Hotels in Abu Dhabi were given the green light to begin reopening pools at the weekend, after almost four months of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Many of the capital's hotels have already reopened their pools, while more are expected to open over the coming days.
Among those that have already reopened, there a number of pool day deals on offer.
While it's best to check ahead for each hotel's safety precautions, each property will be following guidelines set out by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.
These include employees being tested for Covid-19 before returning to work and then being tested regularly, guests bringing their own towels, and sunbeds and loungers being placed two metres apart.
The National will continue to update this list as more pools open.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
The pool at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is now open. Weekday passes cost Dh149 per person, while at the weekend, entry costs Dh199. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee a spot. All guests will be required to bring their own towels and follow strict social-distancing measures.
Jumeirah Etihad Towers
Jumeirah Etihad Towers is offering a daycation deal that gives guests access to a room and the newly reopened pool from Dh350 plus taxes for a single or double room, meaning the cost can be split between two people. At the weekend, the price is Dh450 plus taxes. The deal gives guests access to the hotel between 10am and 7pm. Guests will be required to check for availability on the day or the day before arrival, as the deal cannot be booked in advance.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
The Westin’s pool and pool bar are now open and ready to welcome guests back to cool off this summer. It has a number of day pass deals on offer, including a family pass for Dh650 for two adults and two children, which includes use of a deluxe room, plus breakfast and lunch.
It is also offering weekday pool passes for Dh125 for adults and Dh50 for children, and weekend day passes for Dh175 for adults and Dh50 for children. The hotel is enforcing strict social-distancing measures and guests are required to bring their own towels. Booking in advance is essential.
Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
The pool at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi is open and the hotel is offering weekday passes for Dh55. At the weekend, passes are Dh88, or guests can take advantage of the hotel's daycation deal, which gives visitors use of a room for Dh315, with Dh150 back to spend on food and drinks.
Aloft Abu Dhabi
Aloft Abu Dhabi’s Splash Pool has reopened, and is offering day passes to visitors for Dh100, which is fully redeemable at hotel’s Glow restaurant. Booking in advance is recommended.