It’s the winding lagoons at this Palm Jumeirah resort that make its pools some of the best and most unique on offer in the emirate. Away from its main pool and expansive beach, the resort’s private villas open out to flowing lagoons that offer a tranquil escape – and plenty of spots to sit quietly and soak up the sun. All guests and visitors to the hotel can access the lagoons via steps nestled between the villas – just be sure to remember where you left your shoes.
Best for: something a little different
Cost: Pool day passes are Dh270 for adults and Dh105 for children between the ages of 3 and 15.
Daily, 8am-8pm; Dh270; Anantara The Palm, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; 04 567 8888,