All-inclusive boarding in Dubai is offered by many hotels, but it is still an exception. We would like to summarize here what is best for tourists.
Basically, one can say that all-inclusive catering in Dubai is not the standard. Normally there is the standard breakfast. Even half board is still the exception. That means you have to take care of the food yourself in the evening. It is offered, but the surcharge is very high and you should then consider whether you need it or not. Many tourists go on holiday to package holiday destinations such as Turkey or Egypt. All-inclusive catering is the standard there and you can eat there almost around the clock.
There are quite a few hotels now, especially on The Palm Jumeirah where All-Inclusive in Dubai is offered for hotel guests. The reason is certainly that you are on an island and there are no restaurants nearby to go to. This is why it is often offered there. But mostly always the half board and not all-inclusive. That means you get breakfast and dinner served at the hotel. Normally it makes no sense if you want to go to a restaurant at 12:00 noon if you only had breakfast at 9:00. That’s why it’s not so popular there. There are some hotels where this is possible. But then there won’t be many visitors at lunchtime.
A restaurant in Dubai
In the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, all-inclusive catering is very often offered. Because the hotels there are usually very far from the city center. That means there is only the beach and the hotel. Certainly, the location is very nice. But in the evening you have to go somewhere to eat and then you need a means of transport. Since the city center is often far away, this is often offered there. Usually, the surcharge is not very high or is even included. If you want to go on a beach holiday and also want good food, then Ras al Khaimah is the place for you. However, there are few tourist attractions there. Therefore, this emirate is more recommended for a beach holiday.
A food truck in Dubai
Since most hotels in Dubai are located near restaurants, all-inclusive in Dubai makes no sense at all. If you have booked a hotel in the Dubai Marina then you only need to walk a few meters and you will find numerous restaurants. For example at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence or The Beach. Thus, the hotels do not need to offer an all-inclusive as there is a large selection. There are certainly tourists who prefer to eat in the hotel in the evening. Of course, this is possible and you can then book half-board.
The cheapest hotel room in Dubai always comes with breakfast. If you want to book a half-board then you pay at least 30 to 35 dollars per day and person. Now you should ask yourself whether you need it. If you visit a restaurant in the city, you can get away cheaper and pay less. Then you have the possibility to book all-inclusive in Dubai in some hotels. You then have to add a few more euros. We always recommend thinking carefully about what you need and what you don’t. The metropolis of Dubai is built in such a way that you don’t have to look far to find a restaurant. Surely you don’t go on holiday there so that you are constantly in the hotel restaurants. That would be a shame and you should rather see the sights such as the Burj Khalifa.
When booking a package tour, half board is very often included. But all-inclusive in Dubai still has to be booked separately if you want it. With the hot temperatures, it is completely sufficient if you book breakfast and maybe dinner. You will certainly be more thirsty than hungry there. Many hotels also offer small snacks that you can eat in the afternoon. It can be said that Dubai is not a classic all-inclusive travel destination. The city is so interesting that you don’t just have to deal with the food there.