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.
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 booking.com
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
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.