The Best Family-Friendly Destinations for Your Summer Holiday

When it comes to planning a family holiday, finding the perfect destination that caters to everyone’s needs can be a challenging task. Whether you are seeking a getaway close to home, or are considering somewhere further afield, we have curated a list of the finest destinations for an unforgettable family holiday experience!

Ras al Khaimah, UAE

Ras al Khaimah offers a delightful mix of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration, making it an ideal choice for a memorable family getaway close to home. With a plethora of activities and family-friendly accommodations, Ras al Khaimah guarantees an unforgettable summer holiday for the whole family.

One of the must-do activities in Ras al Khaimah is a boat tour along its picturesque coastline. Hop aboard a traditional dhow or a modern yacht and set sail on the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf. As a family, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline, spot playful dolphins, and even try your hand at fishing. You can also pay a visit to Dhayah Fort, a centuries-old fort perched on a hilltop, and let your kids’ imaginations run wild as they learn about the region’s intriguing history. 

Wondering where to stay? Rixos Al Bahr is a luxurious beachfront resort that caters specifically to families. Its Kids Escape Family Suites provide spacious accommodations with separate bedrooms for children and adults. The resort offers a range of exciting activities for kids, including a water park, a club, and a dedicated entertainment program. Also situated on Marjan Island, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort and Spa is a resort that offers  a variety of amenities and services to ensure a pleasant stay for everyone. The resort boasts spacious rooms and suites with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Children can enjoy the supervised Kids’ Club, while parents can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments.

Oman, UAE

If you’re seeking a family holiday that combines natural wonders, cultural exploration, and extraordinary experiences, look no further than Oman. Less than an hour’s flight from Ras al Khaimah, it’s an ideal option for a summer holiday!

Immerse your family in the wonders of Oman with an array of captivating activities. Set off on a magical journey through the Omani deserts atop a gentle camel, where you’ll not only traverse golden sands but also immerse yourselves in the traditions of Bedouin life. For a refreshing escape from the desert, venture into the heart of Oman’s lush greenery at Misfah Oasis. Nestled amidst rugged mountains, this hidden gem invites you to explore traditional mud-brick houses, wander through terraced gardens, and discover the ancient falaj irrigation system. 

Where to Stay: Complement your family holiday by staying in one of its hotels and resorts, with many designed with children in mind. Six Senses Zighy Bay offers a secluded and eco-friendly retreat for families. It provides spacious villas that blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, offering privacy and stunning views. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy a range of activities as a family, including snorkelling, kayaking, and hiking.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Thinking of having a family holiday further across the globe? Tenerife may just be the place that ticks all the boxes. Located in the Canary Islands, Tenerife is a highly sought-after destination for summer holidays due to its range of family-friendly activities and resorts, as well as its splendid coastlines and vistas. 

With gorgeous weather in the peak seasons, there’s nothing better than cooling off at one of its many waterparks. Situated in Costa Adeje is Siam Park, voted the world’s best waterpark for several years by TripAdvisor. And not far off is Aqualand, which includes a dolphin show in the ticket price. Whether you are bringing smaller children or teenagers, there are plenty of rides and activities at these parks suited for the whole family!

Your family will be spoiled for choice with its abundance of family-friendly accommodations. Costa Adeje and the south of the island are most popular due to their proximity to the airport and sun all year round. Here you will find Hotel Tarago, an all-inclusive resort designed especially for families. It has a splash pool, and an on-site children’s club complete with games, as well as bars and gyms for the adults. 


Whilst it may be famous for its winter wonderland, Finland has much to offer in the summer months, too! It’s also a perfect destination for a family holiday – here you can escape into nature at Nuuksio National Park, located just outside of Helsinki, and hike through dense forests, marvel at its many lakes and spot wildlife such as reindeer and owls. It’s a truly wonderful opportunity to relish in the serenity of the Finnish wilderness. 

For an authentic and unique experience in Finland, you can choose to stay at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi. Nestled in the forest, it’s a beautiful location with panoramic views of the surrounding nature – and the possibility of witnessing the Northern Lights!

The world is your oyster when it comes to creating family memories – whether you opt to stay closer to home, or further away, there are beautiful destinations waiting to be discovered! 

Safarak is a trusted DMC ready to assist you in booking every aspect of your trip, from flights and accommodations to rentals and exciting excursions. Let us handle the details so that all you have to do is show up and enjoy your perfect getaway! Contact our experienced team today for personalised guidance and start planning your dream trip with Safarak.