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The best swimming pools in Abu Dhabi

No holiday sensation can ever beat that first toe-dip in the water, and Abu Dhabi is blessed with pristine shorelines and the finest swimming pools for you to while away.

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil spot to cool off or a place to get in some lengths, find it in our guide to some of the best Abu Dhabi swimming pools.

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

At the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, you’ll find the St Regis Athletics Club where passionate swimmers of all ages can take advantage of the heated indoor pool. The pool is set up for laps, with private classes also available. After your lengths you can get some sun at the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool or unwind at the Iridium Spa.

Facilities are available to the resort’s guests and Mazaya and Privilee cardholders.

InterContinental Bayshore

The InterContinental Bayshore is loaded with premium health and sports facilities for fitness fans. The state-of-the-art gym has a grand pool to get in your daily lengths as well as cardio and strength areas. After your workout, you can enjoy treatments in the day spa or relax at the infinity pool, which also features a swim-up bar.

Admissions for day guests range from AED 129 - AED 150.

Saadiyat Beach Club

If you’re looking for the ultimate beach and pool combination, look no further than Saadiyat Beach Club. Comfortable sun loungers line its stunning swimming pool, which opens up directly onto the beach. Relax with the club’s selection of restaurants and lounges that serve everything from creative cocktails to Mediterranean classics.

Daily club passes are available from AED 120 - AED 200. Kids under 6 go free.

The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Relax all day long beside one of two pools at Abu Dhabi's luxurious EDITION hotel. With views out over the Al Bateen Marina and the stunning city skyline in the distance, you'll never want to leave your spot in the pool. That is until your gourmet food arrives from the hotel's top chefs!

Day passes available between 7am - 9pm. Contact the hotel for more information.

Radisson Beach Club and Spa

Radisson Beach Club and Spa is your inner-city retreat, located on a private stretch of Corniche Beach with views of Abu Dhabi’s iconic skyline. The club makes for the perfect family daycation with its sun lounger-lined beach, wellness and spa facilities that offer facial and body treatments, and a fitness centre with Zumba and spinning classes.

Entry is AED 150 on weekdays and AED 200 on the weekend. AED 100 of your entry fee can be used as credit on food and beverage.

Cafe Del Mar

An infinity pool, swim-up pool bar and incredible DJs - that's what you get at Cafe Del Mar. The club’s Ibiza roots are on full display along the shores of Yas Bay Waterfront, with exceptional bites, cocktails and even a man made beach! What more do you need for a day by the pool?

Day passes are AED 250 on weekdays and AED 350 on the weekend. Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island guests can access for free.

Anantara Eastern Mangroves

For a unique daycation, consider taking a dip at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves. From the hotel’s luxurious infinity pool you’ll be able to gaze across the protected mangrove forest and admire the local wildlife. And when the sun sets, tuck into the hotel’s exquisite range of food and beverage options.

Day passes start from AED 150.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

Shangri-La is known for its opulence, luxury and comfort. The Qaryat Al Beri’s infinity pool is all that and more, with stunning panoramic views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for swimmers to enjoy. When you’re done feasting the eyes, sample the mouthwatering menu or treat yourself to a break in the hotel’s renowned spa, CHI.

Day passes range between AED 200 - AED 250 per adult.

Zaya Nurai Island

Make a private island your home at Zaya Nurai. The island is a 10-minute boat ride from Saadiyat Island and welcomes guests looking for a super luxurious, boutique experience. Swim on the shores of the secluded island’s perfect beaches, and make sure you visit the world-class spas and dining options too.

Day passes are AED 480, which includes credit towards food and beverage and a return boat transfer.

Emirates Palace

Prepare for a day of pure luxury at Emirates Palace. There are two beautiful swimming pools, a waterpark for kids and 1.3 km of pristine beachfront at this hotel, regarded as one of the UAE’s best. Whether you’re a couple looking to swim and relax or a family ready to release some energy, there’s something for everyone here.

Adult passes start from AED 295 and kids’ passes start from AED 150.

Conrad Etihad Towers

As well as three pools to choose from at the Conrad Etihad Towers, guests can also dip their toes into the waters on the long shoreline by the hotel. Your views look out over the islands of Abu Dhabi whilst behind you the beautiful Etihad Towers climb high. Once your day of relaxation in the pool or the sea comes to an end, you're spoilt for choice with dining options at the Conrad!

Day passes start from AED 160 and brunch-goers on Saturdays get free pool access.

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

There's nothing better than spending a day of tranquility on Saadiyat Island and where better than the Jumeirah Resort. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy any of the three pools and access the exclusive private beach with pristine white sand and azure waters. Indulge yourself with the finest poolside bites and refresh yourself at the swim-up bar!

Day passes are subject to availability and prior booking is highly recommended.

St Regis Abu Dhabi

The St Regis in the heart of Abu Dhabi is home to the Nation Riviera Beach Club, a paradise for those who love to spend days in and by the water. Here you'll find a swim-up bar, an open-air jacuzzi and the Treasure Island Kids Club! You can also get active with a range of recreational activities like volleyball, football and rugby. All of this is set on the shores of the Corniche underneath the beautiful Abu Dhabi skyline.

Day passes range between AED 105 and AED 230.

Radisson Blu Resort Al Ain

If you're out exploring Al Ain, the Radisson Blu Resort is a great place to find respite. There are three inviting swimming pools with an abundance of wellness and leisure activities for the whole family.

Day visitors are welcome with passes starting from AED 89.

Telal Resort Al Ain

This desert retreat is the perfect place to find tranqulity in the desert region of Al Ain. Telal Resort offers lagoon-style adult and kids pools with views looking out across the sandy dunes of the desert. There are also spa facilities available to take relaxation to the max. The day pass price includes access to the pools and a tasty three-course menu.

Prices start from AED 225 per person.


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