Outlandishly child-friendly, this larger than life resort is the ultimate aquatic playground; four of Dubai’s star attractions are within the resort: the thrill- seeking Aquaventure Waterpark complete with record-breaking slides, rides and zip line; The Lost Chambers Aquarium and Sea Lion Point. The scene is set by the huge Lost Chambers Aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals and the thrilling rides at Aquaventure Waterpark, both of which guests have unlimited complimentary access to. There is also plenty to do indoors – with 23 different eateries, including award winning and celebrity chef restaurants. Kids’ clubs go without saying and teenagers love Club Rush with its mocktail bar, dance floor, games zone and chill-out area. For adults, there are luxury boutiques, the tranquil surroundings of ShuiQi Spa and fine food (think Nobu and Locatelli) and ultra-happy children.