Our favourite family-friendly beaches in Dubai
Best family beaches in Dubai: One of the best things about living in Dubai is the city’s fantastic beaches.
This fun-filled club includes a 700-metre private beach and a large family-friendly waterpark. Aquaventure Waterpark has tons of activities, including Splashers, a water playground for children less than 1.2 metres and their parents, the infamous Leap of Faith where riders drop nine storeys in three seconds, Shark Attack where riders emerge through the shark-filled lagoon at a leisurely ‘shark-viewing’ pace, Poseidon’s Revenge where riders accelerate through the loop at 60kph on the 116-metre long journey and Atlantean Flyer, the longest zip line circuit in the Middle East.
For more information, visit Aquaventure Beach.
This free family beach is a gorgeous long, pristine stretch of white sand right off Jumeirah Road. Kite Beach is an old-time family fave, with lots of activities including kite surfing, soap football, beach tennis, beach volleyball and kayaking, in addition to food trucks and cafes, this beach has great views of the Burj al Arab and is a popular destination for seasonal markets.
For more information, visit Kite Beach.
Rixos, The Palm
This Palm-based beach club has a lot to offer for families including private beach cabanas, a mesmerising beach and water sports such as beach volley, table tennis, paddle boats, sailing and scuba diving.‘The Rixy Club’ is an entertainment centre for children where they spend a full day of fun and thrilling activities.
For more information, visit Rixos The Palm.
The infamous Jumeirah Beach lies along Dubai’s coast, providing stretches of soft white sand perfect for relaxation and play. Jumeirah Beach Park, the public portion of the beach, is where you can barbecue, stroll around the cafés, or simply grab a mat, lay back, and take it easy while the sun sets.
For more information, visit Jumeirah Beach Park.
Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
This beach club is situated on Dubai’s famous Jumeirah Beach strip providing pure relaxation without sacrificing elegance and exclusivity.The beach offers a kids’ play area as well as family entertainment including beach soccer and volleyball, assorted water sports and rides, and a scuba diving centre for beginners and professionals looking to discover the deep sea’s best kept secrets.
For more information, visit Habtoor Grand Resort.
Fairmont, The Palm
This beach club has the perfect mix of activities for the whole family to enjoy. There’s great views over the Gulf and Dubai Marina skyline. This fun-packed, easy-going, chic location on Palm Jumeirah has four temperature-controlled swimming pools, a private white sand beach, lots of family-friendly water sports (paddle boarding, wake boarding, jet skiing) and plenty to do on the beach too (think volleyball, table tennis, sand football and giant chess). There’s also the activity-packed Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club and outdoor splash area to keep even the most restless children occupied and give parents time to unwind by themselves at an adults-only pool, or at the hotel’s Willow Stream Spa if they’re looking to cool down indoors.
For more information, visit Fairmont, The Palm.
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