With holidays being put on hold throughout the past year, you may be thinking of the perfect family-friendly location to book for when travel gets back into full swing. With sunshine all year round, and stunning white sandy beaches, the beautiful city of Dubai provides an endless and world-leading list of unforgettable sight-seeing; adventure; culinary and spa activities to cater for all the family. Dubai is full to the brim with once in a lifetime experiences, ensuring that visitors of all ages experience a unique collection of cultures, traditions, and regional history throughout their stay. 

If you are not already convinced, a family vacation in Dubai places some of the world’s most impressive hotels and resorts at your fingertips. To aid you in your search, we have put together a list of the best, family-favourite hotels in and around the city which are bursting with kid’s facilities, water parks, top of the range spa treatments and gorgeous golden beaches. 

1.    Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis The Palm, DubaiHome to bucket-list experiences such as The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Dolphin Bay and celebrity restaurants such as Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Atlantis is one of Dubai’s absolute top sought-after hotels, and it is not hard to see why.

With families in mind, Atlantis The Palm offers childcare and entertainment such as The Kids Club and The Zone Teenage Club to give parents peace of mind that their children and loved ones are in great, fun-loving hands throughout their stay. Kids also dine free all year with bed and breakfast or half-board bookings, increasing the affordability of your family-friendly stay.

These facilities also make way for use of the renowned Shuiqi Salon and Fitness Centres for those who want to relax and rejuvenate, or the Aquaventure Waterpark for the thrill-seekers amongst us. Alternatively, for those that are travelling to the United Arab Emirates with sight-seeing as a priority, Atlantis The Palm is also just a short distance from the world-famous Burj Khalifa, providing both beautiful beach and stunning skyline views alike. 

2.    The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach ResortSituated on the famous Jumeirah Beach, Westin Mina Seyahi is surrounded by stretches of beautiful, white sand, and is a firm favourite for those looking for a classic, relaxing beach holiday. This five-star resort caters for all tastes, boasting an impressive list of amenities and facilities to ensure your stay is a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience. 

Within proximity to some of Dubai’s most popular tourist destinations such as the Jungle Bay Waterpark and award-winning golf clubs such as Emirates Golf Club, a stay at Westin Mina positions you amongst all the action, with the ability to kick-back and relax at the end of a busy day, on one of the world’s most famous beaches. Bliss.

Also – don’t panic parents, the hotel is home to Westin Family, a resort programme designed to ensure your young ones have an unforgettable experience during their stay. Activities range from the development of their personal travel journal to daily adventures in the local area, making Westin Mina Seyahi perfect for your next family trip.

3.    Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach HotelDubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel is the original world-class Jumeirah hotel, boasting a beautiful seaside location, state-of-the-art facilities and exciting adventures for all ages. Whilst we can’t list everything this resort has to offer, as you’d be reading all day, some of the highlights including access to Jumeirah’s private beach and executive pool, as well as access to exclusive airport meet and greet facilities, ensuring complete peace of mind for the family.

The Jumeriah Beach Hotel ensures everything you need for the best family holiday is on your doorstep. Facilities that place this Jumeirah Beach at the top of our list for family holiday destinations include the on-site Wild Wadi Waterpark, Michelin-star dining, and even the resorts own Ottoman-inspired wellness spa, providing entertainment, activities and relaxation opportunities for all ages all in one location, making it the perfect family-friendly destination.

4.    Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Jumeirah Mina A’SalamIf you like the sound of Jumeirah Beach but perhaps want to explore your family friendly options, part of the Jumeriah family, the Madinat Mina a Salam resort provides access to all the facilities that the Jumeirah Beach Hotel has to offer. 

With an impressive catalogue of culinary expertise, this hotel caters for all ages, tastes and palettes. From Mediterranean specialties and Mexican favourites to Chinese and Arabic cuisines, we can guarantee that even the fussiest of family members will find something they love. 

For families that love to stay active, The Madinat Mina a Salam is a particularly great option. Home to luxurious gym facilities, a stay at the Madinat Mina a Salam ensures that visitors can maintain their fitness routines for all reasons, at any time, for all ages. 

5.    Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph CollectionIn the centre of Dubai, The Habtoor Grand boasts an impressive catalogue of modern and spacious suite choices catering to an array of budgets, family sizes and interests. With this ideal waterside location, The Habtoor Grand provides excellent proximity to some of Dubai’s top tourist attractions whilst ensuring visitors can enjoy the hotels idyllic private beach, pools and resort restaurants, putting visitor security at the upmost importance. 

With proximity to both Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports, for families with young children, this hotel is also a great choice to ensure that travel is kept to a minimum. 

When travelling with family, safety is always a priority, and this is paramount at The Habtoor Grand. With a dedicated commitment to cleaning, contactless services and flexible cancellation, you can be assured that your holiday is in great hands in these unpredictable times. 


Now, whilst our last suggestion isn’t in the heart of the city, the Doubletree by Hilton – Marjan Island, is one of the most sought after at the height of the holiday season. 

6.    DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island

Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan IslandJust 45 minutes out of the city, Marjan Island provides you with quick access to all that Dubai has to offer, whilst maintaining the ability to escape to the quiet and relaxing suburbs within a short commute. 

Kids facilities are at the forefront of this resort, ensuring children of all ages are guaranteed an adventure and fun-packed family holiday, including a fully supervised outdoor playground and unique water adventure facilities. These facilities and their included activities are curated with the best family experience in mind, to enable parents to fully relax with the knowledge that their young ones are in great hands. The child-friendly accessibility doesn’t stop there, with babysitting and crib services, playgrounds and specialised menus to ensure your children’s every need are met. 

Whilst your children are well-taken care of, the Jouri Rose Spa offers peace and tranquillity away from the hustle of the city, well and truly providing the best of both worlds. 

The Doubletree Marjan Island also comprises extensive accessibility facilities ranging from elevators and accessible routes resort-wide, to lowered amenities for ease of use and enhanced mobility entrances and exits to ensure complete comfort for all visitors, regardless of needs. 

We offer a range of family-friendly holidays to suit all your needs. Get in touch with us today and allow us to plan your perfect family-friendly holiday.