6 Best Places with Pool Access in Yas Island Abu Dhabi for the Ultimate Summer Getaway


Swimming pools are typical amenities in hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi. They serve as additional spots for guests to cool down, take a dip, relax and hang out.

But for many holidaymakers, the onsite swimming pool is the decisive factor for staying in a particular hotel or resort. It is the amenity that many guests look forward to accessing that can make their vacation more fun and memorable.

If the hotel or resort pool is a make-or-break factor for you when choosing your accommodation for your Abu Dhabi getaway, we have curated a list of the best ones to help you decide.

These Yas Island hotels boast beautiful swimming pools that provide the perfect spot for taking a dip, cooling down, relaxing and helping you make the most of your summer getaway.

And even if you don’t book a room at these hotels, you can access their onsite pool for a fee and discover what sets them apart from others on the island.


Top Swimming Pools on Yas Island

Below are the six hotels and a bonus place on Yas Island with the best swimming pools in Abu Dhabi:


    1. Hilton Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Hilton Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is a 545-room hotel located on the Yas Bay Waterfront area. It has all the top-notch facilities and services you can expect from Hilton Hotels and more.

The massive onsite outdoor pool can be found at the hotel’s bay-facing terrace. Its geometric shape, manicured lawn and trimmed palm trees give it a modern, fascinating and relaxing look and ambience.

The hotel pool is divided into two areas for adults and children. There’s also a splash park designed to provide kids hours of refreshing fun.

The outdoor pool area features blue cushioned loungers around the edges for guests to relax. It also has two restaurants and a lounge where you can go for a quick bite or drink.

The hotel provides pool access to Abu Dhabi guests and locals for a fee.

    2. Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Crowne Plaza Yas Island is located in the heart of Yas Island, near three world-famous theme parks, a world-class golf course and one of the most popular beaches in Abu Dhabi.

This 204-room hotel features a 25-metre lap pool perfect for exercise, relaxation and everything in between. It has zones ideal for adults and children.

The geometric pool is surrounded by sun loungers covered by umbrellas, allowing you to relax by the poolside comfortably and without fear of feeling too hot and being exposed to the sun.

At night, you can enjoy an incredible view of the Arabian Gulf and Abu Dhabi skyline right from the pool.

You can access this attraction by getting a pool pass in Abu Dhabi for this hotel.

    3. Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel on Yas Island features 397 modern, fully furnished rooms and suites for all guests. Staying at one of them gives you incredible views of the island, the marina or the Yas Marina Circuit.

The hotel has three of the best outdoor swimming pools in Abu Dhabi offering fantastic views of Yas Links and the Arabian Gulf and dotted with palm trees.

The pools are stunning to look at and the waters are always cool and inviting. They also have cabanas and sun lounges with umbrellas, making them the perfect spots for getting some R&R.

With all these amenities, you’ll love spending plenty of time in the hotel’s outdoor pools.

    4. W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

The W Hotel on Yas Island is one of the most elegant and eye-catching hotels in Abu Dhabi.

This hotel features two of Yas Island's most beautiful swimming pools you shouldn’t miss.

The pools are located on the rooftop, one of which is an infinity pool that gives you incredible views of the island while you’re swimming or soaking in the cool water.

The hotel’s WET deck is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in the scenic views.

Whether you prefer the SUN or WET deck, you’ll enjoy every minute of your stay on the rooftop pools.

    5. The WB Abu Dhabi

The first Warner Bros. studio-themed hotel boasts one of the largest and most unique swimming pools on Yas Island.

The WB Abu Dhabi’s pool area is like a mini-water park. It has a children’s pool and splash area as a bonus treat for kids.

The entire pool area features palm trees, other plants, and sun loungers where you can relax if you’re done taking a swim or dip in the water.

There’s also an outdoor movie screen in the pool area where you can watch the most popular movies from the Warner Bros. studio as you go for a swim, frolic in the water or relax poolside.

    6. Yas Beach

Yas Beach, one of Yas Island’s top attractions, boasts soft white sands and clear azure waters. It is known as a hub for various sports and activities, including jet skiing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

It is also home to a stunning infinity pool.

The pool is the perfect spot to cool down from the Abu Dhabi sun and the warmer waters of the beach. It has a shallow end where children can splash and play with their parents.

At night, you can watch the lovely sunset while relaxing on the sun loungers or in the pool.

Yas Beach offers pool day passes to Abu Dhabi locals and holidaymakers.

When you want to enjoy a pool day in Abu Dhabi, make a beeline to these places to experience the ultimate summer getaway in the city.

Getting To Yas island


Yas Express is our complimentary shuttle bus service that can get you to any of the major island attractions. For more information, timetable and map, download the pocket guide or call +971 (0) 600 511115.

To Yas Island:
Boarding spots are available at the Deira City Center entrance (beside Aloft Hotel) and Ibn Battuta Mall, Parking 7 stop (right in front of the China Court section).
Within Yas Island:
The shuttle service bus can take guests to any of the major island attractions.
Air travel to Yas Island
If you're coming from outside the UAE, aim to land in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), as it is located just 10 minutes away from Yas Island.
Rental car to Yas Island
From Abu Dhabi International Airport, you can rent a car. All car rental offices operate 24/7


Connect to the Wi-Fi at Abu Dhabi International Airport and book an Uber or Careem via their apps.
Taxis to Yas Island
You can take a taxi to Yas Island from Abu Dhabi International Airport (10 minutes), Abu Dhabi (25 minutes), and Dubai (45 minutes). To get a taxi, you can flag them down at the roadside, call the TransAD hotline 600 535353 to book, or use the Abu Dhabi Taxi app available for both iOS and Android platforms. Taxis are plentiful and fares are reasonable.
From Abu Dhabi:
Board the 102 Bus Route to Yas Island at the Abu Dhabi Bus Station next to Al Wahda Mall.
From Dubai:
Travel to the Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to ride to the Abu Dhabi Bus Station, then board the 102 Bus Route to Yas Island.