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Unwind at Dubai's best family beach clubs

Fri, March 25, 2022

Get that ultimate family holiday feeling as you swim, play and eat at the best beach clubs in Dubai.

Get that ultimate family holiday feeling as you swim, play and eat at the best beach clubs in Dubai.


Riva Beach Club

Riva Beach Club in Dubai

Tucked away on Palm Jumeirah's shoreline, this stylish, nautical-inspired oasis is a popular weekend spot for young families. Little ones can splash in the kids' pool as you relax in an outdoor lounge area. Or, enjoy a meal at the popular Italian restaurant with its relaxing Mediterranean vibe. Riva is the ideal place to take a break from the city bustle, so sit back on a sun lounger and relax amidst the postcard-perfect views.


Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Few hotels in Dubai can brag they have Burj Al Arab in their backyard. Featuring plush views of the Arabian Gulf, beach access at this iconic wave-shaped hotel includes entry to five swimming pools, plus the slides and tube rides at Wild Wadi Waterpark next door. For a further fee, the KiDS' Club presents a world of underwater-themed fun for little ones with a soft play area, arts and crafts, sports and more.


Fairmont The Palm

If the complimentary fruit kebabs, ice-lollies and sunglass-cleaning service isn't enough to woo you, then the family-friendly facilities at Fairmont The Palm surely will. In addition to two pristine outdoor pools, you can also take advantage of the 800m secluded beach stretch. Sign up for a host of watersports such as water-skiing, wake boarding and kayaking, while you treat your kids to a fun-filled time at the Fairmont Falcon Juniors' Club, home to a squeal-inducing splash park, toddler's playhouse and climbing walls.

JA The Resort

A short drive from Dubai Marina and you'll find the award-winning facilities at JA The Resort – the city's largest experience resort. Dive into fun with playtime activities for all age groups amidst a stunning beachside setting. Relax in the seven temperature-controlled swimming pools, as your little ones play at the Pirates & Mermaids kids club. There's plenty of watersports to try too, including wakeboarding, catamaran sailing or stand-up paddleboarding.


Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Even if you’ve seen and done it all, plenty of surprises await at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. Not only does the resort have a host of indoor and outdoor activities – think watersports, yoga, aqua-based fitness classes – but children can make the most of their own itinerary of fun each day at Amura Kids Club. An all-out treat, the club features dancing fountains, swimming pools with slides, games and activities and even a dedicated kids cinema.

Club Mina at The Westin


Spread out across the beachfronts of both the The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi and Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Club Mina offers an expansive waterside area for the whole family to frolic in. Waterpark Jungle Bay is a new addition to the offering, with a Greek island vibe and plenty of thrills and gentler splash pad options that'll suit all ages. The aquatic fun doesn't stop with the Club also showcasing a sandy beach, kids' club and five swimming pools. 


Jumeirah Zabeel Saray


It's called the Sinbad's Kids' Club and this seaside play area certainly whisks little ones away on a magical adventure. They'll be kept entertained for hours as facilities include a specially-designed swimming area, complete with a pirate ship and sea creature-shaped water fountains, a shallow pool and playground. Venture indoors and you'll find everything from arts and crafts classes to gaming stations and soft play. The main pool area has also got plenty of shaded spots, and staff come round regularly to top up cold water and serve free ice lollies.


The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Having a child-friendly pool, complete with a meandering waterway, a slide and shaded shallow pools is a huge draw of the beach club at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, situated in JBR. And that is just one of the options for water-loving families who also have a soft sand beach, an indoor kids club and outdoor playground all in the same area. Always smiling service staff top up coolers with water and lay out fluffy towels on loungers, adding to the welcoming vibe at this popular five-star property.


Sea Level at La Mer

La Mer Beach, Family, European
Spend a day out with the family at one of Dubai's most picture-perfect spots, La Mer. With all-inclusive beach access, expect luxe loungers and cabanas, towels, showering facilities and changing rooms. To fully enjoy the destination's dining, entertainment and leisure offerings, rent a private beach house instead – equipped with patio furniture, a mini-fridge and air conditioning, it's ideal for a seaside party for up to 10 guests.

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