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12 Lavish Dubai Hotels with Private Pools

by Dubai Travel Planner

Dubai has undoubtedly earned itself quite the reputation as a luxury vacation destination, and what could be more luxurious and indulgent than having your own private plunge 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!)

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Summary of the Best Hotels in Dubai with Private Pools

We’ve summarised our top picks here – or read on for the details!

Hotel NameLocationKey Features & PerksPricing
FIVE Jumeirah VillageJumeirah Village Circle DubaiRooms include a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Offers a continental or buffet breakfast
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Arjaan by RotanaKing Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai Media CityMoorish-style interiors
Dining options include the pool deck Veranda and Cilantro Restaurant
Temperature-controlled pool and a modern gym
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Jumeirah Beach HotelJumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim, DubaiFloor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Free unlimited direct access to Wild Wadi Waterpark™
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
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Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm JumeriahThe Crescent West, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiSuites overlooking the lagoon or the Arabian Gulf
DVD player, 40" flat-screen TV and Hi-Fi sound system
State-of-the-art gym
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Rixos The Palm Hotel & SuitesThe Palm Jumeirah,East Crescent,Plot C40 P.O Box18652, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiOasis themed pool
Two signature restaurants
Shisha Lounge
An outdoor pool
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Anantara The Palm Dubai ResortThe Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road (East), Palm Jumeirah, 71607 DubaiThai-inspired spa
Different water activities like snorkeling and diving upon request
Have Kid's Club and Teen's Club
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One & Only The Palm DubaiPalm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiOffers luxurious beach-front
Offered many culinary options
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa DubaiPearl Jumeira, Dubai4 km away from Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai Financial Centre
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
5 on-site restaurants
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Bulgari Resort DubaiJumeira Bay Island, Jumeira 2, Jumeirah, Dubai1,700 square-metre Spa with hammam
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Mosaic-design outdoor swimming pool
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Melia Desert Palm DubaiAl Awir Road, 103635 Dubai20 minutes from Dubai Mall and Downtown Burj Dubai
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
In-villa BBQ with personal chef on request
SAMĀNA Spa
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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & SpaThe Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiPolynesian island feel resort
Amura kid’s club
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
State-of-the-art cardio and heavy weight machines
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Al Maha A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, DubaiDubai Al Ain Road, MurquabThe luxurious Bedouin style tents
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Timeless Spa
Private temperature controlled swimming pools
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Lapita, Dubai Parks & Resorts Autograph CollectionDubai Parks & Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai World Central, DubaiPolynesian themed Lapita
Endless number of activities on offer at Dubai Parks and Resorts
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
Polynesian-themed international all dining restaurant
Kids and Teens Club
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Heading to Abu Dhabi? We have a guide to Abu Dhabi private pool resorts 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, mainly because of the fact this circular high-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.

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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. This is the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to be close to both JBR and the Dubai Marina with apartment-style accommodations, including a kitchenette which can be a real winner for longer stays with the family.

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Jumeirah dar al Masyaf

One of Dubai’s most exquisite private accommodation options is staying a night at the Arabian Summer House, Jumeirah dar al Masyaf. Their Malakiya 2-bedroom villa includes an en-suite jacuzzi in each bedroom and a private plunge pool.

Expect to be utterly spoilt, with private check-in, elegant rooms including king-sized beds and twins, dining and bar area and all the modern amenities you could imagine from such a luxurious hotel. Perfect for family vacations in Dubai or when you simply want to spoil yourselves with extra space and unparalleled service.

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Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah

Enjoy a serene family vacation in an exclusive setting with the two-bedroom luxury suites offering private pools within the Kempinski Hotel.

Suites are based on the ground floor and include your own private plunge pool, as well as an extensive living area and kitchen, making it an ideal family room if the budget will stretch. There is also a top-of-the-range option; the Royal 5-bedroom villa with a rooftop pool and jacuzzi!

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Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites

Within this all-inclusive 5-star 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.

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Located on the outer frond of the Palm Jumeirah, a limited number of beach villas 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 southeast Asian-themed resort set up for a truly luxurious stay all around for romantic couples and families alike.

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One&Only The Palm Dubai

Within the beautiful palm tree-lined surroundings of the One & Only The Palm Dubai, there is a limited number of private pool villas, including a private garden and a large terrace.

Each of the pool villas has direct beach access and a private butler to enhance your ultimate luxury experience in Dubai.

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Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Sitting on man-made Pearl Jumeriah Island, as well as luxurious suites, the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa includes one- and two-bedroom villas with private pools.

In a prime location, close to many of Dubai’s tourist attractions, guests also have exclusive access to Nikki Beach Club one of the most happening party venues in town, before escaping to your own private hotel escape.

If you want to customize the party on your terms, consider party rentals in Dubai to get the best party equipment you need.

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Bulgari Resort Dubai

Situated on the curiously seahorse-shaped man-made Daria Island (Jumeirah Bay), the exclusive Bulgari Resort & Residences in Dubai includes its own private marina, hotel rooms, and private beach villas – many rooms boasting Burj Khalifa views as well as Gulf views.

Each of the villas has its own private garden and own 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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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 villas, each with its own private pool.

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

An exclusive offering within this already incredible Polynesian-themed resort on the iconic palm Jumeirah, there are a limited number of signature beachfront 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, plus enjoy the hotel’s private beach, fitness center and multiple restaurants serving international cuisines. It’s the perfect choice for those who want to splurge on a special occasion in Dubai without completely breaking the bank.

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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 infinity pool and sun deck overlooking the desert.

Situated 65km away from the city, this is the ultimate Dubai desert escape for those who aren’t fussed by being surrounded by the beautiful beaches of Dubai but seek a private pool to escape the heat away from the heart of Dubai.

A trip to Al Maha can be combined with many outdoor recreation sports and sightseeing tours, including horse riding, nature walks, camel rides and desert safaris. The opulent rooms at Al Maha are one of the best luxury hotel experiences in the Middle East.

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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 terrace, 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

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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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