Wednesday 15Get fit with Urban
Boost at Al Barsha Park Sweat out your sins at this high-intensity workout session in the great outdoors. Perfect for de-stressing after a long day if you’re coming straight from the office.
Dhs85 per session, Dhs280 for four, Dhs460 for eight. Wed 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Urban Energy Fitness, Al Barsha Park (055 886 9158).
Offers for couples at Amara Spa
Couples can indulge in the signature 90-minute Amara Massage, along with bubbly and strawberries in their own couples’ treatment suite. There’s also a singles option priced at Dhs650.
Dhs1,290 (normally Dhs1,520). Until February 29. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1660).
Try a Bodybalance session at The Pavilion
If you prefer a more holistic approach to fitness, this should suit you. Led by instructor Michelle, this Les Mills session combines yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates techniques to reinforce both flexibility and strength, and bring mind and body into harmony.
Dhs70. From 7.30pm. Ongoing. The Pavilion Marina and Sports Club, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, www.jumeirah.com (04 406 8800).
Thursday 16Diet and nutrition workshop
Dr Harald Stossier, creator of the Modern Mayr Medicine alternative approach to health, will be hosting a talk on diet and nutrition. Spaces are limited, so book ahead.
Dhs250 per person. 10am-11.30am. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).
Choose from either a softening raspberry scrub and an aromatherapy massage using rose oils, or choose one along with a hot oil treatment and deep-conditioning wash and blow-dry. Alternatively, enjoy the rose massage with a hydrating and polishing strawberry facial. Each package Dhs399 per person. Ladies only.
Until February 29. Al Wasl Road (04 348 9679).
Try a self-hypnosis workshop at The Third Eye
Many people find the art of quietening the mind for meditation difficult, but tutors here claim self-hypnosis makes this easier, and allows you to find peace and harmony from within.
Dhs150. 7pm-9pm. The Third Eye Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thirdeyeonline.com (055 809 8595).
Friday 17Attend a free acro-yoga session in Safa Park
Acro yoga combines acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage, and this class is free – instead of charging, the instructors ask you to leave a donation.
Free. Donations given to charity. From 10am (arrive 15 minutes early). Bouncy castle area near gate 2, Safa Park, Jumeirah, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 735 9683).
Enjoy the Eco Bliss package for less at Zen Beauty Lounge
This modest organic salon is offering Dhs150 off its Eco Bliss package, which includes an organic hair treatment, full-body massage and hair wash and blow-dry.
Dhs350 (normally Dhs500). Until February 29. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Free eyebrow threading with a mani-pedi at The Nail Spa
Wear something red when you visit the spa in February and get a brow groom free of charge (normally Dhs35) when you book an everlasting manicure and classic pedicure. Manicure Dhs140, pedicure Dhs90. Until February 29. Various locations including Mercato Mall (04 349 7766).
The Oasis Wellness Festival
This fortnight-long festival will have a different focus each day, and today is all about de-stressing. Expect a problem-solving approach with workshops, demonstration classes and gifts to improve your health. Call to register for free sessions.
Free. From 10am. Oasis Centre Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.oasiscentremall.com (04 384 7011).
Saturday 18Brighten your skin at The Palace
Try the new skin-brightener sculptor facial, which claims to use a powerful crystalline complex to improve dark spots, even out skin tone and give you a radiant glow. Each treatment includes a foot bath ritual and wellness mocktail.
Dhs325 for 60 minutes (normally Dhs490). Ongoing. The Spa at The Palace, The Old Town (04 428 7805).
Capoeira classes at The Fridge
Capoeira is a traditional Brazilian martial art that combines dance and acrobatics with music. Expect a fun, energetic workout.
Dhs100 per class, Dhs650 for 10 classes. 3pm-4.30pm, The Fridge, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz Industrial Estate (04 347 7793).
Try a new colour treatment at Pastels
The salon chain has introduced two new L’Oreal hair treatments: Dia Light, a tone-on-tone colour range that claims to even out colour tone, and Dia Richesse, designed to provide a more superior level of grey coverage than the earlier Richesse and Hi-Richesse treatments. Light treatment from Dhs250 for root colour, Richesse treatment from Dhs250 for root.
Ongoing. Pastels Salon, various locations including The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR (04 399 5016).
Sunday 19Attend a new Pilates class
A low-impact workout that has the potential to transform your whole body. Try a Pilates session conducted by Sandra at Exhale’s new location.
Dhs50 per session. Sun 4pm-5pm, 5pm-6pm. Ongoing. Regent International School, The Greens, www.exhaledubai.com (050 169 3203).
Buy one, get one free at Spa Zen this February
Book any Zen Signature Ceremony at Zen Spa and get a 60-minute Zen Royal massage free during your next visit. Alternatively, book a cryotherapy age-defying facial, lift and radiance facial or oxygenating facial and get a free 30-minute express treatment of your choice. Ceremonies from Dhs650, facials from Dhs525.
Until February 29. Spa Zen, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0531).
Day package discounts for couples at Balance Wellness Club
This day-long couple’s package includes a 60-minute private yoga class, lunch or dinner in Balance Café (excluding beverages) and a 60-minute organic or Ayurvedic spa therapy for two.
Dhs630 per couple (normally Dhs896). Until February 29. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 384 7010).
Monday 20Angsana Spa’s rejuvenation package
Eliminate February blues with this relaxing treatment, which includes a 30-minute body polish, 60-minute body massage and 30-minute facial, as well as refreshments.
Dhs599 (normally Dhs850). Until February 29. Angsana Spa, various locations including Dubai Marina (04 368 4356).
Fitness Club offer at the Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek
Throughout February, get 30 per cent off membership rates when you sign up for a year, or 20 per cent off if you sign up for six months. The gym is fully equipped, and the club also houses squash courts, steam and sauna, a tennis court and swimming pool.
Six-month membership from Dhs1,680 for women, Dhs1,840 for men (normally Dhs2,100 for women, Dhs2,300 for men). Until February 29. Fitness Club, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 205 7328).
Go to a BoxFit class
Work out with personable trainers who don’t scream at you, but instead help you box off stress on the beach. Also on Wednesdays.
Dhs100 per session, Dhs600 for eight sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Ignite Fitness & Wellness, between Rimal buildings 7 and 8, JBR (04 448 7142).
Tuesday 21Apply feathers to your nails with Bio Sculpture
From the people who brought you snakeskin nails, Bio Sculpture has launched a new gel manicure, with feathers placed between layers.
Dhs275-Dhs375 for a full manicure or pedicure, Dhs40 per nail. Ongoing. Available at all leading salons in Dubai, email@example.com (04 341 4820).
Sign up to the Pullman Mall of the Emirates’ gym
Get fit this spring and sign up to Sanctuary Spa & Gym at the Pullman, where you’ll receive a free orientation session and enjoy a 30 per cent discount on spa treatments and 20 per cent off at the hotel’s food outlets.
Packages from Dhs600. Ongoing. Sanctuary Spa & Gym, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2380).