Dubai

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

Riva Beach Club

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

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Home of Sinbad's Swim 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 2km beach, five swimming pools, plus 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.
Contact details
  Jumeirah Road

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

Fairmont The Palm

Fairmont The Palm

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

JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

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

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

The ultimate family getaway

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.

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Contact details
  Palm Jumeirah

  +971 4 455 6677 or H6541@sofitel.com