Year of the Penthouse - Best Penthouses in 2021

Written by Arpan Ghosh

Some of Dubai’s most luxurious and high-end residential projects are expected to hand over in 2021, featuring a fantastic selection of penthouses for sale that offer an enviable lifestyle. Have a look through our favourite options below and we think you will agree that this is definitely the Year of the Penthouse.

The Residences Dorchester Collection is the newest property under the umbrella of the world-renowned hospitality brand and its first in the Middle East. This five-bedroom triplex, which occupies the upper floors of The Residences Dorchester Collection, might just be one of the finest penthouses in Dubai. It benefits from impeccable design courtesy of Parisian firm Gilles & Boissier and is spread over a total area of 17,712 sq ft. Oak flooring, an Italian kitchen with Gaggenau and Sub Zero appliances, marble-finished bathrooms and multiple terraces looking out over the Dubai Canal and the Burj Khalifa. It also benefits from the five-star services that the Dorchester Collection is renowned for.

After the much lauded opening of the W Hotel at the start of last year, the W Residences are at last coming to fruition. You have the opportunity to live in one of 104 exclusive penthouses, such as this gorgeous three-bedroom unit that is spread over almost 14,000 sq ft. Every aspect of the design, from the spacious open plan lounge to the stylish modern kitchen and the generously sized bedrooms, is absolutely top-notch. You have large terraces with sea views, and immediate access to the W Hotel’s amenities, which include Torno Subito, helmed by superstar chef Massimo Bottura, and the exclusive resident’s club known as Club 104.

Made up entirely of full and half floor penthouse units, Il Primo offers a very refined lifestyle in the very heart of Downtown Dubai. It is located in the prestigious Opera District, right alongside the Dubai Opera, with views over the Burj Khalifa. Spread over 19,004 sq. ft., this duplex penthouse features superior finishes, marble features, sleek wooden elements, and carefully chosen modern pieces, creating a dramatic and sophisticated setting that mirrors its grandiose surroundings.

One Palm, also known as One by Omniyat, is only the second property in Dubai to be serviced by The Dorchester Collection and made headlines in recent years for the most expensive and second most expensive penthouses ever sold in the city at AED 102 million and AED 73 million, respectively. This five-bedroom unit is absolutely spectacular, offering you a choice of interior design schemes - an elegant modern space from British firm Elicyon or a warmth-infused contemporary home courtesy of Japan’s Super Potato. You also enjoy a wide variety of amenities, including a stretch of private beach.

Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences

Image Credit: The Royal Atlantis Residences

Making every other luxury project in Dubai seem quite ordinary by comparison, the Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences is the first super prime residential development in Dubai. It has already carved out a name for itself with its stunning architecture, dwarfing its nearby older sibling the Atlantis Resort, and will feature a penthouse offering that is simply unparalleled in terms of its design and finish. The amenities are magnificent as well, including multiple pools, greenery-filled terraces and restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Jose Andres and Ariana Bundy.

Located at the edge of the Downtown district, The Sterling is characterised by sleek contemporary architecture and exceptional design. This amazing penthouse apartment is as much a gem as the complex its housed in, with a very spacious open plan layout, floor-to-ceiling glass paneling and exquisite stone finishes. Smart home automation provides the ultimate in comfort, safety and convenience, with a central hub allowing control of ambient temperature, lighting, ventilation, curtains, security systems and appliances. Residents of The Sterling can avail of excellent amenities, and they are ideally positioned so that the heart of Downtown and the Dubai Canal are just a short drive away.