A holiday in Dubai isn’t complete without a trip to the beach. Visitors and residents can enjoy designated safe zones at public beaches – such as Kite Beach and La Mer – to ensure that you can top up your tan while you work on your freestyle. For those who prefer to swim laps in your own designated lane, there are also plenty of options. Here are six sensational swimming pools in Dubai to get your lengths in.
Hamdan Sports Complex
Emirates Road, near Global Village
Quite simply the premier swimming facility in Dubai, Hamdan Sports Complex is home to an Olympic-sized pool, secondary lap pool and high dive facilities. The multi-sports destination is open all week, including public holidays, with certified lifeguards on duty around the clock. Since the venue hosts a number of events and competitions throughout the year, make sure to call or WhatsApp ahead to book your lane.
Al Quoz Industrial Area 3
This relatively new warehouse facility has a 25-metre training pool and a 15-metre training pool for both adults and kids. There’s even the Splash Island water park for little ones, with eight slides, a waterfall bucket and more. You can buy a punch card and visit anytime, or join a range of classes, from beginner to pro level.
Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh
This gym and spa is nestled within a world-class luxury resort, so will be a pricier option. You can easily improve your swimming at Talise Fitness with classes led by internationally certified coaches – for private or group classes. There are "master's classes for adults wanting to get into better shape and improve their technique, as well as kids training for all levels. The 25-metre pool boasts six lanes.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
The Mina Seyahi boasts one of the longest stretches of private beach in Dubai – with a pristine 500-metre shoreline. But if you prefer to swim in a pool, you’re sorted with five lanes. It’s easy to pick up a day pass for a luxurious day of fitness and leisure. There are actually five pools in total, with sunbeds and towels provided from 6am to 7pm.
Jebel Ali Recreation Club
Jebel Ali Village
This multifaceted leisure destination is both new and old – the established venue was recently refurbished and expanded with new restaurants and a dine-in cinema. The pre-existing fitness centre comes complete with a lap pool, which is cooled but not covered so you can soak in some vitamin D while you swim some lengths.
Al Nasr Club
This historic venue dates back to 1945, when a group of young men gathered to keep fit and eventually inaugurated the sports club. The affordable pool now sits adjacent to Al Nasr football club in the heart of Oud Metha. With swimming lessons and private training available, this facility could take your skills to the next level, call +971 58578 7783 for more information.
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