Gym visits are a concept most of us are familiar with. But the newest trend in the world of wellness is a luxe fitness session, which elevates each workout to create a unique experience that leaves one feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and inspired to come back for more. If you consider yourself to be a fitness enthusiast—or even if you’re just beginning your health journey—these Dubai-based fitness experiences, ranging from hour-long classes to overnight hotel staycations, are absolutely unmissable. Jump in!
Hyatt Centric Jumeirah
This Sunday, October 23, the Hyatt Centric Jumeirah is inviting you for a one-of-a-kind weekend that promises to leave guests feeling rejuvenated and ready for a new week. Joining hands with Dubai-based fitness hub Energy Camp, the hotel has taken the concept of weekend wellness sessions to the next level, extending the experience across one day to create a stay that blends the indulgence of a five star stay with the adrenalin rush of an action-packed sweat sesh.
The unique Sunday begins with guided breathing exercises that calm the mind and help prep for what’s to come—a refreshing ice bath experience. Why? Because ice baths, slowly becoming a worldwide trend, are said to do wonders for muscle pain and blood circulation, boosting energy levels and promoting a more focused mind and sound sleep.
The day full of self-care will come to an end with a scrumptious French-Mediterranean dinner at Eunoia by Carine. On the menu: beautifully cooked veggies, calamari and salads, along with roast chicken, grilled salmon, and raspberry cheesecake. What’s not to love?
Price: AED 570 + VAT
Located in the heart of Palm West Beach, SĀN Beach is quickly becoming a culinary hotspot in the city. Now, the restaurant is extending its expertise from food to fitness, offering guests morning wellness sessions every Monday-Wednesday until the end of the year. The 45-minute sessions will take place fro 8am-9am, and will be held in collaboration with Yoga la Vie, WeareSophit, and Super SUP Fit—expect everything from immersive yoga and Pilates classes to stand-up paddle boarding. Guests will also get a cashback that can be used for a wholesome breakfast post-workout. Bonus: the pool is open to all who participate, complete with floating sunbeds and cabanas. You may not want to leave once you find your perfect spot.
Price: AED 200
In the spirit of promoting healthier lifestyles, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Dubai Fitness Challenge in November will see SLS Dubai coming together with Storm Cycling for a special weekly session. Taking place on the property’s poolside on the 75th floor, the workout sessions will include Ride in the Sky, a 45-minute outdoor experience with an incredible view of the city, and a holistic workout session that promotes both mental and physical fitness. Taking place from October 29 to November 26, the weekly sessions will also be accompanied by healthy smoothies and juices, and a 25% discount for guests who want to complete their weekend experience with a visit to Ciel Spa for a bit of pampering.
Price: AED 180