Here is @justtwomums guide to one of their favourite spots to escape to, Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island.
What better way to spend the weekend than spending time with the family, daycaying across the UAE, and Privilee’ing!
Privilee Members have unlimited access to the resort seven days a week, as well as 20% off day passes for guests. So bring a few friends along for the fun!
It’s about an hour's drive from Dubai and is an easy journey as Marjan Island sits on the edge of Ras Al Khaimah - most of it’s a straight road. We always give the kids breakfast in the car and set off early. There are lots of chances for camel spotting on the way so keeping them entertained is fairly easy!
First up we head straight to the beach and the Floating Waterpark. The kids can spend hours here running around and jumping in and out of the water and going down the slides - it’s a great way to burn off loads of energy and work up an appetite! There is a height requirement so the Floating Waterpark is probably best for kids ages five+ years. The best part, it’s totally free with your Privilee membership!
For food, we love the chilled surf vibes at Beach House and Privilee Members get 20% off for themselves, plus four guests. The sand floor is sure to keep the kids busy so bring a few toys along - they can build sandcastles and bury each other whilst you enjoy lunch! Don’t miss the fish tacos, and we love that they serve cucumber sticks with the kids' chicken nuggets to get those veggies in. It’s the little things!
After lunch hit up Starfish Adventure Kids’ Club, make sure you’ve checked their hours as they do close at some point each day. Access is complimentary for Privilee Members' kids aged 4 - 12. You’ll find the cleanest and brightest space with loads of toys, activity areas and a friendly team. Our kids love it here! This is perfect because it gives Mum and Dad a chance to relax at the (gorgeous!) adults-only pool at Ula, which is located here.
Grab the kids from the Kids’ Club and spend an hour or two in the shaded kids’ pool or the main infinity pool, which is huge and surrounded by loads of sunbeds. It also looks out over the beach, which is very pretty, and is located right by Beach House so it’s easy to get drinks and snacks.
Right next to Beach House, you’ll find showers and changing rooms. Make sure to pack shampoo and grab a fresh towel before heading inside. Time to get the whole family dinner ready!
Don’t miss dinner!
We love eating dinner at Boons when we visit here. Sit outside on the terrace or on the stunning rolling lawns next to the beautiful wooden playgrounds. We love a relaxed dinner where the kids can run around and be entertained while waiting for the food, and this ticks all the boxes! They even have table activities and cooking classes for the kids on the weekends. It’s all about fun for the little ones - which makes it easier for Mum and Dad. Privilee Members and up to four guests get 20% off the total bill at Boons.
Before heading home we pop into the toilets and change the smallest ones into their pyjamas. This means if anyone falls asleep in the car on the way home we can lift them straight into bed - easy!
Not ready to go home? Stay the night! Privilee Members get 20% off the best available room rates.
We hope you enjoy your daycays at Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island as much as we do!