Last time I visited the city, I had too many expectations about going out and doing or seeing things. And of course, whilst Dubai has plenty so do and see, in 40 degree heat, you’re much better off snoozing by a pool. Thankfully Royal Mirage has 65 acres of gardens, including four different swimming pools, so you’re pretty spoilt for choice.
Our favourite was the pool at Drift Beach Club, located at the Arabian Court. This spot is fairly new, and a really cool (not literally, it’s boiling..) place to spend an afternoon. We barely left the pool in an attempt to stay cool! You can also head here if you’re not a guest of the hotel by reserving a sun lounger.
You aren’t limited to sitting around a pool though – there are a number of water sports that the hotel offer, if you’d prefer something more active.