We’re calling it! Winter is officially here and it’s time to get the family outside once again after a long summer! Whilst Dubai has an abundance of outdoor activities, we’re in love with one of Dubai’s oldest resorts which has recently undergone a huge makeover and added a third hotel with views over the renowned 9-hole golf course. With a sense of family at the heart of each of the hotels, JA The Resort truly is the perfect property for a staycation.

All three hotels at the resort are 5 star and until 30th April 2020, UAE residents benefit from exclusive rates on the ultimate all-inclusive staycation. Most hotels have a 3-night minimum stay for all-inclusive, but the resort is truly focusing on us residents by offering a 2-night all-inclusive deal (just perfect for a cheeky weekend away!) which includes a wide selection of food, adult beverages and an additional 30% discount on all spa treatments at the rejuvenating Calm Spa.

Now, when we say ultimate all-inclusive, we certainly mean it! This resort has an amazing 25 dining outlets to choose from including international collaborations with Michelin acclaimed Chefs. There’s a huge choice from (removed fine dining) Indian and South-East Asian restaurants and modern bistros to relaxed beach-side restaurants and sports bars.

If you can take a break from the fab food, there’s over 40 exhilarating activities* that will thrill the entire family. There’s 7 (yes – 7!) temperature-controlled swimming pools, with swim up bars and certain pools that are dedicated just to the kids! There’s a golf course, driving range and putting &pitching greens to keep any golfers top of their game as well as a 9-hole mini-golf course for everyone to enjoy! Keep fit and healthy in the gym, or book a tennis, squash or badminton court for a family tournament. Head to the beach to enjoy some water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing or a good-old fashioned banana boat ride with the team at the Watercooled Watersports Centre or pop over to the private marina and head out fishing or on a boat trip for the afternoon. There’s also stables, a spa, a shooting range, bio-garden, creche, kids club and baby-sitting service. Phew!

We’re not sure 2 nights is going to cut it, however with three hotels, we might just have to go again and again as the all-inclusive package is available in all 3 properties: the newly renovated JA Beach Hotel, the brand new design-driven property JA Lake View Hotel dedicated to sustainability and JA Palm Tree Court, the exclusive and award-winning beach villa suites.

Rates start from only AED 895 per room per night (cheaper than brunch!) but vary dependent on number and ages of children and also time of year. To book, visit JAresorts.com and enter promocode UAESTAY or call 04 814 5800 for more information. *Please note some activities are chargeable.