Touted as one of the most luxurious holiday destinations in the world, Dubai is known to be the fulcrum of prosperity, towering skyscrapers, and Arab grandeur. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful villas in the city. Swanky private pool?  Check. Legendary arab hospitality that will spoil you rotten? Check. , These places are so incredible, you’ll never want to leave. 

1. Cove Rotana Resort

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Flanked by a 600-meter long  private beachfront, Cove Rotana  is a haven for travelers who want to mix luxury with local Arabian flavors . About an hour and a half away from the Dubai airport,  the property houses three villas with private plunge pools. Cove Rotana is popular and always in demand, so It is advisable to book a villa in advance if you wish to spend some days at this resort.  .

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Cost: Starting from Rs 13,175 per night

Tip: Food is expensive at the resort. If you are looking to budget the stay, choose from the many eat-out options at RAK.

 

2. Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

 

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This is a sprawling property, so every villa comes with a bike that can be used to move around. Promising an experience laden with luxury, the Ritz Carlton at Al Wadi Desert also,t serves  a spectacular breakfast that a lot of travelers swear by . The property is surrounded by vast stretches of desert on all sides, – so , ensure that you stay hydrated by sipping on the cool, rejuvenating  drinks served by the hotel. 

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Cost: Starting from Rs 31,970 per night

Note: Wildlife enthusiasts can watch out for onyx and gazelle strolling around the property.

 

3. Ritz Carlton, Al Hamra Beach

 

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This resort  is perfect for those  looking for a quiet getaway.   Unlike its sister resort at Al Wadi Desert, this one is smaller, and that means  you can explore the lovely resort on foot. This resort has vistas so beautiful, you’ll remember them for a lifetime. And that’s not hyperbole. The villas with plunge pools  are completely private, providing the kind of luxuriant solitude that is the stuff of dream vacations. The food here is just as splendid, and the brunch deserves a special mention. . 

A note of caution for families with kids –  with not much to do around here except relax ,  your young ones can be susceptible to boredom . 

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Cost: Starting from Rs 58,925 per night

4. Per Aquum Hotel Resorts

Situated barely 20 minutes away from Dubai’s urban centre, this one has a laid-back but suave feel. It is propped right amidst a polo estate, which makes for a striking green setting in contrast with Dubai’s arid and glassy backdrop. A great hideout for smaller groups, this is where you can chill with your buddies in the pool.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 62,465 per night

 

5. Nikki Beach Resorts & Spa

 

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If connectivity is your priority, then check into one of the 15 villas here. Located at the Pearl Jumeirah beach, Nikki Beach Resort  is well connected to the airport and metro. This resort comes with state of the art luxury and five restaurants on its property to pick from.   The beach club at this resort is a favourite with many travellers, so be sure to drop by if you plan on staying here

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Cost: Starting from Rs 86,618 per night

 

6. Al Anantara The Palm Resort & Spa

 

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Another gem on the man-made Palm Jumeirahinspired by Thai temples’ architecture,  Al Anantara The Palm Resort & Spa spells utter luxury on 400-metre long private beach. There is probably no poolside in all of Dubai as pretty as the one at Anantara.   This resort makes for a great holiday destination for families with children, courtesy its kids’ club that boasts of a number of activities to keep children occupied as you lounge. Apart from the other picturesque aspects of Al Anantara,the resort’s lush gardens surrounding the property are a treat to the eyes.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 58,271 per night

 

7. Banyan Tree Resort

Canopy beds have a charm all  their own, and you will find them at the Banyan Tree Resort, which is a stone’s throw from the Al Hamra Marine and Yacht club. The villas here follow the Bedouin style, with their own private pool. The cherry on top is the spa overlooking the beach. Sounds like a perfect setting for a stress-free detox, doesn’t it?

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Cost: Starting from Rs 69,456 per night

 

8. Viceroy Palm Dubai Jumeirah 

 

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This swanky hotel has the best-rated spas in Dubai and comes with a four-bedroom suite complete with a private pool –  ideal for a large group or a group of families travelling together. Formerly known as the Viceroy Palm, this property also has a kids club that hosts magic shows and painting lessons. 

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Cost: Starting from Rs 15,398 per night

 

9. Stunning Palm Villa With AirBnb

Fancy the sight of sea waves first thing in the morning? Look no further. Situated at the centre of Palm Jumeriah, this Villa can be booked easily on AirBnb. The setting, with its picture-perfect views and a private plunge pool, is a great fit for outings with families.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 37,890 per night

 

10. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

 

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Situated on the shores of Saadiyat, here’s a property that water babies would dig. Fancy a round of golf by the sea? The golf course here skirts the white sands of a private beach and overlooks the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf. The garden view suite at Park Hyatt has a private plunge pool and a rain shower to cool off on hot days. The villas have  private plunge pools as well. Depending on the size of the group, you can pick the accommodation that suits your needs. 

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Cost: Starting from Rs 4,94,038 per night

 

11. Sofitel Palm Resort & Spa Dubai

 

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If being cast away on a luxurious island sounds like  your kind of vacation, then opt for a villa in Sofitel Palm Resort. The Polynesian architecture lends an island-like vibe to the resort.  . Sofitel will be a great choice for those traveling in a large group. To make it hassle-free, the resort assigns a private butler to each villa.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 54,938 per night

 

12. One And Only – The Palm

 

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One And Only – they weren’t kidding with the name. It costs a pretty penny but radiates luxury, from the flooring and the corridors to the pools, restaurants, chandeliers , even the furniture – the attention to detail is impressive. The resort  is built on a secluded, private beach of Palm Island overlooking the skyline of Dubai. The two storeyed villas are designed to accommodate large groups, and come with private plunge pools to cool off on sunny days.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 4,86,467 per night, minimum booking for five nights

 

13. Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa

 

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A part of experiencing Dubai lies in exploring life amidst the sand dunes. That’s what Al Maha is all about. With its Bedouin suites set against the backdrop of sweeping plane with Hajar Mountains cropping up at a distance, this property is straight out of books. The interiors enclose a rustic, Arabic feel with hand-crafted furniture and antiques. And right in the front of the suite is your very own private plunge pool.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 83,475 per night

 

14. Luxury Suite With AirBnb

Those on the  look out for a convenient location should consider this plush getaway. The luxury suite in Jumeirah is close to the shopping district, restaurants, and cafes along the Jumeirah Beach Road. The villa has a fully functional kitchen and a private plunge pool. 

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Cost: Starting from Rs 2,783 per night

 

15. Malakiya Villas

 

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Love the feel of terraces and swaying palms? Add a royal touch to the setting and you will find yourself at the Royal Malakiya Villa. Located a few steps away from the private beach, it houses a private pool and a gazebo. These make for breathtaking views of the ocean as you enjoy a sun-bathing sesh or a quick dip  in the pool. Isn’t that what a vacation is all about?

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Cost: Starting from Rs 1,62,355 per night

 

Tip: There won’t be room service, mind you. But it’s light on your pocket if you order in or fancy cooking on your own.

There’s a villa with a pool for every kind of traveller in Dubai. And now, you have a wealth  of options to choose from. Which one will you pick for your holiday?