To be able to combine a vacation in a big city with sun and swimming, you’ll must make sure to book a hotel with an outdoor swimming pool. And what better way to do that, than to book a luxurious hotel with a nice rooftop pool.
The best way to experience a big city from above, must be in the water, with a drink in your hand and the views of the city skyline in front of your eyes. Dubai have some very nice rooftop pools. Here’s the 5 best ones according to The Rooftop Guide. Visit them for more rooftop pools around the globe.
1. Shades at The Address Dubai Marina
Probably one of the biggest rooftop swimming pools in Dubai. The pool is almost 50 meters in length. The location right in the middle of the Dubai Marina creates a mighty feeling among all the skyscrapers. Half of the swimming pool has an infinity poolside out over the marina and all the luxurious yachts. Perfect spot to hang out at if you like to look at boats and people. Between all swimming, you can order fantastic food and drinks from the rooftop restaurant. This rooftop pool has it all – just as the 5-star hotel also has.
2. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
The super luxurious hotel Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach can boost of with one of the best infinity pools in all of Dubai. And the fact that it’s located at the roof of the hotel makes it even better. From up here, you’ll get a fantastic view over the Arabian Gulf and the Palm. And if you time a sunset, you’re in for a real treat. Some of the best sunset views you can get. And what better place to enjoy a sunset, than from a rooftop infinity pool with a drink in your hand. If you like to eat something between all swimming and relaxation, there’s some delicious Meze platters to order
3. Mosaic Lounge at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Also a very big swimming pool. This rooftop infinity pool is located at the luxurious hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown. Despite only being located at the 5th floor, you’ll get a fantastic view over the world’s highest building – Burj Khalifa – from here. The terrace and the environment is very luxurious, and so is the view. To use the fantastic swimming pool you have to be a guest of the hotel. In addition to the pool, there’s also a good rooftop bar here called Above Lounge. A perfect spot for some evening cocktails after a whole day by the pool.
4. Park Regis Kris Kin
This rooftop swimming pool is located at the 5-star hotel, Park Regis Kris Kin in the old part of Dubai, located in the north side of the city. The location is little bit off, but the view you get from here is absolutely magical. Fantastic skyline views over downtown Dubai, and on a sunny and clear day, you can see all the way to the marina and Burj al Arab. The rooftop pool can only be used by the guests of the hotel. Unfortunately the pool is not heated, which makes it a little bit cold in the winter. Except to eminent swimming pool, the terrace is also equipped with sun loungers and a few seats for those who likes to have lunch up here.
5. InterContinental Dubai Festival City
A luxurious and big swimming pool located on the roof of the superb hotel InterContinental Dubai Festival City. The guests of the hotel have a good view point of all the comings and goings in the dhows, thanks the InterContinental’s Dubai Creek vantage point. The large rooftop pool will keep you cool during the warmer days. But the coolest thing here is the transparent glass tank that hangs out from the side of the building. A very cool thing that will blow your mind away. Perched 25 meters up in the air where you can see all the way down to the streets through the glass.