Dubai’s Best Family-Friendly Beach Clubs to Try in 2023

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.

We’ve updated this listing for 2023 – note the price at many clubs has significantly increased since COVID days now – though there are still some mid-week bargains to be had! Remember, most now apply weekend rates from Friday through Sunday. Please contact the venues to book to avoid disappointment and confirm any price changes.

Fairmont the Palm

The Fairmont has long been known as one of the most family-friendly offerings on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah. You will find exceptional family facilities here, including four swimming pools, a beautiful wide 800m long beach and the Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club, which includes a splash park, toddlers 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 are half-price, and those under 6 are free. Kids club costs 65 AED extra per hour, open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for day guests.

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

JA Beach Hotel

Sitting slightly further out of town and often slightly forgotten when weighing up your Dubai options, it is only about 15 minutes further towards Abu Dhabi down the Sheikh Zayed Freeways to this award-winning, family-friendly beach club. 

JA Resort in Jebel Ali

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 water polo (some are seasonal check with the hotel before booking).

Daycation offers: Include pool and beach access. Free access for infants and up to 2 children ages 4 to 16 year.

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

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 95 AED per person and 50 AED per child (5 to 12 years), fully redeemable on F&B. Weekends are 125 AED for adults / 65 AED for kids, and below 5’s are free.

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 before, you will know exactly what we’re talking about!

Club Mina  Dubai

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 the Jungle Bay Waterpark, included with your pool and beach access, 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.

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 with its indoor and outdoor recreation programs, kids can enjoy the Amura Kids club, and there’s even a dedicated kids’ cinema!

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.

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 o pay 400 AED per person, and 200 AED is redeemable on F&B.

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

Azure Beach Rixos Premium

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

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

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

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

This classic family resort on the west crescent of the Palm is still going strong. 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 – There is currently a weekday deal for 200 AED per adult, and 100 AED per child (4 to 12 years), which is fully redeemable on F&B, whilst weekends are 250 AED per adult and 125 AED per child, also fully redeemable in F&B vouchers. Under 4’s are free.

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.

Cove Beach

One of the newer kids on the block, Cove Beach offers the choice of three pools with extensive beach frontage too. Set on Bluewaters Island with stunning views back to JBR, enjoy lunch at contemporary restaurant Two.0 or dinner with unforgettable sunset views as the pools close.

Day passes start for a Single Sunbed on the beach at 200 AED per person (100 AED redeemable on F&B) Monday, Tuesday & Thursday; Wednesday, Friday to Sunday is 300 AED per person, and 150 AED will be redeemable. We’re awaiting updated kids’ rates for 2023.

The most luxurious option available at the moment is the beautiful large Beach Cabana which caters to up to 4 people. Beach Cabanas can be booked with a minimum spend of AED1,500 on F&B.

Mamas! Watch out for Wednesday Rosé All Day

Looking to stay the night? Check out the current staycation deals for Caesars Resort Bluewaters

Our team are still hunting down the best value deals for families this year, with a particular interest in the new offerings along West Palm Beach, including Peaches & Cream, Surf Club Dubai, Koko Bay, Kyma Beach and February 30we’ll report back soon, or leave us your comments below!

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