No city worth its salt is without a cool rooftop pool, London, LA and New York all have them and now its time we share our favourite in the GCC.


Jumeirah Creekside

Dubai Jumeirah Creekside

This pool wouldn’t be out of place in NYC or LA; located on the 8th floor of Jumeriah Creekside hotel in Dubai - the ‘Cu-ba’ pool, offers amazing views of the city skyline.

Not only is it a healthy 25-metre in size but it features a unique glass see-through edge, from which swimmers can have a look down into the hotel’s lobby.   Of course there are the accoutrement that would go with such an achingly cool pool, such as cosy cabanas and a no children under 12 policy. How very grown up.

More information: Hotel website.

Abu Dhabi

Dusit Thani Hotel

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This rooftop pool in Abu Dhabi is on the 23rd floor of the Thai-inspired Dusit Thani hotel and has great views of downtown. The temperature-controlled pool has a jacuzzi and children’s pool as well as plenty of sunbeds and four-poster beds for lazing around. Poolside assistants are on hand and the complimentary wifi certainly comes in handy.

More information: Hotel website. 

Yas Viceroy

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Located on the rooftop of the Yas Viceroy hotel, this stunning infinity pool is the Jetsons of swimming pools with its unique roof architecture.

The pool area has two sections; one dedicated to families, and an open-air bar with stunning views of the Yas Marina.  At night the pool is lit up elegantly with LED lighting, making it a perfect place for sundowners and titbits.

More information: Hotel website.


Crowne Plaza Doha

Doha Crowne Plaza

This outdoor pool is perfect for a family day out. With a lifeguard, plenty of snacks and some cocktails for the adults, the Crown Plaza’s pool is an idea rooftop venue. Located on the 7th floor of the hotel the day pool rate includes access to all facilities including gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

NB this pool is temporarily closed for renovation. Call the hotel for reopening dates.

More information: Hotel website.

W Hotel



W Hotels are not known for doing things in halves, and their WET pool is no different.

This futuristic pool glows with fibre optical lighting that changes colours in synch with the underwater music making it perfect for hosting pool parties. And yes you can also do that here at the W, where private cabanas, wifi and plus bathing robes await you. The poolside bar also has a choice of creative and healthy beverages and fruit juices, perfect for keeping you in ship shape for swimsuit season.

More information: Hotel website. 


The Domain

Bahrain Domain Pool

Afraid of heights? Then this pool is definitely not for you. Located on the 36th floor of this cool, sleek hotel, the pool at The Domain is the ideal city escape. With panoramic views and an infinity style pool this is the perfect place to quaff your bubbles and enjoy the scene.  To really feel the breeze the retractable roof is perfect for cooler days and warmer nights.

More information: Hotel website. 


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