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Updated: January 31, 2023
Our Favorite Dubai Hotels
• Best Family Resort: Atlantis
• Best Midrange Hotel: Media One
• Best Pool: Burj Al Arab
• Best Beach: Four Seasons
• Near Airport: Holiday Inn
• Near Shopping: Address Dubai Mall
• Best Water Park: Atlantis
The 5 Best Hotels for Families in Dubai
1. Atlantis, The Palm – Palm Island
Hotel phone: +971 4 426 2000
A super fun five-star resort for kids with activities that could easily fill a week. Top amenities include the massive Aquaventure water park (with water slides, lazy river, and tube rides), the Ambassador Lagoon aquarium (with over 65,000 marine creatures), Dolphin Bay, and extensive water sports at the beach. Two-bedroom family suites comfortably sleep families of 5 or more. 19 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, 3 private beaches, and kids and teen clubs.
2. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa – Jumeirah
Hotel phone: +971 4 399 5555
Amazing waterfront resort with 3 outdoor pools, a kids club, spa, tennis courts, and water sports (water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking). Two-bedroom family suites and apartments sleep family of 4. Highly regarded Emirates Golf Club is nearby.
3. Habtoor Grand Resort – Palm Island
Hotel phone: +971 4 399 5000
The grounds are substantial enough to need buggies. There are several tennis courts and a huge main pool (1 of 3) surrounded by palms. Families will also appreciate the children’s pool with waterslide, kids club, and water-sports, and the resort backs onto a gorgeous beach with gleaming sand and tranquil water. A short stroll to a mall and the excellent trams that loop around the marina and beach areas (and connect to the metro for the rest of Dubai and the airport). Large family suites sleep five.
4. Grand Hyatt Dubai – Bur Dubai
Hotel phone: +971 4 317 1234
Grand deluxe family rooms are huge and beautifully furnished. The resort sits on 37 acres and is a sea of lush green. 8 restaurants, 3 outdoor pools, 1 indoor pool, spa, squash, and tennis courts. Kids pool, kids club, and kids play area. (Like all hotels listed babysitting is available.)
5. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates – Downtown
Hotel phone: +971 4 341 0000
Directly connected to Mall of the Americas and Ski Dubai (the snow park is steps from your door). Nice rooftop pool. Grand deluxe and corner suites are great for families. Two and three-bedroom ski chalets comfortably sleep large families of 6 or more.
What is the best family friendly hotel pool in Dubai?
All the hotels above have great pools. I’d also take a look at the Jumeirah Beach Hilton.
I’m Shedi from Dubai Travel Adventure.
You have written a great post. Being myself a Dubai based travel blogger I know your details are genuine. I have written an article about Dubai’s best areas to stay in.
Thanks for this, it’s very detailed. Planning Dubai for October now instead of August after reading your blog. Probably mid-October, would you say this is good? Will things to do be open in Dubai?
October is a great month to visit Dubai. Good weather (hot, of course) and lots of sun. Everything is open.
Greetings David from Australia! We are planning to take a Europe tour next year (July) for around one month with kids aged 8 and 13 and thinking to stop Dubai on our way. How many days do you reckon will be adequate to stay in Dubai? I am thinking of 2 days as of now. Still making the itinerary till I bumped into your website. Many thanks.
Yes, Dubai makes a great stopover between Europe and Asia/Australia. It makes adapting to the huge time zone switch a little more natural. I’d stay for 2 full days in Dubai.
What’s the best water park for families with kids (ages 10 and 14) in Dubai?
Aquaventure. Good review (and comparison to Wild Wadi) here: Dubai Water Parks.