Ever wanted to just get up, get dressed and escape the busy city? Well, don’t wait another minute. Get out there with our guide to no-fuss, stress-free weekend breaks across the country.

In the lead up to summer, Dubai is set to be busier than ever in the rush to cram in season-closing parties and last-minute meetings, not to mention the influx of holiday-makers – hotel occupancy in the emirate already rose to 90 percent earlier this year. Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all, and with a long weekend coming up to mark the Ascension of the Prophet (PBUH) on Thursday June 6, now is the perfect time to do it. From no-planning-necessary escapes to to mini-breaks in the city itself, and even full weekends off exploring far corners of the UAE, we’ve come up with something to suit everyone.