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Dubai is the grandest and most thriving city in the United Arab Emirates. It’s one of the most modern cities in the world and it’s famed for its grand shopping complexes, sprawling towering skyscrapers, and a buzzing nightlife. It’s also home to the tallest tower in the world, the 830m-tall Burj Khalifa which towers high above the rest of the city’s skyline. One of the biggest attractions of the city is the Dubai Fountain at the foot of the Burj Khalifa as it offers a display of fountains and lights choreographed to music. Dubai is also famed for its artificial island Atlantis which features water and marine-animal parks, another one of the primary attractions of the city. Dubai is one of the most luxurious cities in the world, and as such, you should stay in one of their most luxurious pool hotels. While most of the hotels in Dubai offers pools and spas, in this article we’ve compiled a list of the best ones. These are the top 10 Pool Hotels in Dubai.

# 1

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah is the most famous luxury hotel in Dubai. In fact, it’s probably one of the most popular architectural landmarks in all of UAE, and certainly, the most luxurious hotel in the world, built on pure visions of decadence. One of its most prominent aesthetic features is that it’s built in the shape of a billowing sail, in acknowledgment of the country’s sailing heritage, and the fact that it’s built on a man-made island all of its own. One of its shining laurels is its excellent pool deck, along with the neighboring seafood restaurant run by British chef Nathan Outlaw. Overall there are two pools in the hotel. One of them is a saltwater infinity pool that almost seems to merge with the sea beyond the hotel. This pool is surrounded by 120 sun loungers and cabanas with butlers waiting to be called upon. The other pool is more of a swim-up bar on a sandy beach and is more relaxed in atmosphere. It comes with a bar and restaurant. Another prime highlight of the hotel is the Talise Spa, which spreads out over two separate floors, designed in Moroccan mosaics. This spa also features its own infinity pools that look out at the horizon, and it comes with sun swept treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and yet another plunge pool. As such, you can’t possibly find a hotel more luxurious than this. There are 202 suites in the hotel and all of them feel like royalty.

# 2

One&Only The Palm Dubai

One&Only The Palm Dubai is a beachside pool resort, and it comes with 3 separate Michelin-starred restaurants, pools, and the famous Guerlain Spa. This hotel is located on the western tip of The Palm, and as such offers some of the best views in the city of Dubai, looking out at the Dubai Marina and the Jumeirah Beach Residence waterfront. However, it’s also quite isolated from the rest of Dubai, and it takes about 30 minutes to get there by taxi. However, the main star attraction of the hotel is the pool which is surrounded by 6 luxurious cabanas and several loungers. You can also get one of the butter to bring over refreshments while you’re enjoying your pool time. In addition to this, you can also go to the private beach where they have a separate adults-only pool where you can do complete laps. Furthermore, the hotel’s on-site spa — Guerlain Spa — is considered to be the best in the city. They offer a number of treatments. However, the highlight is the pedicure by famous French pedicurist Bastien Gonzalez. There are 100 rooms and suites in the whole hotel, and all of them come with private balconies, terraces, bathtubs, and extravagant furnishings.

# 3

Armani Hotel Dubai

Armani Hotel Dubai has been designed by Giorgio Armani himself and it offers grand sweeping views of Downtown Dubai. This hotel has been designed in the trademark Armani style of being ultra sleek and modern. It’s located in Burj Khalifa, which is the very heart of Dubai. The most unique and prominent feature of this hotel is the arrow-shaped swimming pool which comes with a sun trap terrace so that you can bask under the sun if you’d like. The pool area always has pleasant music playing the background to enhance the sense of serenity. The spa is another stellar amenity, and it comes with a sauna, a steam room, and several treatment rooms where you can relax under the hands of a trained masseuse.

# 4

One&Only Royal Mirage

One&Only Royal Mirage is a Sister hotel to One&Only The Palm Dubai. This hotel is designed in the stylings of an Arabian Palace and as such decadence and sheer opulence ooze from every fabric and crevice in this hotel. The hotel is located on Jumeira Beach and as such, you can indulge in various water sports as well. The best part of the hotel is the swimming pool which sits in one long stretch before the grand palace, flanked by trees on both sides. In the evenings, when the palace lights up, it’s reflected perfectly in the waters of the pool. There’s no sight more stunning than that. They have another open-air pool surrounded cabanas on all sides and daybeds, along with a poolside bar. Finally, you’ll also love their hammam, spa, and sauna, all of which oozes with Moroccan warmth.

# 5

Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeirah Al Qasr is located on Madinat Jumeirah, and the entire hotel looks over at the beach and the waters beyond. It’s adjacent to Burj Al Arab and Wild Wadi Waterpark, and as such it’s also a great place for some sightseeing and entertainment. The hotel has been designed completely in a traditional Arabian style featuring mosaic tiles, stucco friezes, and all else. The outdoor pool in the hotel is also luxurious, surrounded by private cabanas. However, the most attractive aspect of this hotel is the Talise Spa with its 26 treatment rooms. It’s often considered to be one of the best spas in the city. You can even get treatments under the open skies in a private beach. The rooms are designed in an opulent style with dark wood furnishings and lavish bedspreads.

# 6

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Four Seasons Resort Dubai is located on Jumeirah Beach, and it’s only a short 15-minute drive to Burj Khalifa, the shining beacon of Dubai and the tallest building in the world. The shining star attraction of this pool resort is Pearl Spa, which features the best therapists brought in from India, Indonesia, Thailand and several other countries. The spa also features a thermal sauna, hammam, and several treatment rooms, many of them out in the open. The hotel pool comes along with a fitness center as well, so that you can relax after you’ve worked up a sweat.

# 7

Jumeirah Mina A' Salam at Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeirah Mina A' Salam is a beachfront pool resort located on Madinat Jumeirah. The hotel has been designed in an Arabian architectural style and the interiors of the hotel feature Persian rugs, ornate chandeliers, oriental lamps, arched doorways, etc. The hotel also features two free-form swimming pools. One of them is shallow and meant for kids. It’s brightly designed and comes with several fountains. The other is surrounded by daybeds and cabanas and looks out over the horizon. The hotel also features a well-appointed Spa, with a sauna, steam room, hammams, and several treatment rooms.

# 8

Raffles Dubai

Raffles Dubai is a brilliant pool hotel located in central Oud Metha. It’s nowhere near the beach, however, it’s close to the Egyptian styled Wafi Mall and some shopping complexes in the area. The exteriors of the hotel are also designed in an Egyptian Pyramid style, and the interiors are lush and modern. They have a unique swimming pool as well, made up of a series of concentric circles, all of them offering a different experience. One part of the swimming pool is shallow and meant for kids whereas another is for adults, and yet another part is a jacuzzi. Overall there are 252 rooms and suites in this hotel and all of them are designed in a contemporary style and come with a personal butler service.

# 9

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel is located on a beach right next to Burj Al Arab. The architecture of the hotel is designed in the shape of a wave and as such it complements the sail-shaped designed of Burj Al Arab, which it overlooks. The best part of the hotel is its abundance of swimming pools. There are six swimming pools throughout the hotel. Six! The Executive pool comes with prime membership for Suite and Villa guests only. The other pools can be accessed by anyone and you get free ice lollies while you’re there. They even have a vast and spacious spa with several treatment rooms, hammams, and a sauna.

# 10

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf is yet another luxurious pool hotel located on Madinat Jumeirah, overlooking the sail-shaped design of Burj Al Arab, the greatest attraction of the city. The resort features several indoor and outdoor pools, some of which come with poolside bars as well. Their in-house spa — Talise Spa — is one of the best in the city, and it offers a number of treatment options from across the globe, along with private saunas, hammams, and several treatment rooms. The spa also comes with a plunge pool which is perennially warm, where you can simply relax. There are 283 rooms in the hotel, and all of them are designed in a homely manner which gives you the sense that you’re staying not at a hotel but at a Middle Eastern villa.

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