The Lagoon Park Hyatt offers the perfect setting for a blissful pool day in Dubai. Join The Huntr as we present a closer look…
At the beginning of 2019, the picturesque Park Hyatt Dubai hotel announced the opening of its impressive new extension – The Lagoon. Featuring a stunning infinity pool that boasts a whopping 100-metres in length and a sand beach line that extends to 150-metres, The Lagoon Park Hyatt feels likes a luxurious secret oasis. Complete with a backdrop of the Dubai Creek waters and the Emirate’s iconic skyscrapers (including the Burj Khalifa), there are 120 sun beds, 6 gazebos (each accommodating up to 2 guests), and 3 uber-luxe cabanas. The biggest cabana is called Dana, which means “most valued pearl” in the local Arabic language, it accommodates up to 20 guests and is tucked away in the far corner of the infinity pool on the left. The second and third cabanas both fit 6 guests, Jumana is named after “the most sparkling shining pearl” and Zira is named after the sound the water makes in the ocean.
The Huntr spent a deliciously relaxing morning and afternoon inside the Jumana cabana. Tucked away behind leafy bushes on the far right-hand side of the pool, the cabana features a large and comfortable corner sofa, coffee tables, dining table for four, two lazy boy sun beds with a parasol and direct access to the pool. Every single design detail was aesthetically pleasing and practical. We loved the fact that there was a plug socket and enjoyed the constant supply of cold water, ice, fresh fruits and the invigorating cool breeze wafting over from the creek.
The in-cabana food menu features a limited offering of salads, pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, snacks and desserts. The bar is licensed and there are also a variety of soft drinks on offer including coffee (sadly not speciality) and tea. The Huntr opted for the refreshing Feta and Watermelon Salad (70AED) – a mix of cantaloupe melon with barrel-aged Persian goat’s feta cheese and orange and mint. The Caesar Salad (74AED), the Nachos (60AED) and the Panino (79AED). The food was edible but not mind-blowing (the bread was a little dry), however, the Feta and Watermelon Salad was delicious and the fresh teas were a delight too.
The Lagoon Park Hyatt is free to access for hotel guests. Visitors are welcome to join from 9am until 7pm daily and purchase a (limited) day pass. General access is priced at 450AED during the weekend and 360AED during the week (an F&B credit of 100AED is given back). Gazebo rental for 2 guests is priced at 1250AED on the weekend and 1000AED on weekdays (an F&B credit of 300AED is given back). The Zira and Jumana cabanas are priced at 2200AED during the weekend and 1760AED during weekdays, 500AED F&B credit is given back and the price is for 4 guests total (each extra guest up to 6 is charged at 250AED additional). The Dana cabana is priced at 5500AED for weekends and 4400AED for weekdays, 700AED F&B credit is returned to the tab and the price is for 10 total guests (each extra guest up to 20 is charged at 250AED additional).
Insider tips: Towels provided. Free valet parking at the Park Hyatt Dubai entrance. The Lagoon is accessible from The Promenade and is just a short 2-3 minute walk from the likes of Brasserie Du Park and Noepe. During the summer (May to September) The Park Hyatt runs its Summer Cooler – a special promotion that offers up to 40% discount on the best available rate, including breakfast (block out dates apply).