The Address Beach Resort in Dubai’s JBR has earned itself a Guinness World Record for the ‘highest outdoor infinity pool in a building’. Located 294 metres up, on the hotel’s 77th floor, the pool has a surface area of 560 square metres.
It is divided into a 75m-long swimmable zone, a wet sunbed area and a sunken pod water feature, and offers views across Bluewaters Island, Ain Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, The World Islands, Dubai Marina and the Burj Al Arab.
While only in-house guests can access the record-breaking pool, it is flanked by the newly opened Zeta Seventy Seven rooftop restaurant, which is open to everyone and serves Asian cuisine. The restaurant on the consists of an open-air terrace and 12 private enclosed, air-conditioned cabanas.
Built on the last plot of land on JBR Walk, the Address Beach Resort offers 217 hotel rooms and suites, 443 serviced apartments and 478 residential apartments.
The 77-storey property, which opened to the public in December, is housed in twin towers and is the first beachfront property from Emaar’s Address Hotels + Resorts. During the pandemic, it has partnered with Boecker Public Health to implement a sanitisation process. At the entrance, guests are checked by thermal scanners and doused in a light mist of sanitiser spray.
Elsewhere, servers and hotel staff wear face masks at all times, tables are suitably distanced and there are plenty of hand sanitiser stations to be found in public or high-touch areas.