If you are looking for the ultimate luxury pool day, head to Dubai’s famous “seven-star” hotel. As you would expect, it has many pools to choose from, including infinity pools with in-water sun loungers overlooking the Arabian Gulf and smaller secluded pools away from the crowds. We’d say that Burj Al Arab’s best pool, however, is actually found inside the impressive structure. On the 18th floor and surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, the pool and Jacuzzi is the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the sprawling sea below. The tranquil space is beautifully designed, featuring ornate pillars covered with gold and turquoise tiles that glow in the reflection of the afternoon sun.
Best for: sheer luxury
Cost: Most pool access is for hotel or spa guests only, however there are sometimes day pass deals at the terrace pool. Stays at Burj Al Arab start from Dh4,592 per night, excluding taxes. The hotel is currently taking bookings for October onwards.
Daily; from Dh4,592 for an overnight stay; Umm Suqeim 3; 04 301 7777