It’s easy to balance mind, body and spirit in Dubai. From regal spas and invigorating workout classes to delicious, raw food restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to encouraging health and harmony. Our wellness guide to Dubai points you to the Emirate city’s healthy hotspots, which are sure to inspire conscious living.
Feel the burn
There are endless ways to get active in Dubai, whether you’re after indoor classes or outdoor activities in the sunshine. The number one port of call for fitness fanatics is Kite Beach. This gorgeous stretch of white sand is a magnet for surfers and paddle boarders alike. With a state-of-the-art running track and volleyball courts, you can sprint a few laps before enjoy playing a match with friends of family. Of course, you can also partake in the beach’s namesake activity, kite flying.
With stunning city views up high in Silverene Tower, DEFINE: Dubai presents a trio of exhilarating workouts: fat burning cycle lessons, core strengthening barre and hammock yoga classes. For an incredible array of yogic options, yoga bunnies will love Zen Yoga. Located in Media City, the studio is home to the largest selection of yoga types in Dubai. Pick from Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa, as well as Pilates and many more. Afterwards you can decompress with a soothing gong meditation or Tibetan sound bowl bath.
Savour some spa time
When it comes to luxurious, indulgent spas, Dubai is blessed with some of the world’s finest. For serious dose of quality me-time, visit one of these excellent locations. Occupying the lush, tropical grounds of Madinat Jumeirah, Talise Spa is a sublime oasis. Relax with a hot seashell or Balinese massage and reflexology treatment.
For a deluxe Dubai wellness experience in palatial, Arabian environs, Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel is the ideal, opulent sanctuary. This multi-award winning escape offers countless treatments, invigorating thalassotherapy pools, a show-stopping Turkish hammam, steam rooms for sweating it out and snow rooms to cool down in.
When it’s time to recharge with some wholesome, tasty cuisine, seek out Dubai’s raw food restaurants and wellness-conscious eateries. Chic concept store Comptoir 102’s gorgeous signature café serves up colourful, creative dishes that are seasonal and local as well as sugar and dairy free. Try the sticky-sweet chia seed pudding with dates, vanilla, cinnamon and orange blossom, or the refreshing watermelon and feta salad.
Over at Super Natural Kitchen, dishes are all 100% raw, vegan, gluten and sugar free. But there’s no sacrifice on taste! There’s creamy north Indian curry, truffle beetroot ravioli and even puttanesca pizza. For freshly prepared juices, Blends juice Bar on The Walk blitz up mouth-watering fruit and veg combos. Think: lively carrot, beetroot, lemon and ginger. A must-try is their Arabian Classic; a mix of dates, almond milk and low fat yoghurt—the ultimate way to kick-start your wellness retreat in Dubai.
Explore Talise Ottoman Spa at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel for an ideal place to rejuvenate and unwind . Or indulge in luxurious spa experiences with personalized treatments at Madinat Jumeirah, Talise Spa.