Family Hotels Dubai - The best Family Hotels in Dubai 2018

Family Hotels Dubai

If you are looking for the best family hotels in Dubai, we understand that travelling with the entire family has its own headaches. In addition to the many travel arrangements needed, you also have to think about finding the right accommodation. Luckily, Dubai has no shortage of family-friendly hotels, ideal for different family sizes and budgets with plenty of activities and things to do for the kids.

The best family hotels in Dubai

Several hotels in Dubai are specifically designed to cater to families, and especially younger children. You will find various amenities and facilities to ensure that your family is comfortable and well entertained.

These include things like play parks, water parks, kids’ swimming pools and kid-friendly restaurants. Most also offer child-care facilities where parents can leave their young ones for a while and get some time to relax by themselves.

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When it comes to the most important part of the hotel, the rooms, care is taken to ensure spaciousness and kid safety. While some family hotels will offer to provide nearby or joining rooms, the best ones have full suites or apartments that can comfortably host an entire family. These apartments include sitting areas, separate bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens.

Another important aspect of family hotels is their proximity to tourist attractions and activity centers. This ensures that a family can have a fun time exploring the nearby area without having to travel far.

If you are planning a visit to Dubai with your family, we have 6 great hotel suggestions for you. They are found in different locations across Dubai, from the city center to the beach to the desert and have different budgets to cater to every kind of family stay.  If you are looking for a beach stay for your family be sure to check out our article on the best beach hotels in Dubai for further options or check out the great resources at

1. Atlantis, The Palm – Great family resort
Family Hotels Dubai - Atlantis

Atlantis, The Palm is the unbeaten leader among family hotels in Dubai. As a luxury hotel, it is a bit more expensive than most others but the family experience is totally worth it.

The rooms are spacious, well furnished and providing the best views in Dubai. You have many options to choose from ranging from a Club Suite to a 2-bedroom family suite to the iconic underwater suites.

Away from the rooms, there is endless fun for families within the hotel grounds. Begin at the Kid’s Club, designed for children 3-12. Here kids can play video games, run around the playgrounds, draw, paint and explore to their satisfaction. Or try The Zone where kids can enjoy sports, dancing, shooting and racing simulators.

If you have teenagers in tow, let them have a good time at Club Rush where they can have fun and make new friends.  The hotel also provides nanny services as well as facilities for holding children events such as birthdays.

There are many other hotels on the Palm detailed in our best hotels on the Palm Dubai – and you can pay to use the facilities at Atlantis on a day to day basis – however be warned that it is not cheap to do so.

2. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa – Family Friendly

Family Hotels Dubai - Royal Merridian

This beach resort provides the perfect beach holiday destination for your family. It is located at Jumeirah Beach just across the famous JBR Walk.

Depending on the size of your family, there are several rooms to choose from. If you are a family of three, try the Deluxe Suite or Royal Club Suite. For larger families, the 233 square meter apartment suite sleeps six. The rooms come with various amenities and provide a breathtaking view of the beach and ocean.

To keep your kids entertained during the day, the Penguin Club is open to children between ages 4 and 12. You can also have some family fun at the beach, enjoy the swimming pools and later have dinner at one of the several kid-friendly restaurants.

3. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa – Good for kids

Family Hotels Dubai -- Bab Al Shams

When was the last time you enjoyed a desert family vacation? Perhaps never. This is your chance to enjoy a once in a lifetime desert holiday made up of endless family fun, good food and a unique desert experience.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, located Opposite Endurance City, has everything you need to make your family holiday a success. You can pick from the four types of rooms available depending on your budget, family size and tastes. If your kids are all about the pool there is an article detailing the best hotel pools in Dubai that will give you some further options for lower cost stays.

Once you get settled, it is time to explore what is on offer. Explore the sandy dunes by booking a family desert drive. Or give your kids an adventure through the camel riding safari. You can also take your kids to the Aladdin’s Kids Club where they can get face-painted, play different games or create art projects.

4. JA Palm Tree Resort – Best family budget hotel

Family Hotels Dubai -- JA Tree

Recognized as the best family resort by the 2013 World Travel Awards, there is plenty at this hotel to make your family stay nothing less than magical. You can choose to sleep in one of the luxurious beachfront suites or go a level up and stay at the Residence.

Ok so although its not exactly budget, it is one of the lower cost options detailed here.  If you want further cost effective hotel options be sure to look through our cheap hotels in Dubai guide that details some great hotels at lower costs that also have kids facilities.

For family fun, try one of the many sports available on the hotel grounds. These include badminton, table tennis, soccer, volleyball, squash and water polo. Families can also engage in camel riding and swimming.

Parents can also take advantage of the childcare facilities for young ones aged 4 months to 4 years. For older kids the CoolZone, ChillZone and Bio Garden offer endless entertainment and learning opportunities.

5. Grand Hyatt Hotel – Best Family Hotel in Dubai


It may not be a beach hotel but the experience at Grand Hyatt Hotel is magical enough to keep you coming back. Set within 37 acres and located close to many city attractions, there is no end to the activities families can indulge in.

Chose from one of the 674 hotel rooms and suites and 186 hotel apartments, all luxuriously furnished and with stunning views of the city and the Creek. If you want to stay in the Bur Dubai area then be sure to visit other hotels in this area in our Best Hotels in Bur Dubai article.

When it comes to fun there is a kid’s swimming pool and even a toddler swimming pool to ensure that nobody is left out of the fun. There is also the Kidz Club, a place for learning, exploration and fun for children 5-12 years old.

6. Hatta Fort Hotel – Expensive but great for families

Family Hotels Dubai -- Hatta Fort

For a really unique experience, the Hatta Fort Hotel is a must-visit. Nestled in the panoramic Hajar Mountains, the hotel provides a quaint secluded experience ideal for family fun and bonding. Book one of the Deluxe Chalet-Style Rooms to enjoy a private balcony or terrace coupled with amazing views of the gardens and mountains.

Each of the rooms is designed to accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids under six years of age. For leisure, enjoy the Gazebo pool and the iconic garden rock pool. The rock pool is designed for use even by children.

Other activities for kids include mini golfing, swimming lessons, face painting, sand painting and air hockey. The hotel also provides babysitting services.

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