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!)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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%.
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