Rixos Bab Al Bahr on Al Marjan Island
At this five-star beachfront and ultra-all-inclusive property, kids from 4–12 years can get a passport to the Rixy Club to scoop up prizes and join in on fun activities, including the Rixy disco, games, cinema, treasure hunting, beach and pool games and talent shows.
Over in the resort’s Teens Republic, those aged 10-17 years can take part in weekly tournaments around video, table and board games.
Summer room rates start from AED 1200 (around £250). Visit http://babalbahr.rixos.com/ for more information.
DoubleTree Hilton Al Marjan Island
This beachfront resort on Marjan Island has its own 450-metre private beach, 7 outdoor temperature controlled pools and an indoor ladies-only pool. It also features a 24-hour gym, 2 spas with 9 treatment rooms, sauna, steam and whirlpool, including ladies-only spa.
13 restaurants and bars and 3 specialty restaurants offer all-day dining while the newly renovated kids club, an outdoor playground and a Pirate Boat aqua zone with water slides keep the young ones entertained.
Summer room rates start at AED 599 (around £130). Visit www.doubletree3.hilton.com for more information.
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel
This luxurious hotel features private villa accommodations, each with its own pool. Here, guests can interact with beautiful surroundings while enjoying creature comforts and fine dining.
Kids from 5–12 get to sign up as a Ritz Ranger, which lets youngsters get the most out of the resort’s 1,235-acre nature reserve. Guests can also try their hand at falconry or archery, join a ﬁshing expedition or saddle up for a camel caravan or complimentary guided bike rides.
Meanwhile, mum and dads can luxuriate in the resort’s award-winning spa where locally sourced herbs and spices, expert therapists and restorative hydrotherapy facilities combine for an unmissable experience.
Summer room rates start at AED 2000 (around £430) for a luxury private pool villa. Visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/al-wadi-desert/offers for more information.
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa
This multi-award winning resort, sprawled over 1.5 kilometres of private sandy beach, offers the perfect destination for a family getaway.
The property has recently opened The Hide, a centre dedicated to the needs of teenagers staying at the hotel. For the younger kids, The Tree House will be opening this month, creating a safe and engaging environment for those under 12 years.
Summer room rates start from AED 599 (around £130). Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort or Al Hamra Residence and Village
This beach-front resort in the heart of Al Hamra has access to an 18-hole championship golf course and 6 restaurants and bars, including the original Trader Vic’s Mai Tai®.
Hilton is offering kids staying at either the Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort or Al Hamra Residence and Village a range of monthly actives at each of the resorts. Families can also take advantage of multiple swimming pools and private beaches. An on-site watersports facility offers plenty of activities to stay cool this summer, such as kayaking and boat rides.
Summer room rates start from AED 489 (around £105). Visit www.hilton.com for more information.
At this spectacular resort, traditional charm embraces Arabian culture. Cove Rotana is located on an idyllic water inlet on the Ras Al Khaimah beachfront overlooking the Arabian Gulf with 600m of pristine beach.
Spread through the idyllic resort are 204 rooms and 78 one, two and three bedroom villas that are ideally designed to accommodate families. The hotel offers Flipper's Kids Club as well as a babysitting service and kids menu, two outdoor infinity pools, a kids pool and water sports activities.
Summer room rates start from AED 600 (around £130). Visit www.rotana.com/ for more information.
A hidden haven in Ras Al Khaimah, the beach front Waldorf Astoria resort offers signature attentive service, nine stylish restaurants and lounges, and palatial rooms and suites with sea or golf views.
Families are sure to enjoy the temperature-controlled pools, indoor and outdoor Pearls Kid's Club with babysitting services and the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Spa with floatation bed, VIP couple’s treatment room and signature herbal sauna.
Summer room rates start from AED 825 (around £105). Visit http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com for more information.
Marjan Island Resort & Spa
The five-star resort has a packed kids programme at its Pirates Club. Kids can join in cookery classes, get their faces painted, compete in boat races and water football or splash out in the outdoor pool before relaxing each evening at the kids cinema.
Summer room rates start from AED 395 (around £85). Visit www.marjanislandresort.com for more information.
From 1st June until the end of September, for every two paying adults, one child will be allowed for free entry into the following attractions:
1. Iceland Water Park: Adult admission is AED 175 (around £40). First child goes free with two paying adults. Second child admission is AED 115 (around £25).
2. Fly Fish Water Sports: Offers jet pack, aqua trike, jet ski, fly board, wakeboarding, kayaking, hiver board, banana ride, parasailing, paddle boat and stand up paddleboard.
3. Adventure Sports Water Sports RAK: Available at the Doubletree Hilton Al Marjan Island, Hilton RAK Resort and Spa, and Hilton Al Hamra Hotel.
4. Bedouin Oasis Desert Camp: Desert dinner with entertainment from AED 120 (around £25). Dune bashing safari from AED 300 (around £65).
5. Al Hamra Golf Club: Open at night under the floodlights (ideal for summer).
6. RAK Track Go Karting: From AED 115 (around £25).
7. Sea Wings: Seaplane ride from Ras al Khaimah to Dubai from AED 1295 (around £280) for adults.
See all that’s on offer across Ras Al Khaimah at www.goo.gl/YJb3L2.