Resident and visitors alike to Abu Dhabi were filled with delight at the news that resort pools within the Abu Dhabi Emirate could start to re-open from 16 July 2020.
Under stringent new hygiene standards set out by The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT), resorts may open their swimming facilities to both in house guests and paying daycationers. At this stage, not all facilities may be reopened such as kids slides, but we’ll keep you posted!
.@dctabudhabi issued a circular detailing precautionary measures that must be taken to reopen swimming pools in hotels in #AbuDhabi, including ensuring that employees are virus-free through testing, and ensuring that swimming pools don’t exceed a maximum capacity of 50%. pic.twitter.com/8PXHvzEfj5— مكتب أبوظبي الإعلامي (@admediaoffice) July 17, 2020
Abu Dhabi hotel pools open for daycations & staycations
- Al Raha Beach Hotel
- Dusit Thani
- Emirates Palace
- Fairmont Bab al Bahr
- Jumeirah Etihad Towers
- Khalidiyah Palace
- Le Meridien
- Marriott Al Forsan
- Park Hyatt
- Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi
- Royal M
- Saadiyat Rotana
- Southern Sun
- St Regis Abu Dhabi – Nation Riviera Beach Club
- The Ritz-Carlton
- Westin Abu Dhabi
Here’s a little more on what you can expect at each.
Aloft Abu Dhabi
A serene inner city sanctuary near ADNEC (exhibition centre), day passes are 100 AED redeemable back on food at the hotel’s Glow restaurant.
Al Raha Beach Hotel
Neatly hidden just off the main Dubai/Abu Shabi Freeway, al Raha Beach offers indoor and outdoor pools as well as beach frontage and a dedicated toddler pool.
Check prices here for an overnight stay at Al Raha Beach Hotel
Fairmont Bab al Bahr
Stunning views over the Grand Canal back to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, enjoy the large pool and beach frontage. Daycation passes from 149 AED weekdays / 199 AED weekends; or 500 AED for 5 with 300 AED back on F&B (BYO Towels).
Check prices here for an overnight stay at Fairmont Bab al Bahr
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
With some of Abu Dhabi’s best high rise views and a luxurious pool and beach set up. Daycation deals from 350 AED for a couple, including day use of a deluxe room.
Check prices for overnight stays Jumeirah at Etihad Towers here
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
A classic Abu Dhabi very recently renovated and with extensive leisure facilities and beach frontage in the Tourist Club area. Super value pool day passes 55 AED / 88 AED weekends. Or daycation deal 315 AED with 150 AED back on F&B.
Marriott Al Forsan
Situated within the Al Forsan sports complex in Khalifa City, this is a real surprise packet hotel with large outdoor pool facilities and a great range of dining options too.
Royal M Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi
A beautiful 5-star retreat in the Al Bateen area of Abu Dhabi, enjoy a daycation to their infinity pool for a couple 200 AED weekdays / 250 AED weekends, kids 50 AED.
Check prices for an overnight stay at Royal M Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
With its gorgeous Arabian Gulf setting, day passes start from 400 AED per couple (including 200 AED in F&B vouchers) weekdays and 600 AED weekends (but call in advance to book, priority to in house guests.
Check prices for an overnight stay at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Sitting at the end of the Sheikh Zayed tunnel and start of the Corniche, a small urban oasis with pool and beach frontage. A 2 adult day pass is 299 AED with 150 AED F&B voucher, kids under 12 free.
Check prices for an overnight stay at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi
On the banks of the Grand Canal, the large family pool opens on to the canal beach front.
Check prices for an overnight stay at The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi here.
The St Regis Abu Dhabi
Access to the hotel pool under their 5-star high rise hotel and the Corniche-based leisure club Nation Riviera. Daycations available weekdays from 160AED per person
Check prices here for an overnight stay at the St Regis Abu Dhabi
The Westin Abu Dhbai
Connected to the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in Sas Al Nakhl area (off-island), The Westin offers family day passes for 650 AED (2 adults, 2 children) which includes day use of a room, breakfast & lunch. Pool only passes 125 AED weekdays and 175 AED weekends.
Check prices for an overnight stay at Westin Abu Dhabi Resort & Spa here.
Hotels open to in house guests only
These are some of our top pick resort pools that are currently open to in house guests only.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves
Pool re-opening 17 July 2020
Anantara Eastern Mangroves is now also open, with staycation offers from 450 AED per night.
Check prices for overnight stays at Anantara Eastern Mangroves here
And plenty more to come!
You can read more about entry requirements into Abu Dhabi crossing the Dubai/Abu Dhabi border here.
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