A Guide to Deep Dive Dubai

A Guide to Deep Dive Dubai

In Dubai, nothing is created to be ordinary and that includes its attractions. 

The city already has the world’s tallest building and in 2021, it added the world’s deepest swimming pool to its roster of Guinness World Records with Deep Dive Dubai.

But this pool doesn’t only have an impressive depth of 169.9 feet – it’s also designed to offer the perfect diving conditions for beginner and professional divers.

With 14 million liters of water at 30 degrees, divers can explore the “sunken city” underneath in a safe and comfortable environment.

In this guide, we’ll talk about everything that you need to know about Deep Dive Dubai.

What is Deep Dive Dubai?

Deep Dive Dubai is an indoor pool that holds the Guinness World Record for the deepest swimming pool in the world. 

The size and volume equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools, this attraction was designed to boost Dubai’s adventure tourism by attracting divers and thrill seekers around the world.

To make it more attractive and realistic, Deep Dive Dubai features a Sunken City that was inspired by the story of Atlantis.

Best Time to Go

Deep Dive Dubai is open Wednesday to Sunday for the entire year. But if you want to avoid the big crowd, it’s best to book a slot during the weekdays.

The facility is also kept at 30 degrees so divers can dive comfortably all-year round. 

But if you want to explore all of Deep Dive Dubai’s attractions, it’s best to visit from September to March.

Whatever time you choose to visit, make sure to book a ticket online ahead since slots fill up easily every day.

Things to Know

Operating Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00AM to 8:00 PM

Diving Pool Features:

These are the scenes that you can see at every depth of the sunken city in Deep Dive  Dubai:

  • 0-25 meters: ATMs, benches, streetlights and storefronts
  • 28 meters: An apartment
  • 38 meters: A motor garage complete with cars, motorbikes and an arcade
  • 40-60 meters: A deep shaft with graffiti and brick walls

Technology Used:

Deep Dive Dubai uses state-of–the-art technology to give divers a safe and comfortable diving experience:

  • Underwater cameras. Deep Dive Dubai is equipped with hundreds of cameras to monitor divers inside the pool and record diving sessions for guests.
  • Filtration system. The diving pool is equipped with a topnotch filtration system developed by NASA that automatically filters the water every 6 hours.
  • Hyperbaric chamber. Deep Dive Dubai has its own hyperbaric chamber to be used for treating carbon monoxide poisoning, gas embolism and decompression sickness.

How to Get Around

Trains: Since Deep Dive Dubai is located in NAS Sports Complex, the nearest station is Al Khail Metro Station. From there, the location is a few minutes away by cab.

Buses: Deep Dive Dubai is most accessible by bus. Look for the 63E bus that will drop you off at NAS Sports Complex.

Taxis: You can easily book a taxi from anywhere in Dubai to NAS Sports Complex. You can also book a ride through Careem or Uber.

Car service: If you want to drive to the location, you can rent a car in one of the many car rental companies in Dubai.

Where to Stay Near Deep Dive Dubai

Paramount Hotel Dubai

Address: Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 246 6666
Pricing: $$$
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Designed to be reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamor, the Paramount Hotel is conveniently located in the bustling Business Bay area near the city’s top attractions.

From the hotel, you can easily hail a cab or book a private car service to take you to NAS Sports Complex where Deep Dive Dubai is located.

SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences

Address: Marasi Drive – Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 607 0757
Pricing: $$$
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SLS Dubai easily stands out in Business Bay as one of the most intricately designed buildings.

A collaboration between world-class architects Aedas and interior designer Paul Bishop, this hotel offers sweeping views of the city and accessibility to its top tourist destinations.

SLS Dubai is also just a few minutes away from Deep Dive Dubai.

Grand Millennium Business Bay

Address: Al Abraj Street – Business Bay – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 873 3333
Pricing: $$
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Ideally located near the Dubai Water Canal and Downtown Dubai, the Grand Millenium Hotel offers views of the city’s skyscrapers and the water.

Each room is carefully fitted with the best fixtures and the hotel has its own pool bar, restaurants and an executive lounge.

The Grand Millennium is also near some of Dubai’s tourist attractions including the city center and the NAS Sports Complex, which is a few minutes away by car.

Where to Eat in Deep Dive Dubai

Equalize Cafe and Restaurant

Address: Deep Dive Dubai – NAS Sports Complex – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 5 668 87010
Pricing: $$

From the owners of the highly successful RAW Coffee Company is Equalize, a new concept restaurant created by Matt Toogood. 

Offering an underground dining experience with a huge viewing window of the diving pool, you’ll surely be treated to a one-of-a-kind dining experience in this restaurant.

Gate 32 Lounge Bar and Restaurant

Address: Central Park Towers – DIFC – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 5 859 08232
Pricing: $$$

Gate 32 is best known for offering one of the best views of Burj Khalifa. 

Located at DIFC Dubai, the restaurant is a local favorite for its diverse Italian and fusion menu and impressive cocktails and mocktails.

So, if you want to enjoy good food and drinks after a dive in Deep Dive Dubai, this is one of the best places to be in the city.

The Farm Restaurant Al Barari

Address: Al Barari – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: 04 886 6223
Pricing: $$

Dubbed as one of the best restaurants in the city, The Farm offers a relaxing ambiance, which is perfect after a day of adventure at Deep Dive Dubai.

Here, you can choose from a diverse menu consisting of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Thai, Indian and Asian cuisine. 

What to Do in Deep Dive Dubai

Go Snorkeling

Go Snorkeling
Image source: Time Out Dubai

Rate: AED 400
Inclusions: All snorkeling equipment
What to bring: ID or passport, swimwear and slippers, and booking confirmation
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If you’re curious about Deep Dive Dubai’s sunken city but you’re not ready to go deep underwater yet, there’s always the option to go snorkeling.

An experienced instructor will teach you the basics of snorkeling and provide you with snorkeling gear that’s included with the lesson.

You’ll then be guided as you snorkel and see the wonders of the diving pool from the surface while your non-snorkeling friends can watch from the viewing window.

Go Shallow Diving

Go Shallow Diving
Image source: Visit Dubai

Rate: AED 900
Inclusions: All required equipment
What to bring: ID or passport, swimwear and slippers, and booking confirmation
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Do you want to dive but you don’t have experience yet? Go for the shallow dive experience that will take you 10 feet below the surface.

Here, you’ll be using the surface-supplied dive system called Nemo and a guide will brief you on how to use the equipment along with some tricks while you’re underwater.

After a familiarization session, you and your guide can start exploring the sunken city underneath.

Go Freediving

Go Freediving
Image source: Visit Dubai

Rate: AED 1,100
Inclusions: All freediving equipment
What to bring: ID or passport, swimwear and slippers, and booking confirmation
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Do you want to learn how to be a freediver? Deep Dive Dubai has a team of instructors who can teach you the basic skills of freediving.

Even those with zero experience have been surprised at how long they can hold their breath underwater with the help of professional guides. 

With freediving, you can go as deep as five meters to see the sunken city underwater.

Learn How to Scuba Dive

Learn How to Scuba Dive
Image source: Adventure.com


  • Discover Scuba: AED 1,800
  • Premium Discovery: AED 2,400
  • Platinum/Birthday Discovery: AED 3,000

Inclusions: All required equipment
What to bring: ID or passport, swimwear and slippers, and booking confirmation
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With underwater cameras and a team of experienced divers, there’s no safer place to go scuba diving as a beginner than in Deep Dive Dubai.

Even if you have zero experience in diving, you can go as deep as 40 feet using professional diving equipment within just a few minutes of briefing by a certified diver.

After a crash course where you’ll be taught the basics of diving, you’ll have a few shallow water practices and then you’re off to an adventure underwater with your guide.

Teach the Kids How to Dive

Teach the Kids How to Dive
Image source: Deep Dive Dubai


  • Bubble Maker: AED 1,200
  • Shallow Dive Experience: AED 900
  • Freediving: AED 600
  • Snorkel: AED 400

Inclusions: All required equipment
What to bring: ID or passport, swimwear and slippers, and booking confirmation
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Although it’s the deepest pool in the world, children are welcome to explore Deep Dive Dubai with the supervision of certified instructors.

The facility offers different experiences for kids of different ages. For instance, Bubble Maker is a simple lesson that allows younger kids to experience what it feels like to be in the pool.

Bigger kids can also try shallow water diving, freediving and snorkeling. These experiences will be facilitated by certified and experienced divers who can handle kids well.

So, if you’re traveling with the family, make sure  that you book an experienced for your kids too, so they have some good memories to bring home from Deep Dive Dubai.

Get Certified as a Scuba Diver

Get Certified as a Scuba Diver
Image source: PADI Blog


  • PADI Open Water Diving Course: AED 5,000
  • GUE Supervised Diver: AED 4,000
  • GUE Level One: AED 6,000

Inclusions: All necessary equipment, teaching materials and certification fees
What to bring: ID or passport, swimwear and slippers, and booking confirmation
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If you’re a diving enthusiast and you want to take it to the next level, Deep Dive Dubai is the best place to get certified as a scuba diver.

Offering the best environment for training, your experience will be recorded by underwater cameras and your friends can even watch from one of the viewing windows around the pool.

The facility also has a team of experienced instructors where you can train for PADI open water courses or GUE programs for professional divers for the certification process.

You’ll also be provided with all the teaching materials and equipment that you’ll need throughout the course of your training. 

All certification fees will also be included in your training package, so you don’t need to worry about any extra charges. 

Where to Shop in Deep Dive Dubai

The Dive and Gift Shop

The Dive and Gift Shop
Image source: Thrillophilia

Deep Dive Dubai has its own dive and gift shop where you can buy souvenirs, snacks  and other products to commemorate your visit to the facility.

Make sure to take some stuff back home to remember your dive to the deepest pool in the world.

Dubai Mall

Address: Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 800 382246255

Just a few minutes drive from Deep Dive Dubai is the Dubai Mall, the biggest mall in the city and one of its best retail destinations.

This prestigious complex houses more than 1,200 stores ranging from local shops to global designer brands.

It’s also near Burj Khalifa and the famous Dubai Fountain show, so you can enjoy different attractions in one place.

Apps to Download for a Trip to Deep Dive Dubai

S’hail: A useful tool to learn about the public transport system of Dubai including the bus, tram, monorail, metro and water buses
iOs | Android

Uber: Booking a private car
iOs | Android

RTA Dubai Drive: Offers information that will help you navigate your way around Dubai if you’re driving your own car including the best places to park
iOs | Android