Sponsored: From all-inclusive staycations to a last-minute getaway to a luxe private island…

With all the stress that comes with the festive season, it’s important to make time to relax and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Which is why JA Hotels & Resorts have introduced their ‘Hello Winter’ campaign, offering top rates and a multitude of benefits that make for the perfect last-minute trip this winter. The homegrown hotel group’s portfolio includes 8 hotels across Dubai, Maldives and Seychelles whether you’re looking to keep cool by the pool or work up a sweat horse riding, shooting, ziplining or hiking.

Looking to stay in Dubai? Just a 20 minute drive from Dubai Marina you’ll find the newly expanded JA Resort; comprising of JA Beach Hotel, JA Palm Tree Court and the recently opened JA Lake View.

A full scale, experience packed resort, sprawling over 1 million square metres, it boasts a choice of 25 restaurants, 6 swimming pools and more than 40 leisure activities to keep guests busy. Try your hand at the JA Shooting Club, or take to the dunes on a romantic sunset horse ride. Fuel up at one of their newly introduced restaurants, such as a variety of Middle Eastern dishes at Greg Malouf’s Phoenicia or the brilliant Kinara by Vikas Khanna.

With rates starting from as little as Dhs697 per room per night, it’s a fantastic wallet-friendly option for a family staycation.

A little further out of the city, you’ll find JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Dubai veterans wax lyrical about JA Hatta Fort Hotel, and for good reason. It has that old school charm that warms the soul. The enormous rooms have had a beautiful refurb but still manage to retain that lovely boutique chalet feel – and the views out across the Hajar Mountains are spectacular.

After a full day exploring the outdoors hiking, ziplining or exploring the local wildlife, you can sit on at the pool terrace with a shisha and sundowner toasting to a day well spent. Room rates start at Dhs530 per night.

Looking for a last minute escape? Little over a four hour flight from Dubai you’ll find JA’s two international properties; JA Manafaru in the Maldives and JA Enchanted Island in the Seychelles.

Enjoy a slower pace of life at JA Manafaru, with rates starting from USD680 per night, where you can put your feet up and enjoy some “me time” at the Calm Spa, immerse yourself in island life or embark on a castaway picnic.

At JA Enchanted Island, the hotel group’s beautiful property in the Seychelles, guests can explore the beautiful hilltops and stunning marine life to the rich local culture and unique, colourful history of the island. Rates start from EUR595.

Find out more at jaresortshotels.com

Note: Starting rates are subject to change based on season and availability.