For many of us, 2020 has been all about the staycation rather than the vacation.
And if you are looking for a stress-free weekend away that is a little more indulgent, there are plenty of all-inclusive offers that will let you eat and drink until your heart (and stomach) is content.
Here's a round-up of hotels across the country where you can book all-inclusive packages ...
Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites
Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites, Dubai, boasts a one-kilometre private beach, rooms that overlook the Arabian Gulf and 11 restaurants and bars to choose from. Tuck into Italian food at L'Olivo, dine Spanish-style at Toro Loco Steakhouse or go for seafood at Aqua & More. The 24-hour Patisserie Istanbul is perfect for late-night cravings and the hotel's youngest visitors can try meals created by the Baby Chef. There are also four temperature-controlled swimming pools where butlers will pass by with cold face towels and ice-cold fruit kebabs. The hotel has villas that can sleep up to eight adults, as well as private deluxe rooms.
Rates start at Dh1,600 per night based on two people sharing, plus taxes.
Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites, Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent, Dubai; 04 457 5555; rixos.com
JA The Resort
Spread across one million square metres and boasting 800 metres of private beach, JA The Resort consists of three different hotels. Guests can opt to go all-inclusive at any of the hotels when staying for a minimum of two nights. With 25 food and beverage outlets included in the offer, you can dine somewhere different every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. House beverages are also included in the package, as are mocktails, soft drinks and hot beverages from 11am until 11pm daily, as well as items from your room's minibar.
Rates start at Dh1,140 at JA Beach Hotel, and Dh1,570 at JA Palm Tree Court for two nights based on two adults sharing, plus taxes.
JA The Resort, Jebel Ali, Dubai; 04 814 5555, jaresortshotels.com
Five Palm Jumeirah
Dubai’s lively Five Palm Jumeirah resort is currently offering an all-inclusive package that allows guests to enjoy an early midday check-in, as well as food and drinks across the resort. To dine, guests can choose from Italian cuisine at Cinque or Chinese at Maiden Shanghai, or something lighter with poolside snacks at The Pool Bar. You can top your stay off with a sunset drink at its famous rooftop bar The Penthouse.
Rates start at Dh1,200 per night based on two people sharing.
Five Palm Jumeirah, No 1 Palm, Dubai; 04 455 9999, palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
The Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island hotel has stunning Arabian Gulf surroundings and a sprawling private beach. It also has the biggest spa in the region, which is home to Abu Dhabi’s only snow room. The all-inclusive rates include dining options in four restaurants and at the hotel’s pool and beach bars. Guests booking a villa will also get their own private butler to take care of their every need during their stay.
Rates start at Dh1,097, including taxes, based on two adults sharing a deluxe garden view room.
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi; 02 492 2222, rixos.com
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel
This luxurious Anantara hotel, which overlooks Abu Dhabi's Eastern Mangroves, has just launched an all-inclusive package offering guests access to breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, as well as free-flowing house beverages across five different dining venues, from restaurant and lounge to alfresco and bar. Guests will also get to make use of the infinity pool, which offers sprawling views across the water, and can upgrade to enjoy the hotel's spa facilities.
Rates start at Dh780.
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Hotel, Zone 1, Eastern Mangrove, Abu Dhabi; 02 656 1000, anantara.com
With the Hajjar Mountains on one side and the Gulf of Oman on the other, a staycation at Fairmont Fujairah feels like a true escape. Make the most of a visit with the hotel’s all-inclusive summer offer, which gives guests breakfast, lunch and dinner at its all-day dining restaurant, Canvas, as well as unlimited drinks across the resort between 11am and 10pm. Guests can also trade in lunch and dinner at Canvas for Dh100 credit to spend at Lava Beach Club, adults-only pool lounge Iammai or The Copper Lobster, a seafood restaurant.
Rates start at Dh1,199 based on two adults sharing, including taxes.
Fairmont Fujairah, Mina Al Fajer, Fujairah; 09 204 1111, fairmont.com
Rixos Bab Al Bahr
Although Rixos has a number of all-inclusive properties across the UAE, its Ras Al Khaimah resort is perhaps its most popular. The original ultra all-inclusive hotel in the UAE, the Rixos Bab Al Bahr opened in 2014 and has built up a reputation for its all-inclusive offering. Set on the white sands of Al Marjan island, this sprawling pyramid-shaped resort has an endless parade of beaches, swimming pools, restaurants and bars. Nearly every one of the hotel's 650 rooms and suites come with ocean views. Each of the a la carte restaurants offers a different type of cuisine so that eating out never gets boring.
Rates start at Dh944, including taxes, based on two adults sharing.
Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Street 11, Al Marjan Island, Ras al Khaimah; 07 202 0000, rixos.com