8 best rooftop pools at hotels in Dubai

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

April 9, 2021
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Rooftop pool Dubai | Courtesy of La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai

To make the most of an elevatedet Dubai experience, we have gathered a list of the best rooftop pools Dubai has to offer. Looking for the most spectacular infinity pool Dubai? Or just a relaxing spot to try and swim away from the heat? Look no more, as this guide will take you to both. And a whole lot more.

There are some superb and elevated Dubai pools to choose from. A typical rooftop pool Dubai is located at a luxurious hotel, with a smashing view over the city skyline and its surroundings.

If you also want to drink with a view, check out the best Dubai rooftop bars.

1.Address Sky View

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Rooftop pool Dubai at Address Sky View | Photo: www.facebook.com/addressskyview/

Welcome to swim high, high, high above Duabi. With a 54th floor location, the infinity pool at the Address Sky View is nothing but totally amazing.

Granted, it is not as high as Burj Khalifa, but taking a refreshing dip with unobstructed views straight across to the world's highest building makes you feel on top of the world anyway. And the photo-ops are pretty much endless.

Surrounded with a large sun-lounging deck and private cabanas, the rooftop pool is also neighbor with the stylish CÈ LA VI rooftop bar and restaurant. And while the swimming pool is only for in-house guests, CÈ LA VI is open to all.

A heaven for pool-lovers, the five-star and superb Address Sky View also holds an (almost) equally impressive pool and Pool Lounge on Level 2.

Adress: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Additional information: Outside guests are welcome to CÉ LA VI on the same floor

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2. La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai

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Rooftop pool Dubai at La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai | Photo: www.marriott.com/

Located close to Downtown Dubai, the fantastic La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai comes with three restaurants, a lobby café and a rooftop bar. Which is also neighbor with a fantastic rooftop infinity pool.

Perched on the 5th floor, the terrace is stylish and lush in decoration, and while swiming towards the edge you will have pretty much all of the Dubai skyline (including Burj Khalifa) in front of you.

As a hotel guest, you can use the heated pool all day long. And if you’re not staying at the hotel, you can still buy an access to use the pool and cabanas. There are 6 nice cabanas surrounding the edges of the terrace. Perfect for chilling-sessions in the sun during the day, complemented with drinks and bites from the rooftop bar.

Adress: Al Multaqa Street, Al Wasl, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Availability: Guests at the hotel / Cabana rental

Hours: 7am to 6pm daily

Additional information: All are welcome to LookUp Rooftop Bar on the same floor

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3. Address Dubai Marina

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Rooftop pool Dubai at 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

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

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4. Park Regis Kris Kin

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Rooftop pool Dubai at Park Regis Kris Kin | Photo: www.parkregiskriskin.ae/

This famous rooftop pool Dubai is located in the older parts of the city, 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

Additional information: Complete Dubai views

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5. Sofitel Dubai Downtown

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

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

With in-pool deck chairs, and surrounded with plenty of comfy loungers and palm trees, the spacious terrace really has 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 2.0 Rooftop 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

Additional information: Low altitude but great view

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6. Grand Plaza Mövenpick

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Rooftop pool Dubai at Grand Plaza Mövenpick | Photo: www.movenpick.com/

The rather new Grand Plaza Mövenpick is a five-star hotel with a five-star service. And a lovely Dubai rooftop pool.

Located on the 4th floor of the hotel, the refreshing outdoor rooftop pool is surrounded with beautiful lounge furniture and soothing views over the Dubai skyline. Perfect for a long day of relaxation.

The rooftop pool is open daily from 6am to sunset for anyone staying at the hotel. After a full day of poolside enjoyment, you can also head up to the TWENTY THREE rooftop bar, where signature cocktails and breathtaking views are served to all.

Adress: Dubai Media City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite The Innovation Hub, Dubai, UAE

Availability: Only guests at the hotel

Hours: 6am - sunset

Additional information: Pool on level 4, TWENTY THREE rooftop bar on level 23

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7. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

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Rooftop pool Dubai at 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

Additional information: Infinity pool

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8. InterContinental Dubai Festival City

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

The fantastic hotel InterContinental Dubai Festival City offers one of the coolest rooftop pool experiences found in Dubai. Not only does the infinity pool come with a great view over all the boats that are cruising by outside of the hotel, there is also a transparent glass tank that hangs out from the side of the building.

This glass bottom pool will blow your mind away, and maybe even scare you, as you can see all the way down to the street from the bottom of the swimming pool.

Open daily until 8pm, this is a perfect rooftop pool Dubai to enjoy the warmer days, with the swimming pool holding a nice and refreshing temperature. Free for guests staying at the hotel, but outside visitors can alos purchase pool passes at AED 99 (including a dining voucher for AED 99).

Adress: Dubai Festival City - Dubai, UAE

Availability: Free for guests at the hotel / Pool pass available to outside guests

Additional information: Glass bottom pool.

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