Enjoy the UAE with your Kids!
Abu Dhabi is a wonderful place for families, my kids had a great time here. Choose from these Abu Dhabi family hotels. These accommodations offer at least quad occupancy and several can sleep a family of 5 or 6. We also recommend a selection of holiday apartments that have kitchenettes and sometimes even laundry facilities (a huge bonus when traveling with babies, toddlers and children!).
Abu Dhabi Expert Tips:
Stop by the Millenium Hotel, along the Corniche, on Fridays for a family brunch! 2 kids under 12 eat free with paying adults. It is buffet style which is always a hit with the kids, serving up International dishes. There are fun activities for the children including face painting, movies and wii stations. You can also cool off in their swimming pool! 12pm-4pm.
Crowne Plaza Yas Island
The Crowne Plaza is a lovely 4 star hotel on Yas Island. It is one of the bigger Abu Dhabi family hotels with quad rooms that can accommodate a family of 4. The property is modern and has free wifi, a partially shaded swimming pool and several restaurants. Kids will love visiting the famous Ferrari world nearby, with the world’s fastest rollercoaster! The rates here are quite reasonable, except during Formula 1! There is a supervised kids club to take care of the children while you play a round of golf, or enjoy a cocktail by the pool. The whole family can jump aboard the complimentary shuttle and head out to explore the lively souks and shopping malls.
The Beach Rotana is a fun family Abu Dhabi hotel with lots of leisure activities. The kids will be thrilled with the kids club where they can play games and meet new friends. There is a covered children’s playground and a pool just for them! Parents can enjoy a dinner at one of the many restaurants while the kids are well cared for.
Kids will love the desert experience at Tilal Liwa. This is one of the traditional Abu Dhabi family hotels located amongst the sand dunes in the desert. Your family can experience the true Middle Eastern hospitality and soak up the local culture.
There is plenty of activities to keep the family entertained with desert treks and dune rides. After a day playing in the sand you can swim in the infinity pool. There are several restaurants on site. Rooms can sleep 2 adults and 2 children and baby cots are available for those traveling with babies or toddlers.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Resort
The Sheraton is one of the best Abu Dhabi family hotels. They offer 2 interconnecting rooms that can sleep a family of 4. This is a great arrangement when traveling with teenagers. Children will love the banana boat rides in the Arabian Gulf! The hotel is centrally located and is on a private lagoon. The Sheraton is located along the Corniche and is walking distance to a lovely park. There are inviting pools to swim in, a fitness center, and several restaurants to choose from.
Looking For A Little More Luxury?
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara
This is one of the best ways to experience Abu Dhabi with kids! This luxury family resort combines the beauty of the traditional Arabic architecture with the stunning desert sand dunes as a back drop. Your teenagers and children will love camel riding, sand duning and falconry exhibitions. There is a teens club and kids club to keep them happy with games, computers and movies. While the kids are busy you can visit the spa, play a game of tennis or have a romantic dinner for 2. Or the whole family can join in a cooking class and whip up a tasty Emirati treat.
Al Raha Abu Dhabi Beach Hotel
This is a five star luxury Abu Dhabi family hotel offering triple and quad occupancy in the rooms and one to four bedroom villas for a family of 5 or 6. The rooms are very spacious. The hotel is located on a private beach along the Arabian Gulf with sweeping views of the Corniche.
The kids will be well cared for at the kids area. They have a supervised kids club with a children’s pool, waterslides, playground and lots of fun activities. Teenagers will love shopping at the attached Al Raha mall. There are plenty of dining options including a fun beachside cafe. Mom & Dad can enjoy some much deserved pampering at the spa while the kids are entertained at the kid’s club.
On A Budget? Check Out These Cheap Abu Dhabi Family Hotels
Liwa Holiday Apartments
Liwa holiday apartments are ideal for large families traveling on a budget. They offer 2 bedroom apts with cooking and laundry facilities, a seating area and cable tv. The Corniche is 2 km away, where the kids can play in the parks or visit the beaches. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby. Wi-fi is available for a fee. If travelling with a baby or toddler you can request a baby cot.
Hala Arjaan is one of the best budget Abu Dhabi family hotels. They offer family rooms that can sleep 2 adults and 2 children. It is centrally located and rooms are apartment style with kitchens. You are only a hop, skip and a jump away from the Abu Dhabi mall, where your teenagers can shop til their hearts content. 24 hour room service is available which is much appreciated by those with jetlag! There is an indoor pool for the kids to splash around in too.
Century Hotel Apartment
These holiday apartments are located in the city centre with easy access to the attractions. These are modest apartments with the comforts of home. You will find plenty of dining options nearby as well as lots of shops to explore.
The rooms are large and they offer 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that can sleep a family of 4 or 5. The fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge and stove. The Abu Dhabi Mall is just a few minutes away and is packed with stores and restaurants. This is a great option for budget Abu Dhabi family accommodation.