Dubai's Ultimate Mansions

Written by Arpan Ghosh

The term ‘mansion’ usually brings to mind an area like the Hamptons or an English country estate. However, over the last decade, Dubai has been growing in popularity as the destination of choice for a primary residence, especially among HNWIs. The city has accordingly developed an exceptional portfolio of mansions of its own, located within exclusive gated communities. Below are some of the finest mansion options from around Dubai.

Al Barari

Luxury Property Villa at Al Barari Dubai

Sitting in the Desert Leaf enclave of Al Barari, this majestic villa bears a regal facade with Arabesque design touches and sandy hues. The interiors have been extensively upgraded, with features like a triple-height foyer topped by a skylight, a gorgeous eat-in kitchen, an elegant wood-finished home office and an extended master suite that encompasses a bedroom, sitting room and terrace. The basement has one of the most comfortable private cinemas in Dubai, plus a stylish lounge with a bar and poker table featuring authentic chips from Monte Carlo. As if the interiors weren’t spectacular enough, outdoors you will find a 1,300 sq ft pool, a glass-walled gym, a spa, a yoga studio and a two-storey wooden structure that has a dining area on the lower level and an open-air majlis on top.

Dubai Hills Estate

Luxury Property Villa at Dubai Hills Estate

Another incredible home with a contemporary exterior design, this mansion is located within the residential enclave of Hills view, in close proximity to the Dubai Hills Golf Course. The home is sold as a shell and core unit, which means that as a homeowner, you will have full license to design the interiors as you please. You could go for a design that matches the stunning exterior or a classical look that sits in contrast to it. Although the villa offers a total of seven bedrooms, the utility and layout of the rooms is at the homeowner’s discretion as well. Would you like to have a private study or library room in your mansion? This is the ideal opportunity to do so.

Palm Jumeirah

Luxury Property Villa at Palm Jumeirah Dubai

The man-made island of Palm Jumeirah is home to exquisite villas located along its fronds and frond tips. This home is part of the Signature Villas collection, with six bedrooms and fully upgraded interiors as well as an extended plot that takes you out to your own private beach. Floor-to-ceiling windows are present in every room, opening up the spaces to some of the most breathtaking views in the entire city. Key features include an ornate chandelier in the main atrium, a kitchen equipped with high-end appliances from Miele and Liebherr, an aquarium and a landscaped beach-facing garden with a magnificent infinity pool.

Emirates Hills

Luxury Property Villa at Emirates Hills Dubai

This seven-bedroom villa in the quiet Sector E of Emirates Hills is at the pinnacle of luxury living in Dubai, covering an area of 27,000 sq ft and spanning four levels. It is a home that is designed as much for wowing your guests as it is for living in. You have lounges and sitting rooms large enough to host small parties along with a dining room that looks like the private booth of a Michelin-starred restaurant. The rear terrace features a large infinity pool with temperature-controlled stone flooring and landscaping courtesy of award-winning designer Vladimir Djurovic, the highlights of which is a 3,000-year-old tree specially imported from Argentina.

District One

Luxury Property Villa at District One Dubai

This mansion is part of a prestigious residential collection in the rapidly developing Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City and is within the highly coveted Lagoon Cluster of District One. It has a stunning contemporary design comprising floor-to-ceiling glass walls contrasted with angular lines and a high-contrast colour scheme. Offering a staggering 34,000 square feet of living space, this mansion provides the very ultimate in comfort. The interiors have the same dramatic contrasts in terms of colour as well as finish, with elegant and minimalistic design elements. It contains a total of eight bedrooms divided among two levels, along with a large ground floor living room, a basement with a private cinema and a beautifully landscaped pool deck.