Best Hotels In Dubai


We have compiled a list of the best family hotels to be found in Dubai over the next pages.

For quick reference the Dubai Family Accommodation will be split into the following groups.

a) Dubai Hotels With Waterparks or Themparks

b) Dubai Accommodation with kid clubs

c) The best Dubai Beach Hotels

d) Luxury Family Hotels In Dubai

e) Budget Child Friendly Accommodation In Dubai.

As a taster we have listed the winner in each category based on numerous internet review sites below.

The actual category pages will show the top five hotels, where possible with video clips to give you an overall feel for the place. There will also be further links to comprehensive listings of all other hotels in the specific category.

So lets get going:

Top Dubai Hotel’s With Waterpark or Themepark

Winner : Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis The Palm Dubai Dubai - Lost Chamber Suite

Atlantis The Palm has to be a kids paradise. Not only does the hotel has it’s own massive waterpark atttraction, it also has it’s own private beach, massive Aquarium, numerous pools and the Lost Chambers underground attraction. Where else in the world do certain rooms offer the view shown above!

For our top five Thempark and Waterpark Hotels in Dubai Click here

Top Dubai Hotels With Kid Clubs

Winner : Mina Al Salam Madinat Jumeirah

Mina A Salam - Madinat Jumeirah Dubai - Recreational Facilities


The Children will love the Sinbad Kids Club which offers activities for up to 12 years olds from 0800-1900. Babysitters are also available at this hotel. As a bonus the hotel is situated next to the famous Wild Wadi Water Park with free entry to all hotel guests.

For our top five Hotels for Kids in Dubai  Click here

Top Dubai Beach Hotel’s For Familys

Winner : Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai - Hotel Exterior

Now one of Jumeirah’s iconic landmarks, the plush Jumeirah Beach Hotel has fantastic beach and watersports facilities. The hotel welcomes familys with it’s own kids club and free entry to the adjacent Wild Wadi Waterpark.

For The Top Five Dubai Beach Hotels with video reviews click here

Accommodation With Family Rooms In Dubai

Winner Kempinski Hotel

Kempinski Mall Of The Emirates Hotel Dubai - Ski Chalet

Offers various types of rooms and ski lodges for up to 7 guests. The hotel adjoins Ski Dubai indoor ski slope where all members of the family can ski, sledge, play with live penguins or simply take part in a now ball fight. The Hotel is also part of the large Mall Of The Emirates ensuring plenty of shoping and eating establishments are on your doorstep.

Luxury Family Hotels In Dubai

Winnner Burj Al Arab Hotel

Burj Al Arab Hotel Dubai - Hotel Exterior

Regarded by many as one of the worlds best hotels, The Burj stands almost 900 feet above the Jumeirah skyline. Luxury abounds with butlers on 24 hour standby to cater for your needs. Luxury 2 bedroom suites are available for families. Free access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark is included in the price.


Atlantis The Palm

This is a great child friendly hotel situated on the Palm in Dubai.

There are so many things to do for kids here.

Dubai waterpark

The big attraction for me was the attached Aquaadventure Water Park. This has free entry for all hotel guests. It is also a large attraction for other tourists so it is best to get up early when the watter park is quiet. The park has lots of slides and lazy rivers. One of the slides takes you through a clear tube into a pool full of sharks (don’t worry,they cant get to you)
There is also Dolphin Bay here where you can swim with the dolphins.

If you are not staying at The Atlantis you can still come and buy a day pass for the Waterpark by clicking here.

Lost Chambers Dubai

The hotel has a massive aquarium called The Lost Chambers. When you walk into the hotel you will see the massive Aquarium which has all kinds of fish and sharks. Some hotel rooms even look into the Aquarium,rather than have windows so you can wake up in the morning eye to eye with a shark.


The are two massive pools, and a large beach. Here’s a hint for you. We went in October and although the sea looked shallow and warm, there were lots of Jellyfish and I saw 3 people get stung. If I were you I would stay on the beach. Im not sure if the jellyfish are around all year or not!

There are lots of shops in the hotel, I prefered the ones in Aquaadventure as they sold more toys and things for kids.

Exciting things to do

There are lots of activities for kids to try out in Dubai. Some of my favourites are the Desert Safari’s, Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi and sledging in Ski Dubai (yes there is snow in Dubai!). A list of excursions can be found by clicking here

Kid Clubs

The hotel has the following for kids

A kids club for up to 12 year olds

A command center with Xbox, Playstations and Apple Computers

A play zone with climbing walls

A creation zone for making things (such as cookies)

An underwater theatre where you can view the aquarium.

There are also area’s where 13-18 year old’s can hang out including life like bars and disco’s (obviously no alcohol), theatre, internet cafe and games zone with various game consoles and Apple Pc’s.

Don’t miss the Coldstone ice cream parlour, where you pick the ingrediants before they make you the desert from heaven!

For Atlantis hotel prices please click here

There are many other family orientated hotels in Dubai, for a comprehensive listing click here

For a selection of discounted flights click here

The hotel is situated on the Palm which is fairly isolated from the rest of the city. Taxis are not expensive and once in the City (about a 10 minute journey to Dubai Marina) there are many excursions to go on and attractions to see.

I’ve put a link to some accessories that you may find useful for your trip below:

Atlantis The Palm