10 of the best family adventures with Jumeirah

Delightful activities for parents and children to cherish together


10 of the best family adventures with Jumeirah

Delightful activities for parents and children to cherish together

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Nothing brings families closer than shared experiences and memories. From outdoor exploration to cultural discovery, you can enjoy an array of exciting activities available to liven up your stay with Jumeirah. We have handpicked 10 of the best family adventures across the globe for you to create lasting memories with your loved ones.


1. Ace a tennis match

Unleash your competitive spirit with an unforgettable tennis experience. Discover our breathtaking courts located in stunning destinations around the world. The Mouratoglou Tennis Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the perfect place for all ages and skill levels to master their tennis skills. Immerse yourself in lessons surrounded by majestic palm trees at Madinat Jumeirah or Jumeirah Beach Hotel, where you can revel in the magnificent views of Burj Al Arab. Seeking a unique island getaway? Visit Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, just south of Dubai, and enjoy a thrilling match on our outdoor courts. For an extraordinary experience, Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island in the Indian Ocean offers a tranquil tennis court nestled among palm trees, white sand, and crystal clear waters. Embrace the challenge and create lifelong memories on some of the world's most spectacular tennis courts.

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2. Hone your culinary skills

Imagine the joy of your children honing their cooking skills against the breathtaking backdrop of the Indian Ocean. At Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island's beachfront restaurant, Shimmers, your little ones can unleash their culinary talent with the guidance of skilled chefs. Feed their passion, ignite their creativity, and watch their skills soar as they unravel the secrets of perfect pizza-making - from kneading dough to mastering the art of sauce seasoning. And when it's time to indulge, they can pile on the cheese and toppings, and savour their homemade creations by the beach.

Over at Jumeirah Bali in Uluwatu, nestled on the stunning Bukit Peninsula, your kids can step into the shoes of a sushi or pastry chef. Accomplished sushi masters will teach them the art of using healthy ingredients in a Permaculture Organic Garden. And for those with a sweet tooth - every child - they can perfect their cake decorating skills. The sun-soaked Cafe Lounge at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island offers another delightful opportunity for children to join expert baristas in a latte art workshop to create fun and whimsical designs with frothy milk.

A cooking class at Jumeirah Bali 

3. Unleash your child's creativity

Unlock your child's artistic potential at Jumeirah Beach Hotel's prestigious Kids Club. From crafting majestic crowns to creating captivating puppets and heartfelt cards, our club offers a myriad of artistic activities. Encourage their creativity as they master the ancient art of origami, indulge in mesmerising sand art, embrace the thrill of face painting, or unleash their imagination with freestyle painting.


4. Turtle power

Discover the wonders of the underwater world at the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project, where injured turtles are nursed back to health before being released back into their natural habitat. Witness these majestic creatures up close at Burj Al Arab’s breathtaking aquarium and then at Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Turtle Lagoon, where your children can interact and feed them. You can also embrace the chance to learn from the experts at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island’s Turtle Conservation Project in Abu Dhabi, where our knowledgeable Dive Team will be sure to fuel your family's curiosity.


5. Citizen science

Let your love for the ocean blossom at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island Dive Centre, where you and your children can engage your inner marine biologist and help nurture the vibrant reefs by planting coral as part of a restoration project. You can also explore the underwater kingdom up close in a semi-submerged submarine, encountering stunning butterfly fish, majestic reef sharks, and graceful turtles. At Jumeirah Bali, kids can also bond with our underwater friends by feeding colourful fish in the resort's enchanting ponds. 


6. Hit the shops, souk-style

Whether you’re seeking out souvenirs, jewellery or something a little more decorative, this old-style bazaar is the perfect place to indulge in a little retail therapy. Inside, it’s a sandy-hued maze of tiny alleys and wood-framed walkways, with a colourful treasure trove of stands and stalls brimming with all kinds of clothing and local trinkets. Souk Madinat Jumeirah is less traditional than the souks you’ll see in the Old Town, but there are still lots of little touches that give a flavour of local culture; the wind tower accents and handsome Moorish design are the perfect homage to the heritage of an old Arabian market.


7. Yoga adventures

Encourage mindfulness and inner peace within your children through the practice of Yoga in some of our most striking locations. In Dubai, kids can learn the basics of yoga under the experienced guidance of professional gurus, against the stunning views of the Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf. At Jumeirah Capri Palace in Italy, our resort's lush Mediterranean gardens offer a tranquil setting for children to engage in gentle yoga sessions. Not to be outdone, Jumeirah Bali’s dedicated wellness retreats allow young ones to embrace their inner yogis amidst the tranquil Balinese landscape. These yoga experiences help children develop concentration, flexibility, and an overall sense of well-being.


8. Make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark

For a fun-filled day of thrilling rides and splashing fun, the Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, adjacent to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, is the place to be. This exciting water park, themed around the Arabian folklore character Juha, offers 30 different water attractions, catering to all ages and adventure levels. The park's Jumeirah Sceirah, a tandem waterslide, is one of the tallest and fastest water slides outside of North America. Kids can also enjoy the Breakers Bay, the largest wave pool in the Middle East, and the Wipeout and Riptide, a surfing simulator offering a realistic surfing experience.

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9. Watersports extravaganza

Jumeirah's resorts offer an array of watersports adventures that will appeal to all families. At Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain, kids can learn how to windsurf, taking in the picturesque views of the Tramuntana mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea. In Bali, near the Jumeirah Bali, kids and their families can ride the famous waves and learn to surf from local experts. These experiences not only provide exhilarating fun but also teach children valuable skills such as balance, strength, and confidence in water.


10. Historical explorations

Immerse your family in history with visits to various fascinating sites near Jumeirah's hotels. Walking to Villa Jovis in Capri from the Jumeirah Capri Palace gives a glimpse into the luxurious life of Roman Emperor Tiberius. Explore the rich history of London's picturesque Royal Parks and palaces, located conveniently close to Jumeirah Carlton Tower. In Bali, delve into the island’s spiritual heritage by visiting ancient Hindu temples nearby the Jumeirah Bali, where children can delve into Balinese history and culture. These explorations will provide enriching and memorable experiences for the whole family to treasure.


Our expert concierge teams at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts will help you create an unforgettable adventure for your next family holiday in some of the world's most beautiful destinations.