The 6 Best Basements in Dubai

Written by Arpan Ghosh

There are some homes that are a bit like icebergs - what you see on the surface is only a fraction of what it really has to offer. We have several villas listed with us that have been very well-designed and offer you plenty of comfort above ground, but they really come to life on the basement level, with features that include home cinemas, home gyms, games rooms and much more. Presented below are the Dubai homes with the very best basements.

Top villas on Pearl Jumeirah
Private sauna at Pearl Jumeirah

Several of the villas on Pearl Jumeirah feature basements, and the majority of them ensure that you never need to leave home for any of your entertainment or wellness needs. This villa, as an example, features a spectacular fitness room in its basement, along with a dedicated yoga.meditation studio, a sauna, shower facilities, a Jacuzzi, and additional space that can be used to set up a library, lounge or media room.

Jumeirah Golf Estates

Hillside at Jumeirah Golf Estates
Basement with a complete entertainment setup

Hillside is one of the most visually striking additions to the residential offering at Jumeirah Golf Estates, with a contemporary aesthetic that stands in stark contrast to the community’s typically pastoral Mediterranean style. A key feature of Hillside that you will rarely come across in other parts of the community is a basement, and one that serves as a complete entertainment setup with plenty of space for a games room, family room and bar.

Wellness area in Pearl Jumeirah
Gymnasium and yoga studio at Pearl Jumeirah

This exclusively listed villa on Pearl Jumeirah is a stellar example of architecture and design, featuring an exterior facade bathed in gold and Regency-style interiors in beautiful white marble. The basement area is immense, with room for a gymnasium and yoga studio, plus a wellness area with a mosaic-tiled Jacuzzi and an intricately crafted mosaic mural along a back wall. It’s a home fit for a king.

Bar with lounge areas and poker tables in Al Barari
Private cinema in Al Barari

You get a feeling of peace in Al Barari that is unmatched, with beautifully landscaped mature greenery surrounding you on all sides, and themed gardens and tranquil lakes located only a short stroll away. It is a sanctuary in the heart of Dubai, and villas like this one provide a further sanctuary underground. The basement of this marvelous home features a plush private cinema, plus a bar and lounge area with a poker table that includes an authentic set of chips from Monte Carlo!

Emirates Hills

Screening room and games room in Emirates Hills
Billiards tables and foosball tables in Emirates Hills

Another alternative in Emirates Hills is this beautiful modern mansion, with a spacious basement that gives you entertainment options that are well-suited for adults and children. For the younger members of the home, or those who are young at heart, there is a combined screening room and games room with plenty of space to set up billiards tables, foosball tables, and much more. For the adult crowd there is a bar and lounge, as well as a discotheque that can be used as additional lounge space instead.

Basement level at District One
Private courtyard at District One

You can expect nothing short of excellence at one of Dubai’s premier residential communities. District One offers seven and eight-bedroom mansions in three different architectural styles - this Mediterranean home is a truly fine example. The basement level is technically below ground but is set up in such a way that you have plentiful natural light streaming in, and it even has its own private courtyard.