Since opening in February 2014, the palatial Rixos Bab Al Bahr has become a magnet for both sun-seeking Europeans and local city staycationers wanting to lose themselves to a few days of sun-soaked idling. Firstly, the resort is all-inclusive and offers access to all food and beverage outlets (and day care for any children) for the duration of your stay, all for a single price, which means you can leave your wallet and your caution in your room. Secondly, the options for eating, drinking and entertainment are so many that once you’ve valeted your car, you won’t need the keys again until it’s time to return home.
What to do
It’s tempting to do the square root of nothing for the duration of your stay here; this is a place geared up for relaxation, not least the 345-metre stretch of private beach which is liberally sprinkled with cabanas for secluded lounging.
If you’re interested in volleyball there’s a net and court marked out, but we’d probably recommend watching others slug it out instead. If you do get a bit restless, there are plenty of watersports on offer from both the Dive Centre and Water Sports Centre – including jet skiing and parasailing.