Best apartment designs in Dubai

Palme Couture

Here's our definitive ranking of the most well designed apartments in Dubai.

Words by Aneesha Rai in Portfolio · Aug 29th, 2019

There's no dearth of stunning apartments in Dubai, but these are our favourites that excel in terms of contemporary design and make intelligent use of the space. 

1. One Palm

Designed by architects Soma from New York and designed by Japan-based Super Potato, One Palm is set to deliver by the end of this year. Located at the entrance of the Palm, these apartments are nothing short of stunning. Serviced by the Dorchester Collection, the apartments are to be fitted out to the highest standard, fully fitted by Boffi, Poggenpohl, Bulthaup or equivalent. It will feature kitchen appliances from Gaggenau, Sub Zero or equivalent and sinks from Franke or equivalent. The toilets will be fully-finished with stone walls and floor, as well as sanitary ware from the likes of Toto and Antonio Loppi.

2. Hillside

Composed of only 20 villas, Hillside in Jumeirah Golf Estates is an exemplary development with gorgeous views over the Earth course. Each home is complemented by modern finishes including natural travertine, marble, stone and solid timber that are perfect for those who appreciate contemporary design. These homes are the perfect combination of design and quality with specific attention paid to detail and minimalism.

3. Palme Couture

Palme Couture Residences from Innovate Living on Vimeo.

With only 14 apartments located on the Palm Jumeirah, Palme Couture's apartments pair good design, great layouts and impressive fit-outs. Designed by Massimo Lisotti of Innovate Living, apartments have their very own swimming pool All of these apartments will be fully serviced with 5-star hotel service, plenty of storage, in-built wardrobes and two to three reserved car parking spots. The social kitchens are fitted out with state of the art Poliform-Varenna in black and white gloss finishes with seamless black groove handles. The white stone flooring adds visual space and ambient depth as it wraps the kitchen island and creates a continuous flow into the living room. The bathrooms are inspired by the sea that the development is facing, with marble surfaces of natural grey and blue patterns. There are suspended vanity units finished in black and white gloss lacquer suggest a shell-like pearlescence. Marble countertops with integrated basins imitate a natural spring set in stone; whilst chrome vanity and shower fixtures by Gessi bring a contemporary edge. These units are also smart-home tech-enabled. 

  • Palm Jumeirah Ready

    Garden Homes AED 1,350,000 per year
    • Villa
    • 4 beds
    • 7,072 sq. ft.

4. W Residences The Palm

  • Palm Jumeirah Ready

    Garden Homes AED 1,300,000 per year
    • Villa
    • 4 beds
    • 6,699 sq. ft.

Serviced by the W hotel, W Residences has both penthouses and mansions that are stunning. The design behind these houses are influenced by the Bastakiya district in Dubai. 

5. Koa Canvas

If you like an urban-chic, open plan layout, then it doesn't get much better than KOA Canvas. Located in the Al Barari area, it's designed by T.Zed Architects. With over 41 unique, customisable layouts, KOA is perfect for those who are looking to live and work in the community, giving rise to co-working & co-living spaces in Dubai. Its in-house workspace is called Nasab Dubai. 

6. Muraba

Muraba has won design awards last year for its unique design that both maximises views and privacy, but at the same time minimises harsh sunlight, especially during Dubai summers. An open-plan living concept, most apartments have skyline views of the Burj al Arab or sea views. 

7. Pearl Jumeirah Villa

We love the floating staircase at this flawless villa located right next to Nikki Beach Club. An impeccable villa, it is fitted out with only the best, from its Boffi kitchen to Villeroy & Boch modern bathroom suites. The home enjoys a Dynalite lighting/dimming system, Italian LED spotlights throughout, a full Phillips home automation system and custom made Poltrona Frau & Cassina furnishing. 

8. Al Barari Villa

This exemplary Al Barari villa is a rare gem. With its own private cinema room, spa temple, stunning lap pool, and glass door garage, it would be difficult to say no to moving in right away!

9. Serenia

  • Jumeirah Islands Ready

    European Clusters AED 2,500,000 per year
    • Villa
    • 5 beds
    • 6,100 sq. ft.

Serenia The Palm designed by WSW Architects has provided the highest quality of finishing, with a variety of unique contemporary touches, designed to make the most of natural light with floor to ceiling glass that reflects a beach lifestyle. 

10. Bespoke Palm Jumeirah Villa

  • Palm Jumeirah Ready

    Signature Villas AED 2,000,000 per year
    • Villa
    • 6 beds
    • 7,000 sq. ft.

On this specific unit on Palm Jumeirah, the developer has asked one of the best regional architects who has also been behind several five-star projects like Monte Carlo Beach Club, Budha Bar, Toro Toro, and Park Hyatt. This three-storied villa has panoramic views of the Palm Jumeirah Crescent, Dubai Marina Skyline, and the Arabian Sea with a royal size of private beach frontage. 

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