There’s no denying that Dubai (and the UAE) is one of the world’s leading destinations welcoming millions of leisure travellers each and every year. Specifically, the emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah are increasingly renowned as destinations catering to families thanks to the numerous available attractions and family-friendly hotels.
For those considering travelling to the emirates on a family vacation, here we’ve curated the 7 best family-friendly hotels in the UAE.
Family-friendly Dubai hotels are considered some of the best in the world. Typically, these hotels are within arm’s reach of popular attractions such as waterparks, malls, and theme parks.
Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Designed to facilitate children, teens, as well as parents through its various amenities, Atlantis the Palm tops our list of Dubai’s family-friendly hotels. The hotel provides its guests with a free pass to the Aquaventure Water Park and is just a short distance away from the Lost Chambers aquarium.
Parents will also be able to enjoy some downtime while their little ones are being kept occupied by the various activities. Babysitting services are available and allow parents to go on relaxing strolls on the private beach or dine at the 23 available restaurants.
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Parents and children alike will be able to enjoy an impeccably maintained 500-meter-long private beach in Dubai Harbour’s Westin Dubai Mins Seyahi luxury resort and marina. Complimentary passes to the resort’s exciting Jungle Bay Waterpark are provided with each stay. Fancy some serious pool fun? Simply head over to Wild Wadi Waterpark located just minutes away.
Stylish deluxe rooms furnished with two queen beds and unobstructed views of the sea are perfectly suited to accommodate the arrival of parties of four to six. The ten onsite restaurants will prove fulfilling with dedicated menus for both adults and children.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Looking to have some fun exploring the Mall of the Emirates? Then the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates would serve as the perfect option for your family stay. The hotel is directly connected to both the Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai accessible via a special path. Beyond the mall and the slopes, families can look forward to exploring the Dubai Marina and the Burj Khalifa situated close by.
Family suites and specially decorated three-bedroom ski chalets are designed to comfortably house up to seven guests.
From Yas Waterworld to Warner Brothers World, Abu Dhabi is indeed a perfect destination for a family vacation. With scores of family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotels ready and willing to welcome you, there’s really no reason to delay your Abu Dhabi excursion.
Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort
The family-friendly Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort offers an 800-meter-long private sandy beach complete with a beach club. The clean and quiet family-oriented beach is perfect for carefree swimming with lifeguards keeping watch over everyone.
The hotel is conveniently located close to the world-famous Ferrari World as well as the Marina Mall, which renders it the perfect hotel to base your Abu Dhabi family trip. The hotel itself provides child-friendly facilities such as a playground and a paddling pool with water slides.
As for the rooms, the Executive Double Rooms feature a view of the sea and include access to the Executive Lounge. The rooms are designed to accommodate two adults and three children.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi excels as a family-friendly hotel largely due to its excellent Treasure Island Children’s Club. Shaped in the form of a pirate ship, the kid’s club is highly popular with children thanks to its numerous supervised activities revolving around the swimming pool and playground.
Parents can indulge in various activities knowing that their children are in safe and capable hands. Among others, the spa, swim-up bar, beauty salon, cinema and fitness room are available for parents to spend some much-needed downtime.
Though not as glitzy as Dubai, Sharjah also attracts families in search of some fun under the sun. As such, family-friendly Sharjah hotels can be easily found here.
Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa
The facade of the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa is nothing short of striking. Reminiscent of a fairytale sand castle by the sea, the resort is highly popular for families with young children. Popular activities include educational programs held in the kid’s club playroom as well as carefree fun in the resort’s supervised kid’s pool.
Parents can take advantage of the excellent spa and wellness facilities following a busy day of sightseeing and vacationing. When hunger strikes, head on over to one of the five onsite restaurants to enjoy a wide range of cuisines. The available restaurants have an area dedicated to families removed from the common restaurant area to allow for quieter meals.
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah
The Coral Beach Resort Sharjah provides a great staying option for families. The resort boasts its very own private white sand beach with crystal clear water, sun loungers and a beach bar. Not to worry, the offered drinks are non-alcoholic including a variety of fruit juices and smoothies. Two children swimming pools are shallow and fitted with secured water slides safely partitioned from the deeper adult pool.
A playground is also among the resort’s many amenities which perfectly compliments the resort’s shaded and open grounds perfect for a leisurely family stroll.