Dubai developer Nakheel has opened the UAE’s first “floating swimming pool”, located 50 metres offshore in the Palm Jumeirah development, it announced on Thursday.
Operated by Nakheel Hospitality and Leisure, the pool is an extension of Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare – which features a collection of clubs and restaurants.
Accessible by a 50 metre walkway, the 20 metre long, 10 metre wide, 1.2 metre deep pool has a deck area with sunbeds and seating for up to 75 people. It is attached to the seabed using the Seaflex anchor system that is used for pontoons and floating jetties.
Day time entry to the pool is for adults only, and costs Dhs200 per person, of which Dhs100 is redeemable on food and drinks from Breeze. Towels are provided.
At night, the poolside venue will be open for private events including corporate events, product launches and family celebrations, a statement said.
Thorsten Ries, managing director, Nakheel Hospitality and Leisure, said: “This 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.”
Breeze Beach Grill at Club Vista Mare adds onto four other Nakheel restaurants on Palm Jumeirah including Il Faro and Asian Kitchen at Azure Residences, Sun& at Palm Views West and Barrel 12 at Palm Views East.
Nakheel Hospitality and Leisure also operates clubs and restaurants at Jebel Ali Village, Jumeirah Islands and Al Furjan, with more under development at Jumeirah Park, Warsan Village, Jumeirah Village and Nad Al Sheba.
More concepts are on the way at The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, Nakheel’s new waterfront mall that is slated to open later this year, the statement added.
Located at the tip of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, the Dhs800m mall features nearly 70 restaurants, shops and attractions, with F&B making up some 70 per cent of the concepts on offer.
The Pointe will also feature a dancing fountain covering 12,000 square metres of water at the tip of the island, across the bay from Atlantis The Palm. It will operate in two sections on either sides of the project.