The Best Family Hotels in Dubai; Finding a Flawless Balance

Family Dubai Holidays

Booking a holiday in Dubai is already massively popular for honeymoons, luxury couple retreats and solo adventures in the sun. There’s also a growing appreciation for how brilliant this destination is for luxury travel experiences with children.

It surprises many people researching family-friendly breaks that Dubai is only 6 to 7 hours away from the UK. There are some amazing deals on flights to Dubai too, making a luxury holiday there highly affordable; even for larger families!

Why is Dubai child-friendly and the perfect place for family holidays?

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The tourism industry in this United Arab Emirates city-state is entirely geared towards meeting the desires and needs of all ages and interests! There has been a great deal of money invested in building tourist attractions, hotels and even beaches that have everything you could possibly require on a luxury escape.

That includes attractions that are the perfect backdrop to make the best family holiday memories. Such as the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary or the world-renowned Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo. You will also find child-friendly activities and fun stuff in Dubai’s many luxury shopping areas, including the jaw-dropping Dubai Mall. Kids of all ages will love Dubai’s souks (traditional markets) too.

If your family love activity holidays in the sun or you need things for teenagers to do in Dubai, then among the options are skiing (yes really), a kite beach, sandboarding, camel riding and desert safaris.

Older kids on holiday in Dubai will be equally enthralled as their parents when they explore Dubai’s globally significant architecture. This includes the world’s tallest tower – Burj Khalifa – which is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a great idea to add the Dubai fountains (the world’s largest performing water display) to your family holiday itinerary too and a boat trip on Burji Lake.

The restaurants in the city and along the shoreline are of a very high standard and almost universally family-friendly places to eat in Dubai.

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Where to stay, while you play and enjoy sunshine all day

As the above shows, this luxury family holiday destination is ‘world-beating’ in many ways, as well as being blessed by year-round sunshine and high temperatures. It’s packed with outstanding hotel resorts for child-friendly Dubai holidays too. Many offer half-board accommodation in Dubai with great evening food options and meal timings for parents with young children. Many also make an all-inclusive luxury holiday beguiling, for the ultimate in parental relaxation!

Expect family accommodation in light and airy suites, often with private pools and sea views.

We have chosen our four best Dubai hotels for family stays.

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Family-friendly Dubai hotels don’t come any better than this!

Staying in the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai as a family gives you access to the best waterpark and marine encounter options in Dubai. The resort also ‘does’ kids clubs bigger and better than the rest and provides a well- equipped teenage chill area. The Atlantis has professional babysitters available and hosts truly unforgettable children’s birthday parties.

Even your pickiest eater will find something to enjoy in this child-friendly resort’s 23 restaurants!

Jumeirah Al Qasr

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Jumeirah Al Qasr

This excellent Dubai hotel for families also offers you access to an unmissable local attraction; the Wild Wadi Waterpark. The Jumeirah Al Qasr provides kids clubs for family breaks too, and to the standard modern parents’ demand for perfect holidays in the sun.

One of the biggest appeals of this resort though is its access to a safe and beautiful private beach for family holidays and its network of lovely waterways and outdoor play areas.

The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

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The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

The very name is enough to reassure you that luxury holiday experiences await during your family stay in Dubai. The hotel prides itself on offering facilities and activities to make guests of all ages happy, including floodlit tennis courts. a child only pool and lovely play area.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai also offers a great beach (one of the best stretches of sand in Dubai), lively kids’ clubs for Dubai holidays, and the best base for exploring the fascinating Dubai Marina area.

Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage

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Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage

As with all our top child-friendly Dubai hotels, this Arabian Court at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai is perfectly situated on the beachfront and goes out of its way to make guests of all ages comfortable.

However, one of the ways this resort stands out as a perfect holiday base, is that its entire architecture, décor and lush landscaping is themed on Arabian desert adventures! Making it stunning to look at and wonderful to explore with your cherubs.

There are well run children’s activities at this Dubai hotel too – including camel riding, camping and sand sculpturing – for when mum and dad want to hit the luxury spa or have some ‘me-time’!

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Finding the best luxury family holiday

Clearly, when your luxury escape involves your children too, it’s all about balance. Making sure that there is truly ‘something for everyone’ and enough ways to make marvellous holiday memories altogether, and independently!

Relax, and let the team at Just Perfect Holidays create the ideal balance for your family adventures in Dubai.