Take part in a yogathon or get grooming offers at Royal Cut Salon
Exclusive discount for Time Out readers with Belle Femme Home Belle Femme’s home service is offering Time Out readers 20 percent off hair Botox and Amazon hair treatments. All you need to do is mention this offer when booking, and present your therapist with this page when it’s time for your treatment. The offer cannot be used during Eid or public holidays. From Dhs2,500. Until October 31. Belle Femme Home, various locations, www.bellefemmeme.com (04 454 8652).
Try Azur Spa’s new ‘tummy mask’ for pregnant women This spa is offering a unique plaster tummy mask service for mums-to-be, which it claims can be the highlight of a baby shower spa party (either in the salon or comfort of your own home). A plaster cast is made of the mother-to-be’s belly, before being decorated or embellished according to their preferences. The final product is delivered a week later, at which point you can start looking for a suitable place to display it in your home. Masks from Dhs550. Ongoing. Azur Spa, International City, www.azurspa.com (04 447 5284).
Autumn packages at B/Attitude Spa There are three special-offer packages on offer this season: the Ultimate Arabian Indulgence, which includes a royal hammam ritual and a 30-minute back, head or foot massage; Tibetan Journey, where guests who book any signature treatment get a surprise gift; and the Fountain of Youth, which includes a Bellefontaine facial and 30-minute back, head or foot massage. Book any treatment and get access to the steam, sauna, Jacuzzi and hammam pools before and after your treatment. From Dhs720. Until October 31. B/Attitude Spa, Grosvenor House Tower 2, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Have a gold facial to celebrate Raffles’ 125th birthday Hotel chain Raffles celebrates its 125th anniversary in October. To mark the occasion, guests who book an Egyptian gold facial will get Dhs350 off a second facial of the same type. Dhs1,899 for 90 minutes. Until November 30. Raffles Spa, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).
Move to improve for World Arthritis Day A range of workshops will be held throughout the weekend, designed specifically to help improve the lives of Dubai’s arthritis sufferers. Classes include tai chi, while workshops include separate sessions on marital intimacy for both men and women. Free. 12.30pm-5pm. Kris Kin Hotel, Bur Dubai, www.arthritis.ae (04 348 7035).
Take part in Yogathon 2012 To celebrate Global Mala yoga festival, which takes place around the world, Fitness First is holding a yoga session running through 108 sun salutations in aid of Dubai Autism Centre, with all proceeds going to the organisation. Register now at all Fitness First clubs (non-members welcome). Dhs50. 4pm-7pm. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.fitnessfirst-me.com (800 348 6377).
Men’s grooming specials at Royal Cut Salon Book a men’s hair cut and get a free traditional shave with the All About Him package, or opt for the Top and Tail, which includes a royal shave and spa foot scrub. Dhs150 for cut and shave, Dhs200 for shave and foot scrub. Until October 31. Royal Cut Salon, Le Royal Méridien, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).
October offers at Jasmine Spa Treat yourself to Jasmine Spa’s package of the month: a discounted relaxing aroma or hot-stone massage and refreshing pomegranate body exfoliation, followed by a pure pampering facial to leave your skin feeling squeaky-clean. Dhs489 for 100 minutes. Jasmine Spa, Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Sign up for restorative yoga teach training Led by Wendy and Swan from Canada’s The Path Yoga Centre, this training takes place from Thursday November 1 to Sunday 4. It’s open to yoga, Pilates and fitness instructors, as well as students with regular yoga practice who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of restorative yoga. Dhs3,200 per person. 9am-6pm. James & Alex Dance Studios, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.yogalatesblissindubai.com (050 328 9642).
Manic Mondays at Spaces There are discounts of up to 50 percent on services for men and women. Women can get a 60-minute hot stone massage for Dhs160 instead of Dhs320, and lash extension for Dhs200. Meanwhile, men can get a back cleansing treatment for Dhs125, and 50 percent off hair services such as hot oil treatment, keratin, anti-dandruff scalp treatments and more. From Dhs40 for hot oil treatment. Until November 30. Spaces Salon, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400).
Stand-up paddleboard yoga at Watercooled in Jebel Ali Julie Lewis of Dubai’s Mountain High organisation leads a 90-minute session of yin yoga atop paddleboards in the sea. Book ahead. From 9am. Also on Wednesdays. Ongoing. Watercooled, Jebel Ali Resort & Spa, www.watercooleddubai.com (04 887 6771).
Acne solutions for less at Kaya Skin Clinic During October, book a free consultation with Kaya’s dermatologists and get 20 percent off all Kaya acne packages. Treatments from Dhs350. Until October 31. Kaya Skin Clinic, Marina Walk, Dubai Marina (04 450 8438). Other locations: Town Centre, Jumeirah (04 349 9558); Mirdif City Centre (04 283 9200).
Breast Cancer Awareness Month events
Free clinical breast examinations with K-Lynn All women who visit K-Lynn’s lingerie stores and take the pledge, encouraging their loved ones to get a check-up, will receive a voucher for a free clinical breast examination with Pink Caravan. If a mammogram is then recommended, they will be able to have one for Dhs100 – a 90 percent discount on the usual fee. Free. Until October 31. K-Lynn, various locations, including Mall of the Emirates, www.facebook.com/klynn.co (04 341 0708).
Go pink with Talise Fitness and Spa Female spa guests who arrive wearing pink will receive a 50 percent discount voucher for their next treatment. Talise Fitness members who wear pink will get a free guest pass for the gym, and be entered into a draw to win a night’s stay at the hotel. Facials from Dhs215, membership from Dhs2,500 for three months (women), Dhs3,000 (men). Until October 31. Talise Fitness and Spa, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8181).
NStyle’s pink collection in support of breast cancer Pick up a bottle of polish from NStyle’s new pink collection. There are four to choose from, including a shade called ‘Sening’ after an NStyle employee who lost her life to the disease, leaving behind three children. All proceeds will go towards supporting her children, and offering medical assistance to NStyle’s 400-plus employees. Dhs50 per polish. Ongoing. NStyle, various locations including Mall of the Emirates (04 341 3300).
SensAsia’s Balinese massage with a twist of pink Try SensAsia’s 75-minute Balinese massage with a cotton candy foot wrap. Part of the proceeds from each treatment will be donated directly to breast cancer research. Dhs370. Until October 31. SensAsia Urban Spas, various locations including Shoreline Beach Club 1, Palm Jumeirah (04 422 7115).
The Nail Spa’s breast cancer awareness campaign As part of its campaign to promote breast cancer awareness, The Nail Spa is selling vintage-inspired shower caps emblazoned with the message ‘TLC’, which stands for Touch (your breasts, can you feel anything unusual?), Look (for changes in shape or texture) and Check (anything unusual with your doctor). All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Arabia. Caps Dhs45. Until October 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5070).