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Dubai’s Best Hotels With Water Parks & Slides Included

by Dubai Travel Planner

If you are heading to Dubai on a family vacation, chances are a swimming pool, and outdoor leisure are ranking as a pretty important part of your trip.

But with so many incredible family resorts in Dubai, how do you really set them apart? Which represents the best value for money with inclusions, and which has that little something extra that the kids will fall in love with?

We are on the lookout not only for hotels that grant you complimentary access to their attached water parks but also hotels in Dubai with excellent facilities within their grounds that include slides, lazy rivers and a little something extra they’ll be talking about for years after!

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Summary of the Dubai’s Best Hotels With Water Parks & Slides

We’ve summarised our top picks here – or read on for the details!

Hotel NameLocationKey Features & PerksPricing
Atlantis the Palm - AquaventurePalm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiComplimentary access to the Aquaventure water park and the Lost Chambers Aquarium
Emirates Golf Club is 3 km away
All the Arabian and oceanic décor
Nobu restaurant
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Free WiFi and free private parking
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Jumeirah Zabeel Saray - Wild WadiThe Crescent (West), Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiFree ticket to Wild Wadi
Luxurious rooms with private balconies
Decorated with parquet floors and high ceilings
Unlimited access to the iconic facilities of the Spa
Private cinema
Kids Club
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
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Lapita - Legoland Water ParkDubai Parks & Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai World Central, DubaiComplimentary tickets to their choice of theme parks
Polynesian themed Lapita
4 dining options ( Kalea, the Polynesian-themed international all dining restaurant, the Pan Asian Restaurant and the casual international pool side restaurant)
Kids and Teens Club

Spa and wellness centre
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Habtoor Grand ResortAl Falea Street, Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai350 m from Marina Beach
Continental or a buffet breakfast
Children's playground
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
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Grand HyattOud Metha, Dubai Healthcare City, Near Sheikh Zayed Road & Wafi Mall, Bur Dubai, DubaiDecorated with traditional Arabic touches
State-of-the-art fitness centre
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
Indoor and outdoor pools
Ahasees Spa
Tropical indoor garden with streams and bridges
13 dining and entertainment venues
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Centara MirageDuabi islands, DubaiOutdoor family pool
Slides and lazy river
Water obstacle course and ropes course
Family spa
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Le Meridien Mina SeyahiAl Sufouh Road, Al Sufouh, DubaiAccess to Jungle Bay waterpark.
1,200 m sandy beach
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
5 dining and entertainment venues
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
Club Mina fitness centre
Le Meridien Family Kids Club
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Westin Dubai Mina SeyahiAl Sufouh Road, Al Sufouh, DubaiJungle Bay waterpark
5 resort pools
500 m private beach
Modern and classical design with high ceilings and grand mirrors
Kids pool and Kids Club
Spa and wellness centre
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Sofitel Dubai the PalmThe Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiPolynesian island feel resort
12 dining and entertainment outlets
Amura kid’s club
Spa and wellness centre
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
Free WiFi and 24-hour front desk service
State-of-the-art cardio and heavy weight machines
Access to a boat jetty and a tennis court
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Dukes The Palm, A Royal HideawayPalm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, DubaiBritish charm with cosmopolitan luxury
Furnished serviced apartments with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf
Great British Restaurant
State-of-the-art gym
Beachfront and private beach
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You can read our complete guide to Dubai’s’ Best Water Parks here

Dubai's best hotels for water parks and slides

Dubai hotels with water park access

Family stays at the following hotels will get you access to one of Dubai’s three largest water parks. These can be a great value when you factor in the cost of a single day at a water park + accommodation and transport costs within the city.

However, do consider how much value you will get from staying at one of these attached hotels; of course, the complimentary ticket cost is built into your nightly rate. If you plan to do plenty of other things than just the water park on a trip to Dubai, you may lose some of the value of staying at an attached property for a premium.

We won’t give exact pricing for each hotel and waterpark ticket as it changes constantly – you will frequently find special package offers, particularly over the summer low season.

Atlantis the Palm – Aquaventure

Guests at Atlantis the Palm not only get access to the hotel’s two enormous swimming pools, an expansive private beach and entry to Lost Chambers aquarium, but they also get complimentary access to Aquaventure water park – up there as one of the leading water parks in the world, including the longest lazy river in the Middle East, highest water tower, longest family tube ride and many more record-breaking features.

Aquaventure at Atlantis
Aquaventure is free to guests staying at Atlantis the Palm Dubai

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Alternatively, if you are considering only a day trip to Atlantis, check ticket our single pricing here, or consider the value you will get from purchasing the Dubai Pass.

Jumeirah Group Hotels – Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi Waterpark is attached to the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel. However, guests at any of the Jumeirah group hotels in Dubai can take advantage of a free ticket to Wild Wadi. This includes guests staying beachside at:

As well as their city properties Jumeriah Creekside Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Each of these hotels is exquisite, but they come with a hefty price tag, too (and not all have brilliant room configurations for families without upgrading to much larger suites).

Wild Wadi water park is a family favourite in Dubai

Of all the Jumeirah group hotels, we’d generally recommend Jumeirah Beach Hotel for its incredibly extensive family facilities.

Our next favourite pick for family facilities is Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, located on the outer frond of the Palm Jumeirah. The poolside facilities here are excellent and include a mini water park feature with several slides.

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NB – Wild Wadi has been closed for quite some time for renovations but has reopened in the Spring of 2023 ONLY to Jumeirah’s guests. We await news when Wild Wadi will publicly re-open.

Lapita – Legoland Water Park

Situated to the west of Dubai in an area known as Jebel Ali, Lapita is a hidden oasis Polynesian-styled resort within the grounds of Dubai’s premier theme park complex, Dubai Parks & Resorts. Guests of Lapita get complimentary tickets to their choice of theme parks which includes Legoland Water Park Dubai.

Guests at Lapita can also enjoy the choice of 3 swimming pools and a lazy river within the hotel complex. It’s definitely worth extending your theme park trip to enjoy a few days at Lapita.

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Alternatively, check out how much a single-day park pass costs or whether you may get good value from the Dubai Pass

6 Dubai Hotels With Water Parks and Slides

So you’ve decided you’d rather enjoy a pool and play within your own hotel rather than tackle Dubai’s water park giants?

These are the best of the best in hotels in Dubai, offering far more than just a shaded toddler pool to get the kids excited about your upcoming Dubai travel plans.

Habtoor Grand Resort

Sitting at the eastern end of JBR Beach, Habtoor Grand Resort is a lush beachside oasis bursting with surprises. As well as the three swimming pools and a kids’ playground, you will find a small waterfall and two incredible slides.

Habtoor Grand Resort Dubai slide and pool

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Grand Hyatt

Not often thought about as it does not sit along the Arabain Gulf beachfront like most, the Grand Hyatt certainly delivers on family entertainment. Nestled on Dubai Creek, it is close to the airport, making it an excellent choice for a short stopover and fly-through guests wanting to enjoy a bit of the Dubai weather en route.

You can expect to find three swimming pools – including one of the largest pools in Dubai, an indoor pool and a kids-only pool with a giant splash playground and slides. Plenty of flexible room layouts allow for family-sized groups and the choice of 10 restaurants.

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Centara Mirage Dubai

What can we say about Centara?! Arguably THE Dubai hotel is entirely built with families in mind. You’ll find not just a mini water park with slides in this Deira Islands hotel but a lazy river, ropes course and a water obstacle course set out on the beachfront.

Overhead view of Centara Mirage hotel in Dubai showing its extensive water park and beach facilities

The family-friendliness of this Dubai resort doesn’t stop there; many rooms are fitted with bunk beds to fit all the family in one room, 5 on-site restaurants to choose from, a family spa where kids are welcome, and elusive all-inclusive packages are available.

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Le Meridien & the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi

A beachfront offering that will blow the kids away. Here you will find an incredible 1.2km long beachfront, a lush garden setting with five swimming pools – two dedicated to families and access to Club Mina with a sensational range of recreational sports on offer and Kids Club.

A new addition sees Jungle Bay Water Park at Mina Seyahi enter the lineup. The Lighthouse, Whizzard and Body Slides are perfect for junior thrill-seekers or try Family Waves, a pneumatic wave pool, along with Aquapla, perfect for kids of all ages.

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Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai swimming pool

We include these two together as although they are separate hotels; they enjoy the use of the same facilities (and we frankly think the Westin makes for the best value for money!)

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm

The Sofitel is a superb example of an all-in-one family resort in Dubai. You could easily settle in for a week here and still not get bored with the range of entertainment on offer.

A Polynesian-styled resort, families can enjoy the three swimming pools, as well as the Amura Kids Club and extensive beach frontage on the Palm. Kids will love the addition of a slide into the main swimming pool, and there are plenty of flexible room options and villas (some even with private pools) to suit different family sizes.

Sofitel Dubaï The Palm Resort and Spa

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Dukes The Palm, A Royal Hideaway

This hotel isn’t huge, but it has a few features families will love, not just one of the most incredible infinity pools that look back over to JBR but a meandering lazy river in the shaded gardens. This one won’t break the bank either, so well worth having on your “something special” list for kids in Dubai if the idea of staying at one of the larger resorts doesn’t appeal.

Dukes the Palm Lazy River

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Have you got a favourite Dubai family resort you think we have missed? We will cover more family accommodation choices in the next in our Dubai accommodation series for those looking for more central, apartment or budget accommodation choices in Dubai.

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