Dubai’s 10 Best Family-Friendly Beach Clubs to Try in 2024

Looking for a sensational beachside spot in Dubai to impress the family but can’t afford a staycation? If an overnight resort stay is not in your budget, then why not try a day pass to one of Dubai’s exclusive beachside resorts or beach clubs?

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What to expect from beach clubs in Dubai – are they family-friendly?

Not all of Dubai’s beach clubs are created equal! Some very much specialise more in the party crowd, which is great when your mates are in town (or you want to feel severely depressed about how frumpy your butt looks in bathers) – there’s a good guide here on party beach clubs in Dubai if that’s your thing.

Our aim here, though, is to seek out the most relaxing, family-friendly spots at some of the best Dubai hotels where you can pull up a sun lounger for the day, splash and lay back while the kids are entertained and appreciated – not just tolerated on a pool & beach day pass.

Headed to the Capital? You can find our Abu Dhabi Family Beach Club guide here.

Fairmont the Palm

The Fairmont has long been known as one of the most family-friendly offerings on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, now part of Palm West Beach.

You will find exceptional family facilities here, including four swimming pools, a beautiful, 800-meter-wide beach, and the Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club, which includes a splash park, toddler playhouse, and climbing walls.

Faimont Dubai the Palm family friendly beach club

Beach Club Day Passes: Start at a quite reasonable 200 AED per adult on weekdays and 250 AED on weekends, which is fully redeemable on food and beverages. Kids 6 to 12 years old are half-price, and those under 6 are free. The beach is open from 7:00 AM to sunset.

Kids club costs 65 AED extra per hour for day guests, open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Learn more about day passes to Fairmont the Palm here

Looking to stay the night? Check out staycation deals for Fairmont the Palm here

Byron Bathers Club

A bit of a hidden gem on the Palm Shoreline, this restaurant-cum-beach club is the perfect idyllic setting for families looking for a chilled afternoon of dining mixed with plenty of splashes and run-around time for the little ones.

Several dining options are available, including the Bar & Bistro, Ulu’s Oyster Bar, and casual dining on Tigerlily’s Beach, with separate kids’ menus.

In addition to dining areas, guests at Byron Bathers Club can enjoy lounges and day beds on the beachfront facing Burj Al Arab. Kids have access to the playground, activity area, and swimming pool.

Byron Beach Club Day Passes: Day passes are not needed; access to their family-friendly facilities is complimentary for those dining at one of their restaurants. Note that adults do have a minimum spend, however, of 150 AED.

Open from 9:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM at weekends.

Learn more about Byron Bathers Club here

Soul Beach at JA Beach Hotel

Sitting slightly further out of town and often slightly forgotten when weighing up your Dubai family beach club options; it is only about 15 minutes further towards Abu Dhabi down the Sheikh Zayed Freeway to this award-winning, family-friendly beach club, part of the enormous JA The Resort in Jebel Ali

Daycation offer: From 200 AED per adult, weekdays redeem 150 AED on F&B and weekends, 100AED; 150 AED for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children under 5 receive complimentary access. Learn more here.

With exceptional good value Staycation packages, this is one we recommend you make your daycation into an overnighter.

The hotel offers separate kids’ clubs for toddlers and teens, two baby pools, a brand new splash park, a floating Wibit Water park (similar to what you’ll see on the shores of JBR), and an absolute tonne of facilities on-site, including mini-golf, horse riding, croquet, camel rides, table tennis, and water polo (some activities are seasonal; check with the hotel before booking – not all activities are included with beach club access only).

Looking to stay the night? Check out the current staycation deals for JA Beach Hotel

Riva Beach Club

One of Dubai’s first independent beach clubs, RIVA enjoys its own stretch of exclusive private beach frontage along the Palm Jumeirah shoreline. A nautical-inspired favourite, only a minimal entrance fee will score you a sun lounger and all-day access to the pools and beach frontage along with great facilities, including a steam room.

This is one of the best-value family beach clubs in Dubai, open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Beach & pool day passes: Weekday pricing starts from 100 AED per person and 50 AED per child (5 to 12 years), fully redeemable on F&B. Weekends are 150 AED for adults / 75 AED for kids, and below 5’s are free. Learn more here.

Check out a wide range of weekly dining deals on offer, too, to pair with your beach club access.

Club Mina – The Mina Seyahi

Club Mina’s is a top spot for families looking for a little something to suit everyone. If you’ve come before for one of the famous family brunches at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, you will know exactly what we’re talking about!

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Club Mina offers the choice of five beachside pools (two of them are completely covered for kiddies) as well as 500m of uninterrupted beach frontage. If you are seeking out some parent time, then the newly refurbed Penguin Club is a great option – there are always plenty of fun activities going on inside and out with the Club Mina entertainment team. Open 8:00 AM to sunset.

The icing on the cake, though, for families is access to the Jungle Bay Waterpark. This is guaranteed to keep your littles happy while you relax in the sun.

Day passes on weekdays are 200 AED per adult and 100 AED for children (4 to 12 years old). On weekends and public holidays, adults are 300 AED and children 200 AED. Cabanas can be rented on the beachfront for an additional 100 AED / 150 AED on weekends for groups of up to 4. Learn more here.

Mamas! Keep your eye out for Monday Ladies’ Days for only 100 AED

Looking to stay the night? Check out pricing here for a night at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Sofitel Dubai The Palm

Of all the resorts on the Palm, this is one of our luxury favourites for all seasons. It offers indoor and outdoor recreation programs, kids can enjoy the Amura Kids Club, and there’s even a dedicated kids’ cinema! We think its one of the best value Dubai family beach clubs considering the setting.

Sofitel Dubaï The Palm Resort and Spa

Pool and Beach Day Passes are just 150 AED per adult and 65 AED per child (6 to 12 years old) on weekdays; Weekends and public holidays are 200 AED per adult and 100 per child, subject to availability. Under 6’s are free. Learn more here.

Looking to stay the night? Check out current staycation packages with Sofitel Dubai the Palm Resort & Spa

Sofitel The Palm is also one of our favourites in Dubai for villas with private pool access and extra fun family facilities such as a giant water slide for kids.

Azure Beach – Rixos Premium

Situated in JBR, Azure Beach is a beautiful beachfront option (though prices have substantially risen since our first review); Weekday entry is 200 AED per person, with 100 AED redeemable on F&B. Friday to Sunday, you can expect to pay 300 AED per person, and 150 AED is redeemable on F&B – kids 5 to 12 year’s are 50% off, 4 and under, free.

There is a complimentary supervised kids’ club for Azure Beach guests aged 4 to 12 (those under 4 can attend with adult supervision only).

Azure Beach at the Rixos Premium in Dubai

We would honestly recommend families avoid weekends, though, as it has become a real party hot spot, which may not appeal to most.

Mamas – keep your eye out for ladies’ days on Tuesdays & Wednesdays – 200 AED with your first five drinks included!

Learn more about current deals at Azure here

Looking to stay the night? Check out the current staycation deals for Rixos Premium

Zenzi Beach at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

This classic family resort on the west crescent of the Palm is still going strong, offering a luxurious Dubai beach club setting that’s also incredibly family-friendly. The stunning infinity pool and bubbling jacuzzis are big draw cards, and for families, Sinbad’s KiDS Club can bring a tranquil break for parents.

Day passes: Currently adults pay 350 AED, with a fee of 175 AED for children (4 to 12 years) – this is fully redeemable on F&B. Learn more here.

Looking to stay the night? Check out pricing for current staycation deals at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray also has large, 5-bedroom villas with private pools, which is great if you have a special private occasion to celebrate.

Peaches and Cream

A great spot on the Palm Jumeirah, this new family-friendly beach club has a lovely shaded kids’ pool, a larger family pool, access to the beach, and water sports. The restaurant and lounge area offer brightly coloured seating, generating a positive and family-friendly atmosphere.

The Mediterranean-style menu also caters for any fussy little eaters. And the best thing about Peaches and Cream is that access for children is absolutely free!

Learn more about Peaches and Cream here

Day passes are 100 AED per adult (fully redeemable on food and beverages). Children receive complimentary access.

Twiggy Family – Park Hyatt

Our final pick is a bit of a wildcard as it’s technically not a beach club. It actually resides on the banks of Dubai Creek, within the Park Hyatt hotel. What it lacks in natural sandy shores, it makes up for with its dedicated family-friendly offering.

Bringing the spirit of the beach to the bank side, Twiggy Family is separated from the adults-only side of Twiggy. You’ll find on offer a temperature-controlled lagoon that is perfect for year-round family enjoyment, along with an indoor and outdoor kids club and plenty of splashing good fun activities.

Day passes: Weekday Adults and 200 AED/kids 5 to 12 years, 100 AED; Weekends AED 200; sadly NOT redeemable on F&B.

Learn more about Twiggy Family here

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