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Dubai's family beach clubs

Our list of the top beach clubs and seaside facilities for families in Dubai
Dive into Dubai’s thriving beach club scene for the ultimate family holiday. Most clubs have a variety of pools, water activities, restaurants, 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.
1

Riva Beach Club

Splash in

Riva Beach Club

Splash in

Relaxation for the whole family

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.
Contact details
  The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah

  +971 4 430 9466 or info@riva-beach.com
2

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

An all-out treat

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

An all-out treat

Home of the KiDS Club

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 beach, 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.
Contact details
  Jumeirah Road

  +971 4 348 0000 or jbhinfo@jumeirah.com
3

Fairmont The Palm

A luxe escape

Fairmont The Palm

A luxe escape

Discover The Palm's pristine waters

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 watersports 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.
Contact details
  Palm Jumeirah

  +971 4 457 3388, toll free +1 888 380 2224 or palmdubai@fairmont.com
4

JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

Dive into fun

JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

Dive into fun

Playtime for all ages

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.
Contact details
5

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Water-based thrills

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

Water-based thrills

The ultimate family getaway

Even if you’ve seen it all 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.
Contact details
  Palm Jumeirah

  +971 4 455 6677 or H6541@sofitel.com