Top 10 Luxury Family Resorts in Dubai

Dubai is known to be one of the most family-friendly cities thanks to its infrastructure and host of entertainment and accommodation options. There is no need to compromise on luxury during your next family holiday, Top Spots Dubai has rounded up the top 10 luxury family resorts in Dubai.

1. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Atlantis The Palm pays homage to the underwater kingdom and offers guests a host of family-friendly fun. The hotel hosts a wide range of water-themed attractions and activities. Explore the world’s biggest water park, Aquaventure, complete with kids pools and then head to the Lost Chambers aquarium. Enjoy unforgettable moments at the dolphin bay habitat or make the most of your chance to hang out with sea lions. There are also several on-land kids’ play areas, gaming zones and babysitting services. Refuel at Wavehouse, adults can sip on a cocktail and then the family can grab a bite and go bowling or test their skills on the Surf’s Up wave rider. Make a day of exceptional aquatic experiences even better with an evening of world-class dining. Asian favourites Nobu and Hakkasan can be found at Atlantis. Adults over 21 can keep themselves amused at the hotel’s famous weekend brunches.

2. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Sequim

The wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a Dubai icon. It opened in 1997 and put Dubai on the map as a family holiday destination. Little ones can splash around at the nearby Wild Wadi Waterpark (hotel guests get complimentary unlimited access), and there’s also a kids’ club, a climbing wall and the option to try out motorized water sports. Dining options span 13 in-house restaurants and bars. Parents can relax on a long stretch of private beach with excellent sea views and a chance to get those all-important Burj Al Arab photographs. There are five hotel pools to pick from. Walk for 10-minutes and you’ll reach the Souk Madinat Jumeirah which features family-friendly entertainment and dining options and an Arabian-style souk to explore together.

3. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeirah Al Naseem will make sure your family remains entertained from morning till night no matter the age group or taste. The hotel is part of the massive Madinat Jumeirah complex that includes four hotels/resorts – all accessible to Jumeirah Al Naseem guests – ensuring your kids won’t get bored. Within the Madinat, there are multiple dining options as well as boutique shopping and the ToDA (theatre of digital art). Kids will enjoy the chance to explore the Souk which hotel guests can make their way around via abra boat taxi. Kids staying at Jumeirah Al Naseem enjoy unlimited complimentary access to the kids club which includes activities from face painting, to sports and cinema screenings. Educate your little ones on the wildlife ecosystem. This hotel is home to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project a centre that rescues, rehabilitates and releases turtles. Jumeirah Al Naseem is within walking distance of the famous Wild Wadi waterpark (guests can enjoy complimentary access). Guests have five swimming pools to choose from or the long stretch of sandy beach.

4. Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

The palace-style hotel, Jumeirah Al Qasr, takes its design influence from traditional royal architecture. Upon entry, guests are met by an impressive water fountain topped with gold horses, a nod to the grandeur of the hotel. As part of the Jumeirah Group, Al Qasr offers guests access to all the facilities of the Madinat Jumeirah including the water taxis that transport visitors across the complex. Kids are kept amused at the on-site kids’ club which includes large areas to play as well as pools and a roster of child-friendly activities. Parents can relax at the Talise Spa which hosts sunset yoga classes on the beach or head to the private beach. Adult activities include golf, watersports, and tennis.

5. Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts is located within walking distance of several of Dubai’s theme parks, promising an action-packed stay. Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks and Legoland Water Park are all just a short walk away. The hotel has a relaxing Polynesian theme and features a lagoon pool and lazy river for relaxation after a long day of exploring the theme parks. There are also several entertainment options for kids inside the hotel and a spa for the parents.

6. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, JBR

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa features palm-lined green grass lawns (a novelty in Dubai) and a long stretch of beach. There are several temperature-controlled swimming pools for parents and kids while the Le Méridien Family Kids Club offers fun and games for little ones. One for active families, Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa features a teen fitness studio, kids’ playground and crazy golf as well as beach football and volleyball. There’s a grassy lawn for kids to play football on with excellent coaches. This hotel is close to key sights that families can explore together including The Walk JBR and Dubai Marina as well as Bluewater Island. Parents can make the most of the resort’s spa and tennis courts.

7. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Fairmont The Palm offers something for both adults and kids. There are four swimming pools to pick from as well as a private beach. Little ones can make the most of the Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club which features a playhouse, splash park, climbing wall as well as art and craft sessions, gaming and a chill-out zone for when it all gets too much. Guest rooms overlook the Palm, beach and Dubai Marina. The Willow Stream Spa is famous for its treatments while active parents can also make the most of the health centre and on-site classes including aquaspinning and yoga. Fairmont The Palm is well situated for families looking to explore the nearby Dubai Marina, JBR, and Bluewaters island as well as everything Palm Jumeirah has to offer including the newly opened West Palm Beach and Nakheel Mall.

8. Sofitel Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

This Polynesian themed family-friendly resort on Palm Jumeirah features impressive sea views that can be enjoyed from every room as well as three pools and a private beach. Kids can head to the Amura Kids Club to play with toys, books, games, and swim. The club has a revolving lineup of arts and crafts and activities as well as karaoke and a cinema. Parents can relax in the spa which offers an impressive 24 treatment rooms and a seawater pool. The boat jetty and tennis courts entertain the more adventurous adults.

9. Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

The Thai-inspired Anantara The Palm features a private beach with striking sea views including the iconic Burj Al Arab. This hotel sets itself apart as one of the UAE’s only addresses with over-water villas. There’s a host of activities on offer at this hotel including longtail boating, banana boat rides as well as watersports like paddleboarding and kayaking. There are also two tennis courts, large lagoon-style pools and a fitness centre. Little ones and teens will be kept busy at the action-packed Tuk Tuk Kids’ Club and Chill Teens’ Club while parents can enjoy the impressive Thai-inspired spa.

10. Raffles The Palm, Palm Jumeirah

Raffles is celebrated for its historic splendour and its latest addition, on the west crescent of Palm Jumeirah, continues this legacy. Rooms, suites and villas include access to the Raffles’ butler service. When it comes to keeping the little ones engaged Raffles offers a full programme of family-friendly activities from watersports like paddle boarding and snorkelling to the kids’ club that offers games, crafts, and educational activities. Guests staying in the Club Rooms and Suites can access the Raffles Club Lounge for dining with full views of the Dubai skyline. There are eight new dining options and bars inside the hotel for all guests to discover. For adult entertainment, head to the Raffles The Palm Dubai’s SOLA jazz lounge.

Top Spots Dubai has curated this list of hotel resorts based on first-hand experience. Contact us to make your booking.

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