Here’s 5 reasons why I think Fairmont The Palm is probably the most family-friendly hotel in Dubai. And if you want to experience it for yourself, scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how to win a 2-night stay at the hotel for a family of 4!
1 – The Kids Club
I can’t even remember the last time I got to relax by a hotel pool without children in tow – but this hotel gives you the rare and very precious chance to do it, as it has a truly outstanding kids club.
Managed by a team of qualified teachers, Fairmont Falcon’s Junior Club accepts children between 18 months and 15 years. The 6000 square foot facility boasts a toddlers playhouse, splash park, climbing walls, arts and crafts, and a chill-out zone with Xbox, Wii and PlayStation.
Stanley absolutely loved this kids club – we barely got a chance to say goodbye before he’d run off to explore. I was so impressed with the facility and the staff – and I could relax knowing he was happy and very well looked after.
2 – The Kids Pool
I’ve been to a fair few family pools iin Dubai, but I have to say that this is one of the very best for smaller children. The large, knee-high pool and shallow steps mean that children can toddle through the water (take a few water toys for them to tip, pour, and play), whilst the shaded sunbeds under large umbrellas mean that you can dry off and enjoy snacks or drinks in comfort.
We spent a few very happy hours by this pool with both boys and I can’t wait to go back.
3 – The Food
I know first hand that feeding children can be expensive and stressful – so the fact that Fairmont The Palm is so child-friendly on the food front is very welcome indeed.
Not only does the kids menu include healthy dishes from renowned UK parenting author and nutritionist Annabel Karmel (such as Hidden Vegetable Spaghetti Bolognese) – but better still, kids under the age of five eat for free throughout your stay!
When we dined with our boys at the hotel, I really appreciated the child-sized cutlery and colourful plates too – not something I’ve seen anywhere else in Dubai.
4 – The Little Touches
Along with the cutlery and plates I mentioned above, this hotel has lots of other family-friendly touches to make your stay relaxing – from child-sized robes in the room, to child-friendly toiletries in the bathrooms, to connecting rooms available, to family DVD’s available on request.
5 – The Staff
Last but not least, the staff really are exceptionally family friendly at this hotel. I noticed the difference as soon as we arrived, with warm greetings, offers of help, and engagement with the children wherever we turned.
This last point is so important on a family holiday, as it makes you feel comfortable and relaxed as a family when those around you are friendly supportive.
For details, visit www.fairmont.com/palm-dubai
Want to win a two-night stay for a family of four to Fairmont The Palm?
Head over to the Mum of Boys Facebook page and scroll down to find the competition post.
1) “Like” and “Share” this post
2) “Like” Mum of Boys
3) “Like” Fairmont The Palm
The prize includes a 2-night weekend stay at Fairmont The Palm for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children), inclusive of breakfast at Flow Kitchen. It includes access to Fairmont Falcon Junior’s Club for 2 children (aged 18 months to 15 years) for 2 days. Finally, it includes a BreakSlow brunch experience for 4 people (2 adults and 2 children).
Families larger than 4 can take the prize, but must book an interconnecting room as maximum occupancy per room is 4. Standard room rate starts at Dhs1,799 per night.
The stay must be taken between June 1 and September 30 2015.
(BreakSlow will not take place between June 12 and July 24 for Ramadan, so stays during this period will not include the brunch).
The competition is open to residents of the UAE and UK, but no flights are included.
The winner will be drawn at random and notified on May 29 2015.