[copyright]Family summer holidays at Club Med Djerba La Douce, Tunisia.[/copyright]
[copyright]Family summer holidays at Club Med Djerba La Douce, Tunisia.[/copyright]

Summer Sun Family Holidays in Africa and the Middle East

For families who truly enjoy the heat and/or are travelling with older kids, Africa and the Middle East can be an interesting choice for the UK summer holidays. If you’re intent on heading there with younger kids, you will certainly want to choose a hotel or resort with a kids’ club or crèche where they can seek refuge from the intense daytime heat. In general, but not exclusively, this is a part of the world where five-star and/or all-inclusive hotels tend to dominate the family market.

Clearly, water is a good thing when it comes to holidays in this region – hence the popularity of properties with their own splash parks. Good beaches are also key, as are waters suitable for those keen to snorkel or scuba-dive – the Red Sea being a prime spot for family diving holidays.

Some destinations, including Dubai, offer very good packages and discounts for those travelling in their hottest months, when there are fewer visitors.

Enquiries

Let us tailor-make the perfect holiday for you.

Call us on 020 3633 0653

Enquire online

Explore the World with Take the Family

Summer Sun places to stay in Africa & Middle East

See all and use our filters to find the best holiday match for your family. More >

Self-catering
Hotel
Editor's favourite
Kids club
Budget

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

Dubai
An elegant resort with five pools, a kids' club and a spa, close to the beach in Dubai.

Zambezi Sun

Zambia
A lively resort in Zambia, traditionally styled, with free-roaming animals and a kids club offering tours and days out.

Mazagan Beach Resort

El Jadida
A luxurious Moroccan-style beach resort, an hour from the city and loads going on for kids, plus sporting academies for all the family.

Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf

Dubai
A luxury boutique hotel in a lively resort with a private beach, lots of places to eat, a free kids' club and waterpark access.

Emirates Palace

Abu Dhabi
An unparalleled Gulf resort on a private beach with hand-crafted cabanas and a beach club, offering water sports, a kids' club and an award-winning spa.

Kasbah Tamadot

Atlas Mountains
Luxury hotel in Morocco, an hour from the capital, in a stunning setting with spa and kids club.

Offer of the week

Book your summer 2021 break. TUI have over 150,000 free kids' places available. Plus free changes included on selected bookings. BOOK NOW

Find out more

JA Ocean View Hotel

Dubai
A modern property perfect for families with young children, with award-winning service and eco credentials.

Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara

Abu Dhabi
An intimate luxury retreat where adventure reigns, from wildlife drives and horseback treks to ancient ruins to learning to cook Middle Eastern food.

The Cove Rotana Resort

Ras al Khaimah
A luxury beachfront hotel with a kids' club, kids' pool, watersports and top-notch fitness/wellness facilities.

Lapita Hotel

Dubai
A five-star hotel within the Dubai Parks & Resorts themepark complex, with family fun including a lazy river.

Zaya Nurai Island

Abu Dhabi
A private-island boutique retreat with villas for all sizes of family, a fabulous kids' club and a water's-edge spa.

Al Wadi Desert (a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel)

Ras al Khaimah
The ultimate desert experience, staying in luxury villas with private pools – some tented – and taking part in unforgettable activities.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar

Jordan
A luxury family-friendly hotel with its own beach on the Dead Sea.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Abu Dhabi
A luxurious five-star desert resort in Abu Dhabi, with activities and relaxation high on the agenda for all the family.

Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa

Cape Verde
An all-inclusive beach hotel on the main island of Sal, with kids' club plus daily activities and entertainment for all the family.

Mövenpick Petra

Jordan
A luxury hotel at the very gates to the historic archaeological site, with an outdoor pool.

St Regis Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi
A luxury resort in Abu Dhabi, with childcare, spa, a golf course and even butler service.

The Colonial Guest House

Cape Verde
A family-run hotel in the Portuguese style, full of history and charm and within walking distance of the beach.

Serena Beach Hotel & Spa

Kenya
The Serena Beach offers exceptional service and standards.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

Bahrain
A luxury hotel with private beaches, gardens, children's pool and club