What makes The Marble Palace one of the region’s most opulent mansions. Let us find out!

The Marble Palace is the region’s most expensive mansion, valued at $204 million or AED 750 million, and is being displayed to the world for the first time by Sotheby’s International Realty in the UAE. This one-of-a-kind trophy home is a love letter to Belle Époque architecture, radiating grandeur with rich surface treatments, geometric finery, and gilded statuaries.

This is one of the largest properties in Dubai’s ultra-exclusive Emirates Hills neighbourhood, spanning over 70,000sqft of land space with an additional 60,000 square feet of built-up space. Its carefully crafted design elements are inspired by the High Renaissance and Baroque eras. This home is a celebration of ultimate luxury and is ideal for buyers looking for an exceptional lifestyle and eager to invest in Dubai’s rising real estate market.

George Azar, CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty in the UAE commented: “We’re so excited to bring this listing to the market. It is a testimony of the forward-thinking and innovative approach to property design that is rippling across Dubai.”

“Every aspect of this project reflects an extraordinary commitment of time, energy, and dedication by the team involved. In one instance, seventy skilled artisans devoted more than nine months to meticulously apply 700,000 sheets of gold leaf that embellish the property. The Palace’s grandiose design is the culmination of a rigorous twelve-year research and analysis of royal palaces and residences, which entailed frequent trips to Europe. Such meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout the property, and it testifies to the unwavering dedication of everyone involved in making this project a resounding success,” added Azar.

On the ground floor, the formal dining room stands out as a centrepiece of the property. The room is home to an 80,000 Coral Reef aquarium and this private feature serves as a unique and breath-taking element of this stunning home. The room is also complimented by a custom precious stone & crystal dining table amongst other collector’s pieces.

The Marble Palace includes two domes artistically curated over 2 and a half years, 160 elegant marble columns, adorned with elaborate Corinthian motifs. The domes rise over 14m from the ground floor, with hand-carved glass individual pieces completed by 17 expert French artists and 20,000 carefully hand carved coloured textured glass.

The palace facade is built with hand worked marble cladding consisting of over 40 containers of natural stone and marble imported from all over the world, and the property offers pristine views of the golf course as well as city skyline views of the iconic Burj Al Arab and Dubai’s coastline.

Another eye-catching installation is the koi fishpond, which is symmetrically located beneath the property’s second dome, with an enormous stone block adorned with a group of The Three Graces in the manner of the 18th century Canova sculpture, acting as a notable art element. The ground level also includes an indoor pool room with mother of pearl accents, a steam room, a sauna, and a 24-carat gold jacuzzi. The property’s ground level features a world-class presidential home office with a secretary cabin.

A 360sqm master bedroom and a big mini-master bedroom are located upstairs. Along with three additional bedrooms and the option for a further eight rooms. On the first floor, there is a 200sqm fully-equipped techno-gym, and in the basement, there is a carefully managed 16-car garage.

Additional features include a spacious cellar and a dedicated power substation. The property’s grounds feature 50 mature trees and a small lake with a pavilion.