Holidaying with children does not mean giving up luxury. Located on the eastern arm of Dubai’s exclusive Palm Jumeirah Island, Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites blends family-friendly facilities with opulent touches. Think private pool suites, dedicated butler service, and ultra-all-inclusive perks, including unlimited food and drink, kids’ activities, and water sports.
Plus, when you book your stay with British Airways Holidays, you’ll enjoy a host of helpful, flexible benefits to ensure your trip runs smoothly from initial booking to flight home. ATOL protected, with 24/7 support throughout your journey, advanced hotel, car hire and travel measures, they’re also available on a book basis, pay later, with deposits from just £60pp and the option to cash out the balance in as many as you like Guess*. So you can fully concentrate on a great break.
Here we explore all the family-friendly elements of a stay at Rixos The Palm.
This five-star resort has over 300 rooms and suites, many with views of the turquoise Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers. Families have plenty to choose from, from two- to five-bedroom suites that are decorated in a contemporary style and come standard with king-size or twin beds. Upgrade to the Luxury Suite Collection for butler service, a private pool and outdoor hot tub.
A number of restaurants
Whether you’re craving a perfectly seared Wagyu steak or authentic Turkish mezze, you’ll be spoiled for choice with five restaurants at Rixos The Palm. Reserve a table at L’Olivo Ristorante; The on-site Italian restaurant won the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards. For all-day casual dining, head to Turquoise or A La Turca — both offer an open buffet of eggs and pastries in the morning, and continental dishes come nightly. Children are very welcome here. Aqua & More serves more sophisticated seafood dishes, ideal for a date night. Alternatively, enjoy one of the best steaks on Palm Jumeirah at Toro Loco Steakhouse.
Families are particularly well looked after at Rixos The Palm. Bring children under 12 to the fully supervised Rixy Kids Club where they can enjoy over 30 entertainment activities including tennis, capoeira dancing, baking and art, magic shows, treasure hunts and beach and pool games. The Rixinema shows the latest children’s films and there’s even a Rixy Disco in the evenings. There is also a toddler zone with sleeping area and private swimming pool. Well thought-out details – such as mini bathrobes and picture books in the rooms – round off the whole thing. Finally, if you want some frame-worthy snaps to commemorate your trip, you can book a family photo shoot, complete with a professional photographer and make-up artist.
The crowning jewel of Rixos The Palm is the 1 km long private beach. Stroll barefoot along the golden sandy beach or pick up the pace with a jet ski or scuba lesson. Behind the palm-lined waterfront are four swimming pools, including a tranquil adult-only pool. You can continue your exercise routine at the Sports Club with a wealth of fitness classes on offer, including gravity yoga and spinning, as well as private personal trainers. Afterwards, take time to relax in the Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa. Indulge in a hot stone massage with aromatic oils, followed by a traditional hammam (the brand is originally from Turkey).
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Why book with British Airways Holidays?
For the best holiday experience, British Airways travel is ATOL (5985) protected and comes with a host of helpful benefits. A dedicated 24-hour holiday hotline can assist you with any issues while you’re away and if your plans change or something unexpected happens, priority will be given to getting you home as soon as possible. If your holiday is affected by a major travel restriction, you can cancel for a full and quick refund. If British Airways is unable to operate your journey for any reason, we will ensure you receive a full refund within 14 days. Secure your holiday with a deposit from just €60 per person and pay off the balance in as many installments as you like (*deposit balance due 7 weeks in advance for long haul and 28 days in advance for short haul). While enhanced security measures for travel, hotels and rental cars ensure that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
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