5 UAE hotels with private pools and villas

Siobháin Spear
May 4, 2020

Expect nothing less than secluded luxury inside these suites and villas with private pools.

With experts weighing in on what the future of travel will look like, it might just be the time to start looking at all the luxury getaways on your doorstep. Outdoor adventure, socially-distanced experiences and hotel hygiene are set to top priority list for those seeking travel experiences when countries slowly lift travel restrictions. As such, we’ve put together five plush pool villas and suites that are only a scenic road trip away.

1. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah

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When it comes to UAE staycations, Oberoi Al Zorah certainly puts Ajman on the map. This escape allows you to embrace nature and wander pristine shorelines, all while soaking up the lavish luxury that Oberoi Al Zorah guarantees.

Framed by protected mangroves and frequented by almost sixty species of bird, Al Zorah is a secret hideaway that delivers in its sophisticated design details and provides the secluded serenity needed to switch-off from everyday stresses. Offering spacious villas with private pools and private dining options, this is a retreat that promises personalized and remote extravagance.

2. The Ritz-Carlton, Ras al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

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If you are searching for an escape that fuses the UAE’s culture with luxe adventure, the Bedouin-inspired private pool villas at The Ritz-Carlton Ras-Al-Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, will more than impress.

Sitting on a 1,235-acre protected preserve and boasting a rainforest spa, this hidden retreat takes the idea of high-end glamping and transforms it into a luxury resort offering an experience like no other in Ras Al-Khaimah. Whether you yearn for a private desert trek or want a horseback ride through the golden dunes, The Ritz Carlton, Al Wadi Desert, is well-versed in fusing adventure with the finer the things in life. Expect blissful tranquility to underpin everything about this personalized staycation.

3. The Cove Rotana Resort

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Nestled in a peaceful inlet in Ras Al-Khaimah, The Cove Rotana Resort offers a waterside escape with distinctive Nubian influences and 78 private villas, some of which have their own private pools.

Looking out over the Arabian Gulf, this shoreline resort blends beach bars with fine-dining experiences and a host of water sports that will keep the whole family entertained. From one-bedroom villas that sit on the hills of the resort to spacious two and three-bedroom villas, this is a hotel that makes cocooning in your own company luxuriously easy.

4. Nikki Beach

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When Nikki Beach Resort & Spa opened its doors on Pearl Jumeria island in Dubai, it quickly became one of the city’s hottest hangouts. From its party vibes at Nikki Beach Club to the serenity of its exclusive spa, the ultra-trendy beachfront resort oozes Mediterranean vibes from its panoramic coastline location off the shores of Dubai.

The resort’s contemporary rooms and suites are known to many, but the Nikki Beach pool villas are a hidden delight that offer far-away island vibes. Expect beach-chic interiors, alongside an outdoor terrace with a green patio and private pool. To take things up a notch, groups can book the Ultimate Villa that comes with a private chef service.

5. Al Maha Desert Resort

View of the blue desert pool jutting out from the Al Maha villa
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An oasis nestled among palm groves and rolling sand dunes, Al Maha is the kind of hotel where anything less than having your own temperature-controlled private pool is simply not good enough. With its 42 hideaway suites, guests can choose between Bedouin, Royal, Emirates and Presidential Suites, all of which deliver on handcrafted furnishings and scenic desert views.

Located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Al Maha blends Eastern and Western influences to create a city escape that will leave you feeling rested and relaxed after a night under the starry Arabian sky.

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