Keeping our boys and girls engaged in activities outside school is at the top of most parents’ list. It is during our children’s formative years where their minds are open to new challenges, and signing them up for afterschool activities help to hone in on their passions. Luckily for our youngsters, Dubai and Abu Dhabi…Read More
Temperatures are high as we head into the month of July and we could all use a little dip into some cool and refreshing waters. So if you and your family are looking to relax and escape the desert heat for the day, here are some great places to go for some pool & beach fun in the UAE.
1. Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on Weekdays @ Splash N Party
Get wet and splash around as you ride the aquatic waterslides and swim in the pools – or even fly down the thrilling zip line. This intimate, gated compound has something for everyone with splash pads for the little ones and a restaurant and juice bar for you.
Every Sunday is LADIES DAY from 4pm to 9pm. Boys 10yrs and below are welcome.
KIDZAPP DEAL: Buy 1 and get 1 FREE entry for 1x child on WEEKDAYS. Complimentary entry for adults (one free adult per paid child).
2. UAE Resident's Offer @ Aquaventure
Aquaventure Waterpark promises a world of excitement to make you feel different in water in more ways than one. Get your pulse racing on 30 slides and attractions, laugh your way down Dubai’s longest Lazy River, and relax on 500m of private beach.
Thrill-seekers can scream down world-record-breaking waterslides, young families will enjoy the safety of Splashers Island, and animal lovers can get up close with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and stingrays.
– Offer valid for UAE residents only
– Bookings must be made in advance
– Remember to bring your own towels
3. Mummy's Club @ Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
All mums can enjoy pool and beach access priced at only AED 50 (fully redeemable on food and beverages) whilst the little ones (below the age of 12 years) can enter the facilities free of charge.
Relax and enjoy a dip in the temperature-controlled pool from 8am, spend the day lounging by the beach, and redeem AED 50 at any of the hotel’s signature dining venues. You can enjoy some scenic meals at Wavebreaker’s open dining patio offering delicious menu of supersized burgers and heathy salads or grab a casual lunch at the vibrant Mango Tree Thai Bistro.
4. Pool & Beach Fun @ Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
Escape home for a fun day out at Caesars Palace Bluewaters. Take a relaxing dip with your family mid-week and pay AED 150, AED 100 of which are redeemable against food and beverage. If you head there on weekends, fees are AED 245 per person, with AED 150 in credit to spend on lunch and refreshments.
5. Pool Pass @ The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Splash about with your entire family at The Westin’s pool – yes, kids are allowed too! Not only will you escape the stress of the city, but you’ll also get AED 100 back in food and drink credit on weekends, and AED 50 on weekdays.
6. Pool Pass @ Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
Cool off at the stunning pool at Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, with the full fees redeemable on food and drinks. Both adults’ and children’s pools are open from 7am to 7pm, and kids under 12 can enter for free!
7. Splash Island
A temperature controlled indoor aqua park for little splashers. Your boys and girls will love getting wet and playing around all year round. Whether you’re staying for an hour or the whole day, you pay the same price.
8. All-Day Pool Pass @ Raffles Dubai, Wafi
Get your pool and sun fix this summer at Raffles’ cool waters with day passes at AED 175 per adult inclusive of AED 100 credit for food and drinks. To book your spot, call to book and mention the offer.
For extra luxury, family (two adults and up to two children) Daycation and Staycation packages are available. Check-in a room or suite and enjoy the day by the swimming pool while savouring dining and beverage options.
9. Credit Goes To You @ Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Book a lazy family day by the pool and get treated. Explore the lagoon-style pools and private beach at this Palm Jumeirah resort and get away from the stresses of city life. Anantara will reward you with AED 270 to spend at its award-wining restaurants. Take a seat at a table for lunch or cool down with a fresh juice or have something fruity delivered to your pool-side.
Entry for children aged 3-12 is AED 105 (not redeemable)
10. Beach & Pool Pass @ Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Escape the city streets and enjoy all-day access to Sofitel’s pools and 500-meter long private beach on Palm Jumeirah. Their special daycation offer for UAE residents includes:
– All-day pool and beach access
– Daytime access to a Luxury Sea View Room until sunset
– 30% discount on your lunch or dinner at the hotel’s restaurants
11. Pool & Beach Access @ Fairmont The Palm
Enjoy private beach and pool access that’s fully redeemable on food and beverages on weekdays for you and your entire family!
Weekend fees are AED 250 for adults, AED 150 of which are redeemable on F&B.
12. Daycation @ The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
Give yourself a much needed break with a day out at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. Spend the day lazing around at the pools and make the most of our private beach with the added benefit of food and beverage credit.
For adults, weekdays at AED 200 per person per day with AED 150 F&B credit, and weekends at AED 300 per person per day with AED 200 F&B credit.
Children up to 12 years of age can access pools and beach on a complimentary basis.
13. Pool & Beach Escape @ Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Cool off with a relaxing pool and beach escape for AED 200 per adult and AED 75 per child, which can be redeemed for food and beverage.
14. Daycation @ Meydan Hotel
To celebrate its reopening on July 12th, Meydan Hotel has launched a new unparalleled daycation at AED 249 valid for 2 adults and 2 kids below 12. Splash about in their infinity pool, enjoy a 25% discount on food and beverage and much more!
– Access to Grand Superior Room from 9 AM till 6 PM
– All day access to Infinity pool overlooking the race course
– 25% off on food and beverage
– Valid for 2 adults and 2 kids below 12 years old
– All day access to fully-equipped Gym
– Free Cancellation up to 9 AM on the arrival date
– Wi-Fi internet access
15. Daycation @ Bab Al Shams
Escape for the day in the dreamy surroundings of Bab Al Shams, where your safety is top priority. Enjoy refreshing moments in the pool and savour exquisite flavours at the hotel’s dining venues. You can also enjoy 25% off on leisure activities and food and beverage, while your little ones are enjoying the kids’ facilities.
– Room access from 9 AM until 6 PM
– All day access to Infinity pool overlooking the desert
– Complimentary Falcon Show at 5:30 PM
– 25% off food and beverage throughout your stay
– 25% off desert activities
– Access to the kids facilities
– Free Cancellation up to 9 AM on the arrival date
– Complimentary extra bed per room (upon request)
– Wi-Fi internet access
16. Dreamland Aqua Park
Immerse your little thrill seekers in this enormous water park with more than thirty rides and attractions. Revel in the wildlife of the mini zoo, work up a sweat on the volleyball and basketball courts and stop to refuel at one of the many food outlets. Overnight camping services are available as well as special birthday packages.
17. Al Montazah Amusement and Water Park
One of the very first adventure parks in the UAE, Al Montazah Parks have two exciting parks within its walls – Pearls Kingdom and Island of Legends. There’s something in store for everyone, including exciting water rides and time travel to name just a few.
Pearls Kingdom is equipped with 35 slides which will transport your little ones to a magical wonderland with mystical powers; a wise king and his beloved daughter, Princess Pearl; the secrets of the pearl of knowledge; and adventurous sea creatures.
The Island of Legends, with its 26 attractions, will take you back in time to experience a magical a time-travel journey across nine countries, that are delightfully displayed through fairy tales, stories and iconic inventions from these countries.
18. Bayshore Beach Day Pass
Take the family out for fun under the sun and enjoy 160 metres of private beach at The Bayshore Beach Club.
Spaces are at a first-come, first-serve basis – so call ahead to check if they are at full capacity before heading out.
Maximum 3-hour access is allowed per day
19. Daycation @ Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa
Get away with your family at this super kid-friendly beach retreat in Ras Al Khaimah. Book a daycation, fit for two adults and two children for AED 250, and enjoy AED 150 in resort credit too.
Also, for AED 500, you can enjoy access to a private villa for the day, accommodating up to three adults and two children, including Dhs300 in resort credit.