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The best kids clubs in Dubai

  • Travel 101
  • By Lottie Nicholls
  • Published 15 July 2022
  • Revised 06 March 2023

Keeping the little ones happy is always a priority when searching for family-friendly holidays. The extravagant city of Dubai is known for its lavish living and expensive atmosphere, so we’d understand if you thought it not the most child-friendly destination.

Well, that’s where you’re wrong. The UAE’s capital city is home to some fabulous resorts with excellent facilities that play host to some exciting and dynamic kids clubs in Dubai, sure to keep little ones entertained for hours. 

So, if you're looking for things to do in Dubai with kids, worry not. We’ve compiled a list of fun-loving kid's clubs and activities little travellers will love, so adults can have an hour or two of gorgeous, guilt-free sunshine in peace.

Browse our Dubai family holidays to inspire your next visit. 

Try Martial Arts at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

The Mandarin Oriental Little Nomads Kids’ Club is on hand to make your family holiday memorable for you and your little nomads. Offering a host of exciting services to kids between the ages of 3-10 years old, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai’s fun-loving energy enables families to capture unforgettable moments under the resort’s partnership with leading hotel-based childcare company, Worldwide Kids. 

Little Nomads Kids’ Club is open daily to entertain tiny tots, while The Bay offers the opportunity for two adults and two children (under 12) to enjoy daily breakfast together. Open year round, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai’s kids club provides the following exclusive perks:

•    Welcome gifts and customised bedding for each child
•    Pizza making classes
•    Martial arts with specialized instructors 
•    Junior lifeguard programme
•    Babysitting services
•    In-room family movie night with complimentary snacks
•    Complimentary access to The Green Planet Dubai
•    In-room amenities such as child-friendly bath products (provided on request)

Younger fans can make a splash in the dedicated kids pool, try their hand at martial arts classes including Taekwondo and Kickboxing, learn the fundamentals of becoming a lifeguard, watch their favourite movies, and so much more. All timings and opportunities will be shown on the daily activities calendar. 

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Take mini marine life fans to Atlantis, The Palm

Widely popular among kids and adults alike, it’s no surprise that this adventure-packed resort boasts one of the city’s most sought-after kids’ clubs.

Aimed at little ones aged 4 - 12, Atlantis, The Palm's Kids’ Club offers peace of mind to parents with small children in tow, whilst The Zone provides a cool place for teens to meet and hang out away from watchful eyes. Atlantis, The Palm’s range of kids facilities ensures that all ages are catered to, with morning and afternoon sessions, plus professional babysitters available in the evenings too – for those wanting a romantic dinner date minus the children’s menu.

Exclusive perks that Atlantis, The Palm's Kids Club boasts include:

•    Access to Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers Aquarium
•    Marine life experiences at the Atlantis Dive Centre
•    Range of daily games for kids of all ages
•    Babysitting facilities for little ones

Kids will also be entertained at the cool arcade-restaurant Wavehouse, complete with a (you guessed it) whacky wave machine and bowling alley. While mini marine life fans can go on a tour to meet the hotel’s amazing team of aquarists, divers, and caretakers of the 65,000 marine animals and habitats here. The hotel’s Little Pirates Playground is another popular pastime for little adventurers, designed with younger children in mind.

Atlantis, The Palm

Atlantis, The Palm
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Hit Qix Club at Address Beach Resort

With its stunning stretch of pristine sandy beach, together with various swimming pools and activities, this is a dream holiday for the entire family. There is an adult pool, family pool and even a kids’ splash pad. 

The Qix Club at Address Beach Resort offers a range of fun activities to keep kittle ones happy, giving parents the opportunity to enjoy some quality time together. Conveniently located by The Restaurant, you can drop off your tiny travellers once they have full bellies and enjoy a relaxing breakfast or lunch with your partner. Entertainment for tiny travellers under four is also provided, but these children will have to be accompanied by an adult. 

Open every day of the week between 9am and 9pm, Qix offers parents peace of mind around the clock.

Perks provided by Qix at Address Beach Resort include:

•    Babysitting facilities
•    Range of daily games for kids of all ages 
•    Swimming lessons 
•    Splash Pad

In-house guests are entitled to two hours a day at the kids’ club, once that time is up, they can make memories in the family pool or splash pad – sure to tire them out!

Address Beach Resort

Address Beach Resort

There’s plenty of fun at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Who says kids and luxury don’t go together? Certainly not Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. This renowned hotel’s kids club boasts a free child-friendly room with a curved bright sofa, soft cushions, and a range of toys. The club also boasts a TV loft which gives kids the same sense of five-star luxury adults appreciate.

The club’s free kids’ programme is designed to educate and entertain little ones aged 4 – 12 with activities that best suit their interests. Facilities are open until 9pm, so parents can enjoy a child-free evening experiencing all the hotel has to offer. 

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach kids club boasts:

•    Bright and airy playroom complete with toys and TV
•    Art classes
•    Music and dancing classes
•    Sports lessons

Kids Club aside, there’s plenty of exciting things to do with kids at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Explore the fascinating Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, make a splash in the stunning free-form swimming pool, or whisk them away to Wild Wadi Waterpark, packed with 30 thrilling water rides the whole family can get involved in. 

Babysitting services are also available for an hourly fee, simply contact concierge 24 hours prior.

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Calling all falcon’s to Fairmont The Palm Hotel & Resort

Fairmont The Palm Hotel & Resort sits upon Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Beach and with its ideal location comes a whole host of activities to keep adults and youngsters entertained for hours.

The hotel’s Falcons Kids’ Club is aimed at kids between the ages of 18 months and 16 years and offers a vast range of activities for everybody to get involved in. 

Tiny tots under three will need to be accompanied by an adult, whereas older children can be dropped off by themselves to enjoy action-packed days under the watchful eyes of the friendly club staff.

Fairmont The Palm’s kids club provide:

•    Welcome backpack, complete with children’s menus and pretend money to be used all over the resort
•    Playhouse
•    Climbing wall
•    Splash Park
•    Zoned areas for different imaginative play
•    Healthy food and snacks are also available at an additional cost

Looking for things to do in Dubai with older kids? Check out our top picks for Dubai Luxury Holiday tours

Fairmont The Palm Hotel & Resort

Fairmont The Palm Hotel & Resort

There's fun for all ages at Madinat Jumeirah Hotels

The fabulous Madinat Jumeirah hotel group comes complete with a star quality kids club to ensure families peace of mind during their stay. Access to Sinbad’s Kids Club is included in the booking price during your stay, offering children the opportunity to enjoy their stay as much as you enjoy yours!

Sinbad’s offers kids access to 1,000 square meters of pure play area along with a range of pools to splash in as many times as they want - all overlooked by the attentive staff.

A huge range of activities will keep little ones occupied throughout the day and into the evening. Plus, the hotel even offers a learning experience in the form of feeding resident turtles in the Turtle Rehabilitation Programme every Wednesday and Saturday – perfect for lovers of these incredible creatures.

At all Madinat Jumeirah hotels you can expect:

•    Childcare and babysitting services
•    Play area designed specifically for kids
•    Arts and crafts
•    Face painting 
•    Sports lessons
•    Movie screenings
•    Access to Turtle Rehabilitation Programme

So, with such a wide range of family friendly hotels offering top quality kids clubs, you and your little ones will be spoiled for choice on your next trip to Dubai!

Madinat Jumeirah Hotels

Madinat Jumeirah Hotels

The best kids club in Dubai FAQS

Is Dubai kid friendly?

For all its extravagance and glamour, Dubai is incredibly child-friendly. Children of all ages will be entertained for hours with the city’s plethora of kid-friendly activities and children are sure to receive a warm welcome at most establishments across the city. Read more about our favourite family hotels in Dubai. 

What children’s activities are there in Dubai?

Enjoy hours of fun at indoor playground KidZania, marvel at the underwater delights of Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, dance with Dolphins at Dubai Dolphinarium, and be sure to visit Wild Wadi Water Park.

Is there a Disneyland in Dubai?

There is currently not a Disneyland Park in Dubai, however, the city is home to three other world class parks including LEGOLAND Dubai. The city also boasts a range of other adventure parks, playgrounds, and waterparks to enjoy including Aquaventure at Atantis, The Palm and Wild Wadi Waterpark on Jumeirah Beach.

Neighbouring emirate Abu Dhabi also has an excellent island - Yas Island - that boasts Warner Bros. World. Ferrari World and Yas Waterpark. It's fantastic for all the family and just one-hour's drive from Dubai.

So, with such a wide range of family friendly hotels offering top quality kids clubs, you and your little ones will be spoiled for choice on your next trip to Dubai!

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our latest Dubai luxury holiday offers for more options.

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