Dubai is a city known for huge ostentatious villas and, with aspirations as the “Beverly Hills of Dubai”, Emirates Hills is a neighbourhood full of just such palatial abodes.
But this 10-bedroom home, which takes up two full-sized villa plots at the prestigious gated community, makes many of its plush neighbours pale in comparison. Taking up a whopping 32,200 square feet in terms of built-up area – roughly the same size as a small factory – the super-modern white facaded villa is so big that the entrance hall, complete with Buddha statue and huge hanging light sculpture, feels more akin to a hotel lobby than a family home.
An enormous lounge also reminiscent of a hotel lobby leads on to not one, but two kitchens – one for family cooking and another for entertaining. A downstairs guest suite comes with its own large lounge area, private terrace and bathroom and a private gym comes with new cardiovascular equipment, TV and shower. And of course there is a home office as large as many people’s entire apartment.
There is a lift to save you the trouble of walking up the grand staircase to the first floor. The five bedrooms upstairs all come with their own walk-in closets and en-suite bath and shower rooms. The master bedroom also includes a dressing room, private steam room and full bathroom.
A second floor includes a lounge area as well as a roof terrace, bar, sun deck and large hot tub with views of the Montgomerie golf course and the Dubai Marina.
A large swimming pool in the garden comes with underwater speakers so that you can hear your favourite tunes even while you take a dip. And in the fully air-conditioned underground parking area which has space for five cars and a cleaning area, there is even space to put up personalised logos to match the vehicles.
A large basement includes two more double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms as well as a TV room with vintage memorabilia and designs with access to a sunken garden.
Below stairs the villa includes accommodation for a housekeeper, a guard, a dormitory for three maids and their kitchen, bathroom and dining facilities as well as a laundry room.
But such luxury comes with an eye-wateringly high price tag. The villa is currently on the market Dh179 million – nearly six times as much as some of the neighbouring villas in the district.