First look at the world’s highest infinity pool in Dubai, the Aura Skypool, which is officially open

What is claimed to be the world’s tallest infinity pool is now open – and stunning first photos suggest it will be very popular indeed.

The Aura Skypool in Dubai is the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool and is located 200 meters above the ground on the 50th floor of the 52-storey Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah Island.

The recently released photos show that the pride of the creators of ‘uninterrupted views’ of the ‘majestic Dubai skyline’ from the blue-tiled lagoon is not in vain.

'The Aura Skypool' in Dubai, pictured above, is the world's tallest infinity pool - and it's officially opened

‘The Aura Skypool’ in Dubai, pictured above, is the world’s tallest infinity pool – and it’s officially opened

Photos released recently show that the creators of 'uninterrupted views' of the 'majestic Dubai skyline' from the blue-tiled lagoon are not in vain

Photos released recently show that the creators of 'uninterrupted views' of the 'majestic Dubai skyline' from the blue-tiled lagoon are not in vain

Photos released recently show that the creators of ‘uninterrupted views’ of the ‘majestic Dubai skyline’ from the blue-tiled lagoon are not in vain

The pool is located 200 meters above the ground on the 50th floor of the 52-storey Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah Island

The pool is located 200 meters above the ground on the 50th floor of the 52-storey Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah Island

The pool is located 200 meters above the ground on the 50th floor of the 52-storey Palm Tower on Palm Jumeirah Island

This photo shows the skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina and the Ferris wheel of Ain Dubai on the horizon

This photo shows the skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina and the Ferris wheel of Ain Dubai on the horizon

This photo shows the skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina and the Ferris wheel of Ain Dubai on the horizon

A photo shows the steps to the water on the south side of the tower. Sun loungers and low chairs are lined up on the 750 square meter pool deck, and the skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina and the observation wheel of Ain Dubai stretch to the horizon. From other angles, the Burj Al Arab hotel and the Burj Khalifa skyscraper punctuate the skyline.

Another photo shows rows of sunbeds with ‘Aura’ towels and pillows on the edge of the pool, overlooking a breathtaking view of the Palm Jumeirah archipelago.

A third sees a woman reclining on a lounger and enjoying the view from the water’s edge. In a fourth, a woman swims in the pool as night falls, the Dubai skyline lit up by the sunset.

To access Aura Skypool, created by Sunset Hospitality, guests are swept to the 50th floor in dedicated elevators.

Below the Aura Skypool is a St Regis hotel with 264 rooms and 26 suites

Below the Aura Skypool is a St Regis hotel with 264 rooms and 26 suites

Below the Aura Skypool is a St Regis hotel with 264 rooms and 26 suites

This photo shows lines of sunbeds with 'Aura' towels and cushions at the edge of the pool

This photo shows lines of sunbeds with 'Aura' towels and cushions at the edge of the pool

This photo shows lines of sunbeds with ‘Aura’ towels and cushions at the edge of the pool

A woman swims in the pool as night falls.  Aura Skypool is open every day from 10am to sunset

A woman swims in the pool as night falls.  Aura Skypool is open every day from 10am to sunset

A woman swims in the pool as night falls. Aura Skypool is open every day from 10am to sunset

They open into an area divided into two ‘different but complementary areas’: the pool deck and a bar lounge.

A statement from Aura Skypool reads: ‘Home to chic yet comfortable custom sunbeds and lounges, guests are treated to a 360-degree swimming experience with a stunning backdrop to capture that perfect shot.’

Natural materials, stone and concrete have been used in the design of the space. The statement added: “Lush greenery and natural design elements fuse with high-quality interior finishes, creating an elegant oasis fueled by a socially energetic atmosphere.”

A statement from Aura Skypool reads: 'Guests are treated to a 360-degree swimming experience with a beautiful backdrop to capture that perfect shot'

A statement from Aura Skypool reads: 'Guests are treated to a 360-degree swimming experience with a beautiful backdrop to capture that perfect shot'

A statement from Aura Skypool reads: ‘Guests are treated to a 360-degree swimming experience with a beautiful backdrop to capture that perfect shot’

Sun loungers and low chairs are set up on the 750 square meter pool terrace by the pool

Sun loungers and low chairs are set up on the 750 square meter pool terrace by the pool

Sun loungers and low chairs are set up on the 750 square meter pool terrace by the pool

Aura Skypool says the deck is 'home to chic yet comfortable custom' furniture

Aura Skypool says the deck is 'home to chic yet comfortable custom' furniture

Natural materials, stone and concrete have been used in the design of the Aura Skypool

Natural materials, stone and concrete have been used in the design of the Aura Skypool

Aura Skypool says the deck is “home to chic yet comfortable custom” furnishings. Natural materials, stone and concrete have been used in the design of the space

In the lounge corner, visitors can order international dishes with a pan-Asian twist.

Chef Craig Best stands behind the menus with dishes like sticky duck salad, Ponzu tuna tartare, Malaysian spiced ribeye, Yuzu yogurt foam and matcha mousse milk cake.

A statement says the lounge and bar “serve a menu inspired by the casual atmosphere of iconic Asian coastlines,” adding that “Aura is the ultimate place for sophisticated yet hassle-free shared-style cuisine combined with an electric vibe.” in the air’.

To access the Aura Skypool, guests are swept to the 50th floor in dedicated elevators

To access the Aura Skypool, guests are swept to the 50th floor in dedicated elevators

To access the Aura Skypool, guests are swept to the 50th floor in dedicated elevators

Two floors above, on the 52nd floor, is The View at The Palm, a 360-degree observation deck that opened to the public in April.

A 264-room, 26-suite St Regis hotel opened in May in The Palm Tower, occupying the skyscraper’s first 18 floors. It also houses 432 luxury residences and a variety of dining and recreational facilities.

The Palm Tower is directly connected to the Nakheel Mall, a luxury shopping center with 350 shops, restaurants and attractions.

Ahead of the opening, Sunset Hospitality CEO Antonio Gonzalez said last month, “Aura is truly unlike any other destination in the UAE and the world.

Aura Skypool visitors disembark in an area divided into two 'different but complementary areas' - the pool deck (pictured) and a bar lounge

Aura Skypool visitors disembark in an area divided into two 'different but complementary areas' - the pool deck (pictured) and a bar lounge

Aura Skypool visitors disembark in an area divided into two ‘different but complementary areas’ – the pool deck (pictured) and a bar lounge

A woman looks out at the Palm Jumeirah archipelago from the infinity pool.  The five-star Atlantis, The Palm hotel can be seen in the middle background

A woman looks out at the Palm Jumeirah archipelago from the infinity pool.  The five-star Atlantis, The Palm hotel can be seen in the middle background

A woman looks out at the Palm Jumeirah archipelago from the infinity pool. The five-star Atlantis, The Palm hotel can be seen in the middle background

There are three time slots available for tickets: morning, afternoon or all day poolside

There are three time slots available for tickets: morning, afternoon or all day poolside

There are three time slots available for tickets: morning, afternoon or all day poolside

All bookings with Aura Skypool include a sun bed, lounge access and a 'tailor-made welcome pack'

All bookings with Aura Skypool include a sun bed, lounge access and a 'tailor-made welcome pack'

All bookings with Aura Skypool include a sun bed, lounge access and a ‘tailor-made welcome pack’

With 360-degree views of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, from the man-made Palm Jumeirah – which was built 20 years ago this year – to Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and Ain Dubai – all at a glance a breathtaking new destination who will continue to showcase the very best of Dubai.”

Omar Khoory, Chief Assets Officer at Nakheel, added: “We are excited to add a record-breaking destination like Aura to The Palm Tower, one of Nakheel’s most prestigious buildings in Palm Jumeirah.

As the first and highest 360-degree infinity pool, Aura will not only provide an exceptional experience, but also act as another central destination providing visitors with panoramic access to the stunning architecture of Palm Jumeirah and key surrounding monuments that are crucial have been instrumental in the growth of Dubai as a tourist destination.”

Aura Skypool is open every day from 10am to sunset. There are three time slots available for tickets: morning, afternoon, or a full day poolside, ‘taking in everything the cutting-edge concept has to offer’.

West of the pool, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago (pictured above) extends into the Persian Gulf

West of the pool, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago (pictured above) extends into the Persian Gulf

West of the pool, the Palm Jumeirah archipelago (pictured above) extends into the Persian Gulf

This photo shows the view from the east side of the pool, looking over Dubai's chic marina

This photo shows the view from the east side of the pool, looking over Dubai's chic marina

This photo shows the view from the east side of the pool, looking over Dubai’s chic marina

The famous Burj Al Arab hotel (back center photo) has a north-facing view from the pool

The famous Burj Al Arab hotel (back center photo) has a north-facing view from the pool

The famous Burj Al Arab hotel (back center photo) has a north-facing view from the pool

Pictured is the southern view from the 360-degree infinity pool, with entrance fees from £34 (AED 170) per person

Pictured is the southern view from the 360-degree infinity pool, with entrance fees from £34 (AED 170) per person

Pictured is the southern view from the 360-degree infinity pool, with entrance fees from £34 (AED 170) per person

Tickets cost from £34 (AED 170) per person, going up to £122 (AED 600) for the full day ‘VIP Island’ experience. All bookings include a sun bed, lounge access and a ‘tailor-made welcome pack’, according to the statement, adding that swimmers can enjoy ‘an experience like no other’.

The statement adds: ‘Aura is also the perfect evening venue for business meetings, product launches and large private parties. The in-house event team promises an unforgettable event experience in the air and creates tailor-made arrangements for every occasion.’

For more information, tickets and reservations, visit auraskypool.com or email reservations@auraskypool.com.

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