The Palm, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 567 8888
This has to be one of our very fave family hotels – a trip out to the palm feels like a holiday in itself but the Anantara’s swimmable lagoon is the coolest swim spot in Dubai and even has its own shallow beach areas complete with sand and a beautiful Thai boat that floats around bringing snacks and fresh fruit to all the happy bathers. And if you fancy a change of scene then the main pool has a Jacuzzi, bubble beds and swim-up bar plus stunning ocean views. We love.