THE HAUTE MAMA
Nation Riviera Beach Club, St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Flanked by its own 200-metre stretch of pristine beach, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, Nation Riviera Beach Club is the perfect place to unwind and relax with your family in the capital.
THE DETAILS: Nation Riviera Beach Club at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, open daily from 8am until sunset.
THE DRESS CODE: Downtown black and white chic.
THE DEAL: From Dhs160 on weekdays and Dhs210 on weekends for a days pass per person, which includes full access to the most pristine beach on the Corniche, beach-side lap pool with swim-up bar, sauna and steam room, outdoor Jacuzzi and 12 poolside cabanas, perfect for capturing your weekend pool-side posing Instagram snaps.
• To book, call +971 2 694 4780 or visit nationrivierabeachclub.com
THE SHOW PONY
Summersalt Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem
The breathtaking views of the Burj al Arab make for the perfect backdrop for a luxurious beach day. From the glistening waters, the skilled hands of the mixologists, to the contemporary dishes inspired by the Mediterranean, all create a new degree of chilled.
THE DETAILS: Summersalt Beach Club at Jumeirah Al Naseem, every day from 9am-6pm.
THE DRESS CODE: Take full advantage of the best view in town and bring your designer swimwear A-game.
THE DEAL: From Dhs475 on weekdays and Dhs595 on weekends you can enjoy a unique vibe while lounging by the pool or on one of Dubai’s exclusive beaches.
The price includes Dhs250 of credit to spend on delicious food and drinks, valid until 6pm.
• To book, call +971 4 432 3232 or visit jumeirah.com
Soho Beach Club, Meydan
Another part of the mammoth Soho Garden destination, which is rapidly transforming Meydan into one of Dubai’s premium party spots, is Soho Beach Club. A contemporary, chic, day-to-night pool party with views of Dubai’s spectacular skyline, offering chilled beats by day and rivalling Ibiza and Mykonos party scenes by night.
THE DETAILS: Every Friday and Saturday from Dhs50, 12noon-7pm.
THE DRESS CODE: A tropical print pool-side manner makes sense, in loud, must-see pieces.
THE DEAL: Entrance to the bar area is free, single beds cost Dhs50, which is redeemable for food and drinks. With a deck area and terrace, with private cabanas and Jacuzzis all varying from Dhs1,500-10,000, depending on the size of your squad.
• To book, call +971 52 433 3375 or visit sohobeachdxb.com
FIVE, The Palm
The Palm’s swankiest new address has now launched its ladies’ pool day. With the most insta-worthly pool we’ve seen and the opened seaside restaurant Praia serving fresh European coastal cuisine with Japanese flair, and the best view of The Marina.
THE DETAILS: FIVE, The Palm, open from 7am to 8pm daily, charging Dhs250 for a day fee or Dhs149 every Thursday for the new ladies’ day deal.
THE DRESS CODE: Don’t be afraid to mix and match your prints for a haute hippy rainbow-print party.
THE DEAL: The ladies’ day deal is Dhs149 every Thursday from 1pm to 5pm. Ladies can take full advantage of access to the pool and beach, as well as four hours of unlimited drinks and a delicious two-course à la carte lunch at Praia.
• To book, call +971 4 455 9999 or visit fivehotelsandresorts.com
THE POOLSIDE POSER
Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah
This famous luxury beachside destination features an impressive pool, in-water loungers, Jacuzzi and inflatables to pose on, spanning across an impressive site on the Pearl Jumeirah that leads out onto a white, pristine beach. With dancers, musicians and resident DJs, it’s the place to be seen this summer.
THE DETAILS: Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, every day from 11am to 9pm.
THE DRESS CODE: Set yourself up on a daybed in classic blue and white, the perennial swimwear go-to.
THE DEAL: Dhs150 on weekdays (with a Dhs100 food voucher) and Dhs300 on weekends (with a Dhs250 food voucher) bringing you a daytime alfresco party to catch up with your BFF poolside.
• To book, call +971 4 376 6162 or visit nikkibeach.com
THE STYLISH STAYCATIONER
Lava Beach Club, Fairmont Fujairah
If you love nothing more than jumping in the car and heading away from busy city life, then this one’s for you. The new beach club at the Fairmont Fujairah is a Mediterranean-style gem nestled among the majestic Al Hajar mountains. With amphitheatre-style in-water sun-loungers, fully equipped luxurious day chalets and an in-house DJ, Lava Beach Club is the ideal place to spend the weekend if you’re looking for an escape.
THE DETAILS: Fairmont Fujairah Sunday-Thursday 7am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 7am-midnight.
THE DRESS CODE: Powdery pastels and floral prints make for all-out girly holiday staycation dressing.
THE DEAL: Make a weekend of it and stay the night from Dhs1,000 per room or head down for the day at Dhs200 for full use of the hotel facilities, including Lava Beach Club.
• To book, call +971 9 204 1111 or visit fairmont.com/fujairah
Drift Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage
The newest and most exclusive place to be seen in Dubai this summer is luxurious beach club Drift, situated on the shores of The One&Only Royal Mirage and providing you with the perfect weekend retreat. Lounge poolside and watch the who’s who of Dubai’s style scene go by, or head to the beach and unwind in a hammock with mocktail in hand.
THE DETAILS: Drift Beach Dubai at the One&Only Royal Mirage is open every day from 10.30am-8pm.
THE DRESS CODE: Dress to impress in your loudest one-piece – wallflowers need not apply.
THE DEAL: Entrance fee includes a sun lounger from Dhs250, Sunday to Thursday and Dhs300 on weekends, with double beds and VIP options from Dhs1,000 to Dhs3,000, depending on your party size.
• To book, call +971 4 315 2200 or visit driftbeachdubai.com
THE PARTY GIRL
Drai’s Beach Club, Meydan
Experience the ultimate day-to-night poolside party, at the American superclub Drai’s recently launched beach-club party. As you stretch out on a chic daybed expect chilled R’n’B pool-party vibes in the day that will see you through lazy afternoons to more high-octane party tunes as the sun goes down.
THE DETAILS: Drai’s Beach Club, on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from midday until late
THE DRESS CODE: Take your look from pool to party in a chic bright dress and heels.
THE DEAL: Every Tuesday from midday to 8pm for Dhs100, ladies get free access to an open bar until 5pm. Or pay Dhs100 on Fridays from midday to midnight, and on Saturday enjoy the new all-inclusive five-hour brunch package for Dhs240.
• To book, call +971 52 388 8857 or visit draisdxb.com