Best rooftop pools at hotels in Dubai

Published: November 12, 2019

Nothing beats a big city weekend where you can combine swimming in a rooftop pool along with shopping and some nice dinners.

We have therefore summoned a list of the best rooftop pools in Dubai. There are some superb Dubai rooftop pools to choose from. A typical Dubai rooftop pool is located at a luxurious hotel with a fancy skyline view over the city and its surroundings.

Also don't forget to check out the best Dubai rooftop bars.

1. Address Dubai Marina

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Address Dubai Marina | Photo: www.addresshotels.com/

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 Shades.

Both the rooftop pool, restaurant, bar and hotel have everything one can ask for. 5 stars – just as the hotel have.

Adress: Adress Dubai Marina, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Dubai

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Towels included: Yes

Additional information: Outside guests are welcome to the rooftop restaurant and bar

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2. Park Regis Kris Kin

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Park Regis Kris Kin | Photo: www.parkregiskriskin.ae/

This famous Dubai rooftop pool is located in the older parts of Dubai, north of downtown. At the 5-star hotel, Park Regis Kris Kin and their rooftop, you will find this hidden gem.

The location is little bit off, but what it lacks in location, it delivers in view. Amazing skyline views over downtown Dubai and you can see all the way to the marina and Burj al Arab when the weather is fine and clear.

As with most other Dubai rooftop pools, it’s only available for the hotels guests. But there is a newly opened rooftop bar called K2-ZERO avialable to all at nights.

In winter time the rooftop pool can feel quite cold, since it is not heated. If you think that the water is to chilly, you can just relax in the comfortable sun loungers and order some tasty bar bites to nibble on.

Adress: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St, Al Karama, Bur Dubai, Opp Burjuman Center – Dubai

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 6am - 10pm

Towels included: Yes

Additional information: Complete Dubai views

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3. Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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Sofitel Dubai Downtown | Photo: www.sofitel-dubai-downtown.com/

The swimming pool at Sofitel Dubai Downtown is very large and luxurious. This rooftop infinity pool is located at the 5th floor, but despite to low altitude, you’ll get a magical view over the world’s highest building – Burj Khalifa – from here.

Both the terrace and its décor is super luxurious, and the surrounding palm trees helps create the feeling of a true rooftop oasis.

To use this fantastic rooftop pool, you have to be a guest at the hotel. But in addition to the pool, there’s also a good rooftop bar here called Above Lounge. Perfect if you like to wind down with some cocktails in the evening, and also available to the public.

Adress: Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 8am - 8pm

Towels included: Yes

Additional information: Low altitude but great view

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4. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

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Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach | Photo: www.sofitel-dubai-jumeirahbeach.com/

Surrounded by palm trees and comfy bean bags, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach can show off with one of the coolest rooftop infinity pools in Dubai, and in the world. The mighty rooftop location means mighty views, and here you get breathtaking vistas over the Palm and the Arabian Gulf.

Make sure to time a sunset, and you will for sure have some awesome photos. This is one of the best sunset views you can find in the luxurious city.

Apart from the infinity pool, the terrace is also home to the Infini Pool Lounge. The rooftop bar serves lovely Meze platters, refreshing cocktails and a nice selection of Shisha.

Adress: Residence 2، The Walk, JBR - Dubai

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 7am - 10pm

Towels included: Yes

Additional information: Infinity pool

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5. InterContinental Dubai Festival City

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InterContinental Dubai Festival City | Photo: www.ihg.com/

The fantastic hotel InterContinental Dubai Festival City has this lovely rooftop pool in Dubai. Thanks to the InterContinental's Dubai Creek vantage point, the persons hanging out by the rooftop swimming pool have a good view point of all boats that are cruising by outside of the hotel.

A perfect Dubai rooftop pool for the warmer days. The swimming pool holds a nice and refreshing temperature. But the coolest thing with this pool is the transparent glass tank that hangs out from the side of the building. This will blow your mind away, or even scare you.

This part is perched on the 25th floor where you can see all the way down to the street from the bottom of the swimming pool.

Adress: Dubai Festival City - Dubai

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Towels included: Yes

Additional information: Infinity pool

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Written by:
The Rooftop Guide

- the world's leading experts on rooftop venues

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