12 Best Penthouses for Sale in Dubai

Written by Arpan Ghosh

We can never tire of exploring Dubai’s luxury penthouses, soaring high above the city and offering a lifestyle that is truly exquisite. Below, we have listed a dozen of our favorites from across the city, whether you fancy a beachfront home with an unbeatable view or a residence that looks out over the city’s central business district. These are the 12 best penthouses in Dubai.

The Address Fountain Views, Downtown Dubai

As part of the exclusive Sky Collection in the relatively new Fountain Views development in Downtown Dubai, this penthouse boasts an incredible location and some of the city’s finest views, including an unobstructed view of the Burj Khalifa. Fountain Views falls under the umbrella of the Address Hotels group, which means that you can expect a five-star level of finish in the interiors, along with a straightforward modern design and an abundance of fantastic amenities within the building.

Princess Tower, Dubai Marina

If the view is one of the major factors for you when choosing a home, then Princess Tower should definitely be on your list. The 4th tallest residential tower in the world not only gives you an expansive contemporary living space, but allows you to look over the most breathtaking 360-degree panoramas that encompasses the Arabian Gulf, the glittering Dubai Marina skyline, the entirety of Palm Jumeirah and the incredible Bluewaters Island.​

The 8, Palm Jumeirah

This stunning residential project on Palm Jumeirah has been flying a bit under the radar, but it’s one you more people really should be aware of. With a stepped facade that is almost entirely covered in glass, this is the definition of contemporary beachfront living. The 8 sits on the western end of the Palm Jumeirah crescent, so you are guaranteed an incredible view. And the design is absolutely impeccable, with a Miami-inspired style and a strong artistic flair.

Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai

This duplex penthouse spans the higher floors of the famous Vida Downtown Hotel & Residences, which sits just outside the main centre of Downtown Dubai. A part of the acclaimed Vida hospitality brand, it boasts the most incredible sense of design with a combination of contemporary and Art Deco stylistic touches. The tower sits along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, a popular dining haven in the city, and is but a short walk from the heart of Downtown, which hosts the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera.

Le Reve, Dubai Marina

Perhaps one of the most well-known towers in the Dubai Marina district, Le Reve made a name for itself as the home of many an international celebrity, including several sports stars. This particular penthouse features a very spacious layout complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows that provide majestic sweeping views of the Arabian Sea. The award-winning design style is very classical, with lots of warm colour tones, plus wood and marble finishes. One of the other major selling points of Le Reve is its lifestyle, which includes 24-hour concierge service and a range of personalised services.

Elite Residences, Dubai Marina

Living up to its name quite easily, Elite Residence is designed to provide a living experience that is a cut above the rest. This penthouse, with its striking contemporary interiors and its very own private pool, is a perfect example of that. The penthouse also features a fully equipped kitchen Miele appliances, a wine room, and full home automation to take care of the little details of everyday life.

Marina Gate, Dubai Marina

Sitting right along the waterfront of Dubai Marina, Marina Gate is a three-tower complex that views you the benefit of very prime positioning. Whether you want to go to Dubai Marina Mall, take a stroll along the harbour or head over to the neighbouring Jumeirah Beach Residence, it’s all just a few steps away from home. This penthouse, which spans two levels and has an almost loft-like layout, features smart modern interiors and large windows that bring in plenty of natural light, as well as a terrace on each of its levels.

Cayan Tower, Dubai Marina

Would you like to live in one of Dubai’s most famous architectural icons? Cayan Tower, previously known as Infinity Tower and more informally known as the ‘Twisting Tower’, is known the world over for its unique and seemingly impossible architecture. The tower’s interiors are relatively straightforward, but have a sleek aesthetic that embodies the essence of contemporary urban life. This penthouse is especially incredible, with bedrooms that have been themed after famous global cities, its own nightclub and spa, plus the most jaw-dropping views of the sea and the surrounding city.

Murjan, Jumeirah Beach Residence

Jumeirah Beach Residence is one of Dubai’s most popular beachfront communities, comprising an interconnected multi-tower complex sitting right along the beach. Located in the Murjan tower, this penthouse has a very refined design sense that combines elements of traditional Middle Easterna dn East Asian aesthetics. There are a total of three terraces from where you can enjoy the magnificent views, and one of those terraces contains a private swimming pool.

Palazzo Versace, Culture Village

It stands to reason that one of the world’s most acclaimed fashion and design brands would also produce a residence that is awash with style. This marvelous duplex penthouse is one of the finest residences at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, bearing the trademark Italian design style of the brand. It benefits from a rooftop terrace that has a pool and Jacuzzi, a prime location along the shores of the Dubai Creek, and immediate access to a full range of five-star facilities.

Five, Palm Jumeirah

This penthouse at Five on Palm Jumeirah epitomises cool contemporary style, with a very sharp design sense that includes large open plan living areas and a stunning Miele-equipped kitchen. It does have its own private pool as well, out on the terrace where you can look out over dramatic sunset views over the shimmer Arabian Sea. You also have access to 24-hour concierge service, a private beach, and world-class hotel amenities.

23 Marina, Dubai Marina

As incredible as every penthouse on this list is, we really had to save the very best for last. Sitting atop the impressive Marina 23 Tower, this spectacular triplex penthouse really takes the cake when it comes to luxury living in Dubai. You have multiple living areas spread across each floor, a private pool and gym, multiple balconies, a gorgeous show kitchen, a restaurant-worthy service kitchen, a stunning bar, and a large party hall/entertainment space on the top level with a tree rising along one corner of it. And the views have to be seen to be truly believed, covering every corner of Dubai, with the neighbouring emirate of Abu Dhabi just visible along the far horizon. It is a home that is really like no other.