The world’s first and tallest 360-degree infinity pool will launch in Dubai in mid-November – and recently released photos show the breathtaking view guests will have from the top.
The Aura Skypool is located on the 50th floor of the 52-story Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah Island – a whopping 200 meters above the ground.
Photos show that while guests float in the record-breaking lagoon, they can enjoy views of the Persian Gulf and Dubai’s famous skyline.
Aura Skypool will launch in Dubai in mid-November. Pictured is the southern view from the 360-degree infinity pool
This photo shows the view from the east side of the pool, looking over Dubai’s chic marina
A photo of the view from the east side of the pool shows the glittering skyscrapers of Dubai Marina.
The Burj Al Arab can be seen in the view to the north, while from the west, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago extends into the gulf.
Ain Dubai – the world’s largest and tallest Ferris wheel – can be seen in a fourth photo, from the view to the south.
To access Aura Skypool, created by Sunset Hospitality, guests are swept to the 50th floor in dedicated elevators.
They open into an area that is divided into two areas – a pool deck and a bar lounge.
Photos of the infinity pool have yet to be released, but renderings show the water will wrap around a 750-square-meter (8,000-square-foot) deck, with lounge chairs dotted around the pool.
A statement reads: ‘Home to chic yet comfortable custom sunbeds and lounges, guests are treated to a 360-degree swimming experience with a stunning backdrop to capture that perfect shot.’
To the west, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago (pictured above) extends into the Persian Gulf
The Burj Al Arab (pictured center back) has a view to the north from the pool, which is 200 meters above the ground
Natural materials, stone and concrete have been used in the design of the space and modern geometric accents can be found everywhere.’
The statement added: “Lush greenery and natural design elements fuse with high-quality interior finishes, creating an elegant oasis fueled by a socially energetic atmosphere.”
In the lounge area, visitors can order international dishes with a pan-Asian twist.
Chef Craig Best will be behind the menus, which promise to include gooey duck confit salad, glazed miso salmon, loaded grilled cauliflower, and marinated pineapple sundae for dessert.
Renderings show the water will wrap around a 750-square-meter (8,000-square-foot) deck, with lounge chairs scattered around the pool
Three time slots are available for Aura Skypool tickets – morning, afternoon or a full day by the pool
Two floors above, on the 52nd floor, is The View at The Palm, a 360-degree observation deck that opened to the public in April.
A 264-room, 26-suite St Regis hotel opened in May in The Palm Tower, occupying the skyscraper’s first 18 floors. It also houses 432 luxury residences and a variety of dining and recreational facilities.
The Palm Tower is directly connected to the Nakheel Mall, a luxury shopping center with 350 shops, restaurants and attractions.
Speaking before the opening, Sunset Hospitality CEO Antonio Gonzalez said, “Aura is truly unlike any other destination in the UAE and the world.
With 360-degree views of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, from the man-made Palm Jumeirah – which was built 20 years ago this year – to Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai – all at a glance a breathtaking new destination who will continue to showcase the very best of Dubai.”
Pictured is the indoor lounge. Natural materials, stone and concrete have been used in the design of the space
Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, added: “We are excited to add a record-breaking destination like Aura to The Palm Tower, one of Nakheel’s most prestigious buildings in Palm Jumeirah.
As the first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, Aura will not only provide an exceptional experience, but will also act as another central destination offering visitors panoramic access to the magnificent architecture of Palm Jumeirah and key surrounding monuments that are crucial have been instrumental in Dubai’s growth as a tourist destination.’
Aura Skypool is open every day from 10am to sunset. There are three time slots available for tickets: morning, afternoon or a full day by the pool. Tickets cost from £34 (AED 170) per person. All bookings include a sun bed, lounge access and a ‘tailor-made welcome pack’, according to the statement, adding that swimmers will enjoy ‘an experience like no other’. For more information, tickets and reservations, visit auraskypool.com.