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There aren’t many places in the world that redefine the word “luxury” quite like Dubai does. City skyline views from gravity-defying skyscrapers, golden sands just steps from traditionally-designed villas and stylish interiors throughout are all a given when it comes to Airbnbs here, without even taking into consideration the private beaches, lavish designs and beautiful swimming pools. A trip to Dubai is certainly a one-of-a-kind adventure, and these incredible Airbnbs set the scene for a vacation you’ll never forget. Whether you’re looking for Burj Khalifa bedroom views or an island-esque paradise in the heart of the Palm, you’ll find it below in a round-up of our top spots.
This huge five-bedroom royal penthouse proves that the higher you go, the fancier the apartment is. Overlooking the spectacular sights of Dubai, it features five bedrooms with room for up to 12 guests. As well as a direct full view of the Burj Khalifa and the Dancing Fountain from the balcony, it’s got four wings, meaning plenty of space. There’s the bedroom wing, with exquisite king-size beds complete with premium fluffy bedding. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, too. Elsewhere, there’s the master bedroom with even better views and an extra bed if you’ve got more guests staying. Aside from sleeping, there’s plenty to do in this spot. You’ll spend most of your time in the heart of the apartment, with its three sofas and large smart, curved TV accompanied by PlayStation 4 and games like FIFA. A fully equipped kitchen offers facilities for light snacks and family meals if you’re not in the mood for going out.
It’s hard to beat the view from this incredible sky-high apartment. This 275 square meter apartment with its private terrace is located on the 42nd floor in Jumeirah Beach Residence, which means the beach is a short walk away, and the area is full of restaurants, bars and shops to keep you fed and entertained. With space for up to four guests, it’s well-equipped for families looking to live the – literal – high life in Dubai and comes complete with everything you need and more. As well as views both towards the sea and the Dubai Marina, you’ll find a kitchen with a water filter, ice maker and cooking necessities. You can also enjoy a private pool with its own lounge sofa, sun chairs and bar desk on the terrace.
What’s better than a penthouse in Dubai? A penthouse with its own private pool, of course. A place that you really need to see in real life to believe this incredible two-bedroom spot is perfect for anyone looking to go above and beyond the next time they hit up the city. The apartment is inside a five-star hotel, which is home to restaurants, bars, and a spa, as well as plenty of other great amenities. Not that you’ll ever really feel the need to leave when you have everything you need located inside your private penthouse suite. While the details here ensure a top experience, the main feature (which literally defines the word ‘luxury’) is the huge terrace balcony, which includes your own private pool.
With two bedrooms featuring one king-size bed and two single beds, this luxurious apartment is best suited for family vacations in Dubai. Stunning and stylish, it overlooks incredible views of Dubai Marina and is perfectly situated for plenty of exploring. Stay here and enjoy everything this apartment has to offer: an open space with a dining room, en suite bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen and its own Nespresso machine. And then there are the especially cool parts about this place: your own private beach where you can swim, tan and enjoy all kinds of activities. Nearby, you’ll discover a huge range of restaurants and bars and you’re also close to Jumeirah Beach Walk, where you can wander for an afternoon walk, a morning run or sunset drinks.
This serviced apartment is one of the larger options in the city and comes complete with everything a large group needs to get settled into Dubai – with a splash of luxury, of course! Inside your apartment, there’s a kitchen, in-suite laundry, and a spare private bedroom and bathroom. But the main attractions here come in the form of extra amenities. Get a boost at the spa or fitness center, unwind at the pool or on the private-access beach, or head to nearby Azure Beach, which serves food and drinks directly to your sunbed or cabana. When you get peckish and fancy something a little different, you’ll find nine award-winning dining outlets on-site to choose from.
You’ll feel like you’re starring in a movie when you check into this gorgeous Airbnb. This beautiful and super luxury, contemporary, 12,000 square foot, three-floor, four bedroom (plus staff room) beach villa is set in the heart of the five-star hotel resort, FIVE Palm Jumeirah. Set on the amazing West Beach, with breathtaking views of the sea, Marina skyline and Ain Dubai, this stunning villa features a large climate-controlled private pool, garden and direct beach access. Head to the top floor, take a dip in the private jacuzzi and watch the sunset over the city. And, being in the luxury FIVE Palm Jumeirah hotel complex, you’ll benefit from full access to the 5-star hotel’s spa, gym, pools, beach and restaurants.
The sleek and suave style of this Dubai Airbnb makes you feel a little like royalty as soon as you step inside. Huge and spacious, it’s got room for 11 guests across five bedrooms. This stunning 7,000-square-foot lagoon villa sits inside the luxury five-star Zabeel Saray resort in the Palm Jumeirah district, which means you’re right in the heart of the action for exploring Dubai. There are multiple large ensuite bedrooms as well as a spacious lounge, sun deck and dining areas, with direct access to a lagoon pool just outside. Staying here comes with access to a full-time butler, who’s on hand to ensure your stay is nothing less than perfect. You’ll also find an amazing spa, a widely equipped gym, a kids club, restaurants and shops all nearby. The villa has endless luxury upgrades, like iPad remote control units for the AC and curtains, wide-screen TVs and surround sound in each bedroom, en-suite jacuzzi baths, professional Sonos speakers and even DJ equipment.
White decor from top to toe ensures this villa stands apart from the rest. A seriously luxe rental in one of Dubai’s most stylish neighborhoods, it’s got room for 12 guests across six bedrooms and lots of spare room to make yourself at home. This endlessly fashionable rental consists of a large living room with a smart TV and plenty of comfy sofas, an open-plan cooking and dining area and a breezy outdoor terrace. From the building itself to the furniture inside, you’ll never see anything less than gleaming white surfaces. The only parts of this luxury rental that aren’t white? The large swimming pool outside and the vibrant gardens surround this spot. When you’re not chilling by the pool or sunbathing in the garden, you can gaze over at stunning views of the ocean from the balcony.
Where better to check in for the ultimate luxury experience than this iconic four-bedroom penthouse? Apart from its posh interiors, you’ll get to splash as you please in the private swimming pool while enjoying unparalleled views of the sea and Dubai eye. The best part about this place? Maybe the balcony overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab with its relaxing sunbeds, a table, and chairs, where you can tan on the sunbeds or relax in the outdoor jacuzzi. When you get a little too warm, head to the lounge area, which features a big comfy sofa, two lounge chairs, and a coffee table with a large flat-screen television screen. While staying here, you can also enjoy a wide range of recreational amenities throughout the hotel.
Take a trip to Dubai’s world-famous island of The Palm Jumeirah to check into this luxury Airbnb. This luxury villa has a pristine landscaped garden with its very own pool, embellished with the beauty of bougainvillea and the Azure of the Arabian Gulf with views of The Atlantis. A place where the city meets the sea, this gorgeous spot is a place you’ll remember long after you’ve checked out. Enjoy every part of this villa’s luxury, from its private pool and patio to its garden that leads onto the beach. As part of one of Dubai’s most luxurious developments, this villa has supermarkets that deliver, beauty parlors close by, barber salons and even a tailor to ensure you’re always looking suave when you head out to explore the city.
While this two-bedroom apartment might be designed for up to four guests, we think it’s a top choice to surprise someone special if you’re heading to the city with your other half. This open-plan luxury apartment features an impressive 2,154 square feet of living and dining space and comes complete with luxurious amenities, like a jacuzzi bathtub, walk-in shower, walk-in wardrobe, unique high-end kitchen and appliances, hotel-grade mattresses, two king-sized beds and living space with a massive 85″ TV. Located on the 40th floor, this unique open duplex Penthouse in the heart of Dubai Marina comes with gorgeous views no matter which window you’re peering out of. And, if you’re driving around the city, you’ll find two parking spaces in the basement.
Are you more of a beach person or more of a pool person? It doesn’t matter when you check into this luxury spot, as you’ll have both options at your fingertips. Nestled in a private cove, this majestic villa offers the perfect setting for a peaceful getaway. Palm Jumeirah offers a perfect balance of luxury & convenience with top-notch restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, along with a variety of nearby attractions such as Atlantis, The Pointe and the Burj Al Arab, to name a few. At the villa itself, you’ll find high ceilings and generous open spaces, along with fine artwork embellishing the walls. There are four large bedrooms in this chic property, all of which are furnished with premium bedding and gorgeous views in every direction.
This huge, super luxury, recently renovated and interior-designed duplex five-bedroom penthouse has everything for the VIP experience. From panoramic sea and air Dubai views to a private pool and sundeck, this is a place that’ll have you longing to pack it all up and move to Dubai once and for all. Located all the way up on the 41st floor, this huge duplex penthouse occupies half of the entire floor of the building and comes with impressive views to match. Here, you’ll find five large bedrooms with luxury custom-made furniture, mesmerizing views and stunning contemporary Bagnodesign bathrooms. If that wasn’t enough, the penthouse also benefits from Concierge service, daily housekeeping, two dedicated parking spaces and access to the building’s shared Fitness Centre and outdoor pool.
Dubai doesn’t hold back with the good views, and this spectacular spot sits way up high to really maximize them. Located in 23 Marina Tower, one of the city’s tallest towers, this apartment is home to four bedrooms, a huge 5950 square feet of space, with the cherry on top: a private pool. Designed to feel like a home away from home, there’s a pool table and a reading corner for you to relax in, as well as a huge range of amenities throughout the building to explore. When you’re ready to venture out, make sure you reserve some time for the building’s walking track, indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, gymnasium, steam and massage rooms.
You’ll feel more like you’re stepping into a palace than an Airbnb when you check into this awe-inspiring place. This stunning beachfront retreat boasts breathtaking sea views, exquisite design, and unparalleled comfort, making it the perfect choice for families, groups of friends, and travelers seeking a truly unforgettable stay. Here, you’ll find four beautifully appointed bedrooms, including a master bedroom with sea views, a balcony and an en-suite washroom. There are also two elegant living rooms, one with a cozy sitting area and the other with a TV area for relaxation and entertainment, as well as a separate formal dining area, a fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, an Alfresco dining area and sun loungers by the pool and, the best part, direct beach access from the living room.