Nothing beats the summer heat in Dubai like a cool dip in a refreshing swimming pool. Thankfully, due to the myriad of luxury hotels in the city, you are never far from the pool of your dreams. That said, some hotels have gone a step further by installing luxurious infinity pools — special facilities designed to create “vanishing edges” which give the impression that the water extends infinitely beyond the horizon. Is your interest piqued? Well, if the answer is (understandably) yes, read on to find out where you can find popular infinity pools in Dubai.
Disclaimer: Access to the mentioned infinity pools may be prohibited due to maintenance. We recommend contacting your chosen facility before visiting.
The best infinity pools in Dubai
The aptly named ‘infinity pools’ have come a long way since their introduction at the Palace of Versailles in France during the 1600s. These Instagrammable locations are a hit with locals and visitors, especially when the weather is at its hottest. So, with our mission happily accepted, we grabbed our swimming cozzies and went off in pursuit of Dubai’s finest infinity pools. Here’s what we found out.
AURA Skypool Lounge at The Palm Tower
The world’s highest and first 360° infinity pool has a home in the iconic Palm Jumeirah. It’s the AURA Skypool on the 50th floor of The Palm Tower. The massive facility is suspended 200 metres in the air — offering breathtaking views of the cityscape beyond.
The structure has three zones that surround a common area. Each comes with its amenities and facilities for guests to enjoy. Adding to the appeal is an onsite DJ. A swim here is likely to be memorable.
Another highlight is the lounge and bar. Select from a tapas-style sharing menu and a relaxing atmosphere high up in the air!
- Location: 50th floor, The Palm Tower
- Timings: 10:00 am to 02:00 pm
- Cost: Starts at AED 200
- Contact: +971-4-566-2121
Address Beach Resort
It’s hard to look beyond our first entry when considering who owns the crown for the best infinity pool Dubai. The rooftop pool at the Address Beach Resort — one of the lavish Address hotels in Dubai — is an option. Sitting atop the 77th floor of the hotel, at a staggering height of almost 294m, this truly magnificent pool is officially verified by Guinness World Records™ as the highest outdoor infinity pool in the world! This also makes it among the best rooftop infinity pools in Dubai.
With its stunning location, the pool offers spectacular views of Jumeirah Beach and the iconic Ain Dubai. If you want to enjoy a dip in this memorable pool, remember that it is only currently accessible for in-house guests who are over 21 years of age. For an extra charge, guests can also lounge in the pool’s private cabanas.
- Location: Address Beach Resort, Bluewaters Island
- Timings: 09:00 am until sunset
- Cost: Only accessible for in-house guests
- Contact: +971-4-423-8888
The Terrace at Burj Al Arab
The infinity pool at The Terrace at Burj Al Arab offers a unique way to enjoy the serene surroundings of the hotel. Also known simply as Terrace, the location offers two swimming pools — one being the infinity pool that merges into the Arabian Gulf beyond. The pool has a cool swim-up bar at its centre, making it a great place to unwind with friends.
- Location: Burj Al Arab Dubai
- Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
- Cost: AED 800 for pool access including F&B credit of AED 400 (Monday to Thursday) | AED 1000 including F&B credit of AED 500 (Friday to Sunday)
- Contact: +971-4-432-3232
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
An infinity pool in the desert? Now you’re talking! The Bab Al Shas Desert Resort and Spa made it happen. The enchanting desert retreat features three swimming pools: a 1.4m deep infinity pool. Guests come here to relax while enjoying the golden hues of the desert landscape. You can access the pool by choosing specific packages, a complete list of which can be found on the hotel’s official website.
Please note, the resort is temporarily closed.
- Location: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
- Cost: Contact to find out
- Contact: +971-4-809-6167
The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah
One of Dubai’s most famous party hubs, Five Palm Jumeirah is also home to one of the best infinity pools in Dubai. Located at The Penthouse rooftop lounge and nightclub on the 16th floor, this pool comes with dazzling glass walls and amazing views of Dubai Marina.
- Location: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
- Timings: 08:00 am to 07:30 pm
- Cost: Contact FIVE for the price
- Contact: +971-52-900-4868
The Lagoon at Park Hyatt
The Lagoon pool at Park Hyatt, one of the Hyatt hotels in Dubai, is a 100-metre long stretch of pristine water, inviting you to take a plunge. Adding to its grandeur is a wide stretch of private beach nestled right next to it. At this Dubai hotel infinity pool, guests can lounge on elegant sunbeds or gazebos, walk on the sandy beach or stay in any magnificent beachside rooms or suites. Guests must keep in mind that The Lagoon is exclusively for adults and children aged 16 and above.
- Location: Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek Club Street
- Cost: Available for guests only
- Contact: +971-4-602-1234
The infinity pool at WHITE Beach perfectly complements the bohemian vibes of the beach club. This Instagrammable pool is a major attraction for visitors with its shaded cabanas, the best skyline views and an impressive list of sparkling beverages.
- Location: Atlantis Dubai
- Cost: From AED 200
- Contact: +971-4-426-2000
Check into Tasca at Mandarin Oriental and get access to an adults-only swimming pool. A day on the pool’s chic sundeck is just what you need to unwind, with a cocktail in hand and breathtaking sea views.
You can enjoy this with an Infinity Pass, which includes Portuguese bites, a special three-course menu by chef Jose Avillez, an exotic fruit platter and more. Access to the pool is strictly for guests above 21 years of age.
- Location: Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah Beach Road
- Cost for Infinity Pass: Contact to know
- Contact: +971-4-777-2231
InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Our next entry for this list of infinity pools in Dubai is at the InterContinental DFC — one of the prestigious InterContinental hotels in the UAE. This pool stands out with its glass-bottom and impressive city views as far as the eye can see. Jutting out from the hotel, a dip here will make you feel like you are floating in the air. Snack on some hearty bites from the pool bar, or have a refreshing drink after your swim at this beautiful infinity pool in Dubai.
- Location: Intercontinental, Dubai Festival City
- Cost: Contact the hotel for the price
- Contact: +971-4-701-1111
Wane by SoMiya Address Dubai Marina
Wane by SoMiya is a reputed pool club in Dubai and is home to one of the most beautiful infinity pools in the city. The 45-metre pool takes centre stage here, with a golden tiger sculpture at the edge — courtesy of French artist Idriss B, completing the awe-inspiring look.
- Location: Level 4, Address Dubai Marina
- Timings: 08:00 am to 08:00 pm (pool timings)
- Cost: Contact the hotel for price
- Contact: +971-4-589-477
LookUp at Laville
LookUp is an urban chic rooftop bar with an infinity pool at the La Ville hotel. While the bar is protected under a roof, the pool is open to the elements — making it the perfect spot to work on your tan by day or sample the bar’s beverages by night. With the Downtown skyline and Burj Khalifa in view, what else can you ask for?
- Location: La Ville Hotel and Suites, City Walk, Al Multaqa Street
- Timings: 07:00 am to 06:00 pm (pool hours)
- Cost: AED 200 for Day Pool Pass (AED 100 redeemable on F&B)
- Contact: +971-4-403-3111 | +971-54-309-5948
Address Sky View
The stunning infinity rooftop pool at Address Sky View is managed by the Ce La Vi restaurant and is located way up on the 54th floor. A highlight is a beautiful sundeck that overlooks Downtown Dubai with the iconic Burj Khalifa in full view.
- Location: Address Sky View Hotel, Level 54, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
- Timings: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am (pool deck)
- Cost: Contact to know
- Contact: +971-56-515-4001
Sofitel Downtown Dubai
The Mosaic infinity pool at Sofitel Downtown Dubai is what dreams are made of, earning it a place on our list of best infinity pools in Dubai. After a refreshing dip, kick back and take your pick from a range of beverages at the pool lounge. The hotel’s infinity pool and lounge are on the 5th-floor terrace. So, you have a full view of Downtown Dubai during your siesta.
- Location: Sofitel Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road
- Timings: All day access
- Cost: AED 150 (AED 100 redeemable on F&B)
- Contact: +971-4-503-6666
Apart from the mentioned places, you may also consider the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray infinity pool Dubai with a 59m edge. Another option is the infinity pool at The Meydan Hotel which offers spectacular views of the Meydan Racecourse. Furthermore, these places also feature the stunning pool.
- The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm
- Vida Emirates Hills
- ZETA Seventy Seven
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an infinity pool?
Also known as a zero-edge pool, an infinity pool’s design tricks you into believing that there is no gap between the pool itself and the space beyond. Unlike regular pools, the edges of an infinity pool are built to be the same height as the water level. The result is a mesmerising visual feast.
Where can I find a Dubai hotel infinity pool on a roof?
You can find the best rooftop pools in Dubai at hotels like the Address Beach Resort and La Ville Hotel and Suites.
Where can I learn to swim in Dubai?
Want to learn how to swim before taking on the infinity pools in Dubai? Sign up for swimming classes in Dubai at places like the Dolphin Sports Academy and Hamilton Aquatics Dubai.
Where can I find indoor swimming pools in Dubai?
If you prefer swimming indoors, you can visit places like the Burj Al Arab and Emirates Palace Kempinski, home to some of the best indoor swimming pools in Dubai.
Furthermore, these swimming pools in Sharjah are ideal for families who live in the third-largest emirate.
Which are the properties with the best swimming pools in Dubai?
Those in search of villas and apartments in Dubai areas with swimming pool facilities are spoilt for choice. Potential tenants or homeowners can focus their search on areas like the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina.
That’s all we have for you on the best infinity pools in Dubai. Stay tuned to MyBayut for updates on the best leisure destinations in the UAE!
(Cover image credit: Burj Al Arab Facebook page)