14 Best Hotels in Dubai with Private Pools

With tall skyscrapers, ritzy malls and boutiques, a rocking nightlife, and some of the coolest expat crowd this side of the globe, Dubai is the epitome of glitz and glamour. 

Unlike destinations like Thailand and Indonesia, where it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to book private pool villas and hotel rooms, Dubai’s private pool hotels come with a hefty price tag. 

So if you’re looking to splurge, here’s our pick of private pool rooms in Dubai, both in Jumeirah and outside.

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa (1288 AED)

Created in a French-Polynesian theme, this luxury five-star beach resort offers some truly stupendous views of the Arabian Gulf which guests can enjoy from the property’s private beach.

With six on-site restaurants and seven bars and lounges, along with a spa and gym, you need not step out of the resort at all.

If you’re looking for a private pool experience, the Sofitel offers two kinds of villas – the Beach Villa, with four bedrooms, and the three Lodge Villas with three bedrooms each. Both villas are perfect for an uber-luxurious family escape, with a 24-hour butler service, living and dining areas, a master suite, private entrance and parking.

Anantara: The Palm Dubai Resort (3195 AED)

Offering a slice of the Maldives in Dubai, Anantara: The Palm Dubai Resort has 400 metres of private shoreline and awe-inspiring views of the Arabian Gulf.

Set on the Palm Jumeirah island, you’ll find lagoon-access rooms at this hotel in the form of overwater villas. In keeping with the Thai traditions of the hotel chain, Anantara: The Palm comes with a range of spa and wellness facilities as well as 11 restaurants and bars.

For private pool access you will have to book a One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa (85 square metres) or the Anantara Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa (206 square metres). Both kinds of villas offer the utmost in privacy with direct beach access.

One & Only The Palm Dubai (4770 AED)

Set on a private peninsula of Palm Island, the resort has a stunning secluded beach and affords spectacular views of the New Dubai skyline. If you’re looking for a private pool experience, book one of the Palm Beach Mansions or Beachfront Villas.

The Palm Beach Mansions have two categories of rooms with private pools – the Palm Beach Junior Suite With Pool and the Palm Beach Executive Suite With Pool, both with 215 square foot pools. The two-storey Two Bedroom Beachfront Villas, on the other hand, have a bigger pool of 430 square foot that will make you feel like you’re in an Arabian oasis.

You’ll also find three restaurants on the property spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno.

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai (6862 AED)

Dubai’s most popular party hotel, the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai dubs itself a ‘lifestyle hotel’ that captures the glamour and vibe of Dubai. With a backdrop of the beach and the Dubai Marina skyline, you’ll find a slew of restaurants and bars, as well as a nightclub to unwind in.

But if you want to up the glamour ante, stay at the Three Bedroom Townhouse or Four Bedroom Penthouse, both of which come with private pools. Part of the hotel’s Residences area, both houses come with a 10-metre pool, butler service, direct access to the private beach, and convenient access to FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s culinary hot spots. 

 Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai (6300 AED)

Perched on the waterfront of Pearl Jumeirah, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai offers panoramic views of the Dubai skyline and the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf from every inch of its property.

With a wide selection of rooms, suites and villas (some with private pools), four restaurants and bars, and the specially appointed Nikki Spa, a stay here promises to be the ultimate in luxury. For a private pool experience, book yourself into a Nikki Beach Pool Villa or Ultimate Villa. Each bedroom of these villas comes with its own balcony, private entrances, living and dining areas, and double sun loungers.

Dive into your private pool as your personal chef creates a bespoke meal for you to enjoy with your loved ones. In the evening, relax on your private terrace and clink your glasses of bubbly. 

Bvlgari Resort Dubai (Price On Request)

With 101 rooms and suites and 20 villas, the Bvlgari Resort Dubai is a massive property located on the seahorse-shaped Jumeirah Bay. Nothing quite spells luxury as the Bvlgari group, and this resort is no different. Designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the 158,000 square-metre property has six restaurants and bars, including the La Spiaggia, an exclusive beach club on a private beach with a unique mosaic-design outdoor swimming pool. 

When it comes to accommodation, the resort’s 20 villas (divided into the One Bedroom Beach View Villas, Two Bedroom Beach View Villas, Two Bedroom Skyline View Villas, and The Bvlgari Villa) all feature private pools. Other amenities in the villas include sunken marble bathtubs, kitchenettes, living and dining areas, and patios.

Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah (3250 AED)

Also located on the Palm Jumeirah Island, the Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah comes with 244 suites, villas, and penthouses, making it perfect for a luxury stay in Dubai. The hotel has three restaurants and bars, a private beach, a temperature-controlled outdoor pool with whirlpool loungers, and five full acres of gardens. This is as green as it gets in the concrete jungle that is Dubai.

Private pools at this resort come with two kinds of accommodation – the 2 Bedroom Family Apartment and the Royal 5 Bedroom Villa. The latter features a living room, a games room, a dining room, a living area, as well as a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. The former has a 3×5 metre pool, private terrace, kitchen, two bedrooms, and a partial sea view. 


  Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Royal Residences (14400 AED)

Not many hotels on Crescent Road can boast of offering private pools, but the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Royal Residences manages to make the cut. Set amid lush tropical gardens and a gorgeous lagoon pool, these residences are designed in keeping with the Turkish Ottoman era. So, expect to see exquisite Turkish marble, ceramics from western Anatolia, and a jaw-dropping 8,000 square metres of Talise Ottoman Spa on the property. There are nine restaurants and bars, a private beach, an outdoor infinity pool, two jacuzzis, and 14 premium boutiques on the premises. 

When it comes to private pools, however, you’ll need to choose between the 5 Bedroom Royal Residences and the Beach Royal Residences. Both truly epitomise luxury and come with separate entrances and private elevators, private beach access, private cinema access, round the clock butler service, and, of course, separate living and dining areas.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel (5100 AED)


Enter Jumeirah Beach Road and you can’t miss the striking wave-shaped building that is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The recently refurbished hotel is one of the Jumeirah group’s crowning jewels, and is set on one of Dubai’s most impressive beaches. With 500 ocean-view rooms and suites, 19 Arabian-style beach villas, five swimming pools, a private beach, 13 restaurants and bars, tennis and squash courts, and a Talise Spa, you’re guaranteed to find everything you need right on the property.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers private plunge pools in two of its properties – the Beit Al Bahar One Bedroom Royal Villa and the Beit Al Bahar Two Bedroom Royal Villa. Both villas combine a traditional Arabic experience with contemporary decor and come with a 24-hour butler service, private villa check-in and breakfast and afternoon tea within the confines of the villa, access to the Club Executive and Premium Leisure Club, and complimentary laptops. 

Arjaan Dubai Media City (1990 AED)

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If you’re planning a long stay in Dubai and want a bit of a home-style feel, the apartments at Arjaan by Rotana are for you. Set in the heart of Dubai Media City, this multi-functional complex also has an office tower, food court, and courtyard. The property is close to Dubai’s major malls, the JBR district, and Dubai Marina. There’s also a wellness club and a range of restaurants and bars to choose from. 

Unlike other hotels in the city, Arjaan Dubai Media City has a number of room types that offer private pools to guests at relatively affordable rates. These include the Premium One Bedroom Suite; the Premium Two Bedroom Suite; the Premium Two Bedroom Apartment; the Sky Studio Premium City View Apartment; and the Sky Studio Premium Palm View Apartment. Each of these suites and apartments is fully equipped with all the mod-cons you could need for a comfortable stay in.


Al Habtoor Polo Resort (3800 AED)


Situated amid the Dubailand entertainment complex, which consists of theme parks, retail stores, flea markets, sports facilities, and more, the Al Habtoor Polo Resort is just the place to rest your head after a day out sightseeing. Inspired by Andalusia, the resort has polo grounds, meeting spaces, events venues, and an array of restaurants and bars. With vast open spaces affording plenty of natural lighting, this is a great business or leisure spot. 

Al Habtoor Polo Resort has a host of room varieties, out of which the Four Bedroom Villa With Polo View and the Four Bedroom Villa come with private temperature-controlled pools. The former has views of the polo fields while the latter offers garden views. You’ll get a host of mod cons and conveniences in both kinds of villas, such as butler service, al fresco dining spaces and in-built BBQ pits.

Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa (3902 AED)

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If you’ve always dreamt of living the Arabian desert life – but with a dollop of luxury – you’ve come to the right place. This exclusive, private hotel is designed to resemble a traditional Bedouin encampment. Located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, you can get a slice of local Emirati culture here by going for camel and horse rides, nature walks, archery, falconry, and the popular Gha tree walk. 

The 42 suites all come with private pools, along with handcrafted Arabian furnishings, antiques and artefacts. You can actually experience the Bedouin life here, as Bedouin jars for water and dates can be found at most doorways. Enjoy sweeping vistas of the Hajar Mountains with the binoculars kept thoughtfully in your suite or simply unwind and relax in your temperature controlled pool – you deserve it, after all. 

Melia Desert Palm (3342 AED)

Meliá Desert Palm Dubai

Located opposite Dubai Safari Park amid a 160-acre urban oasis, the Melia Desert Palm is just 20 kilometres from downtown Dubai, yet feels like a world apart. The surroundings of the polo estate on which the resort is located are green and lush, providing a great escape from the unforgiving desert sun. The hotel itself has a Samana Spa, boutique fitness centre, and four restaurants and bars.

Several of the villas come with private pools, including the Pool Villa, Polo Pool Villa, Pool Residence Two Bedroom Villa, and Villa Layali Three Bedroom Villa. All villas also have an alfresco dining area, garden, living area, courtyard, and rainfall showers. 

Jumeirah Malakiya Villas at the Madinat Jumeirah Resort (20000 AED)

Part of the super upscale Madinat Jumeirah Resort, the Jumeirah Malakiya Villas take luxury to the next level. Quietly situated amid the resort’s captivating waterways and architectural marvels, the seven villas have either two or three bedrooms and a gamut of other amenities on offer. ‘Malakiya’ literally translates to ‘royal’ in Arabic, and your stay here will be nothing short of it. All villas come with private swimming pools, private terraces overlooking the waterways and resort, private parking, 24-hour butler service, and direct, private access to the souk, beach, and abras. 

Guests here have a choice of dining at any of the resort’s 50 world-class restaurants and bars, pampering themselves at the Talise Spa, and shopping in more than 50 boutiques and shops, specially selected for them at the souq. 

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