Where to practice your sun salutations
As one of the most dynamic places in the world, it’s no surprise that Dubai keeps adding new dimensions to itself. This time, it’s yoga. The city has long offered numerous yoga classes and hosted leading events, but there are fresh new settings where you can experience a memorable sun salutation in Dubai. Here’s a look at where you can add to the city’s meditative hum.
Sunset yoga at Burj Al Arab
With an incredible beach backdrop, sunset yoga at the Burj Al Arab is a unique escape for all yogis. End the day on a relaxed note with unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf and watch the sky transform into a blaze of pink and orange. All levels are welcome and the instructors are friendly and helpful, ensuring an experience that’s as educational and informative as it is beautiful.
Garden zen at Life’n One
Set in a beautiful garden courtyard, this wellbeing centre has a wide offering of yoga styles on offer, including meditation classes. The centre regularly hosts holistic events such as a Tibetan eye reading, bio-magnetic therapy and tsa lung healing, so call ahead to find out what’s on. After your session, nourish yourself with vegan delights at the on-site café.
Full moon yoga at Fairmont The Palm
Bask in the glow of a glorious full moon at Fairmont The Palm. Join the gurus for an intense, yet uplifting session, hosted in a serene outdoor setting. If you’re seeking an experience of relaxation, agility and absolute inner peace, look no further. Make sure to call ahead and secure your spot for the next class.
Desert thrills at Lifestyle Yoga
Take a break from the bustle of the city for an experience of a lifetime. Lifestyle Yoga’s Overnight Desert Yoga takes you into the heart of the Arabian desert to help disconnect from the world. Join like-minded yoga-lovers on this overnight retreat, filled with meditation sessions, campfires and oodles of fun. Prices include transport to and from the campsite, as well as all your meals and accommodation. It’s only held at certain times each year, so call to find out when the next edition will be held.
Weekly yoga at Banan Beach
Join weekly yoga sessions at the picturesque Banan Beach. With qualified instructors and a great crowd, these sessions are bound to leave you feeling relaxed and toned. Starting at 8pm, enjoy the cool desert air while you perfect your poses, stretch out your muscles, and meet people within the city’s fitness community. Sessions take place each week and start at AED70 per person.
Reset at The Retreat Palm
The Retreat Palm Dubai gives you the chance to truly disconnect in a 24-hour yogic retreat. Book an all-inclusive one-night stay at one of the city’s most exquisite hotels, for a rejuvenating experience like no other. The retreat includes three nutritionally-balanced meals (with a juice cleanse upon request), a naturopathy-led consultation, 30-minute spa treatment, as well as meditation, yoga and fitness sessions.
Underwater yoga at The Lost Chambers
For an unforgettable experience, don’t miss the Underwater Yoga class at The Lost Chambers in Atlantis, The Palm. This unusual yoga session lasts for an hour, with hatha instructors leading you into a zen flow as some of nature’s most stunning ocean life glide by. Classes are held every Tuesday and Friday from 8am to 9am, but spaces are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment.