Relax or get active with our top body and mind picks this week
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Check out our pick of the best body and mind activities in Dubai this week.
Free chiropractic checks: Local clinic Chiropractic Dubai has a community health kiosk at Mall of the Emirates until Saturday. Head down to meet the team of physiotherapists and doctors and get a free postural and spinal check, as well as a foot scan. Free. 10am-midnight, until April 9. Carrefour entrance, Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (050 640 3307).
A day in the desert at Bab Al Shams: We love this sleek desert resort for its idyllic dune location, gorgeous pools and impeccable service. This month, book the Sun, Sand and Serenity treatment and you’ll get a body exfoliation using ground olive pits, an aromatherapy facial cleanse and massage and a traditional Balinese massage. You’ll then get to use the spa steam and sauna, as well as the hotel’s pool. Make a day of it. Dhs750 for a 90-minute treatment and all-day pool access. Until April 31. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, near Endurance City, an hour’s drive from Dubai (04 809 6232).
Kettlebells on a golf course: New fitness facility Fit Lab offers a range of weekly classes, from spinning to TRX and abs blasts, but we’re particular fans of the results-based kettlebells workout with Peter. The freeform weight-training class will have your biceps bulging in no time. Dhs75 for members, Dhs85 for non-members. 10.30am or 11.30am. Fit Lab, Emirates Golf Course, Emirates Hills (04 380 2222).
Visit a new spa: The Adam & Eve Spa has just opened at the Iberotel Emirates Grand. With great views and an Asian-inspired environment it looks to be a good spot for inner-city pampering – we particularly like the sound of the massage and yoga packages. Keep an eye out for a full spa review in future issues. Treatment prices vary. Emirates Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0000).
Fast teeth whitening at 1847: The people at luxury men’s spa 1847 know it’s difficult to find time for pampering during a busy week, so they’re offering a 20-minute express teeth whitening that you can easily fit into your lunch break. Dhs1,500. 1847, locations include Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0341), Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 437 0252), Emirates Towers (04 330 1847).
Get your hair coloured and get a free file and polish at Pastels: Celebrate spring with a beauty boost: book a hair colour treatment at either branch of Pastels and you’ll receive a complimentary file and polish, ensuring your glamorous new look extends from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers. With a wide range of polish colours on offer, it won’t just be your wardrobe that will be bang on trend this spring. Until April 30. Jumeirah, email@example.com (04 394 7393/5); The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (04 399 5016/318 6141).
Meditative dancing: Join energy healing expert Reem Aboulhosn for a class where you’ll learn to ‘dance to the rhythm of your own beat’, let go and liberate your body, mind and soul. You won’t walk out knowing a bunch of jazzy steps, but you should leave feeling as though you’ve released a lot of your internal junk. Dhs75. 7pm-9pm, The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
A beachfront rubdown at The Pavilion: Book in for an hour-long beachfront massage at The Pavilion Marina and Sports club on any weekday this month and get free pool and beach access. A great idea if you have visitors and want to show them a good time. Dhs480. Weekdays only, until April 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 406 8800).
Tweet for your nails: Follow The Nail Spa’s Twitter page and retweet their posts, or tweet about your favourite treatments. Why? Well, they’re giving away a free mani/pedi every month for three months for the best tweeter. Until April 31. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, www.twitter.com/The_Nail_Spa (04 339 9078).