Swimmer floats a plea for public pools
Dubai has many things but something it seems to be lacking is decent public swimming pools.
I don’t live in a gated community with nice communal pools, I live in an apartment block where the ‘swimming pool’ is a bizarre thing dug out of the ground as an afterthought.
It’s not big enough to ‘swim’ in and it’s way too deep to even contemplate giving anyone swimming lessons. I’m looking for a pool to take my young child swimming and get them used to water but I’m struggling to find anyway - for a decent price.
There doesn’t seem to be any public sports centres where you can just pay to walk in; there only seems to be expensive clubs that you have to join and even then the ‘Dubai set’ turn their noses up at you when you walk in.
All I want is somewhere that we can rock up, pay a few dirhams and have a splash about. Can anybody pool some ideas?
Swim fan, Dubai