Family Friendly Holidays in April – Where’s Hot in April?

So you’re looking to find somewhere that has hot/warm weather in April for the Easter holidays and that also won’t cost the earth? Me too.  I’ve done a lot of research on the topic as now not only do I have an energetic 3 year old to take care of but by the time April comes around I’ll also have a 3 month year old newborn baby to take care of. So for the Easter holidays I’m looking for somewhere warm/hot where my 3 year old can swim in the sun, where we as parents can have a few hours to relax so a babysitting service and a kids club is a must and somewhere that won’t cost the earth.

1. Dubai

The average temperature in Dubai in April is 32 degrees! From London the flight time to Dubai is 6h 45mins so it’s manageable if you get yourself a night flight. Dubai is also family friendly with lots of huge resorts, kids clubs, clean beaches etc.

What’s it going to cost me?

The cheapest flight I could find  going out from London Heathrow as a night flight was with Emirates for £1,056 for 2 adults and a child leaving: 2 – 12th April 2017.


Dubai has amazing hotels with great family friendly facilities however they aren’t cheap.  If you’re lucky enough to be loaded then staying in the Jumeirah area in one of the impressive family friendly Jumeirah group hotels would ensure you have a great holiday. If, however you need to be careful with money like us then you’re going to have to be a bit clever.

1. Monday 3 April – Thur 7 April

Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana – one bed apartment (112 metres squared) £408 and has a swimming pool. (£478 with breakfast)

Abidos Hotel Apartment one bed apartment 78 metres squared 4 nights £288 (375 with breakfast)

Park Hotel Apartments with pool. 1 bed apartment – 80 metres squared 4 nights with breakfast 274.  Or 2 bed apartment for 3 nights 391.


Thursday 7 April – 8 April

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel – £152 with

The property offers unlimited Wild Wadi Waterpark access and private beach access to Jumeirah Zabeel Zaray once per stay.


Friday 8 April – 10 April

Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana – £201 with breakfast king room 452 feet.

There is a large indoor amusement centre called Sparky’s in the Al Ghurair Centre. Hotel also has a pool.


Hotel Pool Day Passes

Dubai Ladies club

Ladies and children only. Renovated beach area, kids club, and pools

Sun – Thurs Dhs 175 adults and 65 dhs kids


Sofitel Dubai The Palm

AED 400 on weekdays for 2 adults & AED 450 weekends


Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Fab hotel very family friendly, tons of pools.

Sun – Thurs: Dhs 350 (adults) Dhs 250 (Kids).


Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort

kids club and pools

Sun – Thurs: Dhs 250 (adults) Dhs 75 ( 4- 12yrs  kids) Free for kids under 4!


Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa

Sun – Thurs: Dhs 150 (adults). Dhs 100 (kids)


Fairmont The Palm

Sun – Thurs Dhs 200 adults. Dhs 150 kids


The Westin Mina Seyahi

Sun – Thurs: Dhs 225


Beach Club Passes

Riva Beach Club – The Palm Jumeirah

Sun – Thurs: 115 Dhs (Adults) 60 Dhs  Kids (5 – 12 years).  Free for children under 5!


Oceana Beach Club

Oceana Beach Club with pool and beach day pass for two people. AED 189 for weekday option


2. Lanzarote

The average temperature in Lanzarote in April is 20 degrees.

What’s the flights going to cost me?

The cheapest flight I could find  going out from London Gatwick was with Ryan Air for £821 for 2 adults and a child leaving: 2 – 12th April 2017.



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