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13 Luxury Family Hotels in Dubai & Family Activities

Dubai is a fantastic destination for a family vacation, home to beautiful beaches, as well as record-breaking theme parks, water parks and cultural attractions. Best of all, the top family hotels in Dubai surprisingly don’t come with the price tag you’d expect. Parents can press “pause” on the real world and whisk their family away for a cool getaway they’ll always remember.

Arabian family with kids having fun in the desert

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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best family hotels in Dubai with fun on-site facilities. The best family hotels in Dubai offer something for every member of your tribe, with on-site water parks, kid-friendly swimming pools and activity-packed kids clubs. Along with the top family hotels in Dubai, we’ve also highlighted the best things to do in Dubai with kids.

Top Family Hotels in Dubai

Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis The Palm, Family hotels in Dubai

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Atlantis The Palm is a Dubai icon and one of the best family hotels in Dubai, offering fun holiday experiences for all ages. Kids will love the on-site Atlantis Aquaventure, while parents will delight at the multiple world-class dining options and luxury spa. In addition to a Kids Club with play zones, families can take advantage of the bowling alley, surf wave rider and underwater theatre.

Families can enjoy the panoramic Arabian Gulf vistas in an Ocean View Room, which also features flat-screen TVs, private balconies, while Suites add extra space with living rooms and terraces. Go all out with a stay in the Underwater Suite, which features private butler services and captivating views of the lagoon with 65,000 marine animals.

Nearby Attractions

  • Emirates Golf Club (12.3 kilometres)
  • Wild Wadi Water Park (12.2 kilometres)
  • Mall of the Emirates (15.5 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 298 – USD 16,275
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 1 Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, family hotel in Dubai

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Set against a backdrop of the Dubai Marina skyline, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai offers rooms and suites with ocean or city views. Stay in a Luxe Sea View for two double queen-size beds, or upgrade to a Two Bedroom Suite for an expansive terrace with a private pool. Families can also select a four-bedroom suite or one of the connecting rooms for extra space.

Sign you and your crew up for boat cruises, snorkelling or aqua bikes, then dine on gourmet Chinese cuisine at Maiden Shanghai or sweet treats at The Delisserie. While kids are busy at the Kids Club, parents can visit the luxury spa for yoga and massages or enjoy dazzling skyline views from the rooftop lounge.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 148 – USD 3,424
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: No. 1, Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, family hotel in Dubai

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Beach-loving families flock to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which offers access to a private stretch of beach. Kids can burn energy at the tennis courts, make a splash in the outdoor pools, or join organized activities in the Kids Club. Families are spoiled with a long list of on-site restaurants, while parents can get re-charged with a lavish body treatment at the posh Talise Spa.

The Ocean Family Deluxe was designed with families in mind, offering a king-size bed and two fold-out beds as well as a flat-screen TV and access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. For more space, two and three-bedroom Ocean Suites add large living rooms, Dubai skyline views and complimentary access to the Kids Club.

Nearby Attractions

  • Art Dubai (1.2 kilometres)
  • Wild Wadi Waterpark (650 metres)
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah (1.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 233 – USD 2,274
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection

Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection, family hotel in Dubai

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Located within Dubai Parks and Resorts, Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection boasts a Polynesian-inspired design and fun amenities for families. Kids can cool off in the temperature-control pools or enjoy the lazy river at the Kids and Teens Club. The whole family will love the hand-made dumplings at Hikina and international buffet favourites at Kalea, while parents can book a couples massage at the spa.

Chic rooms offer park access as well as complimentary Wi-Fi, pillowtop beds and private balconies or terraces. Suites add extra space with living areas, while the palatial three-bedroom villa boasts a private plunge pool and whirlpool.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 117 – USD 1,509
Guest Rating: 8.8
Address: Sheikh Zayed Road Opposite Pal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

JA Palm Tree Court

JA Palm Tree Court, family hotel Dubai

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Easily one of the best family hotels in Dubai, JA Palm Tree Court is set along a palm tree-lined beach. There are multiple restaurants and bars, as well as four pools and a luxury spa. Outdoor activities abound, from the golf course and clay shooting to tennis and horse riding. Try wake boarding or paddle board yoga, then let the kids loose in the Kids Play Area or sign up for exciting seaplane tours.

The all-inclusive Dubai beach resort’s spacious suites are ideal for families with separate living rooms, private balconies and sea views. The Beachfront Residence has a beautiful beachfront location, while the ornate Sea View Residence Two Bedroom Suite has its own dedicated suite pool.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 139 – USD 1,938
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Exit 13, Sheikh Zayed Road, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm, family hotel in Dubai

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Situated on Dubai’s most sought-after island community, Fairmont The Palm is a luxury beachfront resort with family-friendly amenities. Wake up to panoramic sea views in a Fairmont View Room, which also has interconnecting rooms available. Two Bedroom Apartments are also available with living rooms, kitchens and laundry rooms.

In addition to a children’s pool and Kids Club, families can get their daily dose of Vitamin D at the beachfront pool or sign up for kayaking or sailing lessons. When hunger strikes, Little Miss India serves Indian cuisine while all-day dining and Theme Nights are popular at Flow Kitchen. The posh Willow Stream Spa offers signature spa experiences.

Nearby Attractions

  • Wild Wadi Waterpark (7.5 kilometres)
  • Al Barsha Pond Park (9.3 kilometres)
  • Mall of the Emirates (8.2 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 176 – USD 1,338
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, family hotel in Dubai

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Living up to its luxury brand name, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach boasts a ritzy spa and private poolside cabanas. Enjoy your own tropical oasis at the private beach, then dine on international favourites at Suq, which also has a kids play area. Young guests have numerous opportunities for fun with an on-site kids program and a free-form outdoor pool.

The entry-level Deluxe Resort-View Room is ultra-luxurious, featuring a flat-screen TV, outdoor daybed, iPad Mini and PlayStation/XBox on request. Upgrade to a Sea-View Room for water views, or stay in a spacious suite with a living room. Kids will love the child-size bathrobes and children’s toiletries.

Nearby Attractions

  • City Walk by Meraas (4.6 kilometres)
  • Mercato Shopping Mall (3.5 kilometres)
  • Burj Khalifa (8.4 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 473 – USD 21,684
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, PO Box 128777, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah, family hotel in Dubai

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One of Dubai’s top luxury family hotels, Jumeirah Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into 1,001 Arabian Nights. Boasting a family-friendly atmosphere and exclusive private beach, guests can indulge in a royal feast at one of the on-site restaurants or browse the spa’s menu of relaxing body treatments.

A collection of plush rooms feature majestic Arabian decor and private balconies, as well as flat-screen TVs and mini bars. One Bedroom Ocean Suites feature generously-sized living areas for kids to play, while Three Bedroom Royal Suites add enjoy butler services and a large terrace.

Nearby Attractions

  • Dubai Miracle Garden (12.8 kilometres)
  • Dubai Autodrome (13.4 kilometres)
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure (26.9 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 304 – USD 1,440
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: PO Box 75157, Al Sufouh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Al Naseem

Jumeirah Al Naseem, family hotel in Dubai

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Junior guests will find unlimited fun at Jumeirah Al Naseem, as this contemporary beachside retreat not only has a private beach but a Kids Club with indoor and outdoor playgrounds. In addition to complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, parents will love the fine dining restaurants with world-class chefs.

It’s one of the only luxury family hotels in Dubai with Family Rooms, which offer private balconies overlooking the hotel’s gardens and swimming pools. Upgrade to a Family Suite for a separate living room and private terrace, as well as exclusive Club Lounge access and return transfers to Dubai International Airport.

Nearby Attractions

  • Wild Wadi Waterpark (500 metres)
  • BOUNCE Middle East (7.6 kilometres)
  • Dubai Marina Walk – Emaar (7.7 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 346 – USD 1,974
Guest Rating: 9.3
Address: Al Sufouh Road, Al Sufouh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One&Only The Palm Dubai

One&Only The Palm Dubai, family hotel ins Dubai

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Consistently rated one of the best family hotels in Dubai, One&Only The Palm Dubai offers beautiful views of Dubai’s glittering skyline from its private beach. Choose one of the decadent rooms with private balconies or terraces, or stay in a chic Palm Beach Executive Suite for a private pool. Two-bedroom stand-alone villas offer beachfront settings, private butlers and an outdoor pool.

You’ll find plenty of opportunities for family time together, from swimming in the infinity pool and paddling in double kayaks at the private marina. Enjoy family feasts at 1010 Dining Lounge and Bar with its terrace seating and marina views.

Nearby Attractions

  • Jebel Ali Racecourse (16.7 kilometres)
  • Mall of the Emirates (16.9 kilometres)
  • Jumeirah Boardwalk (2 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 737 – USD 7,243
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, family hotel in Dubai

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The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is set on Dubai’s pristine Jumeirah Beach. Chic rooms feature flat-screen TVs, deep soaking tubs and pillow-top mattresses, while many of the rooms also boast balconies with marina and Arabian Sea views. Upgrade to a Family Suite for two bedrooms, a separate living room and Palm Island views.

Families can spend their days at the private stretch of beach and outdoor swimming pools.  The hotel’s prime seaside location isn’t it’s only perk, as it also boasts a luxury spa and multiple restaurants, including a Bubbalicious Brunch with lobster, steak and Asian dishes.

Nearby Attractions

  • Air Maniax (13.1 kilometres)
  • Dubai Miracle Garden (16.7 kilometres)
  • Kite Beach (10.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 183 – USD 983
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites

Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, family hotel in Dubai

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Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites is an upscale beach resort and one of the top-rated family hotels in Dubai. With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Arabian Gulf or Dubai skyline, chic rooms feature flat-screen TVs and private balconies. Two Bedroom Family Suites have spacious living and dining areas, while four and five-bedroom Pool Suites boast private pools.

HotelsCombined visitors love the private beach, as well as the kid-friendly pool, magic shows and cooking classes at Roxy Kids Club. Parents will enjoy the wellness facilities at the Turkish-inspired Ajana Spa and multiple restaurants and bars, including a variety of international cuisines at A La Turca Restaurant.

Nearby Attractions

  • Aquaventure Waterpark (6 kilometres)
  • Emirates Golf Club (17.9 kilometres)
  • Dubai Marina Mall (16.7 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 384 – USD 3,202
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: East Crescent Plot C-40, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, family hotel in Dubai

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One of our top picks for the best family hotels in Dubai, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam is a boutique retreat with a prime beachside location. Arabian-style rooms feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Upgrade to an Ocean Suite for a private balcony and spacious lounge and dining area.

Families are spoilt with choice with over 40 restaurants and bars, from Italian dishes at Trattoria Toscana to Mexican cuisine at Tortuga. Enjoy the hotel’s private beach, kayaking and sailing at the Water Sports Centre and lavish body treatments at the luxury spa. Kids will love the beach games at the Kids Club.

Nearby Attractions

  • Ski Dubai (3.3 kilometres)
  • Jumeirah Public Beach (2.9 kilometres)
  • Alserkal Avenue (8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 289 – USD 1,019
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Jumeirah Beach Road, Al Sufouh, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Top Family Activities in Dubai

Ride Roller Coasters

Spiraling Roller Coaster, family hotels in Dubai

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Dubai is full of theme park attractions, from gentle Lego-brick themed rides for little ones at Legoland Dubai to state-of-the-art rides at IMG Worlds of Adventure that bring familiar friends like The Avengers to life. Alternatively, Motiongate Dubai Theme Park is a Hollywood-inspired park with roller coasters and live shows.

Make a Splash

Little girl in waterpark, family hotels in Dubai

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It can get hot in the desert, so cool off at one of Dubai’s most popular water parks. The 57-hectare Aquaventure Waterpark is one of the best water parks in the world, while Wild Wadi Waterpark offers a collection of gravity-defying slides and a tranquil lazy river.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping

man sand boarding on the sand dune called Big Red in the desert near Dubai

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If you’re an adventure-loving family, experience some of Dubai’s adrenaline-pumping attractions. Go skiing and snowboarding (or meet penguins!) at Ski Dubai, reach new heights at the world’s highest outdoor observation deck at Burj Khalifa, go sandboarding or camp beneath stars on a desert safari.

Soak up the Sunshine

family building a sandcastle

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Families can bask in the sunshine at the 12-hectare Jumeirah Beach Park, which offers a picturesque shoreline as well as a children’s play area and barbecue facilities. At Kite Beach, kids can play in the sand or swim in the emerald waters, collect seashells or bounce on outdoor trampolines.

Animal Encounters & Blooming Flowers

 Dubai miracle garden is famous for heart shape installation

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For a quiet family day, head to Dubai Miracle Garden to see more than 50 million colourful flowers in its whimsical gardens. Animal lovers will delight at the splendour of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which has a walk-through tunnel and array of aquatic animals.

Enjoy Extravagant Amenities at These Luxury Family Hotels in Dubai

Dubai has a taste for luxury, and this extends to its collection of lavish family hotels with 5-star perks and services. From on-site water parks to full-service kids clubs, these exciting hotels were designed with family vacations in mind. There’s plenty to do and see in Dubai for travellers of all ages and families will discover endless choices for fun.

Which one of the family hotels in Dubai is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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