Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Crowne Plaza Dubai - Festival City
Off Crescent Drive, Festival City
(04) 701-2222

Adult Admission Price & Policy

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Hotel Guests
Registered guests: Free.

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x ~20m, 2 marked lanes, 1.2m - 1.5m depth, outdoors, temperature controlled, ~28ºC (82ºF)


Less than ten minutes from the airport.

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Facility Reviews

This pool is open from 7 AM to 10 PM and in the full desert sun most of the day. It's not well lit for evening swimming, some LED-type lights on the bottom perimeter, and the lanes are not marked on the bottom, one has to pay attention at night. Having said that, this is a pretty great hotel pool. It's crystal clean, has lanes, not crowded (and this hotel is packed), a full 25 meters. There are other pools for kids and for playing around so that takes pressure off this pool.
The Crowne Plaza is colocated with the Intercontinental Hotel at Festival City, which also has a 25m pool on a shared terrace. Guests from the Crowne Plaza can walk past one pool and get to the other, and vice versa. The Intercontinental's pool is 25m long and has a plexiglass end that projects over the street below. [January, 2014]