7 amazing pools in Riyadh for women

Splash away…

Summer’s officially here, but don’t let us tell you that, let sunny Riyadh speak for itself. And one of the first things everyone looks for is a great pool to catch a breather, and we’ve found eight. Here are the top pools in Riyadh for women

AWFAD Riyadh Hotel

Located in Al Olaya, Awfad Hotel Riyadh has a stunning outdoor pool and terrace perfect for lounging around. The one-day pool access for an adult costs SAR88 and SAR44 for a child and includes lockers, free parking, and outdoor seating.

Awfad Hotel Riyadh, Al Olaya, has different times for men and women. @awfadhotel

Ascott Rafal

The only serviced apartment complex in the Saudi capital with a dedicated women’s pool aside from the men’s pool, Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh is the perfect pick. You can find towels, umbrellas, and lounge chairs to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.

Ascott Rafal Olaya, Sahafa, daily 9am to 8pm. @ascottrafalolayariyadh

Hyatt Place

Priced at SAR149, Hyatt Place has a pool exclusively for women on certain days. Located on the roof, you can enjoy pool days on Saturdays and Tuesdays.

Hyatt Place, Turki Ibn Abdullah Al Saud, Al Sulaimania. @hyattplaceruh

InterContinental Riyadh

The InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh has an indoor pool that is exclusively for ladies. At just less than 11 metres, the pool may be a bit small but it’s just what you need for a refreshing swim. Priced at SAR300 per hour and SAR500 daily, at InterContinental you can make a day of it by checking out one of the restaurants or maybe even the spa.

InterContinental Hotel Riyadh, Abdullah Alsahmi Street, Al Safarat, daily 6am to 6pm. ihg.com.

Mandarin Oriental

By far one of the most luxurious spots for a dip, hotel non-guests can enjoy hourly swimming rates at the Mandarin Oriental. The 13-metre indoor pool is gorgeously lit up with multi-coloured lights and fountains complete with a soothing fountain-featured wall and a vitality whirlpool.

Mandarin Oriental,  King Fahad Road, Al Olaya, daily 7am to 11pm, SAR253 (hourly). @mo_alfaisaliah



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AlManahil is the one-stop shop for pretty much everything you need when it comes to women’s wellness. Offering everything from a spa to a salon, sports facilities, and a beauty salon, this women-only club is the perfect address for all your needs. Walk around and you’ll discover a wonderful lap pool located adjacent to tennis courts where you can swim to your heart’s content or learn how to on-site too.

AlManahil, Al Safarat, Diplomatic Square, Sat to Thu 10am to 11pm, SAR100 for a day pass. almanahil.com.sa.

HARNN Heritage Spa

Nestled inside the glorious InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa, HARNN Heritage Spa promises to be an extraordinary celebration of culture, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Home to a stunning mixed-use outdoor pool is perfect for a cosy dip under the stars. Located a short 40 minutes away from main Riyadh, make a day of it and enjoy spa treatments and stroll by the beautiful property.

HARNN Heritage Spa, InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa, 9am to 8pm.  ihg.com