Few people in the world wouldn't love to hang out in an infinity pool. One that's 1,000 feet above street level, however? That might be a different story, especially for anyone who's even mildly afraid of heights. If you're the adventurous type, though — or just the type who puts incredible hotel pools on your traveler's bucket list — you're going to want to check out the pool at the recently opened Address Beach Resort in Dubai. At 77 stories above ground level (964 feet and 3.1 inches, to be exact), it is the highest infinity pool in the world, as confirmed by Guinness World Records in March.
Here are the stats: The pool itself is over 300 feet long and more than 50 feet wide. From a watery perch within it, hotel guests can take in panoramic views that include the famed Ain Dubai Ferris wheel and Palm Jumeirah. Situated around the pool are first-come, first-serve sunbeds and gazebos. You do have to be a hotel guest and at least 21 years old to use the pool.
As impressive as the pool is, it's not the only Guinness world record holder on the premises. The resort tower is connected to a residential tower by a skybridge that spans the 63rd to 77th levels. That skybridge, at more than 965 feet tall, houses luxury residences separate from the hotel that officially give it the distinction of world's highest occupiable skybridge floor.
In case two world-record-holding structures aren't enough of a draw, Dubai's newest resort hotel also has a spa, fitness center, kids club and splash pad, and five restaurants. Rooms start at around $500 a night.
Looking for a pool with a wow factor that's a little closer to home?