Dubai’s hotel scene has undergone a seismic shift over the past decade. Where once there was only five-star opulence or a characterless Ibis, with very few of them, there is now a growing segment of not only affordable hotels but also all-inclusive options, including including the new four-star Riu Dubai, committed to providing family-friendly holidays in revamped Deira. Fun facilities include water parks, spas for large and small guests, and a host of colorful restaurants that will satisfy even the most discerning diners, with cuisines ranging from Thai to Lebanese.
Elsewhere, you’ll find an all-inclusive Rixos on one of Dubai’s most desirable tourist hubs, Palm Jumeirah; the highlights here are a trip to the authentically Turkish hammam and sunsets overlooking the Arabian Sea. And if it’s opulence you desire, there are few getaways more decadent than Al Maha, nestled in the majestic dunes of Dubai. Here are the best all-inclusive hotels in Dubai.
JA Palm Tree Court
An elegant all-suite resort located on a pristine beach with lush gardens, multiple restaurants, and a host of activities. It manages to be both family-friendly and quiet enough for couples, thanks to an adults-only pool and a large beachside lawn. It is a complete resort with four swimming pools, squash and badminton courts, beach volleyball, shooting range, stables, mini golf and outstanding trainers at both its nine hole golf course with driving range and its four-court tennis academy, as well as a fantastic water sports and diving centre. The spa is also excellent, with trained therapists, wet areas, and a steam room.
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JA Beach Hotel
This family-friendly resort feels a world away from the hubbub of Dubai, but it’s only a 20-minute drive from shopping malls and theme parks. Still, with its private beach, pools, and plenty of activities, it’s more suited to a seaside getaway than a base for exploring the city. There’s endless things to do – many of which are free – including tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis, plus a Wibit inflatable water park and a fantastic watersports center with experienced staff offering sailing, SUP, water skiing and more. There are also 12 bars and restaurants to choose from.
Read the full review: JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel
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Hotel Riu Dubai
Deira Islands Waterfront is a new development near ‘Old Dubai’, an area of Dubai Creek cherished for its historic treasures, including the old wooden abra water taxis that ferry visitors between Deira and Bur Dubai, and for its fabulously affordable, authentic, family-friendly. run restaurants established by early settlers in the emirate. The four-star, 750-room Riu Dubai – the first outpost of the Mallorca-based hotel brand – brings nine additional restaurants and bars to the Deira Islands, including two in-pool watering holes. While adults can unwind in the spa, gym and a choice of three pools, younger guests are catered for with their own pool, kids’ club, playground and Splash Water World water park. .
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Rixos The Palm Hotel & Suites Dubai
It’s one of Dubai’s best all-inclusive resorts – set amongst mature gardens on a secluded spot on the Palm Jumeirah – the resort stands out for its fabulous kids’ club, authentic Turkish hammam and excellent restaurants. It is suitable for both families and couples. Of the four pools, there’s one just for adults and a separate pool for kids. The wealth of facilities includes a water sports center with motorized and non-motorized water sports, as well as basketball and tennis courts. There are three restaurants and half a dozen bars and lounges. Head to Toro Loco for steak, L’Olivo for pasta, and Aqua & More for seafood. Here, thermidor crab is covered by the all-inclusive package.
Read the full review: Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Al Maha was the UAE’s first desert escape and although there are now a handful of heavenly retreats amidst the dunes, this romantic, eco-friendly resort remains the most alluring. It is best suited for honeymooners or those looking for time alone, with very close friends. The resort has an Al Diwaan restaurant and operates on an all-inclusive basis, which includes buffet and a la carte breakfast, three-course lunch and five-course dinner, or you can order from the menu at the resort. room service to your villa. . Guests can also help themselves to afternoon coffee and tea such as scones, pastries and macaroons at the Hajar Terrace Bar from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Read the full review: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the most romantic all-inclusive hotel in Dubai?
There are plenty of romantic hotels in Dubai, but one of the most alluring all-inclusive properties is probably the Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, take a look at our description in this article or read the full review.
Is it better to be full board or all inclusive in Dubai?
Most all-inclusive hotels also offer full board, which is a notch lower and usually means your breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your room price (all-inclusive packages usually include all drinks not included). alcoholic beverages and other extras which vary from property to property). Certainly, if you don’t drink alcohol, full board would probably be more profitable. There are local areas where you can find very good value food and drink, compared to more expensive five star hotels. La Pointe (a marina located on The Palm) is a great option for eating and drinking.
Contributions by Sarah Hedley Hymers, Lara Brunt and Jenny Johnson
The above rates are indicative prices per person per night. Please note that all-inclusive packages may differ from hotel to hotel. Please check the hotel websites for more information on what is included.