Tried and tested by mum of three, @yasmincarey

Making plans for the family? @yasmincarey shares her top four Privilee venues for daycays with the family, including three little ones! Think perfect pool days in Dubai and RAK, five-star resorts, fun-filled kids’ clubs and the UAE’s best beaches.

Over to Yasmin… 

How is it October half term already? It feels like the kids just started school again, and now they’re off. 

If, like us, you’re staying here for mid-term break, I’ve put together a list of our favourite child-friendly Privilee spots. Keep reading to see our top four! 

1. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

This resort is just one hour from Dubai and has all the Maldives vibes with its clear water shoreline and white sandy beach. Just like Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah, the service is amazing here! 

Things we love:

  • Large main pool
  • Pristine beach, the sun loungers are spaced far apart so you feel like you have your own little area on the beach
  • Garden games
  • Shaded splash zone
  • Kids’ pool with two slides

2. The Els Country Club

This Country Club offers great facilities, including gym access with Privilee. 

It’s a favourite of ours for so many reasons:

  • Gated kids’ pool (however it is unshaded, so make sure they’re covered in suncream!)
  • Kids’ park
  • Large main pool
  • Amazing poolside dining (The Green Room), with 15% off with Privilee

3. Sofitel Dubai The Palm 

This is one of our favourite spots as there’s just something extra special about being out on The Palm. 

What makes it great for kids:

  • Large main pool
  • Kids’ club, with a shaded shallow kids’ pool next to it
  • Another kids’ pool, with slides!
  • Family pool, which has shaded spots
  • Shaded baby pool
  • Large beach
  • If you take pool inflatables the team kindly inflate them for you… no exhausting yourself at the Sofitel The Palm! 

4. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Another magical spot on The Palm… This resort is very unique!

Our highlights here are:

  • It’s a Thai/oriental-themed resort, very Insta-worthy
  • Big beach area
  • Large main pool, overlooking the beach
  • There is another pool within the resort that has a beach/sand border surrounding it – I've not seen this anywhere else in the UAE, and the kids love it
  • Privilee Members save 25% on food and drinks here - it really makes a difference when you’re feeding three hungry boys!

I hope this little list of our family favourites gives you some mid-term Privilee inspiration on things to do. 

With a Privilee Membership, up to three kids can join for free, and you can also buy weekly Guest passes which are perfect for when you have family and friends over. They can even use the Guest pass when they’re not with you! 

Privilee is the app that keeps on giving; discounts on food and drinks, water sports and more. There is also access to gyms and fitness classes… the list goes on! It’s brilliant being able to pack a bag for the day and head to a choice of amazing resorts, without the hassle of packing for an overnight stay. We wouldn’t be able to survive school breaks and weekends without Privilee!

Looking for more inspiration on where to Privilee with kids? Try these spots!


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Oct 13, 2022