If keeping the family happy is your #1 priority on holiday, it's hard to think of a better place to stay than Atlantis The Palm in Dubai.
This expansive marine-themed resort is home to 65,000 underwater creatures, housed in an aquarium large enough to scuba dive around, as well as Aquaventure - a 42-acre waterpark (Atlantis guests automatically get free, unlimited access). There are world-first, record-breaking rides for thrill seekers, as well as ample splash playgrounds and slides for younger kids. Take flight on the longest zip line in the Middle East, or stick with the aquatic theme for sea lion encounters, cownose ray feeding and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with dolphins.
Whilst the kids are busy at kids club or making a splash at Aquaventure, treat yourself to some de-stressing treatments at the sleek ShuiQi Spa, laze the morning away in a luxury private beach cabana, or indulge in some retail therapy at the resort's upscale boutiques.
In the evenings, take advantage of the in-resort babysitters and try one of the 24 bars and restaurants (several are headed up by Michelin-starred chefs), before dancing the night away at the glamorous N'Dulge nightclub. Teens can relish in some strictly parent-free time at Club Rush, the resort's nightclub for 13-18-year-olds. With so much on offer, Atlantis The Palm is a great destination for families with a wide range of ages.