Saadiyat Beach Club has long had a reputation for having one of the capital’s best pools, and it’s a reputation that is well earned. With the white sands of Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat beach as a backdrop, the serene and upmarket pool will leave you feeling a million miles away from the bustle of the capital. The pool itself is wide and sprawling, with plenty of space to enjoy a dip. A number of over-water shaded cabanas line the side of the pool, if you want to enjoy the ultimate beach club experience. Otherwise, there are plenty of plush sunloungers around the pool’s edge. In true beach club style, expect laid-back vibes and the odd live saxophonist, plus stay until sundown to catch a beautiful sky over the Arabian Gulf.
Best for: laid-back luxury beach club vibes
Cost: weekday passes cost Dh250, or Dh350 for couples. Entry for children between the ages of 7 and 17 costs Dh100, while children aged 6 and under go free. Weekend passes are Dh375 for singles, Dh525 for couples, and Dh150 for children.
Daily, 8am-7.30pm; from Dh250; Saadiyat Island; 02 656 3500