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12 Lavish Dubai Hotels with Private Pools

by Dubai Travel Planner

Dubai has certainly earned itself quite the reputation as a luxury vacation destination, and what could be more luxurious and indulgent than having your own private swimming pool in Dubai!

A heads up – most private villa pools in Dubai don’t come cheap! These are definite luxury hotels for those special occasions but they truly will make for one of the most magical Dubai experiences.

We have rounded up our 12 favourite Dubai hotels with private pools across the city (and the desert!)

Heading to Abu Dhabi – we have a guide to Abu Dhabi private pools too!

FIVE Jumeirah Village

Only opening in September 2019, FIVE Jumeirah Village (sister hotel to popular clubbing hotel FIVE Palm Jumeirah) became an instant hit on the party scene, largely because of the fact this high circular rise hotel has – wait for it – 269 private swimming pools!

No longer a luxury reserved just for the penthouse suite, FIVE offers one-bedroom suites with terrace jacuzzis through to two and four-bedroom apartment options with private swimming pools. And unlike many of their villa-style counterparts, FIVE Jumeirah Village comes in at a more manageable price range for that special treat.

STAY: Check room rates at FIVE Jumeirah Village


Arjaan by Rotana, Dubai Media City

A real surprise sitting in Media City area of Dubai there are a limited number of apartments within this modest hotel boasting private terrace pools with spectacular sea views. You are close here to both JBR and the Dubai Marina with apartment-style accommodation including kitchenette it can be a real winner for longer stays with the family.

STAY: Check current room rates at Arjaan by Rotana Media City here


Beit Al Bahar, Jumierah Beach Hotel

The ever-popular Jumeirah Beach Hotel – utterly impressive in its own right but often standing in the shadow of its neighbouring property the incredibly famous Burj Al Arab – offers a selection of exclusive two-bedroom Royal Villas, Beit Al Bahar. All guests staying at the hotel and villas (in fact, any of the Jumeirah hotels) also get access to the incredible Wild Wadi Water Park right next door.

STAY: Check out current room rates for Jumeriah Beach Hotel here


Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeriah

Enjoy a serene family vacation in an exclusive setting with the two-bedroom suites offering private pools within the Kempinski Hotel. Suites are based on the ground floor and include a private plunge pool, as well as an extensive living area and kitchen making it an ideal family vacation spot if the budget will stretch, or top of the range options include the Royal 5-bedroom villa with a rooftop pool and jacuzzi!

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STAY: Check out current room rates for Kempinski Hotel & Residences here


Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites

Within this all-inclusive style hotel on the Palm (a rare find in Dubai), you will find a limited number of suites boasting their own private pool. Ideal for larger groups, enjoy the luxurious floor to ceiling windows leading onto the garden and pool, as well as boasting a deep soak bathtub and rainfall shower.

STAY: Check out current room rates for Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites


Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Located on the outer frond of the Palm Jumeirah, a limited number of villa rooms offer either overwater bungalow access directly to the Arabian Gulf (glass floors no less!) or private swimming pools within a beachfront villa. This is an incredible south-east Asian-themed resort set up for a truly luxurious stay all around, for romantic couples and families alike.

STAY: Check current room rates at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort here


One & Only The Palm Dubai

Within the beautiful surrounds of the One & Only The Palm Dubai, there is a limited number selection of villas offering private gardens and pools.

STAY: Check room rates at One & Only The Palm Dubai


Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Sitting on man-made Pearl Jumeriah Island, it is part of the same luxury complex that houses Nikki Beach Club. As well as hotel suites, the villas at Nikki Beach include one and two-bedroom options with private pools.

STAY: Check current room rates at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa here


Bulgari Resort Dubai

Situated on the curiously seahorse-shaped man-made Daria Island (Jumeirah Bay), the exclusive Bulgari Resort & Residences includes its own private marina as well as hotel rooms and private villas. Each of the villas has its own private garden and pool, including one of the most expensive suites in the world, the Bulgaria Villa if you’ve got a cool $35k, per night!

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STAY: Check current room rates at Bulgari Resort Dubai here


Melia Desert Palm Dubai

Situated in the International City area of Dubai, this is a little hidden surprise for visitors to Dubai. It is part of the Desert Palm Equestrian Centre where you can watch the polo in the cooler winter months. In addition to deluxe rooms and suites on offer in the main hotel, there is a selection of one, two and three-bedroom luxury villas with their own private pool.

STAY: Check current room rates at Melia Desert Palm here


Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

An exclusive offering within this already incredible Polynesian-themed resort, there are a limited number of signature villas including their own private garden and pool. Not as expensive as some of the other offerings here for that little extra piece of magic in Dubai.

STAY: Check current pricing for Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa here


Al Maha A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai

This ultra-luxurious resort complex inside the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve consists of 42 stand-alone private tented villas, each with its own private pool and sun deck. Situated 65km away from the city, this is the ultimate Dubai desert escape.

STAY: Check current room rates at Al Maha A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa here


Lapita, Dubai Parks & Resorts Autograph Collection

We are throwing this one in as a bonus extra for families to consider. Located in Jebel Ali as part of the Dubai Parks & Resorts complex, there is only one of its kind available within the beautiful luxury Polynesian-themed hotel Lapita.

Offering three large bedrooms, a large outdoor terrace, a private pool and a jacuzzi, along with a fully equipped kitchen this is the ultimate luxurious way for families to enjoy their stay at Dubai Parks & Resorts – with theme park access tickets too, of course!

STAY: Check current pricing for the Lapita family villa here


Hotels in Dubai attract several taxes including municipality tax, tourism fee, VAT and a 10AED per night hotel fee. Total additional charges to quoted prices can equate to an extra 25%.

A little over your budget? Don’t worry, you’ll find all our hotel and accommodation guides for Dubai over here


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