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6 of the best Dubai hotels for family holidays


Dubai is renowned for its unrivalled luxury, spectacular beaches and some of the world’s best water parks! The Middle Eastern city is also the perfect place for a family holiday, with countless activities, theme parks and once in a lifetime experiences on offer.

If you’re planning your dream family holiday to Dubai, take a look at our pick of the best family-friendly resorts…

1. Atlantis, The Palm Dubai

Atlantis, The Palm Dubai is arguably one of the city’s most famous resorts. The hotel is based on the Palm Jumeirah and takes inspiration from the mythical lost city of Atlantis. Both you and your kids will love this fantasy world, where anything is possible!

When it comes to family-fun, you’re spoilt for choice. There’s the breathtaking Aquaventure Water Park, two activity clubs for kids and teens, a huge aquarium and the chance to get up close and personal with marine life at Sea Lion Point and Dolphin Bay.

2. Jumeirah Beach Hotel

What do you look for in a family-friendly resort? Children’s activities? Water sports? A safe haven for your little ones to play in? You’ll find it all here at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, where even the adults will feel young at heart.

We love the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and your family will, too. Children will love Sinbad’s Kids Club. For older guests and teens, there’s the Pavilion Dive centre and wait for it… complimentary access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark, all day, everyday!

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3. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Hotel

When it comes to Dubai family holidays, the Waldorf Astoria Dubai is the real deal. The 5-star resort offers something for guests of all ages, from beach activities to water sports!

If you’re travelling with children, take them to Coco’s Kids Club, where younger guests can really let their imaginations run wild. Talking of wild, the Wild Wadi Water Park is just a stones throw from the hotel.

4. Sofitel The Palm, Dubai

Sofitel The Palm, Dubai’s villas and suites are an ideal setting for any family getaway. There’s so much to see and do around this brilliant resort, from tennis to the nearby Aquaventure Waterpark, which is home to some truly incredible water slides!

There’s also the Amura Kids Club, where your children will be able to play with toys, read books and splash about in the children’s pool! For older kids and adults, there’s various water sports and eco golf – a truly unique experience!

Beach and dhow, Dubai

5. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray On The Palm

Family holidays are a great opportunity to bond and spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. If you’re going away, you’ll want to stay somewhere that both you and your kids can enjoy. That somewhere is the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on The Palm.

In terms of family-friendly hotels in Dubai, the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray On The Palm is definitely one of our all-time favourites. How many hotels do you know of that boast a private cinema? You’re also just a 15-minute shuttle ride from the world-famous Wild Wadi Waterpark.

6. Fairmont The Palm Dubai – Dubai Beach

Calling all young adventurers, the Fairmont Falcons’ Junior Club is waiting! Fairmont The Palm Dubai is a 5-star hotel with a difference. It’s a place where you can sit back and unwind, safe in the knowledge that your children are having the time of their life in a safe environment.

The hotel is also jam-packed with family activities, including fun beach games and high octane kayaking experiences! On top of all of this, you’re just a short distance from one of Dubai’s best family attractions – the Wild Wadi Waterpark.

There’s so much to see and do around Dubai. Adventure golf, aquariums and trips to the desert are just a few of the many reasons to choose this Middle Eastern metropolis for your next family holiday.

For more ideas and tips on what to do during your stay, check out our interactive video – A Day in Dubai!

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