3 Types of Villa Architectural Designs You Will Find in Dubai

May 7, 2021

The rich architectural elements of the villas and townhouses in Dubai are coveted by many. These versatile villa designs within gated communities give residents access to all-inclusive amenities and lush green spaces. Custom built with elegance, these properties are always in demand and are perfect for growing families who seek the best in contemporary living.

Etched in the notion that home and living are inexplicably intertwined I take you through the 3 most popular architectural styles of villas you will find in Dubai.


Arabic-styled dwellings blend oodles of ancient Arabian heritage and touches of Islamic culture. In these homes, you typically find a large majlis seating area adorned with massive chandeliers, shiny polished floors and intricate golden railings. Elements of grandeur are reflected in the design inspirations of ornate doors, domed ceilings, intricate lanterns and light-filled corridors.

Sectional sitting with expansive windows and glamorous draperies offer residents an impeccable view. Some villas also have open courtyards and wide patios, a perfect place for enjoying the Arabian tea outdoors. These kinds of houses are found in Arabian Ranches, Palm Jumeirah, Al Barari, Mirdif and Meadows.


The Mediterranean styled villas are a harmonious amalgamation of Italian and Spanish architecture. A hallmark feature of these houses is their prominent arches, high-strength columns and terracotta roof tiles. Stone details, heavy wooden carved doors, metalwork on windows and balconies are other common features. Furthermore, the homes are recognized by their white stucco thick exterior walls which offer an additional layer of insulation against the scorching heat in the UAE

Reddish-brown roof lines render an earthy rustic look and are asymmetrically placed at multi-levels to create a contemporary twist. Gorgeous wooden ceiling beams run throughout the homes. Colorful hand-painted tiles adorn the floor and walls as design inspirations.

Another popular ornamentation is the private inner courtyards and large interior hallways and are perfect spots for entertaining evenings. Spanish-Italian revival houses are popular on The Palm, Arabian Ranches, Dubai Land and Dubai Industrial Park.


Contemporary townhouses in Dubai reflect the architecture of the modern world and are constantly evolving. Villa designs are infused with innovative technologies of automation and construction. The use of reinforced concrete, steel, and glass create asymmetric features and bold geometric shapes with clean lines running across the structure.

Driven by the idea of functionalism and minimalism, the interiors of contemporary houses feature open illuminated spaces and exclusion of unnecessary decor. Though there’s an element of simplicity in their design, there is an oozing combination of beauty and practicality. These homes are spotted in District One, Mudon, Damac Hills, Dubai Hills, Emirates Hills and several other locations.

Whatever the style of villa you desire, the affluent villas of Dubai offer a lifestyle full of comfort and luxury. Connect with me on / +971503544582 to get a list of your preferred villa designs in Dubai and their prime locations.


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