Child's play: Exciting family holidays

Enrich young minds through travel


Child's play: Exciting family holidays

Enrich young minds through travel

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Planning a family holiday to Abu Dhabi, Bali, Dubai, or the Maldives? From feeding turtles to latte art classes and submarine adventures, delight your little ones with these exciting activities across the globe with Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.


Ace a tennis match

Grab a racket and head to a tennis court in a beautiful location for a casual rally, competitive match or develop your tennis skills with the guidance of a tennis instructor in one of our expert-led sessions. Lessons take place surrounded by towering palms at our Madinat Jumeirah hotels or at Jumeirah Beach Hotel with magnificent views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

For an unforgettable island experience, check out the outdoor courts at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. Alternatively, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island in the Maldives hosts tennis practice for kids on the world’s most spectacular tennis court, set among palm trees, white beaches and the crystalline waters.

Tennis lesson at Jumeirah Beach Hotel


Master the art of cooking

Whisk your children away to a cooking class at Jumeirah Bali in Uluwatu. Your little ones can adopt a sushi or pastry chef role alongside accomplished sushi chefs who will teach them how to roll healthy creations in a Permaculture Organic Garden, while those with a sweet tooth can sprinkle their way to happiness in a cake decorating activity.

Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island’s Greek-Mediterranean beachside restaurant Shimmers is the perfect place to nurture the talent of young cooks. With guidance from a team of passionate chefs, children will learn the secrets of making the perfect pizza, from kneading dough to seasoning a sauce. All that’s left for them to do next is pile on the cheese, go wild with the toppings and enjoy love at first bite. As the Maldivian sun shines through the windows of Café Lounge at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island and the clock strikes coffee o’clock, children can also join expert baristas in a latte art workshop to learn how to create fun designs with frothy milk.

Kids making pizza at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island


Get crafty

With vibrant indoor and outdoor spaces and play areas, our KiDS Club at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is home to a kaleidoscope of social activities, from aqua fun, to crafting and facepainting. Get creative – from making royal crowns to playful puppets and cards, kids can also learn the art of origami, practise sand art, have their faces painted or just get messy with some freestyle painting. Whatever their medium of choice, they’ll bring back a masterpiece to your room. You can also explore our Kids Clubs at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah Bali and Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island.

Kids playing at the Kids Club at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island


Help rescue turtles

Young scientists and inquisitive minds will embrace the chance to familiarise themselves with the fascinating underwater world. The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project helps rehabilitate turtles which have been found sick or injured throughout the region, before releasing them back into their natural habitat. After spending time recuperating in Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s spectacular aquarium facilities, where the critical care part of the rehabilitation takes place, the majestic creatures are transferred to Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle Lagoon, where the turtles spend the last stage of their rehabilitation, before they are ready to be released back into their natural habitat. Your children can participate in our daily scheduled educational sessions and help feed the turtles.

Hawksbill turtles can also be found nesting at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island’s Turtle Conservation Project, where little ones can put all their burning questions to the resort’s resident experts.


Citizen science

Young marine biologists’ passions are sure to be nurtured at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island’s Dive Centre, where they can plant coral to protect the reefs surrounding the island or jump in a semi-submerged submarine to see exotic marine life such as butterfly fish, reef sharks and turtles. Jumeirah Bali also offers a chance for kids to get close to underwater friends, with the opportunity to feed colourful fish in ponds around the resort.

Kids playing table tennis at the Kids Club at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray


Whether your children are active adventurers, artistic souls or inquisitive learners, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts guarantees a fun experience for all.