In fact, you can also grab a significant blow-up dragon or black duck should said fabled horned creature be otherwise occupied.
But alongside the pockets of beautiful people and want-to-be-seens, there’s a fun, relaxed, even a family, feel to this thoughtfully laid out set-up.
The pool is large with small islands and offshoots and a swim-up bar to give it added interest.
It has a shallower end suitable for younger users and there’s a separate pool dedicated to very young kids.
Although open just a few months, Azure Beach has swiftly amassed a strong reputation; from mid morning on the Friday we visited, it was already filling up and for the most of the day the place was thriving, pretty much to the pool closing at 7pm.
But it’s not simply the draw of the new kid in town; Azure Beach offers a great vibe, sensible beverage prices and good-sized loungers surrounding the pool and stretching to just before the surf’s edge.
There are plenty of staff on hand to ensure you don’t go thirsty or hungry – the bresaola and tomato pizza is a winner on taste and aesthetics, enough for two snack on, although a little pricy at AED80.
Two restaurants flank the poo should you wish to dine at a table or venture over come the end of your day.
The newly opened Riviera Beach Grill is a Mediterranean-themed outlet strong on fresh fish with staff more formerly presented.
In spite of its name, the restaurant is aiming to be more than simply a place where sunbathers head along to imbibe or nourish.
With opening hours beyond those of the pool, it is a nighttime and food destination in its own right.
Décor is easy-going but stylish, the food done with a flourish and staff chirpy and informative.
The menu seeks to please rather than show off, mixing a range of choices plucked from various global locations.
Easily shared plates include a perky (and pleasingly non greasy) salt and pepper squid and some well stuffed vegetable spring rolls that garner a generous bite.
If you re not wanting to bloat before returning to the pool, the red quinoa salad (AED60) is tasty as well as nutritious - red pepper, soya beans and mango adding further colour, sharpened by a splash of sesame and lime vinaigrette.
Spinach and feta salad (AED60) is boosted by mandarin, water chestnuts and yummy soy ginger dressing.
If you want to satiate a bigger appetite, the salmon sandwich (AED85) is served burger bun style with good wasabi coleslaw and pickled cucumber and red onion salad. It’s messy but substantial.
Azure Beach tenders a small desserts selection, of which fruit and coconut ice (AED45) is an exotic option; litchi, papaya, melon and spiced pineapple ice and jelly with evaporated milk proving an unusual blend.
Rixos’s second Dubai property – the other is on The Palm – is a mix of hotel and residences and will boast a range of F&B options, including a just-opened second, colossal Lock, Stock bar and live music venue.
Azure Beach Managing Director James Burton says his venue offers guests “a stylish and sophisticated destination for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation”.
“The venue oozes Mediterranean charm, catering to the wide mix of expats, families, business travelers and Emiratis.”
As well as inside seating, there’s a poolside lounge area vies and a shisha terrace where the guests can sit back and enjoy sunsets and surrounding views, including that infinity pool or the emerging Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), soon to be the world’s largest observation wheel.
BEACH club entrance packages for summer cost AED100 per person, including one sunbed and one towel, weekdays. At weekends, that rises to AED200.
KIDS up to five years old visit for free, or it is 50 per cent off for six to 12-years-old. The Azure Beach kid’s club offers activities including arts and crafts.
CALL 052 777 9472 to confirm prices and deals and to reserve your sunbeams or restaurant table. Or visit http://premiumdubai.rixos.com/food-and-beverage
FOR the Azure Beach restaurant, timings are Sunday to Saturday, 10am until last guests leave (bar); 11am until last guests leave (lounge and shisha service). Kitchen closes at 11.30 pm