Join a new retreat in the desert outside Ras Al Khaimah
Getting away from it all is a quest made massively tricky in a modern world driven by technology. The almost constant need to be kept in the loop is one that snares even the most care-free of us.
But we all need to redress the balance sometimes, to leave work and the social whirl firmly at the back of our minds. This is where the Alma Retreat – Bedouin Oasis steps in.
A new venture launched in Ras Al Khaimah, this desert escape offers guests a variety of weekend programmes based on three primary themes: heart, mind and body. Living in one of the 15 tents, you’ll be one of up to 30 people taking part in getaways involving elements such as dance, art, meditation, cooking and hypnosis.
“This is the first of its kind in the GCC,” Sarah Arnold, Alma Retreat founder, tells Time Out. “It provides everything you need to recharge your batteries: 100 percent organic food with different themed diet weekends – juice fasts to paleo, daily yoga, meditation and creative classes. The retreat is deeply rooted inside the desert of RAK with a focus on nature and simplicity.” From Dhs3,300 per person including transport. www.almaretreat.com.