Many of Dubai’s hotels are 5 star but they can also be surprisingly reasonable. Here are Kinder Travel Guide’s picks for the top hotels in Dubai for parents travelling with babies and kids under the age of 4…
Atlantis The Palm Dubai
Atlantis, The Palm is ideal for families and has plenty of activities to keep both parents and little ones happy. The hotel offers family rooms and suites and babysitting services are available on request. There is also a kids club and kids menu in one of its many restaurants. The hotel is a vast luxury complex located about a 40 minute drive from the airport (traffic dependant). There is also an array of water based activities, from swimming with dolphins to a brilliant new water park development, Aquaventure which features the world’s largest diameter slide and the world’s first vertical family ride. Both the hotel and the water park have baby pools. If you will be sightseeing or travelling around you will need to take a cab everywhere. The hotel will be able to order a taxi with a car seat if you are not bringing your own from home.
Jumeirah Beach Resort
The Jumeirah Beach Resort is another fantastic family friendly hotel in Dubai. This 5-star luxury Dubai hotel has a private beach and features over 16 dining options, 5 pools and a climbing wall. Guests staying at any Jumeirah Beach Hotel room can enjoy free unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark. Jumeirah Beach offers a wide variety of international cuisine including Lebanese, Argentinean and Italian. Many restaurants have a children’s menu. Refreshments are offered at the rooftop Lounge, 360 bar and the Pool Bar.Facilities offered at the hotel’s Pavilion Marina & Talise include tennis courts, a PADI-certified dive centre, a state-of-the-art gym, aerobics classes and a full-service spa. Sinbad’s Kids Club has a daily activity programme for children of all ages. Babies under 2 need to attend with parental or babysitter supervision. Mall of the Emirates is a 10 minutes’ drive away from the Jumeirah Hotel and the Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Dubai International Airport is 20 km away.
The Park Hyatt, 5 Star
The Park Hyatt Dubai is conveniently just 10 minutes from Dubai Airport, has an outdoor pool kids will enjoy, and even standard rooms are spacious, at 560 square feet. Café Arabesque serves various Arabian dishes in its à la carte menu and 5 buffet selections. The Terrace boasts sunset views and features diverse types of seafood specialties. The hotel also offers 24 hour babysitting services. Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are 15 minutes away by car. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Dubai Marina.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, 5 Star
Le Royal Meridien is another top-rated 5-star hotel set right near a beautiful stretch of beach. There’s plenty of pampering for parents in the luxurious Club Rooms and at the spa, which features five Hammam pools, saunas, Jacuzzis, and gym. For kids age 4-12, there’s a complimentary Penguin Club from 9am-1pm and from 2-6pm. Kids will have fun shell painting, riding in banana boats, playing badminton and building sand castles at the beach. Babysitting services can be arranged for younger toddlers if required.
The Sheraton, Jumeirah
The Sheraton is a small family-friendly resort located on the southernmost part of famous Jumeirah Beach. The Sheraton is one of the most child friendly hotels in this part of town. It is not only on a quiet beach with no waves but it also features a kids’ club for children aged 4 to 12 with activities and a playground directly on the sand; large rooms that can fit an extra bed; several restaurants — including a buffet; and water sports for teens. Babysitting services are also available.
The Westin, Dubai
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is a luxury hotel which caters well to families.
The Ja Palm Tree Court Dubai
The Ja Palm Tree Court is a fantastic family friendly hotel set right on the beach.