Dubai is a fun destination for families with oodles of activities to keep every age group entertained. You have a choice of all-inclusive hotels for totally stress-free budgeting and several board upgrade offers which give half board for the price of breakfast only. Dubai is a water-park enthusiasts dream and you may well qualify for free admission to the likes of Wild Wadi or Aquaventure if you are resident in certain hotels. Iconic hotels can be a somewhat overused statement in Dubai but from a family point of view Atlantis the Palm probably deserves it with more to do than any other. We know Dubai and we know families so let us send you all flying soon!
‘Beachfront Luxury; Prime Location’
Overlooking the Arabian Gulf and set in 19 acres of gardens, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect location for a beach/city break. There are 504 rooms and suites with sea or Dubai Marina views. Facilities include three swimming pools, a splash pool and a kid’s pool; direct beach access with water sports, a spa and fitness centre. There are 13 restaurants and bars offering International cuisine including European and Middle Eastern.
‘Spacious Summer Houses – Cosy Courtyard Setting’
Madinat Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf consists of traditional summer houses with central courtyard, set amongst winding waterways, meandering paths and landscaped gardens. Each Summerhouse has a balcony that overlooks the Burj Al Arab or the Arabian Gulf and in their courtyards with Arabian Majilis or living room drinks are served daily. Traditional Abra boats or golf buggies can be used to explore the Madinat Jumeirah resort which comprises Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah Al Naseem and Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr. The resort is situated on a private beach and has many pools, tennis courts, squash facitilies, Talise spa and fitness centre and kids’ clubs. All guests receive complimentary access to Wild Wadi WaterparkTM. There are nearly 30 restaurants and bars across Madinat Jumeirah that offer food from around the world and feature local specialities.
‘Secluded gardens and private beach’
One of the three distinct environments that make up One&Only Royal Mirage, a resort of 65 acres comprising landscaped gardens, private coastline and rich Arabian architecture. One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace is situated on the beachfront and has 231 guest rooms and suites, all of which face seaward and have a balcony or terrace. The Resort has three temperature-controlled swimming pools including an adult only pool situated at The Palace. The spa and hammam offer a range of traditional and modern treatments and massages and the fitness centre has state of the art equipment for keeping body in shape. Across the The Palace and Arabian Court there are 8 restaurants and 6 bars that will satiate your appetite and thirst. All guests staying at One&Only Royal Mirage can enjoy daily complimentary access to the Atlantis Aquaventure.
‘Beachfront Gardens, Romantic Arabian Architecture’
This residence is one of three distinct environments that make up One&Only Royal Mirage. The resort sits in 65 acres comprising of landscaped gardens, private coastline and elegant Arabian architecture. Typified by intricate arches, domes and towers, the One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court is situated at the heart of the resort and has 160 guest rooms and 10 suite. All residences are sea facing with either a private balcony or terrace. The Arabian Court is home to several of the resort’s restaurants and bars, including the striking Arabian Rooftop Bar. The wider resort facilities include a spa, fitness centre, private beach, numerous water sports, land sports and a children’s club. All guests staying at One&Only Royal Mirage can enjoy daily complimentary access to the Atlantis Aquaventure.
'Private Beach – Iconic Wave Design'
Overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab and with its own distinctive wave architecture Jumeirah Beach has rooms and 1,2 & 3 bedroom suites that overlook the Arabian Gulf or the city. The hotel has a private beach area, five swimming pools including a fantastic children’s pool adjacent to the kids’ club and a range of land and water sports including tennis and squash. Guests enjoy free unlimited access to Wild Wadi WaterparkTM which is located next door. The J Club is home to Talise Spa which has a fitness centre, sauna, hot tubs and a steam room alongside spa treatments. Food and drink is available at a variety of venues including beach front surf classics at Ocean Blue and sky high cocktails overlooking the city at Uptown Bar. Adjacent to Madinat Jumeirah, the wider resort has over 40 dining venues to choose from.
‘Family Friendly with a Beachfront Location’
Part of the award-winning JA The Resort, JA Palm Tree Court is situated amongst gardens, waterfalls, and winding paths adjacent to the beach front overlooking the Gulf. The accommodation includes suites with private balconies or terraces. There are seven temperature-controlled swimming pools, a spa, and wellness centre. Guests can also enjoy access to over 25 restaurants and bars. Leisure facilities include a variety of land and water sports and a 9-hole, par 36 golf course. Families are perfectly catered for with a crèche and two kid’s clubs offering fun, age-appropriate activities and games.
‘Ritz-Carlton Class with Dubai Waterfront Style’
Located on the waterfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai has access to a private beach. The rooms and suites have either a balcony or a terrace that overlooks the gardens, resort or the sea. The resort has a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and tennis courts and excursions can be arranged with a concierge. There are eight restaurants and bars including the Lobby Lounge famous for its afternoon tea, Ritz-Carlton style.
‘A One-Of-A-Kind Entertainment, Leisure and Hotel Icon’
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai is the iconic resort situated on the crescent of Dubai’s Palm Island. The resort is a luxury, ocean-themed destination, with rooms and suites facing the Dubai skyline, the Atlantis beach front, Palm and Arabian Sea, or the sealife-inhabited Ambassador Lagoon located within the hotel's Lost Chambers Aquarium. Guests staying at Atlantis, The Palm have the benefit of daily access to Aquaventure Waterpark, the world's largest waterpark with a total of 105 slides, attractions and experiences, as well as 36 incredible restaurants, bars and lounges that include both celebrity and Michelin-starred venues. The Awaken Spa presents the brand new Nailology, the first licenced nail salon in the region. The Atlantis Explorers Club is open for little ones aged 4-12 years and The Zone for teenagers 13-17 years old.
‘Opulent Palatial Residence - Private Beach on The Palm’
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is situated on the West Crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. The hotels architecture has been inspired by the historic Ottoman era and the lobby has the world’s largest bohemian crystal chandelier and a grand water fountain. There are elegant guest rooms, suites and Royal Residences all of which have views across the Palm, Gulf or Dubai’s iconic skyline. The hotel has a private beach, infinity pool, kids’ club & splash zone and is the location for the Talise Spa and Fitness centre. There are ten restaurants and bars including The Musichall which has live entertainment whilst guests enjoy a gourmet dinner and Amala serves Indian food in a contemporary way.
Dubai The Palm Location – Private Beach and Watersports
Located on the East Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa is a French-Polynesian inspired resort that invites guests to ‘Live the French Way.’ Accommodation ranges from Classic Rooms to apartments to Beach Villas. Play tennis, enjoy water sports off the private beach or relax in the spa. The hotel has six restaurants featuring food from around the world and there are five bars where you can enjoy live sport, be inspired by the art of cocktail making or where you can enjoy ice cream, sorbets and smoothies.
‘Cool and Contemporary - Beachside’
Madinat Jumeirah Al Naseem is positioned along a stretch of private beach, surrounded by gardens. The hotel is a part of the Madinat Jumeirah Resort which is interconnected by 3kms of waterways. Each of the rooms and suites are contemporary and well-equipped, with an open plan feel. The hotel sits adjacent to the Wild Wadi Waterpark to which guests receive complimentary access. Facilities at the resort include the Talise Spa, fitness centre, swimming pools, private beach and land and water sports. There are nearly 30 restaurants and bar around the Jumeirah Madinat complex.