Jumeirah Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
On its own private beach
Breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf
Great British restaurant for a taste of home
Dreamy Dubai is definitely one to add to the book-it list, and not just for its sandy beaches, city vibes and mega all-inclusive menus. In fact, it's an absolute corker for a family jolly, too! Epic waterparks, fun-filled hotels and even a day out at Legoland are on the agenda at this always-sunny destination. Everything in Dubai is bigger and better, and the little'uns are gonna love it. And if you've got any teens tagging along, they'll be happy taking some proper trendy holiday snaps to show their mates back home. In the meantime, you can soak up the sun and tuck into some fantastic food from one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants knocking about. It's a win-win.
These ones are the cool kids, the happenin' hotels, the superbly sandy stays - and we only alliterate when we really mean it. They're the crème-de-la-crème of Dubai resorts and we can see why. So, if you're after an unforgettable family hol, you know where to go.
We said everything's bigger and better here and we meant it. Even the waterslides are MASSIVE! Seriously, not for the faint-hearted. But we're sure the older kids will be angling for a go on the vertical-drop trap door slide at Aquaventure Waterpark, if only so they can brag about it when they get back to school. We say, let 'em have at it.
Dubai really is the best of both worlds (Hannah Montana would approve). A city stay and beachfront break rolled into one: yes, puh-lease! And ignore the rumours. It can be spenny, but not when you bag one of our value-packed cheap holidays. Now go get that face all sun-kissed and those toes all sandy.