Liquid Nation offering rooftop poolside retreat, with beats and eats
A brand-new rooftop pool party has arrived in Dubai, which might well be one of the best ways to cool down through the summer months.
At the Fairmont Dubai, Saturday afternoons will be turning into Liquid Nation – a fiesta of swimming, beats and eats at the hotel’s rooftop, temperature-controlled pool. With multiple bars to choose from, a massive menu of bar bites, table service and a cracking view of the Dubai skyline, this could be one of the perfect haunts to see you through the summer.
What’s more, ladies get in for free, and get unlimited complimentary slushy mixed drinks all afternoon and evening. Gents, meanwhile, can get in for Dhs100 and that comes with a complimentary slushy mixed drink.
With the summer now in full swing, it’s the perfect time kick back and chill out. Free for ladies, Dhs100 for gents. Saturdays, ongoing, 5pm-10pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316). Four more to try: summer pool days
Daycation deal at The Dek on 8 In need of a refresh but not enough holiday? Media One Hotel is here to help. Every day (yes, even weekends), The Dek on 8 is offering up a daycation pass for just Dhs75. It includes pool access and a towel, and best of all, that Dhs75 entry fee can be redeemed for food and drinks. What a way to spend a day. Dhs75. Daily 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Dhs299 beach day Anantara The Palm Dubai Beach and pool passes are one of the most popular ways to relax in the city, but when they can cost up to Dhs500 at some five-star resorts, it’s not an option for every weekend. Enter Anantara’s new Dhs299 summer deal, available Saturday to Thursday every week until the end of July. Brave the heat and you will be fully rewarded with access to the hotel’s private beach and epic lagoon pools, plus a set menu lunch at the oh-so-relaxed, waterside Beach House restaurant. Dhs299. Sat-Thu 10am-6pm. Until Jul 31. Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
Free pool access for ladies at Nasimi Beach all summer The Atlantis The Palm beach club is back and has relocated poolside for the summer months. The best bit? Ladies can get access to the pool all summer long completely free of charge. That’s free sun lounger and pool access, seven days a week.
On top of that are a range of food and beverage deals, including a Dhs150 offer for a bottle of bubbly as well as lunch platters of sushi, calamari and mini shish wraps, available on weekdays between noon and 6pm.
There’s also a daily sundowner happy hour between 5pm and 7pm in the week and between 6pm and 8pm on Friday and Saturday – offering up buy one, get one free on selected drinks. For guys, it is Dhs150 entry on weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends, but that total is redeemable against food and beverage. Prices vary. Daily from 12.30pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Pool day, spa and unlimited food at Pai Thai Dubai’s very own Pai Thai has put together a day-long experience to give guests a taste of South East Asia. For Dhs395 per person, the all-day bundle offers up an all-you-can-eat feast of classic Thai dishes. When you’re getting ready to recline into a food coma, mosey on over to cool off in the temperature-controlled pools or top up your tan on the private white beach adjoining the Madinat Jumeirah.This brilliant daycation bundle runs every Friday and Saturday from July 1 until September 2. It’s pre-book only so call ahead and don’t miss out. Dhs395 per person. Sat July 1 - Sat Sep 2. Pai Thai, Madinat Jumeirah (04 432 3232).