y Triathlete Helle Bachofen Von Echt

If swimming is for you then look no further, Privilee’s got you covered with a choice of 10 gorgeous lap pools across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Helle Bachofen Von Echt, Privilee member since 2015, Ultra Endurance Cyclist and Triathlete shares her two favourite lap pools and why, for recreational and pro swimmers.  

The Westin Dubai and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

With backdrop views of the Dubai Marina skyline on one side and the beach on the other, this is a simply stunning 25m pool with three lanes. The lap pool is just one of many other pools around a lush garden and beach area, incl. kids and adult specific pools. Combine swim training in this pool with a spot of relaxation after in the holiday-like surroundings. Also, my other highly recommended activity for the avid athlete is to visit The Club Mina Gym, uniquely fitted with Watt bikes, sauna, steam and a cold plunge pool for recovery; every triathlete’s dream.

Top pick for bringing the whole family for a day out - and for the endurance athlete.

FitRepublik – Sports City

This full range state-of-the-art sports facility hosts an indoor Olympic sized pool, with eight 50-meter lanes. Their aquatic schedule offers fitness programs and swimming lessons designed for babies, toddlers, juniors, teens, adults and ladies only for anyone from newcomers to amateurs and professionals.

Additional FitRepublik speciality activities include gymnastics, martial arts, CrossFit, strength & conditioning, group exercise classes and personal training.

Top pick for getting the whole family fit, for indoor swimming during the hot Summer months and for the squad swimmer focusing on triathlete training for competitions.

Other Privilee lap pools to try:


The Clubhouse Jebel Ali

Al Furjan Club

Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (indoor lap pool)

Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Center

Max & Aegle


The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan (Olympic size 50m lap pool)


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Dec 17, 2019