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Top 10 Best Pool Parties & Dayclubs in Las Vegas in 2020

As summer approaches, it can be quite the challenge to find that epic party that’ll give you memories to last a lifetime. In all your wisdom and party expertise, you find yourself selecting Vegas as your next party destination (good call). You’ve done most of the work, crushing that low carb diet for months, hitting the gym and now you’re finally ready to show off the washboard abs and rage in the sun. Time to find that epic Las Vegas Pool party.

There’s just one problem – this is your first Vegas trip and you’re not sure which pool party to go to. Maybe it’s not your first Vegas trip but you might be asking which DJs are at which Las Vegas pool parties? Which pool parties play hip hop? Which pool parties feature EDM music? What are the hottest dayclubs and pool parties in Vegas? Which pool parties have a free guestlist?

Don’t worry, we’ve got all the info and more to help you choose the best party to cater to whatever your needs may be. First, check out the top 10 pool parties & dayclubs in Las Vegas video and article below. Then, download the FREE Discotech App, which allows you to see who’s spinning / performing and where, table pricing, booking tables, buying tickets, and signing up for FREE guest list with a few taps on your phone. 


Encore Beach Club at Wynn Encore (EDM)

Crowded Pool Party called Encore Beach Club  in Las Vegas

Some of the experienced Vegas Pool Party goers call Encore Beach Club the “happiest place on earth”. After a day at EBC, it’d be hard to disagree with them. Encore Beach Club’s 50,000 square foot space features lounges, couches, daybeds, cabanas, bungalows, lily pads, 3 pools, a gaming pavilion, a state of the art sound system, the EBC girls, champagne showers, and beautiful people as far as the eye can see.

The layout of EBC is truly what separates this pool party from the others. The pool is always clean, the EDM music is great, the dance floor is easily accessible and food is served which is always a bonus. The crowd is usually young and upbeat so partying is elevated to another level of fun and enjoyment.But that’s not all. During the summer, Encore Beach Club turns into EBC at Night, which features night swims. That means you can wear a swimsuit, get into the pool and party with your favorite DJ under the stars!

Drai’s Beach Club at Cromwell (Hip Hop)

A Busy Pool Party at Drais Beach Club at the Cromwell Las Vegas

Found on the 11th floor of The Cromwell, Drai’s Beach Club reigns over what is arguably the busiest intersection in Vegas. During the daytime, it’s a beach pool party on steroids; in the evening, it morphs into an upscale high-voltage nightclub. The dayclub features an unblocked rooftop which displays an unrivaled view of the Red Rock Mountains in the distance and the Bellagio fountains which is located across the street.

The central pool is surrounded by palm trees while pink curtains cover the second-floor cabanas outfitted with HD TVs — but with all the beautiful people dancing to the tunes of a live DJ, it’s doubtful anyone will be watching much television. The nightclub is a two-story indoor space facing the dayclub pool and includes shiny black, semi-circular booths and a horseshoe DJ station surrounded by columns decorated with tons of postage stamp-sized mirrors.

Drai’s will very often be playing top 40 / hip hop but it always depends on the DJ. On occasion they will bring in EDM DJs such as Quintino or Sidney Samson; on these days you’ll get a mix of hip hop and EDM.

Pro-tip: Hotel guests at the Cromwell get free access to the dayclub.

Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan (EDM)

View of the Massive Pool Party Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan

A sprawling club complex in the heart of North America’s ultimate party city, Marquee is arguably one of the key architects of the Stateside dance music revolution. Split into Marquee Dayclub — a sun-blazed, opulent poolside space open during the Summer season — and Marquee Nightclub, with its three different areas (The Boom Box Room, Library and Main Room), it’s undoubtedly one of the most impressive venues in the US.

Credit for this claim goes to Marquee’s sound and light systems. Marquee has a Funktion One sound system with 32,000-watt subwoofers and a state-of-the-art audio-visual stage set-up designed by Steve Liberman. The venue looks and sounds spectacular enough to wow the high rollers that have been known to frequent the venue.

The dayclub features three-story Bungalow Lofts, complete with cabanas, living quarters, grand Las Vegas pool cabanas with infinity pools and a party deck on top. This place gets wild.

Wet Republic at MGM Grand (EDM)

DJ Tiesto Performing at Wet Republic Pool Party in Las Vegas

A privileged playground for partygoers and celebrities, Wet Republic at MGM Grand combines the best elements of Vegas nightlife with supreme poolside amenities to create the ultimate pool party experience. The unrivaled hot spot delivers a variety of experiences for its guests, whether they want to relax over cocktails in the poolside lounge, reside in exclusive VIP bungalows, or bask under the sun in the party scene on the main pool deck or cabanas.

The 54,500-square-foot pool at the MGM Grand just underwent a $3.574 million remodel to 18,400 square feet of the space. Last year, the pool debuted an expanded DJ booth, an upgraded LED display, extended bar and new furniture. The latest renovations added six new VIP bungalows equipped with furnishings, TVs and misting fans all equipped with three private plunge pools. New restrooms and shower facilities as well as an extended shade area have also been added.

Resident DJs and artists include Tiesto, Zedd, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Tyga, Afrojack, and many more.

JEMAA at the Nomad Pool (Open Format)

Cabanas and Lounge Chairs at JEMAA Las Vegas

On weekends, The NoMad Pool transforms into JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party. A seductive and energetic daytime experience, JEMAA features a renowned cocktail program, table side service, and a roster of top-tier DJs and artists delivering themed music performances — including a tropical house vibe on Sundays.

The gorgeous and spacious pool is at the center of it all, surrounded by daybeds, cabanas, and bungalows. Guests will also find two bars as well as a covered area so you may escape the sun, setup perfectly for dining. Enjoy a star studded lineup of DJs all summer as the luxurious pool provides a tranquil escape from the neon, glitter, heat, and sweat that accompanies The Strip.

This garden-like oasis, inspired by the Majorelle Gardens of Morocco, features casual fare, expertly-crafted cocktails and a robust selection of wines. Don’t forget to inquire about the cocktail fountain at JEMMA, known for their award winning food and elite cocktail list.

Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay (Hip Hop)

Busy Pool Party with DJ at Daylight Beach Club Las Vegas

Daylight Beach Club (DBC) made its debut Summer 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and since then has gone on to become one of the hottest dayparties in Las Vegas. Daylight features 70 daybeds, 25 cabanas, 6 LED screens, a 5,000 sq foot pool. The venue is spacious which means the club offers tons of room to roam around and explore. Shoulder to shoulder clubbing can get old real quick.

Like Light nightclub at the Mandalay, Daylight initially started out playing primarily EDM, but with last year’s change in management, Daylight has shifted to a Hip Hop / top 40 vibe. Daylight is open during the summer Vegas pool season, which usually starts late March/early April and runs until Labor Day.

Pro-tip: We have a free guestlist for girls and even ratio parties that include drink tickets.

TAO Beach at Venetian (Hip Hop / Top 40)

Cabanas and Pool View at Intimate TAO Beach at Venetian Las Vegas

When the weather heats up, TAO Beach offers a sizzling hot daytime experience under the crystal blue Las Vegas sky. By day, guests can secure a reservation to lounge poolside in one of 12 luxury cabanas that features such amenities as air-conditioning, high definition plasma screen televisions with gaming consoles, WiFi and customized mini bars. Other amenities include sunglasses cleaning and a staff of masseuses. TAO Beach is not your typical dayparty experience. 

Asian-inspired daybeds are scattered throughout the 18,000-square-foot oasis which includes a 30-foot bar where guests can sip on TAO-tinis and TAO-jitos made with fresh exotic ingredients. An extensive appetizer and grill menu is also available.

The outdoor oasis serves as an extension of the famed nightclub every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the season with cabanas and tables for VIP bottle service. As night falls, guests will find themselves in an open-air nightclub featuring two 14-foot fire columns, high-energy music from resident and international guest DJs and strategically-placed beds which are perfect for lounging with friends while taking in the action. 

TAO Beach always plays a mix of top 40 / hip hop / open format music. Bottle service here is fairly reasonably priced as far as dayclubs go.

Bare Pool at The Mirage (Hip Hop/ Top 40)

View of the Pool at Bare Pool Inside Mirage Las Vegas

Bare Pool is located at the Mirage. To find Bare Pool, one must trek down a winding path through a jungle oasis that feels like a secret hideaway. Upon arrival, you’ll find an intimate pool area where women are free to wander around topless if they choose. Bare offers a more relaxing, chill atmosphere without the wall-to-wall packed in feeling of some of the other clubs. You’ll find 14,000 square feet that includes two luxury dipping pools, a full service bar, six plasma screens, poolside daybeds, chaise lounge chairs and cabanas. As with many of the Vegas pool clubs, expect to find an endless number of beautiful people, scantily clad and looking to be seen.

The atmosphere at Bare Pool is a lot more chill and laid back than that of the other dayclubs / pools. If you’re looking for an out of control rager, you’ll want to skip Bare. If you’re looking for a place to lie down, chill, hang out with friends with some background music, Bare Pool is your spot!

Bonus: XS Nightswim at the Wynn (EDM)

Are you a fan of nightclubs? How about pool parties? A few clubs in Las Vegas have combined the two to create the nightswim –  the pool party at night.

The Sunday nightswim at XS is the undisputed king. Featuring dry 80 degree nights, beautiful people, and the biggest DJs in the world, nightswims are a unique experience that are essential to any Vegas trip. XS does not host a day party so your only opportunity to get in the water at the King of Clubs is the Sunday XS nighswim. 

XS nightswim on Sundays is THE best party in Vegas, hosting up to 5,000 people in a gorgeous venue. Party to the beats of DJs and artists such as The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Diplo, Alesso, Kygo, and Drake. If you’re in Vegas Sunday night, you need to be at this party.


Since the opening of Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2003, the day-clubbing phenomenon has turned Las Vegas into a 24-hour party paradise.

Of all America’s major cities, only Phoenix and Arizona matches Las Vegas for sunshine. On average, 85% of the hours from dawn until dusk are showered in golden rays meaning it’s always pool weather here. Since the weather is phenomenal, the big hotels all compete to build better and more elaborate spaces for bathing and partying. Caesars’ recently revamped Garden of the Gods complex.

But, since this is Las Vegas, merely splashing around in water is not enough, no matter how cool the pool. In the past 10 years, the non-stop party vibe of Las Vegas has been cranked up a notch with the introduction of the day club. For the real money-no-object VIP experience, book a cabana.


Las Vegas Dayclub & Pool Party FAQ

What time do Las Vegas Pool Parties typically open?

Dayclubs and pool parties typically open around 10:30-11 AM. If you want to avoid lines, we recommend arriving by 10-10:30. During busy weekends like Memorial Day Weekend, it might be smart to arrive even earlier. Almost all pool parties (with the exception of certain events at Encore Beach Club and Wet Republic) will have a free even ratio guest list.

What time do Las Vegas pool parties typically close?

Pool parties typically close around 6 PM. It may depend on how the party is going, but things typically wind down by 6:30 or 7 at the latest. Remember at most of these venues they need to clean up and set up so they may reopen at night

What time does the headlining DJ usually come in in Las Vegas dayclubs?

The headlining DJ usually comes on anytime between 1-2 PM.

How long do DJs play in Las Vegas?

The headlining DJ usually plays a 1.5 – 2 hour set but can go longer depending on how the DJ feels.

What is the dress code like at Las Vegas dayclubs and pool parties? What should I wear to Las Vegas pool parties?

Pool attire. Swimwear, flip flops, hats, etc are all ok. Jerseys and wifebeaters (undershirts) are not allowed. Hats are okay.

Can I smoke cigarettes in Las Vegas pool parties?

Yes, you can smoke cigarettes in most Las Vegas pool parties.

Can I smoke weed at Las Vegas pool parties?

Even though weed was just legalized in Nevada, most casinos still ban marijuana from the premises. If you are caught with weed or weed paraphernalia at most clubs, they will deny you entry / kick you out. We wouldn’t recommend risking it. Many of the pool parties do a VERY thorough search.

How can I get into Las Vegas dayclubs & pool parties for free?

All Las Vegas pool parties have a free girl’s guestlist, and most have a free even ratio guestlist – Entry is free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party, even on big holiday weekends. You can sign up for the guestlist using our free mobile app.

How can I book bottle service for Las Vegas pool parties & dayclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Las Vegas pool parties?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every pool party is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

Where can I store my stuff at the pool parties?

Most of the dayclubs will have lockers for rent. They usually have free towels available as well.

Should I buy tickets to Las Vegas dayclubs/pool parties? 

We recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name DJs (Alesso, Kaskade, Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Calvin Harris etc). The ticket line is usually faster and shorter than the guestlist line.

Which Vegas pool parties play Hip Hop?

Check out our guide to the best hip hop pool parties in Las Vegas.

Which Vegas nightclubs play Electronic music (EDM)?

Check out our guide to the best EDM pool parties in Las Vegas.

Can you bring your own alcohol to Vegas pools?

No vegas pool parties allow you to BYOB. That’s how they make most of their money – selling alcohol to drunk partygoers!

Are there pool parties during the week in Vegas?

Many pools will be open during the week for you to lounge and get your tan on, but there are generally no “pool parties” with DJs headlining. Vegas pool parties are usually open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

What month do pool parties start in Vegas?

Vegas pool parties typically start up in March. Official start dates vary by season and weather – unofficial openings are usually mid march, with grand openings towards the end of March.

Are pool parties open in Vegas in October?

Pool parties are usually open to mid October but it really depends on the weather.

Are there pool parties in Vegas in November?

Pool parties are closed in November.

How much are pool parties in Vegas?

General admission ranges from 20-60+ depending on the DJ and venue. You can buy tickets in advance that usually let you get in a faster line. There are also guest lists that are usually free for even ratio parties before a certain time.

Kaos Nightclub & Dayclub CLOSED Indefinitely

Kaos Nightclub and Dayclub is officially closing, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

On Tuesday, Red Rock reported a net loss of $26.8 million in the third quarter, down $51.9 million from the same period last year. In a statement, they said:

“This afternoon, Red Rock Resorts, Inc. announced the closing of KAOS dayclub and nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort, effective immediately. While Palms has experienced exceptional growth across both the gaming and non-gaming segments of the business, the expense side of the business has been challenging to date, due in large part to the entertainment and fixed cost structure associated with KAOS. Therefore, we have decided to take some time to reassess the programming and use of those venues going forward. In the interim, we intend to use the venues for private meeting space and special events, in addition to everyday resort pool operations.”

The nightclub opened with major residencies from acts like Skrillex and Marshmello earlier this year. It was reported that Marshmello, Skrillex, and many of the other residents exited the nightclub in September.

Best Pool Parties in Ibiza

Temperatures are rising in Ibiza! Wouldn’t it be great know the dopest spots on the party island to take a few dips in a cool, refreshing pool while being serenaded by some of the biggest DJs in the world? Don’t worry- we’ve created a list of the best pool parties in Ibiza to cool you off when things get hot. 

O Beach Ibiza

O Beach Ibiza, previously known as Ocean Beach, is the coolest place in San Antoni since it opened its doors in 2012. Located just at the sea front, its terrace is the perfect place to celebrate its unique and popular pool parties. 

Acrobatics, live performances and, of course, an incomparable atmosphere for you to relax and let yourself go. Forget about your everyday problems and do whatever you feel doing at every second, either dancing to the electronic music in the pool or drinking champagne laying in one of the VIP sun beds. 

Upcoming events at O Beach Ibiza

Nikki Beach Ibiza

A well-known global luxury brand, Nikki Beach’s new Ibiza home does not disappoint those expecting stylish, contemporary surroundings and understated, cool luxury. The furnishings are sumptuous: expect chic drapery, bohemian teepees and plush, white sunbeds. Perfect for lounging in style and comfort whilst sipping champagne or a delicious cocktail, serenaded by the cool beats of Nikki Beach Ibiza‘s resident DJs or signature live music on an electric violin and saxophone.

Nikki Beach parties are famously glamorous events. Dates such as the annual White Party, the Yacht Party and the World Famous Amazing Sunday Champagne Party are set to add a distinct touch of cosmopolitan elegance to the Ibiza summer scene. In a nutshell, Nikki Beach offers impeccable VIP service, lavish comfort and sumptuous dining with excellent entertainment. Oozing with celebrities, the jet-set and the global glitterati, a truly fabulous experience awaits you at Nikki Beach, Ibiza. 

Upcoming events at Nikki Beach Ibiza

Ushuaia Ibiza

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is the ultimate destination on the white island for lovers of plush rooms, pure luxury, gastronomic variety and excellence, the beach club of dreams, international events, top DJs and the #1 open air club in the world. Ibiza’s most renowned and exclusive venue, an ambience definitive of a summer in the Balearics in a modern setting, designed to be extraordinary from breakfast to your bed with once in a lifetime experiences in between. Ushuaïa Ibiza is the ideal choice for those who come to Ibiza for the best beach and pool parties. With live performances of the top DJs in the world, the most exclusive day and night ambience in a modern setting and designed with all kinds of comforts, luxuries and VIP services.

Upcoming events at Ushuaia Ibiza

Ibiza Rocks

Staying at the legendary Ibiza Rocks Hotel is an experience like no other. As well as the incredible events taking place every week poolside, the 368 rooms (available in a range of options), two sun-soaked swimming pools, plenty of Bali Beds and sun loungers, multiple bars and restaurants, a supermarket, Rocks merchandise shop and free WiFi throughout the hotel means we’ve got your summer well and truly covered. Plus with the expert guidance of our on site Host Team you can get the insider knowledge of what’s hot, where’s cool, the best beaches, bars, parties and clubs across the island, and all at the best prices. Located in the heart of San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks Hotel is just a short walk to the iconic Sunset Strip, bars and beach. If you want to explore the rest of Ibiza during the day or head up to any of Ibiza’s famous super clubs at night rest assured that we’ve got a dedicated taxi rank right outside the hotel entrance and a bus station just a few minutes away.

Upcoming events at Ibiza Rocks

Free Coachella Weekend 1 and 2 Pool Parties

Missing out on Coachella? Check out free pool-side DJ events at the Saguaro in Palm Springs on the same two April weekends as the big desert festival.

The deal: Saguaro has lined up six musical parties for Coachella weekends. Admission is free, but a guaranteed spot costs $10. You don’t have to be a hotel guest to attend. Parties are strictly for the 21-plus crowd. If you’re interested we would recommend reserving your free tickets in advance – as there are a limited number of tickets!

Coachella Weekend 1:

April 12: Thanks for the Invite Party ft with HikeiiAkira AkiraToney Handsome and others. 
April 13: Cafe Mambo Ibiza ft Dom Dolla, Latmun, & Offaiah.
April 14: Brunch Beats Vol III ft Modern Disco Ambassadors, J Woogie and others

Coachella Weekend 2:

April 19: Rinse Festival Edition
April 20: Ardy Pardy ft Ardalan, Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds
April 21: Aqua Bend ft Fire Lane Launch Party

When: April 12-14 and 19-21 only.

Details: If you want to splurge on the Coachella weekends, you can reserve a daybed with room for six people for $400, or a cabana with room for eight people for $2,000. Free entry to pool parties is based on first come, first served, and closes when the area hits capacity.

Coachella Day Club / Pool Party 2019 Lineup Announced

Day Club‘s massive pool party series at Coachella just announced their lineup for this year’s installation. 

Running for the two weekends of Coachella and for six days in total, the events will be held at Hilton Palm Springs and are definitely going to be a big attraction for party goers, like previous years. 

Headliners for the first weekend include Nora En Pure, while Rüfüs Du Sol will be performing a DJ set. DiploDillon FrancisJauz and more will be taking over the second weekend, a lineup choice more catered to the bass fans. 

Tickets for the events start at $20 and go all the way up to $2235 for a travel package for 4. All of the events are 21+. Fans can get their tickets and see more info on Day Club’s website here

Las Vegas Pool Party / Dayclub Opening Dates 2019

There’s nothing quite like getting your groove on at a Las Vegas dayclub on a hot summer day. Add in thousands of beautiful partygoers, world-renowned DJs providing the soundtrack, and bikini-clad cocktail hosts serving crafted drinks, and you’ve got a real Vegas pool party.

From March through October, dayclubs across the Las Vegas strip host afternoon pool parties, giving you the perfect opportunity to soak in some rays while dancing away all those extra drink and buffet calories.

Here’s a rundown of the major dayclubs / pool parties in Sin City and their respective opening dates for 2019 – we’ll keep this post updated as we get them – check back for updates!

Keep in mind that the “official” opening parties are oftentimes a few weeks after the open dates. Typically the “soft opening” dates are dependent on weather – if it’s not warm enough there’s a chance that the venue may not open.

Sin City Pool Crawl Promo Code

Sin City Pool Tour is one of the best pool / dayclub crawl operators in Las Vegas. Sin City Pool Crawl has been around for 7 years and have excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

Use promo code DISCO to get $10 off your club crawl ticket purchase here. This discount code is only available on standard pool crawl days.

Sin City Pool Crawl Details:

Pool Party Tour Bus Package for One includes:

  • Pool tour
  • Expidited entry and admission included to three day clubs
  • Party bus transportation to the pools
  • Complimentary drinks on the party bus (rum and vodka drinks, bud lights, waters, tequila mango shots)
  • Tour hosts

Check in:

Friday- 11:30 a.m. at Bare Pool at the Mirage hotel

Saturday- 11:30am at Go Pool at the Flamingo hotel

Pools We Go To:

  • Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
  • Bare Pool at the Mirage Hotel
  • Wet Republic at the MGM
  • All Pools/itineraries are subject to change due to capacity, weather or a special event.

Must have valid ID.

Any cancellations must be made 72 hours before your scheduled club crawl and will incur a $15 cancellation fee per ticket.

Best Beach Clubs / Dayclubs in Dubai 2019

Whether you’re a local to Dubai or just visiting for the weekend – check out our list of the hottest beach clubs and pool parties in Dubai!  From family friendly pools, to sunbathing spots, to high energy ragers, we’ve got a little bit of something for everyone.

Drai’s Beach Club Dubai (DXB)

Although not by a beach, Drai’s Beach Club Dubai deserves a mention for being one of the city’s best spots for a big party by the pool. Open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, the pool club features beds, cabanas and even private jacuzzi’s, with each day is dedicated to a different activation. On Tuesdays, head down for 11am to enjoy their ‘Hot Mess’ ladies day, while on Friday, expect a day-to-night champagne spray party complete with spray countdown, urban setlist and an A list star or two. Saturdays are their weekly party brunch, where UK brand LoveJuice takes over for five hours of free flowing food and drink.

Drai’s Beach Club, Gate B, Meydan, Dubai, 11am to 9pm, Tues, Fri and Sat, ladies entry from Dhs100, guys entry from Dhs200. Tel: (052) 388 8857. draisdxb.com

Nikki Beach Dubai

The luxury beachside destination features in-water loungers, Jacuzzis, inflatables and spans across an impressive site on the Pearl Jumeirah that leads out onto the beach. If you’re hungry, you can order one of their signature sushi and ceviche boats, which arrives, as you’d expect, on a wooden boat. It’s a bold swimwear affair, with dancer, musicians and resident DJs.

Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah, daily 11am to 9pm, Dhs150 per person (with a Dhs100 food voucher) weekdays, Dhs300 per person (with a Dhs250 food voucher) weekends. Tel: (04) 376 6162. nikkibeach.com

Cove Beach Dubai

Now open in a new location, you’ll find an upgraded Cove Beach at the new Caesar’s Palace Bluewaters Dubai. Inside there are three pools and two restaurants across split levels, as well as a shisha terrace and access to a private beach. There’s a new rotation of weekly day and evening events including live music from local band Cubache on a Monday from 2pm, and ladies’ day every Wednesday. Entry is free but comes with a minimum spend of Dhs150 through the week, and Dhs300 on weekends.

Cove Beach, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, daily 10am to late, min spend Dhs150 weekdays, Dhs300 weekends. Tel: (050) 454 6920. covebeach.com

Soho Beach

Again not found by the beach, but this sleek new party spot is equally worthy of a shoutout. Like it’s neighbouring Drai’s, Soho Beach opens for its ladies’ day on a Tuesday, as well as on Fridays and Saturdays for two poolside brunches. Keep your eye on social media with this place, Soho Beach transforms into a huge events space for festivals several times a year – and they’re some of the city’s most unmissable parties.

Soho Beach, Meydan, Dubai, 12pm to 11pm, Tues, Fri and Sat. Tel: (052) 433 3375. sohobeach.com

Azure Beach Dubai

Perfectly positioned on the JBR beachfront is Azure. It’s got an expansive pool at the centre, as well as an adjacent lounge for enjoying a relaxing lunch. All guests are given access to the beach in the entry price, which has been discounted over the festive season to Dhs100 from Sunday to Thursday, and Dhs200 on Friday and Saturday.

Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai Marina, daily pool 10am to 7pm, weekdays Dhs100, weekends Dhs200. Tel: (052) 777 9472. azure-beach.com

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Blue Marlin is a stalwart among Dubai’s party hard beach clubs. Opening on Fridays and Saturdays each week, entry is free if you’re either dining, or on guestlist for their Friday day-to-night party, which regularly flies in international acts to headline. On Saturdays, Blue Marlin hosts a weekly brunch where there’s two sittings in the restaurant of Mediterranean sharing dishes, as well as a slightly longer option if you choose to brunch beachside.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday. Tel: (056) 113 3400. bluemarlinibiza-uae.com

Summersalt Dubai

The only way that you could beat this beach club’s view of the Burj Al Arab is if you hopped on a boat. The Jumeirah Al Naseem spot is quite literally under the shadow of the Burj, but don’t worry, it’ won’t stop your tan game. The luxury club has a white sand beach, infinity pool and music that’s just loud enough to add atmosphere. Go in the morning if you want to read a book, or head there in the afternoon if you’re after a livelier vibe. The food is a Mediterranean mix with a heavy Italian influence, and it’s only steps away from your lounger if you’re wanting to tuck in midway through your tanning session.

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai, daily 9am to 6pm, Dhs577 with Dhs250 food credit back. Tel: (04) 366 7680. jumeirah.com

Playa Nomade Dubai

Bringing a Nomadic vibe to the Palm Jumeirah is Playa Nomade. The stripped back beach club serves up a more chilled out vibe during the week, with a lively vibe taking over with regular house DJs and party brunches dominating the shores every Friday and Saturday.

Playa Nomade, Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 11am to 8pm, Weds to Sun, 11am to 12am, Fri. reservations@playanomade.com

Drift Beach Club, One & Only Royal Mirage

We love a good sunbathing spot in Dubai, and this new luxury beach club is a total treat. Located in the swanky One&Only Royal Mirage, DRIFT is described as a destination where “luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity”. There’s an infinity pool, 1km of prime beachfront real estate, and a restaurant and bar serving up Provencal cuisine and interesting cocktails. Don’t mind if we do…

DRIFT, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh. Pool and beach open daily 10.30am to 7pm, restaurant open daily 12.30pm to 7pm. Packages start from Dhs250 for sunlounger with beach and pool access Sun to Thurs, Dhs300 Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 315 2200. driftbeachdubai.com.

Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity is one of the best for a party crowd: a host of DJs spin decks every weekend, and the pool itself is huge. The glass side that looks out to the beach is perfect for the snap-happy. There aren’t many single loungers by the pool, but cabanas are available with minimum spends for a VIP experience. Weekday rates start from Dhs160 including a Dhs50 food and drink voucher, with free entry for ladies on their Tuesday ladies’ day, while weekend access is included in their Friday and Saturday brunch packages.

Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Sun, Mon and Weds 10am to 9pm, Tues 9am to 3am, Thurs 10am to 3am, Fri and Sat 8am to 3am. Tel:04 399 0009. More info on 0-gravity.ae.

Barasti Dubai

Big, brash and boisterous, Barasti is a Brit expat favourite, and quickly packs out with people. The giant top deck screens football and rugby, live bands perform at sunset, and there’s a daily happy hour from 4pm to 7pm. Plus, they’ve just opened a brand new pool. Did we mention that entry is free for everyone?

Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach resort and Marina, Sat to Weds 11am to 1.30am, Thurs and Fri 11am to 3am, pool and sea access until sunset. Tel: (04) 318 1313. barastibeach.com.

Andreeas Dubai

On the edge of the beach in Dubai Marina you’ll find Andreeas. It’s undergone a couple of extensive refurbs recently, and boasts a split level pool with swim-up bar, in-water loungers and access to a pristine JBR beachfront. It’s a more chilled spot for topping up your tan, with two value ladies’ day deals every

Andreeas, Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, daily 9am to sunset. Tel: (04) 408 4400. andreeas.ae

Rehab Beach Club Closing this Season

After 15 years of afternoon debauchery, big name deejays, bikini-clad ladies, and fun in the sun, Rehab Beach Club calls it quits. The pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel has one last long weekend hurrah this weekend – October 14 is the final party.

Rehab got its start back in 2004 while the resort converted its Baby’s nightclub into Body English and the idea of extending the party from night to day took hold. Over the years, the perhaps most famous pool party in Las Vegas attracted reality stars such as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, actress Lindsay Lohan, singer Justin Bieber, rapper Puff Daddy, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, and even Shaquille O’Neal, the NBA star who’s opening a chicken restaurant across the street, who brought his alter ego DJ Diesel to the decks in August. At its height, the pool party even had Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel, a reality television docudrama on TruTV, from 2008 to 2010.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and an investment group that includes Bosworth Hospitality Partners and investment firm Juniper Capital bought out the resort on the east side of Las Vegas in April. Changes to the rock-n-roll-themed resort take place through the end of 2019, when the Virgin name takes over.

Nikki Beach Dubai Season Opening Party

Fans of Nikki Beach, listen up, the world-famous beach club brand is reopening its Dubai branch this weekend (Saturday September 1) after a summer break.

It may still be pretty toasty outside, but that won’t stop us donning our finest swimmers and getting ready to welcome the winter beach club season in.

On Saturday (September 1), Nikki Beach in Pearl Jumeira will be hosting La Vie en Rose – the first of the season’s Saturday brunch offerings.

Make a booking and you’ll be able to lounge by the awesome pool and on the beach – which has stunning views out to sea – all day long from 11am until 9pm. The brunch package itself is Dhs265 for soft drinks, Dhs395 for grape and hops, and Dhs465 for grape, hops and shorts.

And to really kick of the beach club season, the venue’s hosting a Deluxe Pool Party on Friday September 21. The massive party runs from 11am until 9pm, and promises to be a “Hawaiian-themed event like no other”. Beats will be provided by Nikki Beach’s resident DJs, while the pool will be packed with fun inflatables. There will also be Hawaiian dishes to nibble on, too. That calls for a new swimsuit, we’d say.

Meanwhile, ladies, gather your pals and head down to the swanky beach club on a Tuesday, where for Dhs130 you’ll get six drinks and a bed to sunbathe on all day. Get there early though, as it’s on a first come, first served basis.

And finally, if you fancy something a little more sedate, book in for the Nikki Beach Treat. Until the end of September you’ll get a two-hour signature treatment from Nikki Spa, a healthy lunch at Café Nikki and access to the pool and beach for just Dhs699.

We’ll see you at the beach.

Daily, 11am-9pm. Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeira (04 376 6162).