Get a free genetic test at The Retreat Palm Dubai

The testing can help you prevent ageing, lose weight and detect food intolerances

Get a free genetic test at The Retreat Palm Dubai
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We love a good staycay - it’s in our DNA, and with a break at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, you’ll learn a bit more about your genetic makeup.

The wellbeing resort on the Palm are offering free state-of-the-art genetics testing when you go for a staycation or the Saturday Detox Brunch.

The wellness experts will then decode your results and provide personalised recommendations for healthy living, including nutrition tips and wellness treatments (we can safely say we need a massage).

The test, which is provided in partnership with global genomics company GeneStore, is split into four areas, including weight loss management, food intolerance to lactose and gluten, skin care and anti-aging.

On arrival at the resort, you’ll be given your free genetic test voucher before giving a saliva sample at The Retreat’s Rayya Wellness Centre, which is followed by a report in no longer than 48 hours.

A person’s genetic code is made up of 3 billion molecules and is basically the instruction manual for the body’s growth and functioning.

By screening for variations, the tests allow you to discover biological causes of how quickly and at what rate skin ages (and hopefully it’s not too late to stop the rot).

The tests also look for variations in genetic instructions that are associated with weight gain to provide personalised weight loss recommendations using nutrition and exercise, as well as establishing whether you carry a certain gene mutation, which makes you unable to produce the enzyme that helps digest lactose (and causes bloating).

You can avail the offer by heading to The Retreat’s Detox Brunch at Vibe restaurant every Saturday, where you’ll be able to get stuck into a buffet full of the good stuff, including meat, pescatarian, veggie, vegan and paleo options

As well as deciphering your body’s mysteries, you’ll also be able to enjoy a beachside staycay in a secluded haven, which is just what the doctor ordered.
Brunch: Dhs299, Dhs349 (with beach and pool access). Sat 12.30pm-4pm. Staycay: From Dhs650 (Sun-Wed with an upgrade), Dhs800 (Thu-Sat, with club room upgrade). Booking must be made via Until September 30 (staycation). The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, Palm Jumeirah (04 524 7777).

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