General manager Azar Saliba shines a light on the family-friendly allure of this established hotel at the heart of Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai
1. There’s room for everyone
We have 128 sets of interconnecting rooms at the hotel, giving families plenty of space to spread out in and stay connected. All of our rooms and suites can fit up to two adults and two children, but if your kids are aged 12 or over then we recommend you opt for interconnecting rooms so you all get a great night’s sleep.
2. You’ll never be bored
With more than 30 rides and slides to thrill you, from the relaxing lazy river to the terrifying Jumeirah Sceirah (which propels you to speeds of 80 km/h), Wild Wadi Waterpark* has enough to keep you amused for hours on end – and all guests staying at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam receive complimentary access for the duration of their stay. It’s a fantastic benefit of staying with us.
When you’re done splashing around, you can explore our beautiful private beach and take part in the many watersports available, from kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding. In addition, Sinbad’s Kids Club is a dream world for children with a climbing wall, play areas and pools, as well as activities such as face painting and crafts. It’s open daily from 8am-8pm.
3. Dining here is fun
In Arabic, Madinat means city – and staying here is like being in a city within a city. In this respect we are very lucky as guests have access to over 40 different restaurants, bars and cafés, serving everything from Greek and Chinese to Mexican. As well as being able to choose from all different types of cuisines, parents can relax in the knowledge that there’s a dedicated children’s menu available at all venues throughout the resort. Plus, if your child has a food allergy or sensitivity, having around 150 chefs working here gives the luxury of being able to make you anything you want. If they need a little extra entertainment, iPads and colouring books are available at all our dining spots.
Your days doesn’t have to end once the little ones are in bed. Our in-house babysitting service (bookable upon request) means you can head out for a romantic supper while your children are well looked after by our trained childcare professionals.
4. You don’t have to sweat the small stuff
We know that travelling with small children can be a challenge and parents are often worried about forgetting an essential item, such as the bottle steriliser, or whether they’ve packed enough diapers. It’s extremely common to be caught short on holiday, but we can get hold of pretty much anything you need, from putting a steriliser in the room, to delivering a fresh supply of nappies, and whipping up some puréed fruits and vegetables in the kitchen for younger babies who are weaning.
5. There’s lots for little travellers to discover
Staying with us can be educational, too. With its Arabian-style architecture, the resort is sure to spark your child’s imagination. You can immerse them in old world Arabia with a trip to Souk Madinat Jumeirah where they can browse the stands, barrows and stalls offering a mix of mementoes and choose a keepsake to take home. Plus, you can fuel a budding passion for the arts by catching a show at Madinat Theatre.
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Sit down to brunch. Our Friday brunch provides three-and-a-half hours of delicious food and top entertainment at Hanaaya and Tortuga. Those under 12 years old go free.
Feed the turtles. The turtle lagoon at neighbouring Jumeirah Al Naseem is where sick and injured sea turtles are nursed back to health. Learn more about it at the feeding sessions on Wednesdays at 11am.
Ride an abra. See the resort from the water by taking an abra tour of the Madinat Jumeirah waterways.
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