Body & mind events in Dubai

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Thursday 1

Half-price facial and eye treatment at The Address Dubai Mall
Try the Age Support facial, which aims to repair underlying problems in your skin cells, while vitamins and amino acids compensate for hormone deficiencies. Meanwhile, a Cure Sheer eye treatment helps restore firmness to the eye area.
Dhs300 (normally Dhs600). Until December 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8025).

Let Laila ‘Lashes’ Nazari give your peepers a boost
Lash guru Laila Nazari has landed in Dubai to join The Grooming Company and transform your look with Novalash eyelash extensions.
Dhs900 for full set. Ongoing. Ladies only. N.Bar, Emirates Towers (04 330 1001); Tilia & Finn, Mirdif City Centre (04 236 2121).

Take a tai chi class
Sixth Dan Black Belt Master John Duval teaches the art of tai chi (great for combating arthritis and lower back pain) in a class that’s open to men, women and children of all ages. Classes also take place on Sundays and Tuesdays at the same time.
Dhs750 per month. From 6.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 335 1200).

Friday 2

Azur Spa’s festive
Head 2 Toe reviver offer Get ready for the party season from the comfort of your own home with Azur Spa on Wheelz’s festive reviver, featuring a blow-dry, cinnamon foot scrub with standard pedicure, standard manicure, grapefruit full-body scrub and shiatsu facial massage with a gold masque.
Dhs400 (normally Dhs590). Until December 31. Azur Spa on Wheelz, travels to locations around Dubai (04 447 5284).

Massage offers at Mandara Spa
Book a signature 95-minute Mandara Massage at The Monarch Dubai’s soothing, tranquil spa before the end of December and receive a complimentary Pure Nature signature facial worth Dhs420.
Massage Dhs950. Until December 31. Mandara Spa, The Monarch Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).

SpaDunya’s December colour experience promotion
Enjoy a 45-minute emerald massage – designed to open your heart chakra and help rid the body of toxins for a nourished mind, body and soul – plus full face threading, polish change for hands and feet and personal colour consultation for less than half price this month. Dhs250 (normally Dhs590).
Until December 31. Ladies only. SpaDunya, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).

Saturday 3

Look after your face with Eternel Medspa
Buy one session of Thermage, a skin tightening and firming treatment, and get an exfoliating hydrafacial absolutely free.
Thermage Dhs5,000-Dhs15,000, Hydrafacial Dhs600. Until December 31. Eternel MedSpa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 0008).

New Year, New You at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC
This ritual starts with a body scrub using Himalayan salt. Next, escape the Christmas rush with a relaxing full-body massage, followed by a customised facial using the Natura Bissé range. The spa is also offering a relaxing ‘Top to Toe’ package, which inclues a 30-minute body scrub, 30-minute express facial and a 30-minute back and shoulder massage.
Dhs950 for New Year, New You, Dhs475 for Top to Toe. Until January 15 2012. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC (04 372 2777).

Participate in a free healing camp at India International Healing Institute

Try a free Theta Healing session with a certified practitioner who can help you make changes in your life, whether you’re looking to address physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual issues. Also on Fridays 10.30am-5pm.
Free. 10.30am-2pm. Ongoing. India International Healing Institute, Suite 401, Saeed Tower 1, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 598 7572).

Sunday 4

Buy one, get one free on Revital Radio Frequency treatments at Rebecca Treston Aesthetics
A non-surgical treatment designed to reverse the signs of ageing around the face and neck, Revital RF claims to work by stimulating the body’s own natural collagen supplies to help rejuvenate exiting collagen and encourage new collagen to grow. Dhs1,500 (buy one, get one free in December).
Until December 31. Rebecca Treston Aesthetics, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).

Treat yourself to The Westin’s Be Centred package
Spend the day at the Heavenly Spa by Westin and enjoy a package that includes a 55-minute Heavenly Massage, buffet lunch in Blue Orange and all-day access to the pool and beach. Available Sunday-Thursday. Dhs499. Until December 31. Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).

Monday 5

Attend the second annual MeVeg Congress
This two-day conference includes workshops and talks by a fruitarian from Singapore and a health and wellness coach. Topics include raw veganism, organic agriculture, vegetarian and vegan cooking and much more. Continues on Tuesday. Dhs99 for two-day conference, Dhs25 per workshop. 11am-6pm. Saeed Hall 2, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, DIFC, www.mevegcongress.com (no number).

Groove yoga
Yoga with an urban twist, combining upbeat music, breath and Vinyasa yoga, which suits everyone from beginners to gurus. Also on Wednesdays at 9am.
Dhs50. From 7pm. Ongoing. Ductac, Mall of the Emirates (056 759 3576).

Try Eternel Medspa’s new
Vi Peel This innovative new treatment is apparently the only peel to tackle skin problems at a cellular level, rather than just burning off the skin, and without the harsh side-effects traditionally associated with facial peels. It also claims to be effective in removing sunspots from the hands, arms and chest, and eliminating wrinkles associated with sun damage on the décolletage. But does it work?
Check out our review on page 46. Dhs1,600 for 30 minutes. Ongoing. Eternel Medspa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 0008).

Tuesday 6

Fashion hairstyling at Pastels
Get this fashionable new look (pictured left), described as modern-day Twiggy with a twist, from Pastels stylists Ruksher, Natalie, Seham, Vesna, Samantha, Shakira and Manuel. If you’re looking for something different, the chain of salons has developed a complete collection featuring a variety of different styles.
Dhs750 (cut Dhs300, colour Dhs450). Ongoing. Pastels Jumeirah (04 394 7393), The Ritz-Carlton JBR (04 399 5016), Mercato Mall (04 344 7883).

Festive offers on Powerplate and LPG packages at BodySmart Dubai
Get a discount when you buy a package of both the LPG Android Lipomassage treatment, designed to target fat on the upper body, and sessions with Powerplate, a vibrating platform that encourages your muscles to contract in rapid reflex. Dhs3,500 for 12 sessions of each (normally Dhs3,120 for Android and Dhs1,300 for Powerplate).
Until December 31. BodySmart Dubai, various locations including Hayya! Health Club, Meadows Town Centre, Emirates Hills (04 363 8318).

Wednesday 7

Festive packages at Raffles Spa
Try one of four super-indulgent packages at festive prices this month, with either a focus on relaxation, clarity, rejuvenation or living well, and get access to the spa’s facilities for the day.
From Dhs999. Until December 31. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Try the special Pure Relaxation package at Senso
This special three-hour package for the month of December includes a face massage, Indian head massage, full-body scrub, fresh carrot body mask, express radiance ice-cube facial and complimentary access to the gym, steam room and pools on the day of your treatment. Dhs550.
Until December 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Relax with Taj Spa’s winter offer
Throughout the ever-so-slightly chillier season, this 90-minute package which includes a nourishing coconut body scrub, relaxing full-body massage and a cleansing express facial, will be offered at a special discounted price.
Dhs499. Until 30 January, 2012. Taj Spa, Taj Palace Dubai, Deira (04 223 2222).

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