Most visitors to Fujairah are drawn by the beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, choosing to relax in luxury at one of the many resort hotels along the coast.
With so many seemingly beautiful hotels on offer, choosing which one to book can prove a daunting task. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite resorts for families right on the beach in Fujairah!
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort (5*)
The Le Meridien offers ‘unlimited family fun’ with separate kids’ clubs for teens and younger children there’s a whole host of activities on offer from mini-golf to water slides and a kids’ disco. Children have their own shaded, temperature-controlled pool with slides, indoor and outdoor play areas and a large playground.
The climbing walls, zip lines, quick jump and abseiling wall at the Al Aqah Challenge are sure to keep adventure-seekers busy while mum and dad get to relax around the biggest free form pool on the east coast.
The high-rise nature of the building ensures a sea-view for every guest. Rooms are of a contemporary design and extremely spacious allowing for up to two children to stay in the same room as their parents at no extra cost – although you will need to speak to the hotel before booking to facilitate this. Children over the age of 11 are however liable to pay a supplement for food.
Le Meridien offers a variety of board options including all-inclusive and with 8 restaurants and bars to choose from (as well as 24-hour room service) you’re certain to find some culinary treats!
In addition to the complimentary kids’ club for Le Meridien guests, the hotel does offer babysitting for an additional fee.
What does it cost to stay at Le Meridien al Aqah Beach Resort?
Prices start at 1,230 AED ++, based on a family of 4 in two rooms with an ocean view.
Miramar Al Aqah Resort (5*)
A beautiful hotel with well-kept grounds, spacious rooms and inspiring architecture with access to a lovely stretch of the beach close to Snoopy Island. The Miramar boasts several excellent restaurants including the Thai fusion Sensasia and Italian La Cucina. The Bahari Grill on the beach is the perfect place for a romantic dinner and grown-ups can dance the night away in the resort’s very own nightclub.
The resort has one large pool with varying depths and a separate kids pool with slide as well as its very own dive-centre on the beach. There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas around the pool and on the beach. There are also tennis courts, a billiards room, table tennis and table football available as well as a fantastic kids’ playground.
As if all of this isn’t enough, there is a diverse programme of recreational activities including archery and aqua aerobics for all ages and a kids’ club (accepting children between the ages of 4 and 12). The resort also has a well-equipped spa so that you can catch up on that Mummy (or Daddy) time!
There are few steps within the resort and access for buggies and strollers is good. It’s also ideal for older guests and people with mobility problems. Family rooms are large and have a closable lounge space with two sofa beds.
What does it cost to stay at Miramar Al Aqah Resort?
Prices start at 750 AED ++ per night based on a family of 4 sharing a family room with desert or mountain views.
Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa (5*)
This 250-room resort is built with relaxation in mind and has plenty of spots for peace and contemplation. Set in lush gardens with two pools and direct access to the beach, the Fujairah Rotana Resort offers a perfect escape for families who just want to kick back and relax.
There is a PADI certified diving and water sports provider on-site as well as tennis courts and beach volleyball facilities. The resort boasts two temperature-controlled pools along with a kids’ pool and water slide.
The hotel offers (paid) babysitting on request as well as a kids’ club (ages 4-12), giving mum and dad the chance to enjoy a spot of diving or a romantic dinner in one of the resort’s 6 restaurants or bars whilst the kids are entertained. Perfect for a chilled-out family getaway – you can read a detailed review of Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa here.
What does it cost to stay at Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa?
Prices start at 1,150 AED ++ for a classic suite sleeping 4 with a garden view.
The resort is currently undergoing some ‘enhancement and development work’ in the right wing but disturbance is being kept to a minimum.
Intercontinental Fujairah Resort (5*)
This resort is simply stunning with friendly and helpful staff. Offering standard and executive rooms and suites with sea views, the intercontinental is beautifully decorated. With a sumptuous spa, excellent gym facilities, a variety of terrestrial and water sports, infinity pool and direct access to the beach there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy!
The only resort to offer a concept-based kids’ club, Planet Trekkers is designed to provide younger guests with a ‘fun and exciting’ opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. The kids’ club is complimentary for hotel guests and provides supervised activities for children aged between 4 and 16 years. The hotel can also provide baby-sitting for younger children and out of hours at an additional cost.
After a day of sight-seeing, fun-filled activities or simply lazing around by the pool, head to Drift for excellent seafood and cosy up by one of their three beach fire pits for the evening!
What does it cost to stay at Intercontinental Fujairah Resort?
Prices start at 930 AED ++ for a standard room that can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort (5*)
Located towards Dibba, the Fairmont offers contemporary rooms with an arabesque twist. Home of Aqua Bounce, Fujairah’s inflatable water park, older children and teenagers are bound to have tonnes of fun at this fantastic family resort.
The hotel offers an array of water sports including jet-skiing, flyboarding and a jetovator as well as kayaking, snorkelling and banana boat rides. The Fairmont is also able to organise scuba diving expeditions and excursions to the nearby Musandam Peninsula for a truly memorable day trip. Help is always on hand so that you can make the most out of your trip.
In addition to water sports, the hotel provides a variety of exercise classes including yoga and Zumba and even personal trainers (for a fee) to their guests. Mountain bike and hiking tours are also available in addition to a very interesting ‘Rock Safari’ excursion!
Willow Stream Spa, with its rock sauna, steam rooms, heated loungers, private hammam and experience showers offers the perfect place for the grown-ups to relax whilst younger children (4 to 8 years) are taken care of at the Sun Family Kids Club (open 10am to 8pm). Babysitting for younger children can be arranged for an additional fee upon request but advanced notice must be given.
What does it cost to stay at Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort?
Prices start at 1,579 AED ++ for a family room with sea views. Cheaper options are available, but it is best to phone the hotel in advance of booking to discuss your individual requirements.
All-inclusive options are available although restrictions do apply. Rooms specially designed for people with special needs and limited mobility are also available on request.
Other Fujairah accommodation options…
There are many more beautiful family-friendly resorts along the east coast of the UAE, but if beach resorts aren’t your thing there are of course plenty of other options available.
If you’re looking for something a little quirkier, perhaps consider booking a stay at Alshahad Farm, a traditional farmhouse with, rather conveniently, no mobile signal allowing you a chance to really escape from it all! Or perhaps take a look at The Retreat, a tented eco-camp (located near Khorfakkan) a great place to reconnect with nature and each other!
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How to get to Fujairah’s Beach Resorts
We have a great detailed guide here on how to road trip between Dubai (or Abu Dhabi) and Fujairah.
Note that public buses will only get you as far as Fujairah City, the main beach resort area of Al Aqah sits to the north of the city so you may prefer access to a private vehicle to make this road trip.
Did you have any more Fujairah favourites you think we’ve missed? Comment below or join the conversation on our Family Travel in the Middle East Facebook group.
More great UAE Staycation ideas
Looking to explore beyond Dubai and enjoy a luxurious family vacation without leaving the country? We have more great guides to truly indulgent family weekends around the UAE:
- The UAE’s best luxury desert resorts (with and without kids!)
- Our Top 10 UAE beach resort choices for Families
- The best family resorts in Ras al Khaimah
- 5 Stunning resorts on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island
- Best hotel resort accommodation for families in Al Ain
And just beyond Fujairah, why not check out our guide to touring the breathtaking Musandam Peninsula and great accommodation ideas in Musandam for families.
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Post contributed by Lynette Fortey-Burnett, writer & classical Arcahelogist based in the UAE with her family. You can learn more about our contributing writers here.