A relaxing day at the beach is a great activity for families! Here are five amazing beaches located in different places around the Arabian Peninsula that are perfect to visit with your kids.

1. JBR, Dubai, UAE
The ultimate beach experience in the Emirates can be found at JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence). Kids can ride on camels or banana boats, build sand castles, go on the world’s largest floating waterpark and enjoy the endless activities this amazing Dubai beach has to offer. Check out the new Splash Pad water play park, which is located right next to The Beach in JBR. Designed for kids 1-12 years old, it offers fun waterplay in a shaded, safe environment with lifeguards on duty.

2. Kite Beach, Dubai, UAE
Perfect choice for sport enthusiast families. The main attraction here is to watch the kite surfers fill up the skies with colorful kites. There’s also beach volleyball, football and even tennis! After all the sporty things at kite beach wear you out, it’s good to know that some of the best food trucks in town come here too.

3. Snoopy Island, Sandy Beach, Fujeirah, UAE
For something entirely different from the hustle and bustle of the Dubai beaches, head to the quiet Sandy Beach tucked behind the Hajjar mountains of Fujeirah. The main attractions are all natural, on the beach you can see seashells and crabs, but the true beauty lies beyond the surface of the Gulf of Oman. Snorkel around the Snoopy Island to see beautiful corals and lots of colorful fish and if you’re lucky you might even spot sea turtles.

4. Ras al Jinz beach, Oman
The only place in the world where you can watch turtles laying their eggs on the beach. Over 20,000 sea turtles come from the Indian Ocean to Ras al Jinz beach every year, the peak nesting season being July to October. A once in a lifetime experience for the whole family to watch the giant turtles come to the shore, dig their nests and lay hundreds of eggs!

5. Silver Sands, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A private beach located in North Obhur area accessible with a yearly membership or by getting day passes. The beach is a beautiful halfmoon-shape with little coves to help break the waves, making it safe for children to swim in. Palm trees offer shade and added beauty to the beach and the underwater world of the Red Sea is full of beautiful corals and colorful fish. There’s a playground right on the beach with a zipline and plenty of water sports that kids can enjoy.

6. Zighy Bay, Oman
Luxury is not enough to describe this private secluded beach hidden between mountains in Oman. The Six Senses at Zighy Bay is the perfect beach getaway for the family. The resort has villas built in traditional Omani style with their own private pools, right at the beach. If the kids get tired of the beach there are two pools to choose from. More adventurous parents can paraglide down to the beach from the cliffs nearby.

7. Beaches of Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia
These paradise islands located off the Southern coast of Saudi Arabia are truly the hidden gems of the entire Arabian Peninsula. Not many places in the world where you can have an entire beach let alone an entire island all to yourself. In Farasan Islands this is still possible. To access an uninhabited island with your family, rent a fishing boat from the main island to take you to your own private island. Read more about Farasan Islands here: http://bit.ly/2uAeyi2

Each of these beaches have different types of activities that you can enjoy together as a family. Visit them and let us know which one’s your favorite.