The scale of Madinat Jumeirah is mind-boggling: there are two hotels, 29 summer houses, seven villas and over 40 restaurants and bars, meaning all family needs can be catered for. A stay will barely ripple the surface; we suggest taking an Abra boat tour on arrival to get a gist of exactly what’s out there. Morning, noon and night, kids and the young-at-heart will love this resort. There’s a private beach with a ton of watersports, a load of land-based activities, a traditional souk, an in-house turtle rehabilitation sanctuary and the brilliant Sinbad’s Kids Club that will keep even the most energetic of children busy with over 1,000 square metres of play areas and pools. What’s more, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening children aged four and above are entertained with indoor games and dinner. In addition, guests receive unlimited complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark located minutes away from the resort. Taste buds will be well and truly tantalised with a remarkable 50 restaurants to choose from; we recommend the legendary Friday brunch.