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The 3 best luxury family beach hotels in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi is a city that is quickly becoming a top destination for luxury family holidays. The city is an oasis in the middle of the desert with a unique blend of modernity and tradition which offers endless opportunities for family fun and relaxation. Whether you are looking for thrilling adventures, cultural experiences, or simply the chance to relax and unwind, Abu Dhabi has it all.

What sets Abu Dhabi apart as the perfect spot for a family holiday is the city's commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment for visitors. The city is renowned for its hospitality so families can feel confident that they will be well taken care of during their stay. 

To top it off, Abu Dhabi's reputation for luxury is well-deserved. With world-class hotels, restaurants and attractions that cater for families with children of all ages. From iconic landmarks like the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to thrilling theme parks like Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Abu Dhabi.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of the very best luxury hotels that are perfect for family holidays, so you’ll be getting away in no time for that much needed quality time with a spot of luxury too.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is perfect when you’re looking for luxury holidays in Abu Dhabi. This 5-star hotel is the perfect choice for those looking to book a family getaway because of the incredible array of activities, restaurants and welcoming staff to help with every need.

The resort is a luxurious and family-friendly haven that offers everything families could want for a perfect getaway from the moment they step through its doors. Greeted with stunning surroundings and top-notch service - what more can you want? 

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort boasts a wide range of amenities and activities to keep guests of all ages entertained, including five swimming pools, a private beach, a golf course and a tennis court. Parents can enjoy a relaxing spa day or a round of golf while the children are entertained at the Sandcastle Club, a fun and engaging kids' club that offers activities like face painting, scavenger hunts and cooking classes.

Families can indulge in a variety of dining options, including Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, sushi and a delicious beachfront barbecue. But don’t worry, the resort also offers plenty of family-friendly dining options with plenty on the children's menu with even a high tea experience on offer.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort offers spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites that are perfect for families, with some featuring separate living areas with private balconies. The resort also has a babysitting service and a dedicated family pool area, making it easy for parents to relax and enjoy some well-deserved downtime.

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace is a true gem for those looking for luxury family holidays in Abu Dhabi. This iconic five-star hotel is one of the most luxurious places for a traveller to truly experience an extraordinary holiday. 

Get the kids ready and packed up for luxury you’ll get nowhere else. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted with the grandeur of the palace's gold-plated domes and towering marble pillars. The rooms and suites are spacious and opulent, with plush bedding, all the modern amenities you could need, including 24-karat gold leaf accents. 

The private beach and large infinity pool are also highlights, with crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches that invite you to relax and soak up the sun. The resort has plenty  to keep guests of all ages entertained, including two expansive swimming pools, a pristine private beach with a fully equipped fitness centre. Families can enjoy a game of tennis, a round of golf or even horseback riding through the desert!

Emirates Palace has a variety of dining options, ranging from exquisite fine dining to casual beachside fare. The resort's award-winning culinary team prepares dishes from around the world, with something to please every palate. Families can also take part in cooking classes and learn how to prepare local dishes - yum!

Looking for lush family friendly rooms? The resort's rooms and suites are elegantly decorated that feature luxurious features such as marble bathrooms and private balconies with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf.  These incredible spaces are fully equipped for family dining with babysitting services available upon request. 

If you as the parents fancy a day to yourselves soaking in the sun, Emirates Palace is also home to the Emirates Palace Kids Club, which has an array of activities and experiences for children, including arts and crafts, outdoor games and swimming lessons.

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace
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Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

If you're looking for a luxurious beach holiday that the kids will love, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island is the perfect destination. 

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi is a luxurious resort that offers families an extraordinary holiday experience. From the moment guests arrive, they are welcomed with warm hospitality and outstanding service that sets the tone for an unforgettable stay.

The resort has a wide range of features and activities for families to enjoy, including a private beach, a water park with four immaculate swimming pools. It also has a fun selection of water sports, such as kayaking and paddleboarding so if your children are water-babies - they’re going to love this!

It doesn’t end there though, families can enjoy beach volleyball and football so you’ve got plenty of options to keep you entertained. There’s even a supervised kids' club, which is a great place for children to socialise with new friends and engage in a range of fun activities, including face painting, cooking classes and treasure hunts.

The Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island has an array of dining options, including Turkish, Italian, and seafood specialties with a wide range to choose from on the children's menu too. Why not get your kids chef skills flourishing at the cooking school? Here, families can learn how to prepare delicious meals from around the world.

The resort's rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, equipped with modern amenities, including private balconies and spacious bathrooms. Families can also opt for a family room, which features a separate children's area with fun bunk beds and a play area to keep the kids entertained.

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

With so many luxury hotels to choose from in Abu Dhabi, it’s no surprise that the hunters of opulence but also family focused will be seen at these locations. Book family luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi with Winged Boots today for your chance to experience your own slice of extravagance. 

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