The Best Places To Top Up Your Tan

How lucky are we that we get to feel like we’re on holiday 365 days of the year. Every day we have access to some of the top hotels in the world with the best facilities. For us, lazing around a five-star resort and taking a dip into a glorious pool is the norm. With so many pool/beach days to choose from it can be tough to choose which one to spend your time at. So, here’s my pick of the best to dip your toe in.

iKandy Ultralounge

Imagine telling your friends you’ve spent the day listening to the cool sounds of a DJ whilst wallowing in a turquoise pool with the incredible Burj Khalifa as your backdrop. Well, imagine no more. Pop to iKandy Ultralounge, one of Dubai’s best-kept secrets this stunning roof-top venue offers a sanctuary in the heart of Dubai.

Waldorf Astoria 

Nothing screams luxury like the Waldorf Astoria. Splash about in the two temperature-controlled swimming pools, take a walk along the private powder soft beach, enjoy a wide variety of adrenaline-fuelled water sports or drop your children at the kids club. Everything about the Waldorf Astoria will have you feeling like your on holiday for the day.

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

You know a hotel is going to have an out of this world pool when they’re known for being a five-star resort. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina offers five tropical outdoor pools as well as 500 meters of the Jumeirah coastline. So, there’s no excuse not to get your laps in!

The Ritz-Carlton Recreation & Health Club

The Ritz-Carlton is luxury at its finest. You’ll discover a private playground in the heart of Dubai Marina. With 350m of white sandy beach along the Arabian Gulf and service which is second to none this place the perfect place to relax and indulge.


If you haven’t been invited to Barasti for a beach day then you’re not hanging out with the right people. There’s no better place to while away the hours than the award-winning Barasti Beach. A Dubai institution, Barasti offers the perfect mix of great music, delicious food and divine drinks against the stunning backdrop of the Dubai Marina. The free entry is made even better when you can use your ENTERTAINER on 2 for 1 drinks and main courses!

Although the next two aren’t in the ENTERTAINER I had to mention them!

Cove Beach

A magnet for the well-heeled and glamorous, Cove Beach is one of Dubai’s ultimate beach destinations which will transport you to the likes of St Tropez. With a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and breath-taking views of the Arabian gulf and the iconic Burj Al Arab, Cove Beach provides the perfect backdrop for long lazy days spent with your nose in your new novel.

Nikki Beach

If you want to feel like a celeb for the day then head to Nikki Beach. Featuring cutting-edge architecture, all white decor, and stylish ambiance Nikki Beach Dubai is an extravagant and luxurious experience to remind yourself that you’re in one of the most stylish cities in the world. Just remember to dress to impress, this is a stylish venue where messy beach hair and flip-flops are rarely seen.

All of these amazing places offer 2 for 1 access on pool/beach days with your ENTERTAINER (except Cove Beach and Nikki Beach). So now you can really enjoy these exclusive places at brilliant value.

Oh, and by the way, we have some exciting news for you! The brand new ENTERTAINER 2017 is now available and for a limited time only it’s AED 50 off the regular price. On top of this great price, purchase a select 2017 digital product and choose another one absolutely free! So, purchase Dubai 2017 or Dubai Fine Dining 2017 and choose between Cheers Dubai and Dubai Body. Not only that but for a limited time only, 2017 purchases will unlock all of the 2016 offers right away meaning you get to see 2016 off with a bang! I told you it was exciting!