Go to a BoxFit class
Work out with personable trainers who don’t scream at you, but instead help you box off stress on the beach. Also on Mondays.
Dhs100 per session, Dhs600 for eight sessions. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Ignite Fitness & Wellness, between Rimal buildings 7 and 8, JBR (04 448 7142).
Save with four treatments in one at Akaru Spa
Choose your four treatments from a list that includes a Pevonia full-body scrub, Pevonia black mud wrap, foot massage, Swedish massage, Pevonia facial, Pevonia de-stressing eye treatment and a 30-minute Oxyspa, and have them all in one session at a discounted rate.
Dhs435. Until January 31. Akaru Spa, The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 8578).
Try the new Diamond Plus therapy at Eternel MedSpa
Using LED technology, this treatment is designed to banish the most stubborn of blemishes, as well as enhancing the skin’s natural radiance.
Dhs800 per session. Ongoing. Eternel MedSpa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 0008).
Book a facial and get a free massage at Zen Spa
Book either the cryotherapy age-defying facial by Anne Semonin or the lift and radiance facial by Pevonia Botanica and get a free 30-minute massage. Book any Zen signature ceremony and enjoy a free 60-minute massage on your next visit.
Facials from Dhs525, rituals from Dhs650. Until January 31. Spa Zen, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 308 0531).
Sign up to the Pullman Mall of the Emirates’ gym
Get fit this spring and sign up to Sanctuary Spa & Gym at the Pullman, where you’ll receive a complimentary orientation with a professional instructor, and enjoy a 30 per cent discount on spa treatments and 20 per cent off at the hotel’s food outlets.
Packages from Dhs600. Ongoing. Sanctuary Spa & Gym, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2380).
Spend and save at the Hyatt Regency Dubai
This month, make the most of Club Olympus Fitness & Spa’s ‘winter relaxing treatment’, which uses herbal compresses to massage oils into the skin and finishes with a facial. Alternatively, try the citrus Dead Sea back treatment, designed to stimulate circulation and relieve muscle tension. In January, spend more than Dhs800 on any spa gift voucher and receive a free 60-minute massage.
Both treatments Dhs580 for 100 minutes. Until January 31. Olympus Fitness & Spa, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 209 6802).
Attend the Weight Loss Show 2012
Get nutrition tips and take part in exercise classes, or sign up to new programmes at a discount.
Free. 10am-8pm. Until January 28. Dubai International Marine Club (04 367 8192).
January offers at Elche Natural Beauty Retreat
Sign up for a six-month membership package at Elche and get an extra facial free. Also during January, buy four of the spa’s products and get a fifth free.
Membership package Dhs4,055. Until January 31. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 4942).
Learn hip-hop and ragga dance
Feel like it’s time you picked up some new moves? Learn how to dance to hip-hop and ragga with instructor Walid.
Dhs80 per session, Dhs350 for a package of five classes. From 9pm. Ongoing. Latin Soul Dubai, Studio 106, Icon Tower, TECOM (04 450 8476).
Try the new Stress Relief package at Jasmine Spa
Weary after a marathon retail session or the dreaded return to work? Try this 70-minute treatment, which includes a foot ritual, energising foot reflexology and a deep anti-stress back and shoulder massage.
Dhs300. Ongoing. Jasmine Spa, Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (04 429 9999).
Join a boot camp with Original Fitness Co
Need a push to get fit? Let the team at Original Fitness Co help you by putting you through your paces at one of their boot camp sessions. The trainers and therapists at the company are qualified and boast professional sporting and military experience, so be prepared to feel the burn during your workout and a little sore the next day.
Dhs100 per session, Dhs900 for 12. From 7.30pm. Ongoing. Uptown Mirdif Park, Mirdif (04 311 6571).
New-year detox at Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre
Get one manual abdominal treatment and one colon hydrotherapy session (ladies) or one cupping session (men), plus an acupuncture session, a medium-sized juice and five days of detox tea to take home.
Dhs800. Until February 29. Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, Oud Metha (04 355 1200).
Blast your body fat with Biolite
Overindulged recently? Biolite’s Body Blitz programme aims to help you drop a dress size in 30 days. Combining slimming treatments with a nutrition and detox plan, each session is tailored to help you lose weight by combining CaviPro Melt with VIP Transion. There’s a discount on a course of 10 sessions, and you’ll get an extra two free.
Dhs5,500 for 10 sessions (normally Dhs7,500). Until January 31. Biolite Aesthetic Clinic, Dubai Healthcare City (04 375 2122).
Try a hatha yoga session at Al Badia Golf Club
Al Badia is now hosting outdoor hatha flow yoga classes every Monday and Wednesday morning. Held on the lawns outside the clubhouse, sessions are suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
Dhs60, free for members on Mondays. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City (050 478 4726).
Pay less for a cut and blow-dry at Zen Beauty Lounge
Get a wash, cut and blow-dry at a discounted rate, or book an organic rosemary and honey deep-conditioning hair treatment, back massage and foot massage or scrub and get Dhs110 off.
Cut and blow-dry Dhs150 (normally Dhs250), package of body treatments Dhs300 (normally Dhs410). Until January 31. Ladies only. Zen Beauty Lounge, Discovery Gardens (04 434 3017).
Skin brightening offers at The Palace
Try the new skin-brightener sculptor facial, which claims to use a powerful crystalline complex to improve dark spots, even out skin tone and give you a radiant glow. Each treatment includes a complimentary foot bath ritual and wellness mocktail.
Dhs325 for 60 minutes (normally Dhs490). Ongoing. The Spa at The Palace, The Old Town (04 428 7805).
Slim down with weight-loss Pilates
Visit Real Pilates’ new studio for a weight-loss Pilates class, a combination of Pilates and aerobics.
Dhs65 per session, Dhs300 for five sessions, Dhs550 for 10 sessions, Dhs1,000 for 20 sessions (can be mixed and matched). 8pm-9pm. Ongoing. Real Pilates, JBC2 Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 345 3228).
Free astrological consultation at The Third Eye
Sign up for a free astrological reading given by the centre’s astrologist and attended by one of her students. You’ll need to take your date, time and place of birth and the questions you want to ask. Appointments essential.
Free. 3.30pm-5pm. Ongoing. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II (+63 917 557 9290).
January deals at The Address Dubai Mall
Spoil yourself with a package that includes a relaxing foot massage with hot stones followed by an intense massage to increase circulation and a bespoke facial, and you’ll get a complimentary set of essential oils to take home. Alternatively, enjoy a massage in one of the hotel’s poolside cabanas, with 20 per cent off selected massage therapies.
Package Dhs775 for two hours, massages from Dhs300 for 45-minute foot reflexology. Until January 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8025).
Take a pulse yoga class at Zen Yoga
Micro movements and free weights are applied to basic yoga postures to strengthen and tone the body in this new class. Also on Saturdays at 9.15am.
Dhs75 per person. 6.30pm-8pm. Ongoing. Zen Yoga, Building 10, Dubai Media City (04 367 0435).