About Dubai: Accommodation
Family Friendly Accommodation: From high chairs to high jinx, kids’ clubs and never ending treats from the buffet – check out these all star hotels and apartments focused firmly on families
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 5 star
When free Wild Wadi access comes as part of the package you know this hotel, connected to the water park, is going to go down well with the kids. The wave-shaped Jumeirah Beach Hotel has rooms and suites big enough for families, but with the Sinbad’s Kids’ Club providing supervised entertainment for children from two to 11 years old and The Hub club for teenagers, a 900m swathe of private sandy beach, four swimming pools, a sports club, climbing walls, tennis courts and water sports centre, you’ll not be spending too much time in your room anyway .
Atlantis – The Palm, 5 star
An onsite water park and aquarium should be enough to entice families to this iconic resort, but there’s so much more on top. At Atlantis The Palm kids can check into the Kids Club where, in addition to the usual arts and crafts and climbing cappers, they’ll get their electronics fix in the Command Centre.There’s even an Underwater Theatre. Club Rush is reserved for cool teenagers with mocktail bar and dance floor. Family suites allow guests to spread out – that’s when they’re not spread out beside the pools or on the room private beach.
JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, 5star
There’s no time to waste if you want to tick off all the family favourite activities at this award-winning resort. The inflatable assault course of trampolines and swing ropes, climbing frames and slides is a good a place as any to start, anchored just off of the resort’s sandy, private beach. Then why not head to the paddock for some horseriding or pony trekking; or to Animal Corner, the mini golf course, the watersports centre or the kids’ clubs. Cool zone Kids Club is for four to 12 year olds, while Chillzone is out of bounds for all bar trendy teenagers.
Hilton Dubai The Walk,4 star
The location of this property is spot on for families. Set amid the holiday hustle and bustle of The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence with its string of family-friendly restaurants and play areas skirting the wide swathe of beach, this hotel is at the heart of the family action. Opt for a suite, which comes complete with kitchenette, and you’ll feel right at home.
Manzil Downtown Dubai,4 star
How about having all the attractions of The Dubai Mall on your doorstep? This boutique hotel is just across the Boulevard from all the family-friendly attractions of the mall and is overlooked by the mighty Burj Khalifa. And, after all the fun, the hotel pool awaits.
Citymax Hotels,3 star
Al Barsha It’s not quite door to door skiing but pretty close. Less than half a mile from Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates, this hotel offers great value for money. Plus, with a rooftop pool, an all-day dining restaurant and complimentary bus service to the beach, everyone’s happy.
Ibis Styles Jumeirah,3 star
The comfortable Ibis Styles Jumeirah Dubai offers en-suite accommodation located close to Dubai Fountains, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and The Village Mall. Built in 2012, the hotel is a combination of contemporary architecture and modern facilities.For families looking to explore, this hotel offers the best of all worlds – old and new. Located near to Jumeirah Mosque and the historic part of ‘town’, yet a 10-minute drive to The Dubai Mall and walking distance to Jumeirah beach, the Ibis suits everyone.
Pearl Marina Hotel Apartments
Overlooking the waters of Dubai Marina, these one, two and three bedroom apartments go down well with families. When the half a mile walk to the beach at JBR seems like too far, then the children can always plunge into the kids’-only pool, while the kitchenettes offer complete flexibility when it comes to meal times.
Park Inn by Radisson
Hotel Apartments In walking distance to all the family-friendly facilities at Mall of the Emirates, this hotel offers all the home-from-home comforts that every family needs – kitchens, washing machines, TVs, Wi-Fi, plus the added bonus of a rooftop pool.