite is Aura. Perched on the 50th floor of the impressive The Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah, AURA Skypool Lounge offers a one-of-a-kind experience for all who want the best of relaxation and views.
Suspended 200 meters in the air, AURA is home to world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool, surrounded with unobstructed panoramic views of the iconic Dubai skyline, Palm Jumeirah and the glistening horizon of the Arabian Gulf.
While the Dubai rooftop pool is the prime feature at AURA, the rooftop space is an elegant oasis all around, with custom-made single an double sunbeds, a lush dining lounge, and a menu including international dishes with a Pan-Asian spin, as well as a large and refreshing beverage menu.
Best of all? AURA Skypool Lounge is open and available to all. Choose between a ‘Morning Experience’ (10am-2pm), an ‘Afternoon Experience’ (3pm-sunset), or go ‘Full Day’ from 10am to sunset. Prices range from AED 170 to AED 600 for a full day with first row daybed. But make sure to book ahead, they sell out almost daily!
Adress: The Palm Tower, 50th Floor, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Availability: Packages available to all
Hours: 10am – sunset