#CocoTravel: The 5 Best Rooftop Pools In Dubai

The summer heat in the Middle East is hitting a new level, with humidity at 98% and temperatures of 49 degrees celsius, its essential to look after yourself. [...]

The summer heat in the Middle East is hitting a new level, with humidity at 98% and temperatures of 49 degrees celsius, its essential to look after yourself. From drinking 2 litres of water a day, applying high factor sun lotions and making sure your clothing is breathable, as well as avoiding the heat from 12 noon until 3.30pm if possible.

All of the above is necessary but doesn’t exactly sound fun and there are definitely plenty of fun ways too cool off in the heat too, after all we’re talking about Dubai. So whether you’re working 9-5 or have the whole day to yourself, cooling off by a pool is always idyllic, that’s why #TeamCoco have rounded up our top 5 pools in Dubai, with incredible views, of course.

Situated in the heart of City Walk is La Ville Hotel & Suites. A boutique hotel with stylish contemporary and iconic architecture; the perfect place for meetings, socialising and dining. Not only this but La Ville has a rooftop bar; LookUp, complete with infinity pool and picturesque views of the Downtown Dubai skyline.

Dubai Marina, the worlds largest man-made marina, boasting an array of shops, housing, restaurants, bars, beach clubs and hotels. The Address lies within the marina and is directly linked to the Dubai Marina Mall, convenient, and the sea is just a few minutes walk away. Above all this is Shades, with a chill out lounge providing al fresco dining and an infinity pool. Showcasing views of the Dubai Marina, Shades allows you to soak up the Dubai scene all from your sun lounger.

On the 5th floor terrace of the Sofitel Downtown is the Mosaic Lounge, featuring an infinity pool in a modern and sophisticated setting that makes you feel as though you’ve left the city completely. Despite the feeling of escapism, the Sofitel is actually the only 5 star hotel connected to the Dubai Mall, is super close to the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera and the Coca-Cola arena. So whether you’re in need of an iced coffee, or something a little stronger (the cocktail menu is endless) or you still need to hit your target 2 litres of water, this gem is the perfect way to cool off and end your day and start your evening.

Situated on an artificial island on the Arabian Gulf this 7 star hotel has been an icon of Dubai since 1999. The Burj Al Arab has too many luxury qualities and features to mention so we’re focusing on one, the terrace. The private space stretches 100 metres out into the sea boasting a restaurant, swim up bar, 126 sun beds, 24 luxury day beds, two swimming pools, 4 jacuzzis, butler serviced cabana’s and a stretch of sand, make this a truly unique experience. The infinity pool blends with the sea and the picturesque views allow you to appreciate your surroundings and soak up the luxury and the Arabian sun.

A little further afield and away from it all is the Park Regis Kris Kin; just a short distance from the Dubai world trade centre, Bur Dubai Market and Dubai creek, so if your a traveller or are looking to escape the city, the Park Regis is ideal for you. Whether it’s sunrise or sunset, this rooftop pool has unrivalled views of the Dubai skyline; from the Burj Khalifa to the Dubai frame, this is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the warmer weather.

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