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Get a free hair cut at Formul’A Get a great cut without finding yourself in the red. Trainee stylists at Formul’A offer blow-dries, cuts, trims and restyles all free of charge, while colour treatments are as little as Dhs50. Free. 9.30am-6pm. Ongoing. Formul’A Academy, Block 11, Knowledge Village (04 438 0122).
Harness your energy with morning warrior yoga A style of yoga favoured by Trudie Styler (aka Mrs Sting), this yoga session is all about powerful, dynamic movement. Also on Sundays and Tuesdays. Dhs75 per session, Dhs575 for 11-session trial package for new students, Dhs750 for 11-session package for existing clients. 7am-8am. Zen Yoga, Building 10, Dubai Media City, www.yoga.ae (04 367 0435).
Look after your face with discounted treatments at Eternel Medspa Buy one session of Thermage, a skin tightening and firming treatment, and get an exfoliating hydrafacial absolutely free. Thermage Dhs5,000-Dhs15,000, Hydrafacial Dhs600. Until December 31. Eternel MedSpa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 0008).
Attend a workshop to ‘create wealth personality’ According to the organisers, ‘your financial situation is created by your perceptions’. At this workshop you’ll be taught to reprogramme yourself into a wealthy mental set-up. Continues on Saturday. Dhs900. 9am-5pm. The Holistic Institute, Room 3105, Jumeirah Business Center 2, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 450 3525).
Try a rejuvenating spa session at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC This ‘New You’ ritual starts with a body scrub using Himalayan salt. Next, escape the Christmas rush with a relaxing full-body massage, followed by a customised facial using the Natura Bissé range. The spa is also offering a relaxing ‘Top to Toe’ package, which includes a 30-minute body scrub, 30-minute express facial and a 30-minute back and shoulder massage. Dhs950 for New Year, New You, Dhs475 for Top to Toe. Until January 15 2012. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2777).
Offers on micro-needling mesotherapy facials at The Cure An alternative to botox and peels, this facial uses a micro-needle roller to stimulate collagen formation in the skin and reduce fine lines and sagging. During December, buy five treatments and get one free, plus another free treatment from a choice of six express facials. Dhs650 per treatment. Until December 31. Ladies only. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City (04 391 6485).
Experience a free healing session at India International Healing Institute Try a free Theta Healing session with a certified practitioner who can help you make changes in your life, whether you’re looking to address physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual issues. Also on Fridays 10.30am-5pm. Free. 10.30am-2pm. Ongoing. India International Healing Institute, Suite 401, Saeed Tower 1, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 598 7572).
Festive offers on Powerplate and LPG packages at BodySmart Dubai Get a discount when you buy a package of both the LPG Android Lipomassage treatment, designed to target fat on the upper body, and sessions with Powerplate, a vibrating platform that encourages your muscles to contract in rapid reflex. Dhs3,500 for 12 sessions of each (normally Dhs3,120 for Android and Dhs1,300 for Powerplate). Until December 31. BodySmart Dubai, various locations including Hayya! Health Club, Meadows Town Centre, Emirates Hills (04 363 8318).
Azur Spa’s festive Head 2 Toe reviver offer Get ready for the party season from the comfort of your own home with Azur Spa on Wheelz’s festive reviver, featuring a blow-dry, cinnamon foot scrub with standard pedicure, standard manicure, grapefruit full-body scrub and shiatsu facial massage with a gold masque. Dhs400 (normally Dhs590). Until December 31. Azur Spa on Wheelz, travels to locations around Dubai (04 447 5284).
Let Laila ‘Lashes’ Nazari give your peepers a boost Lash guru Laila Nazari has landed in Dubai to join The Grooming Company and transform your look with Novalash eyelash extensions. Dhs900 for full set. Ongoing. Ladies only. N.Bar, Emirates Towers (04 330 1001); Tilia & Finn, Mirdif City Centre (04 236 2121).
Unwind with Taj Spa’s winter offer Throughout the ever-so-slightly chillier season, this 90-minute package which includes a nourishing coconut body scrub, relaxing full-body massage and a cleansing express facial, will be offered at a special discounted price. Dhs499. Until January 30. Taj Spa, Taj Palace Dubai, Deira (04 223 2222).
Do beginner Pilates at Club Stretch Looking for a different kind of workout? Try Pilates at this inclusive beginner class with instructor Sandy. Also on Wednesday at 9.30am. Advance reservation essential. Dhs70 per class, Dhs340 for five classes, Dhs650 for 10 classes, Dhs1,240 for 20 classes. 8pm. Ongoing. Club Stretch, behind Capitol Hotel, Satwa (04 345 2131).
Massage offers at Mandara Spa Book a signature 95-minute Mandara massage at The Monarch Dubai’s tranquil spa before the end of December and receive a free Pure Nature signature facial worth Dhs420. Massage Dhs950. Until December 31. Mandara Spa, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
SpaDunya’s emerald colour experience promotion Enjoy a 45-minute emerald massage – designed to open your heart chakra and help rid the body of toxins – plus full face threading, polish change for hands and feet and personal colour consultation for less than half price this month. Dhs250 (normally Dhs590). Until December 31. Ladies only. SpaDunya, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).
Be a queen for a day at The Address Dubai Marina Pamper yourself with this ‘Queen for the day’ package, which includes a scalp treatment, a 50-minute massage or facial, reflexology, blow-dry, manicure and pedicure. Surprisingly, not ladies only. Dhs962 (normally Dhs1,785). Until December 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Try the special Pure Relaxation package at Senso This three-hour package includes a face massage, Indian head massage, body scrub, carrot body mask, express radiance ice-cube facial and complimentary access to the gym, steam room and pools. Dhs550. Until December 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Circuit training with Regime This group fitness session is a fun way to get motivated and burn calories faster than you would on the treadmill. Also on Mondays. Dhs50 per 45-minute session. From 5.30pm-8pm (arrive any time, last joining point 7.15pm). Regime Fitness, Dubai Marina Yacht Club (055 919 7052).
Treat yourself to The Westin’s Be Centred package Spend the day at the Heavenly Spa and enjoy a package that includes a 55-minute Heavenly Massage, buffet lunch and all-day access to the pool and beach. Available Sunday-Thursday. Dhs499. Until December 31. Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Experience an Xtend Barre class This relatively new class is a combination of yoga and Pilates, with a twist. The session involves exercises performed at the ballet barre, and is designed to tone without adding bulk. Dhs65 per session, Dhs300 for five sessions, Dhs550 for 10 sessions, Dhs1,000 for 20 sessions (can be mixed and matched between different classes). From 6.45pm. Real Pilates, Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 345 3228).
Try a ‘groove yoga’ session Yoga with an urban twist, combining upbeat music, breath and Vinyasa yoga, which suits everyone from beginners to gurus. Also on Wednesdays. Dhs50. From 7pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (056 759 3576).