These Dubai Hotels With Private Pools Are Staycation Must-tries

By Alice Holtham
23 June 2020
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A wealth of hotels and resorts across the emirate offer sleek spaces and five-star facilities for secluded weekends away

Dubai has successfully transformed into one of the world’s most sought-after destinations for luxurious getaways, both in the thriving metropolis of the city and at its many palm-tree fringed beachfronts. For a more secluded stay in style, a number of five-star hotels in Dubai also offer suites and villas with private swimming pools, ideal for those looking for a luxurious escape without having to share their lux facilities.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

What to book: All suites have private pools

An all-suite desert retreat, Al Maha reimagines the traditional Bedouin experience with luxury, opulence and five-star experiences. On the edge of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, guests can check-in to suites that range from the one-bedroom Bedouin Suite to the jaw-dropping three-bedroom Presidential Suite, the grandest of all the accommodation options at the desert resort. Those that can tear themselves away from their private pools, in-villa dining and a wooden deck surrounded by wildlife can look forward to leisure activities such as sunset camel rides, morning archery and indulgent spa treatments in natural surroundings.

Anantara The Palm

What to book: Beach Pool Villas

A trip to Thailand without the expense of a plane ticket can be found at Anantara The Palm. The resort exudes vacation vibes, created by guestrooms with wooden decks that drop into the azure waters of lagoon pools and the only overwater villas in the region. Its one- and two- bedroom Beach Pool Villas are right on the golden beachfront: romantic and private in equal measure with villa host service, an oversized tub for two and a temperature-controlled swimming pool.

Bulgari Resort Dubai

What to book: One- and Two Bedroom Beach Villas, Two- and Three- Bedroom Skyline View Villas, The Bvlgari Villa

A resort on a seahorse-shaped private island with the fashion brand’s first yacht club and marina, Bulgari Resort Dubai is as serious in the style stakes as it is in its passion for five-star hospitality. All suites come with private pool, a nautically inspired aesthetic and kitchenette and dining facilities, leaving guests only to choose between views of the golden beachfront or urban skyline. The Bvlgari Villa is among the most luxurious in the city, complete with oval swimming pool, wooden deck set amongst landscaped gardens, home cinema, indoor jacuzzi and hammam.

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FIVE Jumeirah Village

What to book: One-, Two- and Four- Bed Sky Villas with Private Pool

An architectural marvel that soars high above the low-rise suburban Jumeirah Village Circle community, no less than 269 swimming pools and jacuzzis populate the terraces at this lively, party-focused property. Sky villas range from one-to four-bedrooms, each home to a private swimming pool lined with plush loungers as well as kitchen and dining areas for guests looking for a self-catered stay. Anyone looking to be catered to can enjoy access to dining options at both FIVE Jumeirah Village as well as sister property, FIVE Palm Jumeirah.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah

What to book: Two Bedroom Suite with Private Pools and Four Bedroom Suites

Made famous by the Instagram feeds of reality TV stars and influencers from across the globe, FIVE Palm Jumeirah is a lively beachfront resort with a party-hard mentality that echoes from its ground floor pool parties to rooftop bar The Penthouse. For the ultimate luxury party getaway, guests can check-in to either a two-bedroom suite with private pool that sleeps up to five, or larger groups can enjoy duplex living coupled with a private pool and jacuzzi by staying in the four-bedroom suite, which sleeps up to 8 adults.

Jumeirah Dar Al Maysaf

What to book: Jumeirah Malakiya Villas

Hotels with private pools in Dubai don’t come much more regal than the Jumeirah Malakiya Villas, the highest tier accommodation option within the seamlessly never-ending waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah. Literally translating to ‘royal’ in Arabic, the seven Malakiya Villas are opulent and luxurious addresses with either two- or three-bedrooms, private pools and 24-hour butler service. Private terraces overlook the winding waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah and while gourmet dining can be arranged in-villa, there are no less than 50 restaurants on guests’ doorsteps.

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Melia Desert Palm

What to book: One- and Two Bedroom Villas With Private Pool, Villa Layali

A twenty-minute drive from the centre of Dubai, Melia Desert Palm is a tranquil oasis set amidst a 160-acre polo estate. There’s both one- and two- bedroom villas with private pools, as well as the presidential Villa Layali, a three-bedroom sanctuary with an inner courtyard and terraces that overlook the championship polo field. Passionate equestrians can couple their stay with horse riding or polo experiences.

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

What to book: Nikki Beach Pool Villas, Ultimate Villa

A retox-meets-detox stay, Nikki Beach guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. After a day spent at the Dubai outpost of the globally renowned beach club (open September – June) guests can retreat to the comforts and thoroughly modern amenities at their pool villa. Nikki Beach Pool Villas include two double bedrooms, vast recreational areas and an al fresco swimming pool, while the Ultimate Villa sleeps up to six, with three bedrooms, a swimming pool that overlooks the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf and seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces with serious high-fashion cred.

One&Only The Palm

What to book: Palm Beach Mansions, Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa

On the coveted Palm Jumeirah, One&Only The Palm is a beachfront resort with glittering views of the Arabian Gulf, lush, landscaped gardens and a golden private beach. Designed with secluded relaxation in mind, there’s both a Palm Beach Junior Suite and Palm Beach Executive Suite with private, temperature-controlled swimming pools, designed in hues of blue and located mere steps from the ocean. Then there’s the Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa, a serious contender for Dubai’s finest villa with private pool. A sanctuary of indoor and outdoor living, a generous-sized pool is complimented by round-the-clock butler service, an open-plan living area with a bar and Majlis-style space covered by a gazebo designed with entertaining in mind.

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm

What to book: Beach Villa and Lodge Villas

Tailored to family-friendly stays, Sofitel Dubai The Palm brings a slice of the French Polynesia to the coveted Palm Jumeirah. But skip the communal swimming pools surrounded by landscaped gardens and check-in to either the Beach Villa or one of three Lodge Villas and enjoy a secluded escape with a private pool, shady sundeck, jacuzzi and rooftop terrace. Lodge Villas feature three guestrooms and two entertainment rooms, lounge with a bar and private gym, while the Beach Villa sleeps 8 across four spacious bedrooms, with the soft white sand of the beach mere steps away.