Madinat Jumeirah’s most intimate hotel has reopened doors to its seven exclusive Malakiya Villas following a year-long refurbishment. Traversing the scenic waterways of Madinat Jumeirah, a picturesque journey via traditional wooden abra boats, lands guests at the reimagined villas which are a couture-inspired oasis of timeless elegance. Designed by Dubai-based Sahar Alyaseer, the striking villa aesthetic is a nod to the resort’s nostalgic arabesque design which exudes romanticism. Large windows that frame the picturesque leafy waterways outside, bathe the rooms in natural light complemented by tranquil neutral furnishings which are offset by pops of colour, resulting in a warm homelike ambiance.
The two- and three-bedroom configuration villas come with a plunge pool, expansive private terrace, kitchen, and access to Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach, exclusive pools and hotel facilities. Guest experience is paramount at the Malakiya Villas, where a dedicated team of private butlers fulfil guests’ every whim by crafting out-of-the-ordinary experiences, from private yoga sessions in the garden, bespoke spa treatments in the privacy of each villa with Talise Spa’s expert therapists, to exceptional gastronomic dining experiences by the resort’s renowned chefs. For guests keen to explore the wonders of Dubai, Malakiya Villas’ dedicated concierge also offers curated itineraries featuring private and one-of-a-kind experiences.