Make a splash and discover where to go swimming in Qatar. Relax and cool off as the summer continues at a luxurious hotel pool, while children (and adults!) can have fun at one of the water parks. Lessons are widely available as well.

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Aleph Doha Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton Al Dafna’s highest indoor pool on the 52nd floor; ladies only days available. 4004 7000, alephdoharesidences.curiocollection.com

Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha Outdoor Grand Pool set in an oasis of indigenous trees, plus an indoor recreational pool. 4445 0000, marriott.com

Aspire Active Aspire Zone Classes for men, women and children. Registration form and schedule are available online. 4413 6219, aspireactiveqa.com

Ability Friendly Qatar Foundation Recreation Center and Al Khor Recreation Center Sunday – Thursday, 1:1 classes for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Available for anybody with a disability or special needs, aged 4+. 4454 0772, [email protected]

Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara 100 m long pool, water slides, and a surf pool with lessons available from professional instructors. 4040 5050, doha.anantara.com

Dana Club SwimSafe academy for adults and children. 4496 0600, danaclub.com.qa

Evolution Swimming Qatar Multiple locations For adults and children aged 3+. 4407 6772, evosportsqatar.com

Fairmont Doha Indoor pool on the 5th floor, and wave pool. 4030 7200, fairmont.com/doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha Grotto pools and family-friendly pools with water slides, for spa members. 4485 8888, fourseasons.com/doha

Freestyle Aquatics at Aspire Aspire Dome Swimming Pool Swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving for people with special needs and disabilities. For more information and to register, contact programme founder Kathleen Bates at [email protected], facebook.com/freestyleaquatics2012

Grand Hyatt Doha Three outdoor pools, two children’s pools, one indoor pool for adults. 4448 1060, doha.grand.hyatt.com

H2O Swim Club Multiple locations Competitive and leisure programmes, for adults and children aged 8 months+. 5564 1475, h2oswimclub.com

Le Méridien City Center, Doha Indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool. 4041 3333, marriot.com ✅

Le Royal Méridien Doha Outdoor pool, children’s pool and whirlpool. 4141 6000, marriot.com ✅ 

Marsa Malaz Kempinski The Pearl – Doha Eight outdoor pools, including a large whirlpool bath and a pool for children. 4035 5555, kempinski.com/marsamalaz

Mondrian Doha On the 26th floor, the pool shares the space with the gym. 4045 5555, sbe.com/hotels/mondrian/doha

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha Classes in a chlorine free indoor pool; booking required. 4496 6410, movenpick.com/west-bay-doha

Park Hyatt Doha Semi-covered pool on the 6th floor. 4009 1234, parkhyattdoha.com

Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha Aquacise classes, private swimming lessons. 4428 1621, radissonblu.com/en/hotel-doha

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel Lessons for children. 4485 4600, fitness.sheratongranddoha.com

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort

The Chedi Katara Hotel & Resort Katara 60 m outdoor pool, one of the largest in Doha. 4144 7777

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Indoor Junior Olympic pool, outdoor freeform pool. Call first for availability of instructors for classes. 4484 8173, ritzcarlton.com/middleeast

The St. Regis Doha Olympic-sized pool and children’s pool for use by guests and members only. 4446 0304, stregisdoha.com

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor wave pool and outdoor children’s pool. Lessons for adults and children. 4492 1682, westindoha.com

Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay Indoor 26-m pool. 4008 9000, hilton.com