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Are you looking for a getaway that will truly blow your family’s socks off? For something completely different, opt for a family holiday to Dubai. With powdery beaches, incredible theme parks and cloud-piercing skyscrapers, Dubai is great for tots and teens alike. Throw in some of the world’s best family resorts, and you’ve got a recipe for success.
With year-round sunshine, bath-warm seas and sandy stretches, Dubai is perfect for families who simply want to chill out and play. But, when you do decide to explore, you’ll soon discover just how many of Dubai’s top attractions are designed for children.
Kids will be amazed by the sheer scale of everything here, from the world’s biggest sweet shop to the largest indoor ski slope. Take your teenagers shopping in the planet’s biggest mall, and go to the top of the world-famous Burj Khalifa. Or take your little ones to Dubai Parks and Resorts for a fun-filled day of rides and waterslides. Children of all ages will love Dubai Aquarium, where they can see sharks, rays and all kinds of tropical fish. And, if you’re a family of adventurers, why not zoom across the rolling dunes on a desert safari, or try out watersports by the beach?
After a busy day, you can return to your resort, where you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay. Most family hotels in Dubai have an impressive list of activities, several pools and a private beach. And, when it comes to dining, you’ll have plenty of options. Even the fussiest little eaters will be catered for here, as Dubai’s food scene boasts a huge selection of flavours, round-the-world cuisines and luxury options.
Whether this is your first family holiday or your tenth, our travel experts will help you plan every detail to make sure you all have a fantastic time.
Whether you’re planning your honeymoon or heading off on a family holiday, our experts can tailor-make a holiday to suit you.
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Hold on to your shades, as this multi-centre holiday is about to knock them off. This incredible itinerary has something for the whole family to enjoy. And, if you’re looking for honeymoon ideas or romantic holidays, then this combination should be on your list.
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Get ready for an incredible adventure in these two perfectly - paired destinations. From luxurious city resorts to secluded tropical shores, a multi - centre holiday to Dubai and the Maldives has it all.
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One of our most popular multi - centre holidays, this trip allows you to pair the glitz and glamour of Dubai with culture and adventure in Sri Lanka . If you’re looking for variety, this is the perfect trip for you. Combine old meets new, futuristic and traditional , and the bold and the humble in these two very different destinations.
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On this exciting multi - centre holiday, you experience the desert metropolis of Dubai, along with Thailand’s laidback beaches and rich culture. With tradition and modernity in equal measure, these two countries complement each other so well – and seeing them together has never been easier.
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The ancient underwater city of Atlantis might be a fable, but Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai is a dream come true. Catch a glimpse of fascinating marine life from its large underwater restaurant, Ossiano. You’ll be treated to a close encounter with the 65,000 animals that call the resort’s thriving aquarium home.
This instantly recognisable hotel has an abundance of facilities to make it one of the best family hotels in Dubai.
JA Palm Tree Court has activities for just about everyone. There’s a golf course, football coaching stadium, equestrian centre, luxurious spa, and even a private marina – plus loads more things to do inside. With no less than 12 places to eat, drink and be merry JA Palm Tree Court is a foodie’s heaven. You’ll have access to a further 14 eateries at other hotels within JA Resort, as part of its ultra all-inclusive package.
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Whether you’re visiting Jumeirah Zabeel Saray for a romantic break, a getaway with friends or a family holiday, you’ll find plenty of things to keep you occupied. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit the on-site watersports centre and try out water-skiing and paddle-boarding. Or head to Wadi Wild Waterpark, which has 30 rides, slides and attractions for all ages.
Le Royal Méridien sits among some of Dubai’s most exclusive properties, boutiques and restaurants close to the Marina in Jumeirah Beach Residence. This resort is set across 19 acres of carefully landscaped gardens, so you’ll never be far away from an area of lush greenery. If you’re not drawn in by plants, the view across the Arabian Gulf from almost every point of the resort is a pretty spectacular alternative.
Located on the infamous Jumeirah coastline, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi has a beachfront swimming pool where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. The secluded beachfront spans 500 metres and has a dedicated watersports hut, so you can take the adventure out onto the Arabian Gulf. With a total of 13 restaurants and bars spread across Le Meridien Mina Seyahi and The Westin Mina Seyahi next door, you’ve got plenty of dining options
JA Beach Hotel sits within JA The Resort, which claims to be the largest resort in the whole of Dubai.
There’s so much to do at JA Lake View that your itinerary will be jam-packed. Since the hotel is part of the enormous JA The Resort, the whole family can take part in activities like horse-riding, golf, watersports, football and more. Every time you get peckish at JA Lake View, you’ll be faced with the best kind of dilemma – which of its 26 restaurants and bars are you going to visit this time? On site, there are seven exceptional eateries and bars to choose from.
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Located on the north-east side of Palm Jumeirah’s crescent, Sofitel Dubai The Palm offers views of both the Arabian Gulf and the unique Palm Island. During its short history, Sofitel Dubai The Palm has won awards for the quality of its spa, restaurants and facilities. Its titles include ‘Best Family Beach Day’ – thanks to its private stretch of golden sands – and more than one ‘Hotel Team of The Year’ prize, earned by the dedicate staff who will make your stay truly memorable.
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort is located in the Jumeirah Beach Residence neighbourhood of Dubai, also known as JBR. This exclusive area is home to some of the best restaurants, boutiques, bars and nightclubs in the whole Emirate. The Resort has its very own stretch of Jumeirah beach, which is exclusively reserved for guests. There, you’ll be able to try your hand at watersports, including jet-skiing, scuba diving and surfing on the waters of the Persian Gulf.
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