It’s getting a little hot to explore Mushrif’s sandy expanses, so we suggest heading straight to one of the ’50s-style pools (one for ladies, one for gents), where you can take a dip and then lounge in one of the plentiful shaded areas. Granted, Mushrif’s pools aren’t the cleanest, but their semi-dilapidated state is half the charm. What’s more, at 25 metres, the pools are great for lengths.
Park entry is Dhs10; pool entry is Dhs10 (adults), Dhs5 (kids). Open daily 9am-9pm. Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Road (04 288 3624).