Normal brain – swimming pool. Large brain – sea swimming. Galaxy brain – swimming pool in the sea.
It’s so obvious we wonder why no-one has done it already. Nakheel has created what it’s calling the UAE’s first floating pool, in the waters off Palm Jumeirah.
Floating 50 metres offshore at Club Vista Mare’s Breeze Beach Grill, the new attraction is sure to be a splash for the winter, as it must be very relaxing floating in water that’s floating in water, right?
Accessed along a 50-metre walkway, the 20m long, 10m wide and 1.2m deep pool has seating and sunbeds for 75 people to relax, plunge into the sea or paddle about in its freshwater. By night, it lights up to become an unusual venue for private events.
The pool is attached to the seabed by the same Seaflex anchor system that is used for pontoons and floating jetties, so there’s absolutely no danger of drifting out across the Arabian Gulf. However you could drift away mentally, with calming unobstructed views over the water. Don’t forget your sun lotion!
Day time entry is for adults only and costs AED 200 per person, but you’ll geta towel to dry off after your dip and AED 100 to spend on food and drinks from Breeze. For that you can enjoy a main course from the menu of seafood-focused healthy eats, or indulge your sweet tooth with a street style bubble waffle (AED 41). The juice menu is worth investigating too.
Thorsten Ries, Managing Director of Nakheel Hospitality & Leisure, says: “This stunning new attraction is unique, because it allows guests to choose from a fresh water dip in the pool or salt water swim in the Arabian Gulf, in one offshore location. It’s been constructed over the summer to be ready for the winter season, and is already the talk of the town.”
While you’re there, take a stroll along Club Vista Mare’s 120-metre beachfront promenade and drink in views from the Palm’s eastern shoreline of the always impressive Dubai skyline.
11am-6pm daily, from 8th October. Call Breeze on 04 568 3000 to check availability. The restaurant opens daily from 11am-12am. Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah.