Dubai is a great city for kids; there are so many fun things for kids of all ages to do. It’s also a city with hundreds if not thousands of great hotels.
My grandsons love Dubai and are looking forward to this summer’s vacation. We haven’t decided where we will stay yet, there are so many hotels to choose from, it’s going to be a hard choice!
Here’s a list of the most kid friendly hotels in Dubai, a couple that we’ve stayed in and those we are considering for this year’s visit.
*Room rates shown are for this summer’s peak season for 2 adults & 2 children, they are slightly lower during off peak season
Atlantis The Palm is situated on the man made Palm Island. Like it’s counter part in the Bahamas this hotel has its own waterpark with slides, wave pools, lazy river, and more. Hotel guests have free Aquaventure Waterpark admission every day of their stay and get discounts on park activities such as the zipline rides, shark safari, and more. Guests also get discounts to the Lost Chamber Aquarium and activities there.
Aside from the waterpark hotel guests have access to the hotel pools, kids and teen clubs, play zones, nanny services, and more; extra fees may apply for some services and activities.
If you feel like splurging the hotel has these super cool signature Neptune and Poseidon Suites which are underwater! Their windows look into the hotel’s Ambassador Lagoon, wake up to the sight of fish swimming by your “window”.
Hotel room rates start at $500+/night, but look out for specials during off peak seasons
The beachfront Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of the best family hotels in the area. Guests have complimentary unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark next door during their stay.
The hotel has 5 pools, beach access and amenities, kids and teen clubs, spa, fitness center, and more. Hotel rooms have great Gulf views and some have views of the near by Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s iconic building that’s billed as the only 7 Star hotel in the world.
Hotel room rates start at $500+/night
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If you really want to splurge you can book a stay at the Burj Al Arab the ultra luxury hotel. Along with the luxurious amenities offered by the hotel, Burj guests have complimentary unlimited access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark during their stay as well as share the kids and teens clubs at the neighboring Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Room rates at the Burj Al Arab start at $1300+/night.
The Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is the gateway to Te Madinat Hotels. There are 3 different boutique hotels in this vast complex that are connected by the Souk Madinat Jumeirah.
The hotel complex has meandering waterways which can be explored on their 20 minute Magical Abra Journey. Tickets are sold in the Souk.
Hotel guests have complimentary access to the private beach as well as unlimited admission to the Wild Wadi Waterpark with free shuttle or buggy service from the resort to the park. On site the hotel has a kids pool and kids club for hotel guests. There’s also a turtle enclosure at this hotel, it’s part of the company’s commitment to the Turtle Rehabilitation Project in the Gulf. You can feed the turtles at set times.
Hotel room rates start at $196+/night
The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray located on The Palm was inspired by the grand palaces from the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire.
From it’s magnificent lobby to it’s Ottoman inspired guest rooms this 5-star hotel is truly a luxurious delight.
The hotel has one of the largest spa facilities in the Middle East complete with Turkish Hammam. Guests have access to the private beach, infinity pool, children’s club, movie theater, shopping area, restaurants, lounges, and more. Guests also receive 1 day complimentary admission to Wild Wadi Waterpark with free shuttle service from the resort to the park.
Room rates start at $256/night
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is one of our favorites.
From the moment the kids step in to the lobby they are made truly welcome. Each child is presented with a complimentary backpack filled with vacation necessities including a disposable camera, water bottle, beach toy, and more.
Most rooms have large private balconies with ocean views. Guests have access to the private beach, pools, kids’ club, fitness center, spa, and more. There are many beach and pool activities designed to keep kids entertained.
We usually stay in an Executive Club Room and have access to the Executive Club Lounge for complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, happy hour, and drinks and snack throughout the day. This rate also has complimentary round-trip airport transfers.
Regular room rates start at $239/night
Executive room rates start at $289/night
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is another 5-Star Starwood Resort. It offers the same amenities as its neighbor The Westin.
Guests have access to the private beach, pools, fitness, center, spa, kids’ club, and more.
Room rates start at $195/night
The Waldorf Astoria on The Palm is a world renowned luxury hotel is part of the Hilton Family of Hotels.
This hotel is just 1 year old. It offers guests all the luxury and amenities this brand is known for; private beach, beautifully appointed rooms, fitness and spa facilities, pools, and kids’ club.
Room rates start at $261/night
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Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Resort is another one of my favorites. We’ve stayed here many times.
It’s located in the heart of the Walk with it’s many shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Hotel guests have access to the beach, pools, fitness center, kids’ club and more.
Room rates start at $237/night.
Hilton Dubai The Walk is just across the street from the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Resort.
It’s really an apartment hotel and is ideal for families because it has 2-4 bedroom apartments. It has a small pool on property but guests have access to the facilities and amenities at the Hilton Resort across the street.
Room rates start at $310/night
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai- Jumeirah Beach is right on the beach and is located in the heart of the Walk.
They don’t have many amenities other than the beach, a pool, and a small fitness and spa facilities.
Room rates start $324/night
The Movenpick Jumeirah Beach is across the street from the beach in the heart of the Walk.
Most rooms have small balconies with a gulf view. The hotel has a bridge to it’s private beach and pool area.
They have spa and fitness facilities, but no kids programs from what I’ve seen. I’ve stayed at this hotel brand in Jordan and have been pleased with their services and amenities.
Room rates start at $261/night
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort is right on Jumeirah Beach and within walking distance to the Walk and Dubai Marina.
Hotel guests have access to the private beach, swimming pools, kids’ club, fitness center, spas, and more.
Room rates start at $190/night
Located on Jumeirah Beach the Ritz Carlton Dubai is a world class luxury hotel.
Guests have access to the private beach, 5 pools, tennis courts, kids’ zone, and more.
Room rates start at $218/night
The Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
is located across the street from the beach in the heart of the Walk. The private beach is accessed via a bridge from the hotel.
Guests have access to 3 pools, spa and fitness facilities, children’s program, and more.
Room rates start $285/night
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