Vogue Midnight Pool Party
Azure Beach Lounge
This party hotel in JBR has all the entertainment you could want – from sumo wrestling brunches at Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR – The Walk to dancing at the late night clubbing spot that is Inner City Zoo and the restaurant and bar STK. And now it’s time to party in the pool. The Vogue Midnight Pool Party at Azure Beach Club runs through until 1am every Saturday night. It’s Dhs400 to enter, but you’ll get half that back to spend on food and drinks. There are cool beats, inflatable sun loungers (as well as those double beds on islands in the pool) and pool service to keep you going through until the early hours.
Dhs400 (Dhs200 back in F&B credit). Sat 8pm-1am. Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR (052 777 9472).
Thursday Pool Party
If you want to see in the weekend in spectacular fashion head to this late-night pool party at one of the city’s most famous beach bars. Every Thursday at Barasti you’ll get unlimited grape, bubbly or hops for Dhs100 for ladies, and a happy hour for chaps from 8pm until 10pm. Get some laid-back weekend vibes, with party tracks and club classics being blared out beside Barasti’s super-cool swimming pool.
Free entry. Thu 7pm-10pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh (04 318 1313).
The Burj Club
As the summer drew to a close, The Burj Club announced the return of the Rooftop Soirée. Every Thursday and Friday, you can dine, drink and dip at the world’s tallest tower from 6pm until 11pm, with your Dhs175 entry fee coming back with Dhs100 credit to spend on food and drink. Expect cool Downtown vibes at this laid-back poolside party spot, plus what better way to take in the views of the world’s largest dancing waters?
Dhs175 (including Dhs100 F&B credit). Thu-Fri 6pm-11pm. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (800 2875 2582).
The H Dubai
Formerly hosted at Fairmont Dubai, Liquid Nation has moved just up the road to The H Dubai, at the Glow pool, and dishes out unlimited mixed drinks for ladies all night, as well as free entry. It promises a Las Vegas vibe, and we’re expecting big things from the party this season.
Free. Sat 4pm-11pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8262).
Candypants Ladies' Day
This rooftop bar is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular destinations thanks to it’s beautiful views, which you’ll find splashed across Instagram pages of residents and tourists alike. And if you’re in a party kind of mood, the best way to experience it is on a Saturday. The Candypants Ladies’ Day (which gents are invited to, too) is a fantastically fun way of spending a weekend afternoon, and serves up food, drinks, pool party fun and boutique fashion brands every Saturday from noon until 8pm.
Dhs249 (ladies, grape and food), Dhs349 (ladies, sparkling grape, mixed drinks and food), Dhs399 (gents). Sat noon-8pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (050 900 4868).
Wait, what was that? That was your afternoon whizzing bye in the blink of a sunglass-adorned eye. Every Friday (and Saturday) there’s a huge poolside and beachside brunch that kicks off at 1pm, but includes beach and bed access from 8am if you get there early enough. You’ll get unlimited food and drink and some huge beats to accompany your afternoon spent chilling out in Zero Gravity’s famous glass-fronted infinity pool.
Dhs295 (ladies), Dhs345 (gents). Fri 1pm-5pm. Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).
Weekend away – check. Brunch – check. Pool party – check. DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan in Ras Al Khaimah has a brunch and night’s stay for two deal coming in at just Dhs1,100. There’s a pool party too, for Dhs229 per person
Dhs1,100 (for two). DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Ras Al Khaimah (07 203 0104).