Essential events for body and mind from March 21-27
5Rhythms Wave Dance session Attend this Meditative healing movement practice, dancing to invigorating music, instructed via Skype by certified teachers in Europe. Prior booking essential. Dhs80. 7.45pm-9pm. Ongoing. Chill Spa Studio, Al Shatha Tower, Dubai Media City, firstname.lastname@example.org (050 450 9595).
Have a blow-out with a spa stay package at Atlantis the Palm Book the ‘Stay and Experience Luxury at ShuiQi Spa’ package and as well as an overnight stay, you’ll get a two-hour spa experience for two including a 60-minute full body massage, body scrub, scalp massage, foot massage and unlimited access to the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym, Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers. Phew! Dhs2,315 per night based on two people sharing. Subject to availability. Atlantis The Palm, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).
Nature’s Best package at Senso Wellness Centre This March Senso’s focus is on using natural sources to revitalise the body. This package includes a scrub using mineral sea salt, a yoghurt body wrap, a head, back, neck and shoulder massage and a refreshing facial, plus free access to the swimming pool and steam room. Dhs500 for 150 minutes. Until March 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Become a spa member and get discounts Become a member of The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall and get discounts on everything from meals at restaurants to personal training sessions, as well as 15 per cent off spa retail purchases. Membership includes access to the hotel’s pool, fitness centre, sauna and steam rooms. Packages from Dhs1,800. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8025).
Marvelous Mum’s package at Talise Spa Book any two 60-minute treatments and get a complimentary lunch, plus a free group yoga class and a gift worth Dhs165. Pick up spa gift vouchers worth Dhs1,000 or more and you will also receive a gift. 60-minute massage from Dhs495. Until March 31. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).
Super Detox at The Address Dubai Marina Try the Super Detox wrap, which combines a green tea body scrub with a spirulina algae wrap for a powerful antioxidant, followed by an intense de-stress muscle-release massage using lemongrass oil to give your lymphatic system a boost. Complete the experience with a booster facial, and enjoy full-day access to the hotel’s pool. Dhs599 for 125 minutes. Until May 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Adult commercial jazz and burlesque dance classes Try one of three dedicated classes: beginners’ commercial jazz, ladies’ burlesque and advanced commercial jazz. Over 16s only. Dhs50 per class or Dhs70 for two classes. 11am-2pm. Ongoing. Latin Soul Dubai, Icon Tower (next to Byblos Hotel), TECOM, www.bareface.com/entertainers (050 708 9088).
Attend a free acro-yoga session in Safa Park Acro yoga combines acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage, and this class is free – instead of charging a fee, the instructors ask participants to leave a donation. Free. Donations given to charity. From 10am (arrive 15 minutes early). Bouncy castle area near gate 2, Safa Park, Jumeirah, email@example.com (050 735 9683).
Mother’s beauty packages at Thai Privilege Spa Thai Privilege Spa is rolling out several offers that can be combined as a spa day for special mums. Offers include the ‘Loving Mum’ package, a 30-minute oriental foot reflexology session and 60-minute detoxifying massage, or ‘A Mother’s Delight’, a 60-minute aromatherapy massage. There are also discounted hair treatments. Massage packages from Dhs220, hair treatments from Dhs99. Until March 31. Thai Privilege Spa, Al Wasl Road (04 348 9679).
Motherly moments at The Westin’s Heavenly Spa this March Treat your mum to a Relax and Rejuvenate package including a heavenly touch back massage, hydrate facial and vitality scalp massage, or a Take Comfort and Feel Revitalised package including a renewal body scrub, heavenly massage and refresher facial. Both include complimentary pool and beach access for the day. Dhs595 for 105 minutes. Until March 31. Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Weekend day-spa treat at Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Enjoy a 60-minute Swedish, European, Thai or Balinese massage or foot reflexology at The Spa every Friday and Saturday, along with pool and beach access and a lunch buffet at La Fontana. Children aged three to seven will have free access to the CoolZone kid’s club to give mum and dad a little time off. Dhs495 per person. Until March 31. The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa (04 814 5810).
Get a free massage with ear coning at Pastels Buy an ear coning session, which claims to alleviate ear infection and relieve pain from ruptured ear drums and get a free shoulder, neck and facial pressure points massage. Ear coning Dhs150 for 45-minutes. Pastels, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 7883).
Special offers at the Hyatt Regency This March, Club Olympus is offering a new aloe vera body ritual with red rose facial package, designed to detox and revitalise, and leave you with a more even skin tone. Plus spend more than Dhs800 on any gift voucher and get a free 60-minute body massage. Dhs580 for 135 minutes. Until March 31. Club Olympus Fitness and Spa, Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 209 6802).
Two for the price of one at VOG color your life VOG is offering ladies two services for the price of one: buy one make-up service and receive a polish change free of charge. You can also get a free roots touch up Sunday to Wednesday after colouring your hair at the salon, and claim a free blow-dry during the month of your birthday. Make-up services from Dhs250. Until March 31. VOG color your life, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 380 8960).
Discounts on Raffles Spa’s new menu Get discounts until the end of March on a number of new treatments, including the lotus transformation wrap and massage, black diamond recovery scrub and massage for him, anti-ageing facials and ‘journey to relaxation’ packages. Treatments from Dhs479 (normally Dhs679). Until March 31. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).
Free face lift massage with the Venus New Life treatment Eternel Medspa is offering a free Venus Glove tightening facelift massage treatment when you buy a Venus New Lift body-firming treatment, which claims to remove fat by a process called Bio Electrical Acceleration Management (BEAM). Dhs400 per session. Until March 31. Eternel Medspa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 0008).
Take a beginner’s salsa class at a new dance studio James and Alex Dance Studios has a new location, but is still running salsa classes for all ages and abilities. There is a group beginner’s and improvers class from 8pm and intermediate and advanced from 9pm. Dhs45 per session, Dhs400 for 10. From 8pm. 813-814, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.jamesandalex.com (050 101 1546).
Treat mum at Mandara Spa Mandara Spa is offering a variety of treatments at great prices for Mother’s Day, including an aroma foot ritual, a coconut and frangipana nourishing body wrap, a nourishing facial cleanse and massage and an exotic island flower body balm. Each treatment is Dhs495 for 75 minutes. Until April 30. Mandara Spa, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Try an intermediate Pilates class with Club Stretch’s new schedule Instructor Sheena leads an enjoyable intermediate mat Pilates class at Club Stretch. Advance booking essential. Dhs70 per session, Dhs340 for five. From 8pm. Ongoing. Club Stretch, Satwa (04 345 2131)