Which beach clubs in Dubai are best suited to families? Read our guide for top picks.
Dive into Dubai’s thriving beach club scene for the ultimate family holiday. Offering a host of activities, price ranges and picturesque locations, the facilities are world-class and the shorelines are pristine. For a daily rate, you can take a top tanning spot in clubs which vary from luxury hotels like Fairmont the Palm to neighbourhood beach clubs like Riva. Most of the clubs have a variety of pools, water activities, restaurants and lounges and even a beach spot. Expect paddling pools, play equipment and activity clubs for the children. Many venues drop their prices during the week, so visit between Sunday and Thursday to get cheaper entry. Here, we countdown some of Dubai's best beach clubs for family fun.
Tucked away on Palm Jumeirah's shoreline, this stylish, nautical-inspired oasis has become a weekend institution for young families. Home to a kids' pool, an outdoor lounge area for small groups, a gentle beach ideal for paddle-boarding and a quality Italian restaurant, it's hard to beat the relaxing Mediterranean vibe here.
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah
+971 4 430 9466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Few hotels in Dubai can brag they have the Burj Al Arab in their backyard. Featuring iconic views of the Arabian Gulf, the beach access at this wave-shaped hotel includes use of their sweeping 2km beach, five swimming pools and the slides and tube rides at Wild Wadi Waterpark next door. For a further fee, the Sinbad's Kids' Club offers arts and crafts, sports, face-painting and supervised play and swim areas.
+971 4 348 0000 or email@example.com
This impressive urban hideaway in Dubai Marina is set on sprawling grounds and equipped with a private beach, three temperature-controlled pools and acres of tropical gardens within which to play. As well as nine-hole crazy golf, a grass football pitch and beach volleyball for the big kids, there's a playground with climbing blocks, slides and swings.
Al Sufouh Road
+971 4 399 5333
If the complimentary fruit kebabs, ice-lollies and sunglass-cleaning service isn't enough to woo you then the family-friendly facilities will. In addition to two pristine outdoor pools, a host of water sports and 800 metres of secluded beach to run wild on, the Fairmont Falcon Juniors' Club is home to a squeal-inducing splash park, toddler's playhouse and climbing walls.
+971 4 457 3388 or toll free +1 888 380 2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Located about 15 minutes from Dubai Marina, it's worth going that little bit further for the award-winning facilities at this family-friendly beach club. As well as a freshwater and saltwater pool for adults, the hotel offers separate kids’ clubs for toddlers and teens, two baby pools, a floating Wibit Water Park and sports including mini golf, horse-riding, croquet, camel rides, table tennis, water polo and petanque.
+971 4 814 5555 or email@example.com
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Offering a more subdued vibe compared to some of its lively neighbours, a good portion of the entry to this relaxed resort is redeemable on food and beverages. Located on the East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, it's equipped with 500m of private beach, six temperature controlled pools, and watersports such as snorkelling and paddleboarding can be enjoyed for an additional fee. Book ahead to ensure a spot under an umbrella.
+971 4 455 6677 or H6541@sofitel.com
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