Keep cool by the pool in Abu Dhabi

Dive into these deals to stay afloat this summer

Emirates Palace
Spend the day by the pool with your family at the luxurious hotel. The special, limited-time day pass rate will also get you access to complimentary water sports, the place’s fitness and gym facilities, its 1.3km private white sandy beach and its tennis courts. So make sure you take all your gear with you. Oh, and don’t forget to take your camera along as the deal also includes a camel ride.
Dhs200, Dhs100 (kids). Daily until Aug 31, 7am-sunset. Emirates Palace, Corniche Road (02 690 7310).

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
Take some time off and spend the day basking around this hotel on the Corniche. The property boasts three swimming pools and its very own private sandy lagoon, perfect for the lazy you. Once you’re done working on your tan, take shelter under one of the many palm trees that dot its garden area as you wolf down a juicy burger and an icy cold hop. And if you’re feeling a little adventurous, the hotel is offering 25 percent off its water sports facilities for the summer.
Dhs200 (for two, includes two burgers and two hops). Sun-Thu 10am-7.30pm. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).

Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
This last offer courtesy the guys over at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa will also require you to knock out of work a couple of hours earlier than usual, but we’re sure you can manage that. Once you arrive at this destination, kick off your work shoes and get comfortable on one of the many sun loungers for a few hours. Then, head into the hotel’s Italian restaurant Sacci, and enjoy a selection of antipasti, grape and aperitivo.
Dhs85. Sun-Thu 4pm-6pm (pool pass), 6pm-8pm (Apericena at Sacci). Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).

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