Five ladies only fitness clubs in Dubai

Where to work out with just the girls for company

Dance Fit
Want to get fit and make some new friends as well? This Aussie-owned dance venue boasts two sizeable studios and offers a stellar line-up of fun dance classes designed to empower Dubai femmes. As well as Zumba, hip-hop, tap-dancing and backside-sculpting Bootylicious, ladies can enrol themselves in a six-week course to learn the art of flirty Burlesque.
From Dhs65 per class, packages also offered. Burlesque Dhs800 (six classes); Dhs1,200 (12 classes). Unit 105, 1st floor, Al Sayyah Building, Interchange 4, Al Quoz (04 388 4157).

Dubai Ladies Club
This all-encompassing facility for women living in the UAE houses a spa, salon, gym and restaurant and offers a busy schedule of fitness classes, as well as diving courses. It also has a private beach and swimming pool, and hosts events such as fashion shows and charity drives throughout the year.
Membership from Dhs200 per month. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.dubailadiesclub.com (04 349 9922).

Exhale
These exercise studios are open exclusively to ladies, and offer classes such as yoga, Pilates, dance fitness and body toning. There are also regular workshops on disciplines such as acroyoga, and the body-mind connection.
From Dhs75. JBR (04 424 3777); Motor City, www.exhaledubai.com (04 447 4220).

Fitness 360°
The J3 Mall branch of this gym is the first in the company to offer a facility exclusively to women. Take Pilates reformer classes, have a body-composition analysis, or simply become a member to use the gym equipment.
Price on request. J3 Mall, Al Wasl Road, www.fitness360.me (04 380 9969).

Women’s Football Association
This group offers a platform for women to play a traditionally male-only sport, but in female-only teams. The association has 15 teams, divided between two divisions and playing in a competitive environment. Matches take place on Wednesday or Tuesday evenings.
Weekly training: Monday 7.30pm-9pm. Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence, Jebel Ali Shooting Club, dubaiwf@hotmail.com, www.dubaiwfa.com (04 883 6555).

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