Dubai's Ultimate Penthouses

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Famous for its gleaming skyscrapers, Dubai is home to some of the finest penthouses in the world. With a combination of exquisite interior design, high-quality finishes and seemingly endless views that capture the entire city from the comfort of your living room, these are what we consider to be ultimate penthouses and the pinnacle of luxury living.

23 Marina

Luxury Property Penthouse in 23 Marina Dubai Marina

This is the home against which every penthouse is measured. Spanning an impressive 38,000 sq ft, occupies the top 3 floors of the tower. Encase in floor-to-ceiling glass paneling and featuring a unique octagonal shape, the penthouse offers complete 360-degree views that cover every facet of Dubai and even a hint of Abu Dhabi in the far distance. Each room has been meticulously designed for the utmost comfort, with key features being a double-height living room, home gym, multiple balconies, a truly lavish master suite, and most intriguingly of all, an entertainment area with a tree rising along one side of it.


Luxury Property Penthouse in Volante Business Bay Dubai

Situated on the Dubai Water Canal, Volante gets the twin benefit of a waterfront view and one that encompasses the Burj Khalifa. Comprised solely of full and half-floor penthouse units, it has been designed with exclusivity in mind. The units measure from around 5,000 to over 10,000 sq ft across and have spacious flowing layouts. They are complemented by a fantastic resident’s club on the 4th floor of the building with a spa, cafe, outdoor pool, gym and private cinema. Volante is a residential tower that could easily go head to head with the city’s finest hotels.

The 118 Downtown

Luxury Property Penthouse at The 118 Downtown Downtown Dubai

Much like Volante, The 118 Downtown consists only of penthouse units with a total of 26 simplexes and two very rare duplex units. The tower is ideally located a short distance from the Burj Khalifa and at the threshold of the bustling Downtown district, a key commercial, cultural and entertainment hub in Dubai. The penthouses offer a choice of two interior schemes - Classic and Contemporary - and each exudes sophistication and elegance in its own unique way. A dedicated concierge service is just one of the excellent amenities available at The 118 Downtown, handling all of the small details of everyday living so you can experience the best that Downtown Dubai has to offer.

One Palm

Luxury Property Penthouse in One Palm Palm Jumeirah

One of the most highly anticipated upcoming developments on Palm Jumeirah, One Palm (also known as One by Omniyat) is a visually striking residential tower located on the island’s main trunk. It features a stunning collection of very spacious apartments and penthouse overlooking panoramic views of the Dubai Marina skyline, Bluewaters Island, Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah as well as the upcoming Dubai Harbour. The residences also come in one of two interior styles - one by Japanese firm Super Potato and the other by British design studio Elycion - and are serviced by the renowned Dorchester Hotel. This horseshoe-shaped duplex is ideally designed to create a sense of flow across levels and from indoors to outdoors, offering a haven of luxury living in one of the city’s most popular beachfront destinations.

The Alef Residences

Luxury Property Penthouse at Alef Residences Palm Jumeirah

The Alef Residences is located on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah. The development comprises 104 residential units divided into 8 clusters known as mansions and is serviced by the W The Palm hotel. Each unit, including this incredible penthouse, is cleverly designed to maximize the use of interiors space, with open layouts that flow out to wide terraces overlooking the sea. Among its many exceptional amenities, the Alef provides exclusive access to Club 104, a resident-only club with a gym, spa, lounges and restaurants.


Luxury Penthouse Penthouse at 1/JBR Jumeirah Beach Residence Dubai

A gorgeous new icon in the coastal neighbourhood of Jumeirah Beach Residence, 1/JBR offers contemporary residential spaces with an aesthetic that is at once elegant and simplified. This duplex penthouse is one of a limited selection of penthouses located on the upper floors of the tower. High ceilings work harmoniously with full-height windows to open vibrant panoramas of the Arabian Sea and the magnificent Ain Dubai as well as part of Palm Jumeirah. Residents also enjoy the benefit of a private beach and direct access to Dubai Marina.