Dubai can get really hot during the day. That is why many prefer to book hotels with a pool. Ever wondered what it would feel like to have a private pool to yourself? Especially in a country where pools are a prized commodity!

Well, here’s a chance to daydream just about that. Listed below are 22 beautiful villas in Dubai for travellers who have ‘private pool’ written in bold on their next vacation.

1. Cove Rotana Resort

Flanked by a 600-meter of private beachfront, Cove Rotana offers is the perfect haven for travellers who want to mix luxury with local Arabian flavours. It will take you an hour and a half to reach here from Dubai airport. So, have your travel arrangements in place. As the property houses three villas with private plunge pool, it is advisable to book in advance if you want to spend your holidays in the villas.

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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

For exploring the sprawling property of Ritz Carlton at Al Wadi Desert, every villa comes with a bike that can be used to move around. Apart from all the luxuries at your beck and call, it boasts of a spectacular breakfast that travellers swear about. You can skip the dinner though. As the property is situated right in the midst of a desert, ensure to stay hydrated by sipping on cooling drinks served by the hotel. The plunge pool helps in cooling off on hot days. But the water can turn very cold on nights.

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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

This is a haven for those who are looking for an uninterrupted stay. Unlike its sister resort at Al Wadi Desert, this one is smaller and you can stroll around the property. The villas with plunge pool are completely private and brunch here is highly recommended. A note of caution for families with kids, with not much to do around except chilling, kids might get bored here.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 58,925 per night

4. Nikki Beach Resorts & Spa

If connectivity is your priority then check into one of the 15 villas here. Located at the Peal Jumeriah beach, this property is well connected to airport and metros. To top it, this resort comes with state of art luxury and five restaurants on its property to pick from. Those on a vacation with family should keep in mind that this hotel is teeming with people out on business. Most travellers who visit this resort rave about its beach club.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 86,618 per night

5. Al Antara The Palm Resort & Spa

Another gem on the man-made Palm Jumeriah is the resort of Al Antara The Palm Resort & Spa. Its architecture is inspired by red-footed Thai temple. And, although it is away from the buzz, it’s a great destination for a holiday with children, courtesy its kid’s club that boasts of a number of activities to keep children busy as you lounge. The lush gardens surrounding the property are a treat to the eyes.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 58,271 per night

6. Viceroy Palm Dubai Jumeirah 

This swanky hotel has the best-rated spas in Dubai and comes with a four-bedroom suite with a private pool. It is 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

7. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Situated on the shores of Saadiyat, here’s a property that water babies would dig. The garden view suite at Park Hyatt has a private plunge pool and a rain shower to cool off on hot days. Park Hyatt also has villas that come with a private plunge pool. Depending on the size of the group, you can pick the property that suits your needs.

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

8. Sofitel Palm Resort & Spa Dubai

If being cast away on a luxurious island spells your kind of a vacation then opt for a villa in Sofitel Palm Resort. The Polynesian architecture of this property strives to live up to an island feel. Add sandstone walls and rich wood to it, that is the signature of the property here. Go for it especially if you are travelling in a large group. To make it hassle-free, they assign a private butler to each villa.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 54,938 per night

9. One And Only The Palm

For those wanting to take the intimate scene a notch higher, there’s the One And Only Palm. It is built on a secluded, private beach of the Palm Island overlooking the impressive skyline of Dubai. Their villas are two-storeys, equipped to accommodate large groups. And, they 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

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

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

11. 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

12. Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Lying just off the coast of Abu Dhabi is the Sir Bani Yas Island wildlife sanctuary where the property is situated. And this warrants a peek at the unassuming wildlife strolling by your villa as you wake up at dawn or as you laze in the private pool. This spot is steeped in history, surrounded by ancient ruins and rock formations that you can explore on a horseback.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 21,298 per night

13. Lapita

Those looking to explore Dubai as a theme park destination should book a stay here. On its property, it houses villas with state of art amenities, a private pool, and five restaurants excelling in Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 1,39,126 per night

14. Designer Villa with AirBnb

This 5,500 square feet of space is available on AirBnb as a designer villa situated in a gated neighbourhood. It is in close proximity to Dubai’s restaurants and shopping streets. A great home away from home, but with a pool!

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Cost: Starting from Rs 75,780 per night
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15. Malakiya Villas

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. It also houses a private pool and a gazebo and is located a few steps away from the private beach. Isn’t all that what a vacation is all about?

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

16. Zaya Nurai

A love for ivory can reach its peak here. Designed elegantly in white and turquoise, Zaya Nurai spells romance in bold. It’s a private affair tailored for couples looking for a getaway, complete with an inviting plus get the pool.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 71,929 per night

17. Stunning Palm Villa With AirBnb

Fancy the sight of sea waves as the first thing when you open your eyes in the morning? Then this could be the place you are looking for. Situated at the centre of Palm Jumeriah, you can book this Villa on AirBnb. The setting, with its picture-perfect views and a private plunge pool, fits best for outings with families.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 37,890 per night
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18. Banyan Tree Resort

Canopy beds have a charm of their own. And you will find them at the Banyan Tree Resort, located a stone’s throw away 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

19. Luxury Suite With AirBnb

Those on a lookout for a convenient location should check this out. The luxury suite in Jumeriah is situated close to the shopping street, restaurants, and cafes along the Jumeriah 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
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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.

20. Palm Beach Estate With AirBnb

A group of 16? This is the AirBnb where you all can fit. With six bedrooms sprawling over 7000 square feet, it offers adequate space for a multi-generational family. And, a private pool for the water babies of your group.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 1,07,986 per night
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21. Medlock Villas

Those looking for a longer stay in the heart of Dubai should go for Medlock villas. It comes with a private pool and expansive outdoor seating.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 24,091 per night
Note: It may not match up to other luxuries settings in the city, but can save you a considerable amount of money for a longer stay.

22. Signature Villa With AirBnb

Here’s another mansion with six bedrooms situated at the Jumeriah. It is up for grabs at AirBnb. With an elegant private pool, this place too is a great choice for large groups or families travelling together.

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Cost: Starting from Rs 1,13,651 per night
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There’s a villa with a pool for every kind of traveller in Dubai. And now, you have a range of options to cherry pick from. So, which one will you spend your holiday in?