30 October 2018
This UAE National weekend head to Ras Al Khaimah and have the best of both worlds. You and your family can enjoy a rich cultural experience at the markets at Al Hamra Hamra Mall, Manar Mall and Al Muairedh Souq, or sample Arabian traditions such as camel rides and watching belly-dancing at Bassata Desert Village.
For a family-friendly resort hotel with a wealth of facilities that the whole family are sure to enjoy, and within close reach of the shopping and entertainment of Marjan Island and Al Hamra Mall, book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort and Spa at Marjan Island. This amazing beachfront resort boasts 7 outdoor heated swimming pools and 14 restaurants and bars including 4 specialty restaurants and rooftop, pool and shisha bars. Endless fun awaits the children in the form of an indoor kids club, outdoor playground and the amazing pirate boat aqua zone, giving you time to access the hotel’s sport, leisure and wellness options. Read on to find out what’s on offer for children and families at this charming resort hotel.
Direct access to the private beach
All guests enjoy spectacular sea views from either the balcony or terrace of their hotel room, and all are within easy reach of the white sandy beach. This 650-metre beach, which is exclusive to resort guests, provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy quality family time away from the hectic malls and markets of Ras Al Khaimah. Children will love playing on the soft white sand or paddling in the shimmering waters.
Indoor kids’ club
Open daily from 10am-8pm (9pm at weekends), children aged 4-12 are spoilt for choice at the hotel’s complimentary indoor kids’ club. Activities like jewellery making, cookie decorating, crafts, dancing, storytelling, a climbing wall, cinema and arcade zone, to name but a few, leave children wanting to come back again and again; meaning you can take advantage of the hotel’s exquisite spa facilities, restaurants and bars with the knowledge that the children are having the time of their lives under the constant supervision of childcare professionals. Children under age 4 are also welcome if accompanied by an adult so why not enjoy the activities together?
Located close to the kids’ pool and villa pools, parents can keep a watchful eye on their little monkeys as they let off steam on the slides, swings and trampolines. A shaded area featuring mini swings and slides allows toddlers to get in on the action, while the automated I-play game can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Pirate boat aqua zone
Hours of fun and excitement await you on this life-size pirate boat which is open every day from 9am until 6pm. Slides, sprinklers, fountains and large water buckets will give children aged 4-12 an unforgettable aquatic adventure. Children aged 3 and under can also enjoy some fun in the sun if accompanied by an adult, so be prepared to get soaked!
Expect guaranteed fun on the resort’s new Tarzan boat. The largest in the UAE, older children and adults can test their nerve on the two trampolines, two high-dive boards, a water slide and large rope swing.