• Best Hotel: One&Only Royal Mirage
• Best Boutique: XVA Art Hotel
• Cheap Hotel: Media One
• Family Hotel: Atlantis The Palm
• Best Pool: Burj Al Arab
• Best Beach: Four Seasons
• Near Airport: Holiday Inn
• Near Shopping: Address Dubai Mall
The 5 Best Hotels for Families in Dubai
1. Atlantis, The Palm Dubai – Palm Island
Hotel phone: +971 4 426 2000
A super fun resort for kids with activities that could easily fill a week. Top amenities include the Aquaventure water park (the best in Dubai), the Ambassador Lagoon aquarium (with over 65,000 marine creatures), Dolphin Bay, and extensive water sports at the beach. Family suites are perfect for large families or groups. 19 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, 3 private beaches, and kids and teen clubs.
2. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai – Jumeirah
Hotel phone: +971 4 399 5555
An amazing resort by the sea with 3 outdoor pools, a kids club, spa, tennis courts, and water sports (water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking). Rooms are not as large as some of the other hotels listed but fine for a 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).
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 – Sheikh Zayed Road
Hotel phone: +971 4 341 0000
Directly connected to Mall of the Americas and Ski Dubai (the slopes are steps from your door). Nice rooftop pool. Grand deluxe and corner suites are great for families. 3-bedroom ski chalets can comfortably sleep families of 7 or 8.