House call doctors, mobile hairdressers and even an in-home nail salon
Dubai is famous for convenience, but did you know just how many services deliver to your door? As N.Bar launches its home nail service, Holly Sands finds out what else is on offer.
An ever-growing army of Dubai’s beauty, well-being and health services are going mobile to cater to busy lives and combat hot summers that drive residents indoors. We take a look at a few of the companies offering to help you stay healthy and groomed from the comfort of your own home.
Doctors 800 Doctor claims to be able to get a fully-licensed medical professional to your doorstep in 60 minutes, with specialists in family medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, general surgery and physiotherapy. For most of the ailments you would walk into your local clinic for, it’s got you covered – areas it doesn’t address include complaints that have arisen as a result of violence, substance abuse and life-threatening emergencies (in the event of which you should call 999). Visit and consultation Dhs500. Locations across Dubai, www.800doctor.com (800 362 867).
Grooming Dubai’s Chez Toi mobile spa offers a range of services, including waxing and threading, facials, massages and full-body treatments including mud wraps and sugar exfoliation. There’s a minimum charge of Dhs150, but this is less than some competitors. Manicure from Dhs80, massages from Dhs90. Locations across Dubai, www.cheztoibeauty.com (04 369 5338).
Groceries If you can’t resist the chocolate aisle when left to your own devices, Milk & Honey can deliver healthy and intolerance-friendly products, including raw organic olives, gluten-free, low-carb pasta, sugar-free fresh juices and lactose-free milkshakes. Minimum order for delivery Dhs50. Palm Jumeirah, www.milkandhoney.ae (04 432 8686); Emirates Living (04 435 6363).
House clearing According to Dubai Angels of Light School, every person, animal and plant has their own energy and vibration, and when you move into a new home or office, the vibration of the previous owners or tenants are left behind. That’s why the centre offers this unusual service, which aims to rid your residence of negative vibrations, removing emotional clutter and converting depressive places into havens of harmony and joy. From Dhs750, dependant on size of space. Locations across Dubai, www.angelsoflightonline.com (050 655 4814).
Meals There are numerous meal-delivery organisations now operating in Dubai, offering calorie-controlled, allergy and intolerance-friendly packages to suit a range of different health and fitness goals, from post-baby weight loss to athletes looking to increase muscle mass. As the number of competing organisations grow, so does the variety of benefits and added extras offered by each. Health Factory is now offering ten complimentary classes at DanceFit for those who sign up to a one-month plan, while Right Bite clients now get 10 percent off treatments at SensAsia Urban Spas. From Dhs1,550 per month. Locations across Dubai, www.healthfactory.com (04 347 3808). From Dhs3,620 per month. Locations across Dubai, www.right-bite.com (04 338 8763).
Nails The brand new N.Bar To Go home service sees the region’s first chain of nail bars step out of the salon and into your home. It’s also a great treat for girly gatherings. For the moment, the service is focusing on perfect mani-pedis, but will soon be introducing waxing, massages, facials and blow-dries. Mani-pedis from Dhs150 (minimum call-out charge). Ladies only. Locations across Dubai, www.thegroomingcompany.com (800 6227). Spiritual Amira Celon splits her time between Australia, the US and Dubai, offering psychic and life-coaching services to clients in all locations. As well as one-to-one sessions, Amira also works at dinner parties, ladies’ teas and lunches, bachelorette parties, Indian weddings and baby showers. From Dhs500 per hour. Locations across Dubai, www.amiracelon.com.
Yoga Kaya Peters will bring ‘fitness yoga’ classes to your home, which combine exercises to promote fat-burning, muscle growth, flexibility, strength and increased body-awareness. She also claims that regular classes will help reduce stress, increase energy and improve concentration. Dhs350 per session for up to two people. Packages available. Locations across Dubai, www.kayapeters.com (056 212 5878).