10 Best Backyards in Dubai

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Summer is officially over, which means it is time to make the most of the outdoors. Garden parties and weekend barbecues are likely to be a major part of your social calendar over the next few months and who could resist when you have a garden like one of these? Check out some fantastic Dubai homes with the best backyards.

This home was fully customised by a renowned Italian design company, with artisans and technicians flown in specially from Italy for the job. The firm also did the landscaping for this house, which includes mature greenery planted all around, a heated travertine stone pool deck, an iroko wood pergola, custom lighting and water features. There is even a cigar lounge on the front terrace. ​

This beautifully upgraded home features a backyard with a perfectly manicured garden, a large pergola with a majlis or informal lounge set up inside it, an al fresco dining area, a sun deck and a very inviting swimming pool. It also has a charming front lawn area with sculptures and playful decorative elements.

The backyard of this villa, tucked away in the tranquil community of Arabian Ranches, lacks a lot of the bells and whistles that you may find with many other homes. What it does offer you, however, is plenty of space to let your imagination run free. You can outfit the yard with a play area for kids, a pergola, a large patio deck, or leave it as it is so your pets can run freely. The possibilities are limitless.

Al Barari is a community specifically designed for nature lovers with its sheer abundance of greenery and its large plots. This villa has a truly incredible backyard with a curved pool, a Jacuzzi, a sun deck, a sunken seating area with a fire pit, a pergola, a BBQ station and a vast lawn. As an added bonus, the villa sits right alongside a gorgeous lake, so you can enjoy the most enchanting views.

This is the perfect home if you are looking to move right in and to start enjoying your new life right away. It is on the market fully furnished, and has a very stylish backyard with a pool deck, Jacuzzi, outdoor lounge, BBQ pit and water features. There’s also a pool house, if you would like to head indoors for a workout or to play a game of pool.

With design features that include a sculptural element with a brick wall backdrop and a pergola topped by a red tiled roof, this feels very much like the backyard of a relaxed country home. You also have beautiful mature greenery, a temperature-controlled pool with a Jacuzzi, a shaded BBQ pit and an outdoor seating deck.

When you’re living on Palm Jumeirah, a gorgeous backyard is expected - your home is right on the sea, after all, and a private beach is part of the package. This home also has two pergolas, one with a lounge and one with a dining setup, as well as a lovely pool deck and lawn. The star attraction, however, is the view over the impressive Atlantis and Royal Atlantis resorts. It’s an especially prime view on New Year’s Eve, where you will have a front row seat to one of the world’s most incredible fireworks displays.

This is not your typical backyard garden. Looking more like a nature reserve with its rock formations and mature greenery, this is a place where you can really get away from it all and enjoy some peace and quiet. It also has a gym and spa house on one end, and a cosy little taverna where you can lounge with a few close friends in the evening.

Now this is a backyard that was made for hosting a pool party. You have, naturally, a very sizeable pool, along with a wood-planked deck and sunbathing ‘islands’. There is a bar adjoining one corner with underwater bar stools so you can enjoy a refreshing sip after your swim without having to get out of the water. There is also a barbecue station, a two-storey pergola with a lounge on top and a dining room on the bottom, a spacious lawn and separate annex buildings housing a gym, a spa and a yoga studio.

This is outdoor living at its finest. This beautiful mansion offers you a vast front lawn as well as a splendid backyard with a stunning pool, a large patio deck, perfectly manicured greenery and rustic outdoor structures. The cherry on top, quite literally, is the rooftop terrace of the home, with faux grass, a water features and incredible 360-degree views.