Dubai’s Premium Homes with Library Spaces

Written by Silvana Fitzpatrick

The 15th Emirates Festival of Literature ends today. The hugely popular cultural event has been spreading the joy of reading in Dubai since 2009, but the celebration doesn't have to stop once the festival is over. You can indulge in your favourite reading time when you’ve got a home with its own library or study room or just a well-designed bedroom with a cosy nook where you can curl up with your favourite read.

While most reading is done online these days, prime real estate agencies still regard beautiful home libraries as a key asset and an important attribute when buying or selling a home, because a well-designed library can greatly enhance a property’s value.

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Homes that will Inspire Your Literary Retreat

A tasteful home library can serve as a refreshing space not to mention the added sense of distinct, classic sophistication that a library carries.

Below, we have selected five premium Dubai homes with library rooms and private studies, and the most stunning views that will inspire book lovers and might even intrigue you to flip through a few catalogues right now.

Emirates Hills Villa with Golf Course View

Wake up to magnificent sunrises over the golf course landscape and enjoy magical, colourful sunsets on the terrace of this eight-bedroom Middle Eastern-style villa.

The property has an impressive total built-up area of 30,000 sq ft with a 39,243 sq ft plot size and features an infinity pool with a temperature-controlled pool deck and a fire pit. It has chic marble flooring throughout the residence and an arabesque design with a library hall perfect for your collection of leather-bound first editions. Moreso, with its rich dark wood panelling, this room is perfect for hosting an evening salon, or afternoon tea parties. The modern library combines the best of earth-toned colours and textures for a stylish and cosy atmosphere.

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Al Barari Furnished Villa with Cinema and Library

This brand-new Al Barari home is an absolute gem and a sight to behold. The sleek contemporary villa is surrounded by greenery overlooking the fairways of Al Barari community.

The living areas are designed for fine art and appear to be sculpted with the finest precision. Large glass windows, whitewashed walls, and marble floors contribute to the tranquil atmosphere. The library space is surrounded by two rows of bookshelves that rise to a high ceiling and a glass wall that overlooks the tropical fairways. A formal dining room, family room, chef's kitchen, and five en suite bedrooms round out the main floor appointments. The upper floor houses the primary suite and a study room. The lower level contains a large game room and a brand-new installed cinema.

As you walk into the property you are greeted with a large natural tree that the owner has imported, then as you continue you are surrounded by natural lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass. Overlooking a serene Al Barari tropical garden, this impressive library space is the perfect reading, greeting, and socialising spot altogether.

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Furnished Signature Villa on Palm Jumeirah

As one of the area’s most prized estates with its own private beach, this beautifully designed palatial estate features living spaces with stunning aesthetics, that utilise hand-picked pieces of high-end furniture to create rooms that look plucked from the pages of an interior design magazine. The mansion has a vast library area complemented by an elegant piano that many music and book lovers would die for. Everything about the finishes and design depicted in the library area is top-tier quality, making this a dream space for bibliophiles with an appetite for luxury.

Befitting the estate’s custom-built Mediterranean-inspired architecture, the grand library area is tastefully opulent without going overboard. The décor of each room oozes originality and opulent creativity that include premium furnishings and lighting fixtures designed by master glass cutters.

The fully furnished mansion features 11 bedrooms including maid’s quarters, and a private pool and deck, extending down to a stretch of private beach.

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Emirates Hills Skyline View Seven-Bedroom Villa

As you enter the front gate, you will be captivated by the striking modern facade of the villa, which is fronted by a large water fountain. Palm trees line the side leading to the entrance. As you walk inside, you are greeted by elegant, and cosy living spaces revealing stylish focal points such as a massive sitting area, six bedrooms, dining hall, piano room, and a snug library space where you can curl up with a book while taking in the Dubai skyline views shining across the horizon. The master suite is a private oasis leading to a massive terrace with panoramic views of the garden and Downtown.

Furthering the opulence of this villa are the serene outdoor spaces and a private pool that perfectly complements the décor.

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Central Gallery Signature Villa on Palm Jumeirah

This villa has been completely transformed to reflect the ultimate level of beachfront living. The property sits on an extended plot measuring 14,500 sq. ft. and features a superb swimming pool that seems to merge with the sea below. The master bedroom has been designed to use the palatial space perfectly, with its own private terrace overlooking the turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea and the famous Burj Al Arab.

The villa reveals an ideal library space for arts and design lovers, evocative of peace and inspiration, along with a white piano sat by the window which becomes the central piece in the room. With over 8,000 sq. ft. of living space in the home, there is plenty of room to stretch out for an evening of reading in the library or take your book outdoors to revel in the mighty sea views that The Palm island has to offer.

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Our curated collection of homes with libraries and private studies offers you the chance to discover your dream home space where you can indulge in your Zen reading time and savour those rare blissful moments of relaxation, as a true bibliophile would. These impressive properties located in prime communities such as Palm Jumeirah, Emirates Hills, and Dubai Hills Estate take in the most captivating views of the ocean and Dubai skyline, defining the horizon in every direction while inviting in the ideal ambiance for reading a good book.

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