With the temperature touching 51.8 °C twice this year in June, many believe it’s the hottest year Dubai has seen in many years. For the relief of many, the summer season is inching towards its end. However, there’s still some time left before the weather gets pleasant in the emirate. Until then, we have got the perfect remedy for you to beat the heat in style. Take some time out and visit the rooftop pools in Dubai to enjoy some laidback rejuvenation. Apart from a relaxing dip in the cool water, you will also relish the stunning views of the Dubai skyline.

So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best rooftop pools in Dubai:

Top Rooftop Pools in Dubai

1.  Lookup Rooftop Pool and Bar

Combining luxury and rejuvenation, Lookout Rooftop Pool and Bar certainly deserves to be categorised among the best rooftop pools in Dubai. The pool remains open from 7 in the morning until sunset, while the bar remains operable from 10 am to 1:00 am. The DJ takes over the mic at 7:30 pm, and then the pool party goes on till midnight.

This pool is famous for the unparalleled views of the Dubai skyline it offers, apart from the 5-star experience visitors get to enjoy by the pool. It is located in City Walk and perfectly depicts the urban lifestyle of this neighbourhood.

2.  Sal, Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is known for its lavish, ultra-luxury residences, and the poolside life it offers also exhibits the same lavishness. The Burj Al Arab Terrace, in particular, can easily be ranked among the best ones in the world because of its setting, the experience it offers and the facilities available. It features a beach, SAL restaurant and cabana space along with two swimming pools.

One of these is a freshwater pool that stretches over an area of 612 square kilometres. It has a shaded swim-up bar so that guests don’t have to get out of the water to get their favourite drink. The other one is a saltwater infinity pool. Covering an area of 880 square kilometres, it juts out into the sea, creating a stunning visual. Suffice it to say, it’s one of the best rooftop pools in Dubai.

The terrace also has Jacuzzis, sunbeds and daybeds, and an array of other facilities to provide visitors with an experience they’ll never forget.

3.  Mosaic Pool Lounge

Mosaic Pool Lounge is a huge infinity pool that can be found on the 5th-floor terrace of Sofitel Downtown, a 5-star hotel located in Downtown Dubai. It is filled to the brim and covers the entire terrace.  Along with the pool, there’s a deck and full-service bar where you can grab your favourite drinks and cocktails while relishing the views of the surroundings. Even though it’s located on the 5th floor, you can still get to enjoy the views of Burj Khalifa, thanks to the strategic location of the hotel.

4.  Overview Pool Lounge

Another one located in Downtown Dubai, Overview Pool Lounge, ranks among the best rooftop pools in Dubai due to its location and the availability of refreshing beverages and delicious snacks.

Getting a day pass to this lounge presents a perfect opportunity to take a break from your routine life. You can take your family along and spend some relaxing time by the pool or take a leisurely swim in the sparkling clear water.

One of the top-rated infinity pools in Dubai, it is located on the 12th floor of Gerova Hotel, DIFC.

5.  The Penthouse

The Penthouse is basically a rooftop club that’s accessible for adults only, located on the 16th floor of FIVE Palm Jumeirah – the most happening party place in the emirate. Here, you can swim in the two glass-lined pools and get refreshments (a variety of snacks and drinks) from the bar.

Featuring a very chilled out and relaxing vibe, it features an air-conditioned club, which is a perfect place to socialise with your friends. The strategic location of the hotel allows visitors to choose from Dubai Marina or Jumeirah facing seating options to relish the stunning sunset views.

6.  Pool Restaurant & Bar in Raffles Dubai

By taking a day pass at Raffles Dubai, you will not only be able to take a refreshing dip in a rooftop swimming pool but also get access to the pool lounge and poolside bar. This is, without any doubt, the best choice if you want to spend a leisure day, away from the heat of Dubai.  

After taking a dip in the water, you can treat yourself with some fresh juices, cocktails and snacks before calling it a day.

This hotel is located in Wafi City, Umm Hurair 2.

7.  Ce La Vi, Address Sky View

Ce La Vi is the ideal spot if you’re looking for a rooftop pool with the most striking views of the city. It literally hangs between two towers, making it a perfect spot for clicking those Instagram-worthy images. There’s a lot you can do here, apart from swimming in the infinity pool. For example, you can relax on the pool deck and order for yourself a mighty Asian feast or try the Arab-style smoke ‘shisha’.

However, this swimming pool has made its way to the list of best rooftop pools in Dubai due to the stunning backdrop. You won’t find it anywhere else.

Ce La Vi is located on the 54th level of Address Sky View Hotel.

8.  Rooftop Pool Bar, Grand Excelsior Hotel Deira

The next spot in the list of best rooftop pools in Dubai is occupied by Rooftop Pool Bar in Grand Excelsior Hotel. Situated in Deira, it has an electric ambience, perfect for a get-together with your friends or a day out with family.

As it happens to be one of the busiest hotels in the emirate, it is recommended to make your reservations in advance.

9.  Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira is a 5-star hotel located in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The sixth floor of this hotel features a splendid infinity pool and a restaurant. So, apart from swimming here, you can enjoy a welcome drink, fruit platter, Portuguese drinks, mocktails, sunset cocktail, and the best of all, the scrumptious three-course lavish meal from José Avillez – all this in AED 1000.

Earlier, this facility was only restricted to guests of the hotel only. However, now day passes are available for adults.

There you go! These are the best rooftop swimming pools in Dubai you can visit alone or with your family. Most of these are temperature-controlled pools. So, you can take a dip in them even after the summer is over.

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