The big news last week was the sky-high humidity making us feel even hotter than usual – and not in a Monica Belucci kind of way. But if you thought malls was the only way to escape the heat, we have discovered a plethora of amazing day pass promotions that are available throughout the scorching summer months to help you cool off in luxurious five-star hotel pools. After all, we all live in this gold-studded city that houses some of the most dazzling hotels, so why not make the most of them and feel like a hotel guest for a day?
So we have listed some great options for how you can spend the weekend – or weekdays – lounging by a turquoise pool without breaking the budget. You will find even more pool and beach day passes, as well as other hot summer promotions on the CitiSpi app, which is available to download for free for both iPhone or Android.
Sizzling Summer Series, Zero Gravity
Dubai’s most talked about beach club, Zero Gravity, always has something up their sleeve to keep sun-worshippers satisfied, even when on a budget. This summer they are offering day passes for AED 150 which is returned in the form of a food and drinks voucher, meaning you are effectively not paying a penny to enter! Take a refreshing dip in their spectacular infinity pool or dare to dip a toe in the warm sea. At Zero Gravity you will be kept cool either way thanks to complimentary cold towels and fruity ice lollies. This offer is available until 31st August. For more info, call 04 399 0009.
Pool Buddies, Palace Downtown
Known as one of the most luxurious spas in Dubai, ‘The Spa’ at Palace hotel in Downtown boasts an oriental bathhouse, an effervescent Jacuzzi, a deeply relaxing steam room and a stunning outdoor pool overlooking the Burj Lake. If you want to enjoy full access to their opulent spa facilities for the day, bring your spouse, a friend or perhaps your mum along for the treat to enjoy 50% off for the second person! Original price is otherwise AED 250 per person. To make a booking, call 04 888 3444.
Idyllic Sundowners, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
If you want to treat yourself and your girlfriends to a different kind of ladies’ night, CitiSpi warmly recommends the aptly named ‘Idyllic Sundowners’ at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s Horizon Pool Bar. Arrive after 6pm to enjoy a refreshing, and certainly relaxing, swim in the hotel’s infinity pool as the sun starts to set at the horizon. Entry is a mere AED 100 which is redeemable at the pool bar towards food and drinks, so you can make a night of it! This budget-friendly promotion is available every day of the week. To book, call 04 399 3333.
Ladies’ Day, Sheraton JBR
Almost every day is ladies’ day at Sheraton in JBR! Head down between Saturday and Thursday any time before 11am to enjoy a full day of relaxation and laps in the pool for AED 110, which is completely redeemable as food and drinks at both Bliss Lounge and Azure Pool bar. Find a shaded spot and bring a good book as the pool stays open until 9pm. For more information, and to book, call 04 399 5533.
Poolside BBQ, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference
Perfect for a family weekend activity, or a get-together with all of your friends, Le Meridien Dubai are offering a special poolside BBQ package every Thursday and Friday. Enjoy pool entry, a plate of delicious BBQ and one house beverage for just AED 200, while also taking advantage if their happy hour which runs from 6pm till 9pm. Most of the hotel’s pools are open until 7pm with the exception of the fitness pool, which is accessible until 10pm. Just remember to have a break after food before diving in! For more details, call 04 702 2455.