We Privilee with the kids most, if not every weekend and we have a list of our go-to favourites that are great for the kids. Our kids are aged 18 months, three years and six years old, so wherever we Privilee as a family we try to make sure that it caters for all of them… as you can imagine this can often be tricky!

One resort that’s a big hit with all three kids (and us!) is JA Beach resort, for SO many reasons… 

Why we love JA Beach Resort

Where to start… Here are just a few reasons why we love JA. In all honesty, every time we go back, we find something else that we love!!

Greenery, space and nature

The resort consists of a vast golf course, lots of greenery to explore, aviaries, freely roaming peacocks and an equestrian centre. The amount of wildlife here is not something you see often in Dubai - it’s such a novelty for the kids!

Miniature golf and garden games

Activities such as miniature golf are included with our Privilee membership, the kids and my other half love it, plus it keeps them entertained when we come to visit. These types of activities are sometimes a nice change from the pool and beach.

Just Splash, Splash Park

This brand-new water park is fully enclosed and suitable for kids over 1.1m. It’s new, super clean, full of slides and water activities for the kids, and has lifeguards on duty at all times - it does tick all of the boxes! Plus… the best bit is that there’s a side gate at the water park, which leads to access to my next highlight.

There is also a smaller splash area, fully enclosed again, which is great for smaller kids who may be a little too young for the main splash area. The water is the perfect temperature here - lovely!

Bay-style beach bar

This chilled beach bar area is located by Just Splash, overlooking the port and yachts. It’s absolute bliss and great that it’s so close to the splash parks, you can easily pop in and out whenever you or the kids get thirsty, etc. Kids are allowed here and although for now, they only serve drinks, rumour has it food is coming soon too (yay!). We will most definitely be enjoying some alfresco lunches if that’s the case. 

Multiple pools to choose from

You won’t ever get bored here! There are several pools, so you can switch it up during the day if you get restless or want a change of scenery. There is also an amazing kids’ club if you want some child-free time!

So many restaurant choices

JA Beach Resort has lots of options for a bite to eat, whether that’s poolside, on the beach, outdoor terrace, or inside… so many to choose from! We love Captain’s Restaurant and Bar which is just a short walk from the pool and beach, it’s a very relaxed atmosphere and serves a mixed selection of food; pizzas, salads, sandwiches etc. Perfect for a pool day!

Pirates and Mermaids Kids’ Club

My eldest son in particular loves the kids club at JA Beach resort! Pirates and Mermaids Kids’ Club is fully air-conditioned (ideal for summer!) and there is a full day of activities planned throughout the day - they won’t ever get bored, and the team are so attentive and lovely here. The kids really enjoy it. 

When we visit JA Beach Resort it doesn’t feel like we’re in Dubai, that’s one of the highlights for us. With all its luscious greenery and lovely walkways it has a really relaxed, chilled island vibe - not many places have that! Plus, there’s so much for the kids to do here (that’s included with our Privilee membership) - happy kids, happy parents! We will be back again soon. 


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Feb 6, 2023