Need a break from the scorching sun and sweltering summer heat in Dubai? Swimming is a great way to beat the heat while combining both recreation and fitness in one activity.
While a lot of communities and hotels in Dubai offer outdoor swimming pools for residents and guests, indoor swimming pools in Dubai are perfect for a relaxing summer splash! So, if you’re looking for a leisurely, sunscreen-free swim in Dubai, here are some cool indoor pools in the city you can enjoy.
HOTELS WITH INDOOR SWIMMING POOLS IN DUBAI
If you want to combine a luxury day out with a dip in the pool, these indoor swimming pools in Dubai hotels offer the best experience.
BURJ AL ARAB
Burj Al Arab is the epitome of luxury, indulging every sense. This seven-star hotel has three outdoor pools and two indoor pools including a lavish infinity pool that offers spectacular views of the city. These pools are open for all hotel guests, however the indoor swimming pools and other wellness facilities adjoining the Talise Spa, like the steam room, sauna and jacuzzi can be used by the spa’s customers as well. A plunge in the pool here can be a bit of a splurge, so you might want to make the most of it.
- Cost: AED 520 for 30 minutes (starting price for spa services)
- Location: Burj Al Arab – Jumeirah
- Timing: 09:00 am to 09:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-301-7365
Ideally located for residents of villas in Jumeirah 2, Bvlgari Hotel’s private indoor swimming pool at its signature Bvlgari Spa sits overlooking the sea in Dubai. The 25-metre pool is lined with comfortable four-poster bed cabanas on one side, which make it an ideal retreat to chill out after a luxury spa day. The spa also a spacious deck facing the sea, where you can take in the gorgeous sunsets post-swim. Pool access and the use of other wellness facilities is complimentary for spa guests.
- Cost: AED 400 for a 30-minute express facial (starting price for spa services)
- Location: Bvlgari Resort, Jumeirah Bay Island – Jumeirah 2
- Timing: 09:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-777-5555
EMERALD PALACE KEMPINSKI
Living up to the legacy of Kempinski hotels in Dubai, this one is big enough to be counted among Dubai’s largest indoor pools. As grand as the luxury resort it resides in, the Emerald Palace Kempinski indoor swimming pool is a treat for anyone who wants a chance to escape the heat and unwind on the poolside with refreshing beverages in a cosy cabana.
- Cost: AED 600 (starting price for spa and pool packages)
- Location: Emerald Palace Kempinski – Palm Jumeirah
- Timing: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-248-8800
FOUR SEASONS JUMEIRAH
This gorgeous indoor swimming pool at Four Seasons Jumeirah in Dubai has a glass-domed sunroof and is aestheticised with Romanesque columns. Temperature-controlled and perfect for a relaxing swim, this indoor pool in Four Seasons Dubai is open to all hotel guests. Visitors with a fitness centre membership and customers of the hotel’s Pearl Spa can also enjoy complimentary access to this exclusive indoor swimming haven.
- Cost: AED 365 (starting price for spa services)
- Location: The Pearl Spa, Four Seasons Jumeirah – Jumeirah Beach
- Timing: 08:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-270-7732
Besides these hotels, you can also find a 20-metre, temperature-controlled indoor pool in Grand Hyatt Dubai. The best thing about the Grand Hyatt Dubai indoor pool is that it features underwater music speakers, making swimming not just an act – it’s an entire mood!
HEALTH AND SPORTS CLUBS WITH INDOOR POOLS IN DUBAI
Besides the hotels, there are a number of fitness and sports clubs with indoor swimming pools in Dubai. We’ve listed down the best ones below.
THE BURJ CLUB AT BURJ KHALIFA
Fancy a leisurely swim in the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world? The indoor pool in this Dubai hotel/residential skyscraper is open to all. Part of the Burj Club gym facility, this pool may not be a ladies-only indoor swimming pool in Dubai, but it hosts special ladies’ days all year round. The swimming pool in Burj Khalifa can be accessed via a day pass.
- Cost: From AED 150
- Location: Burj Club, Burj Khalifa – Downtown Dubai
- Timing: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-888-3900
HAMDAN SPORTS COMPLEX
Dubbed one of the world’s largest multi-purpose facilities, Hamdan Sports Complex is home to two Olympic standard indoor swimming pools in Dubai. Equipped with advanced moveable floors technology, these pools can be altered to offer varying depths. The diving boards are set at five different heights, going up to 10 metres high. You can easily get a day pass for pool use at the Hamdan Sports Complex, which includes access to gym facilities in the complex.
- Cost: AED 60 (Day Pass)
- Location: Hamdan Sports Complex – Emirates Road
- Timing: 06:00 am to 10:00 pm | Friday 06:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-306-2666
Located in Dubai Sports City, FitRepublik has a gigantic Olympic size indoor swimming pool in Dubai. Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and a grandstand, this eight-lane swimming pool is made for champions, who enjoy nothing better than a wholesome competitive swim and an enthusiastic crowd cheering them on. FitRepublik open pool use is available via club membership on a prepaid or monthly basis.
- Cost: From AED 1,575 (3 months prepaid) | AED 583 per month (6-monthly)
- Location: FitRepublik Fitness Centre – Dubai Sports City
- Timing: 05:30 am to 11:00 pm | Fridays 05:30 am to 09:00 pm
- Contact: +971-4-556-1800
That’s our lowdown for the top indoor swimming pools in Dubai. If you want to beat the summer heat, you know where to go!
Besides the indoor pools, you can also check out the various hotels offering spectacular summer swimming pool deals in Dubai on their outdoor pool lounges and facilities.
If you don’t mind soaking up the sun with a leisurely swim, the rooftop pools in Dubai are right up your alley.
Alternatively, those who fancy some privacy can check into one of the hotels with private pools in Dubai to enjoy summer swims in complete luxury and privacy.
For homebodies who love to swim, there are residential areas in Dubai with great swimming pools that you can look at for buying or renting properties. There is also the option to check out properties in areas with private pool villas in Dubai.
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