Rates start from Dhs375 per person…
There are plenty of benefits to booking an all-inclusive package when you’re planning a getaway. Firstly, no nasty surprises when the bill comes at the end of your stay – because everything is included. Secondly, hello unlimited food and drink – it’s basically like an all-day brunch. Thirdly, some packages also come with added benefits such as complimentary water sports or spa access – perfect for those after a little pampering.
While the UAE might not be very well known for all-inclusive deals, they can be found if you know the right hotels to book.
Here are 8 hotels offering all-inclusive packages in the UAE.
Dubai: Media One Hotel
Media One, the contemporary hotel conveniently located in Media City, has a new all-inclusive package that costs just Dhs450 for a single room or Dhs750 for a double (that works out at Dhs375 per person). Not only do you get a one-night stay, checking in at 2pm and checking out at 12pm the following day, it also includes access to garden on 8’s fun Feastival Friday’s brunches – yes, you can attend both the 12.30pm and 7.30pm if you’re feeling hardcore. It ALSO includes unlimited house drinks in garden on 8, Cafe M, Qwerty, and Coco as well as breakfast at Qwerty the next morning.
Media One, Dubai Media City, offer valid until August 31 2019, Dhs450 single, Dhs750 double. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com
Dubai: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
Check into popular party hotel FIVE Palm Jumeirah through summer, and you’ll be able to take advantage of their luxury all-inclusive package. From Dhs1,500 for two per night (plus taxes), guests can enjoy three meals per day, free-flowing drinks at an array of restaurants, access to five swimming pools, a private stretch of beach and 24-hour gym. A minimum stay of three nights is required, and advanced purchase is essential.
FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs1,500 plus taxes. fivehotelsandresorts.com
Dubai: Dukes The Palm
Dukes The Palm has recently launched a new all-inclusive package, starting from Dhs1000 per person per night. The package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and unlimited beverages across a range of restaurants, starting from check-in at 3pm until check out at 12pm. The package includes a stay in one of the 566 classically designed rooms, as well as access to the expansive infinity pool and lazy river. Families can also take advantage of access to the DUKESY kids’ club.
Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, from Dhs1000 per person per night. barcelo.com
Dubai: Rixos The Palm
Want to enjoy an all-inclusive stay without leaving Dubai? Then check yourself into Rixos The Palm. Found on the tip of the East Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, Rixos The Palm offers their standard all-inclusive packages on all room types, as well as the ‘Ultra All-Inclusive’ package. This gives guests access to unlimited food and drink across all restaurants and bars as well as access to a variety of water sports, daily entertainment activities, wellness facilities at the Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa as well as minibar service daily.
Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. thepalmdubai.rixos.com
Dubai: JA The Resort
For a family-friendly getaway, be sure to check out JA The Resort’s all-inclusive package. For only Dhs995, two adults and two children sharing one room can enjoy unlimited food and drinks during their stay. Guests can also choose one of the following fun-filled activities, including 60 minutes (two rounds) of shooting at JA Shooting Club, 60 minutes stress release massage at Calm Spa, two tickets to Dubai Parks & Resorts (one park one day access), one round of golf (nine holes) and one motorised and one non-motorised water sport activity at Watercooled. If you’d like to stay more than one night, you can have all the same again for Dhs795.
JA Palm Tree Court, JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, offer valid until September 30 2019, Dhs995 first night, Dhs795 additional nights. Tel: (04) 814 5800. jaresortshotels.com
Abu Dhabi: Rixos Saadiyat Island
The brand new Rixos Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi is stunning. Think light airy bedrooms, opulent interiors and a lagoon-sized swimming pool that all open up onto an expansive white sandy beach. As well as all-inclusive food and drink, guests can also take advantage of daily yoga, cycling, paddle boarding and complimentary access to the tennis courts.
Rixos Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. saadiyatisland.rixos.com
Ras Al Khaimah: Cove Rotana
Sat on a 600-metre private beach, the Cove Rotana serves up traditional Arabian charm across its 204 guest rooms as well as one, two and three bedroom villas. With their ultra all-inclusive package, guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet at Cinnamon Restaurant, lunch buffet at Cinnamon restaurant or Sunset Pool Bar, an a la carte dinner at Basilico restaurant, snacks, coffee and pastries throughout the day as well as free-flowing drinks across the hotel. Access to Sandal Beach Club is also included, with rates starting from Dhs999.
Cove Rotana, Sheikh Muhammad Bin Salem Rd, Ras Al Khaimah. rotana.com
Ras Al Khaimah: Rixos Bab Al Bahr
There’s a reason many UAE residents flock to the Rixos Bab Al Bahr during summer, their all-inclusive offer is one of the best-value ones out there. Pretty much everything is included in the package, from free flowing food and drink across most of the restaurants and bars, to entry to the nightclub in the evening. Perhaps not one for families – it’s known to throw some pretty rowdy parties by the pool during summer.
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah. babalbahr.rixos.com