5 Family Friendly hotels in Dubai

There are three main hotels that spring to mind when you think of family holidays in Dubai;

Atlantis the Palm, the new kid on the block with its huge water park and aquarium, underwater suites and rooms mean you get up close and personal with over 60,000 marine life including sharks and even an albino alligator.

The Burj al Arab, the former icon of Dubai with its sail-shaped building towering up from the sea offers a whole host of water based activities and the Wild Wadi Water park free to all guests.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, another iconic landmark this time in the shape of a crested wave rolling in from the sea with 6 swimming pools, 20 restaurants and a kids club available from 8am till 10pm.

However, there are a few overlooked properties that offer just as much entertainment for the kids as the main three and here we explore some of the options and facilities.

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam

A smaller boutique hotel in a water lagoon setting, navigates around the hotel grounds on traditional boats in waterways that criss cross the resort or feed turtles in the main lagoon, with a whole host of water based activities and 40 restaurants no two days need be the same.


Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Built in a true Asian Style The Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is the only hotel in the UAE with Maldivian style over water bungalows with a number of lagoon view and swim up rooms this hotel is ideal for water babies, with the usual kids clubs and activities a perfect family getaway.


Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

A great family hotel with over 50 diffferent activities on offer, including a cinema and a climbing wall, with free entry to Wild Wadi Water Park for all guests and set on a magnificent beach


Ja Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

One of the only all-inclusive hotels in Dubai, The Ja Jebel Ali gives parents peace of mind from their demanding kids set on a palm tree lined beach with its own inflatable water park, an ideal family care free holiday.


The Palace at One & Only Royal Mirage.

Over 60 acres of fun filed luxury, kids can enjoy camel rides amongst the many other activities while the adults get a pampering in the Spa and Hammam a chillaxed atmosphere with excellent facilities combines both families and pampering.