Fairmont Ajman launches new spaReema Rahmanhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/410276-fairmont-ajman-launches-new-spaSun, 14 Jul 2019 08:03:36 +0400If you’re looking for an excuse to visit one of the northern emirates, we’ve got the one for you.

Fairmont Ajman is launching a new spa as part of its ongoing effort to support health and wellness.

The spacious spa is spread across 970 sq m and includes nine treatment rooms, one couples’ suite, a nail and hair area, saunas, steam rooms and even a private hammam room.

It is a location deeply-rooted in the Arabian tradition of wellbeing medicine and treatments frequently use local ingredients and oils.

The spa menu features a variety of treatments with options from 20-minute treatments through to the signature Arabian Sensory Oasis, a treatment inspired by the UAE’s ancient Bedouin rituals.

This includes a foot massage and a full dry body brushing using Arabica coffee, cardamom and sumac (which help to combat cellulite). This is followed by a cleansing facial and mild exfoliation using activated charcoal, and full body massage with circulation body oil. The treatment finishes with a calming inhalation ritual of rose water to refresh and balance.

It’s elegant, it’s indulgent and it’s a thoroughly relaxing experience that is worth the trip to the UAE’s smallest emirate.

The Time Out team went to Ajman as part of an epic UAE road trip – all seven emirates in one day.

You can see how it went down here:

Fancy a trip but can’t spare an entire weekend? Sister hotel, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort has launched a brand-new daycation deal and the best news is it’s only Dhs149 a person.

While you’re at it, why not book yourself in for a staycation? We’ve rounded up the best staycation deals across the UAE here.
Fairmont Ajman, Ajman. www.fairmont.com/ajman (06 701 5546).

New Dubai half-marathon announcedTim Skinnerhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/409754-new-dubai-half-marathon-announcedThu, 04 Jul 2019 09:47:57 +0400It’s the first we’ve heard of this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge, and we’re starting to get in the mood for more of the city’s excellent 30x30 exercise drive.

The City Half Marathon, which will be held in October, is a brand-new addition to Dubai’s ever-growing roster of activities, as the Dubai Fitness Challenge helps make the city’s the world’s most active, and to increase exercise participation across every age group and demographic.

Last year more than 1 million Dubai residents took part in the challenge, which throws down the gauntlet to the city’s residents to participate in 30 minutes of fitness every day for 30 days. Whether it’s walking, swimming, spinning, yoga, cross fit, football or anything in between, there were more than 8,000 free activities for residents last year.

Now, the new half-marathon will take place in DIFC on Friday October 25 with a brand-new route showing off one of the world’s most important and most photographed financial districts. It will start in front of the Gate Building, and take runners and spectators through the district’s landmarks, with cracking views of the Dubai skyline throughout.

But, if you thought this was an event for the fitness enthusiasts then fear not, because 5km and 10km options will give casual runners across six different age groups the opportunity to get involved.

Participation starts from Dhs125 for the 5km run, Dhs175 for the 10km run and Dhs275 for the full 21km run.

Registration is open now, so why not get this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge off to a running start? Visit www.hopasports.com/en/event/city-half-marathon-2019 to register.
From Dhs125. Fri Oct 25. DIFC, www.hopasports.com/en/event/city-half-marathon-2019.

Get 50 percent off at CycleBar Dubai this summerDarragh Murphyhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/409637-get-50-percent-off-at-cyclebar-dubai-this-summerWed, 03 Jul 2019 09:40:54 +0400Cyclists and spinning masters of Dubai, there’s never been a better time to hop on a (stationary) bike and get riding. CycleBar Dubai is offering a list of special offers so you can start saving up those dirhams.

Dubai’s biggest indoor cycling studio in City Walk is celebrating its second anniversary by giving riders 50 percent off all its classes and ride packages, along with a half price merchandise if you’re feeling proud to be a part of the team.

Packages with the discount include the four ride pack now priced at Dhs200, along with the eight ride pack for Dhs320. The deal lasts all month long until Wednesday July 31, so get booked in before time runs out.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg, as CycleBar has also launched new themed rides. From Lady Gaga vs Sia, Justin Timberlake vs Bruno Mars and Prince vs Michael Jackson, the studio wants every workout to be a party.

If you’re a newbie at the spinning studio, good news, as new riders can try a list of classes completely for free for the first week they join.

If you’re a UAE student, expect an exclusive 20 percent off all your rides thanks to both ISIC UAE & Lock&Stock. Make sure you’re a member of either brand.

There’s also the brand-new ‘Refer-A-Rider’ program, where CycleBar members can bring their friends and family along to get a range of rewards when they purchase a ride.

Finally, there’s also a now a new ladies only class taking place every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.

We can't wait to get on our bikes.
Prices vary. Until Wed July 31 (50 percent discount). Sun-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8am-8pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 1 (04 395 5523).

Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit announces timings for free training over summerColin Armstronghttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/409460-abu-dhabis-yas-marina-circuit-announces-timings-for-free-training-over-summerMon, 01 Jul 2019 07:11:52 +0400We don't know if you noticed but it's getting a little hotter here in the capital.

Humidity is up, the temperature is climbing and we forget what wearing jeans is like, as we embrace a summer wardrobe when out and about.

When it comes to outdoor workouts, the heat is on, and going for a run, cycle or even a walk has got that little bit more challenging.

Helping to kep people on track with their fitness goals, the popular free training nights at Yas Marina Circuit are changing their operating hours so you can beat the heat and still workout.

Early-risers can head to Yas Marina Circuit on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning to start the day with some exercise around the 5.55km track.

Until September 22 the free fitness events will take place from 5am-8am giving you the opportunity to cycle, run or walk the track in cooler temperatures.

For those who don't mind the hot weather, the Tuesday night event will continue even in the summer between 6pm and 10pm.

We're sure when the alarm goes off early for a 5am workout you'll want to hit the snooze button, but we're sure it will be worth it if you get up, get ready and head along.
Free. Mon, Wed, Thu 5am-8am, Tue 6pm-10pm. Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island www.yasmarinacircuit.com

New juice cleanse and pool day at Palm health retreatDean Wilkinshttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/409295-new-juice-cleanse-and-pool-day-at-palm-health-retreatThu, 27 Jun 2019 12:31:19 +0400If you’re planning on ditching another Friday brunch in favour of a relaxing pool day here’s a deal to make your day off even cleaner and greener this summer.

Wellbeing gurus are urging sunseekers to give yourself a “health hug” by joining a juice cleanse at The Retreat Palm Dubai.

Visitors can destress by the pool and beach, soak up some sunshine and reenergise with a selection of a specially formulate juice cleanse plan.

The in-house nutritionists have designed the menu to even reboot your immune system, apparently.

Not only will you give your digestive system a break from another buffet brunch barrage, but you’ll get five cold-pressed juices, three smoothies, plenty of water and even a lemon water to kick things off upon arrival.

It costs Dhs333 per person and is available all day until Monday September 30.

Time to focus on those summer body goals.
Dhs333. Open daily 10am-sunset. The Retreat Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 524 7777).

Reverse the effects of ageing with a wellness programme at this Dubai hotelEmma Pearsonhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/409075-reverse-the-effects-of-ageing-with-a-wellness-programme-at-this-dubai-hotelThu, 27 Jun 2019 08:21:36 +0400We all wish we could turn back the hands of times – to take back that hurtful thing we said, or make a different decision, but mainly just to erase a few of the wrinkles we’ve accumulate along the way.

Raaya Wellness Centre at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery  is offering a Holistic Stay Young Programme, which promises to “reverse stress and ageing” over the course of a month-long programme.

The programme includes a series of consultations with health and wellness coaches, nutritionists, weekly wellness follow-ups, signature facial and body treatments with organic products, yoga and meditation, oxygen therapies and more to give you a sprucing up from the inside out.

Combining the holistic approach to anti-ageing with the latest technology, the programme aims to retain your youthful appearance, bring the inner revitalisation that will leave your skin glowing and your body feeling years younger.

It sounds almost too good to be true, but you can try it for yourself for Dhs4,000 for the month.

We’re willing to try anything at this point.
Dhs4,000. Until Mon Sep 30. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, Palm Jumeirah (04 524 7777).

New Fitness First gym now open in The Springshttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/405711-new-fitness-first-gym-now-open-in-the-springsMon, 27 May 2019 10:15:17 +0400Summer is pretty much here, yet sadly our summer bodies are not.

It may seem like we’re running out of time, but the arrival of a new gym in the city is giving us a much-needed kick into action.

XFit Town Centre is a new branch of Fitness First open in The Springs, and the studio are offering a free session for first-timers to try it out.

Classes include the likes of body attack, Pilates, Zumba and bootcamp for high-intensity group work outs, that are apparently fun, too.

All levels of fitness are welcome and classes start at around 7.15 in the morning until 8pm at night and there’s no electrical equipment involved – just you, your body and your motivation.

Well two out of three aint bad.
Open Sun-Thu 6am-9pm, Fri-Sat 8am-1pm. Emirates Living Community, Town Centre (04 439 2323).

UAE to make joint bid for FIFA Under 20s World Cuphttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/405706-uae-to-make-joint-bid-for-fifa-under-20s-world-cupMon, 27 May 2019 10:15:17 +0400Football-lovers in Dubai could potentially be in with a chance of seeing some of the best young sporting prospects in the sport come to the city.

The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are preparing a joint bid to host the FIFA Under 20s World Cup in 2021.

Dubai hosted the AFC Asian Cup earlier this year with the recently renovated Al Maktoum Stadium holding six of the tournament's games.

The stadium also hosted English Premier League club Arsenal for a friendly against Al Nasr FC.

A formal bid by all three nations will have to be submitted by August, with the result being announced later in the year.

The ongoing 2019 Under 20 World Cup is being contested in Poland – with the final being played on June 15.

We have our fingers crossed that the UAE is successful.

Get free yoga classes at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah BeachReema Rahmanhttps://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/405540-get-free-yoga-classes-at-four-seasons-resort-dubai-at-jumeirah-beachMon, 27 May 2019 06:45:14 +0400Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is encouraging people to get moving this summer and is offering up free yoga and restorative stretching classes.

The beachside property is holding the complimentary 45-minute classes at the resort’s indoor pool at the luxurious Pearl Spa. The only thing you need to do is book in advance and rock up ready to stretch and bend.

For more top deals for yoga enthusiasts in Dubai, click here.

Staying in Dubai this summer and looking to save some fils? Check out the best summer deals and discounts across the city here.
Advance bookings required. Yoga classes – Tue May 28 and Tue June 4 at 6.15pm. Stretching classes – Mon May 27 & Mon June 3 at 5.15pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah 1 (04 270 7777).

Top summer sports offers in Dubai in 2019https://www.timeoutdubai.com/sport-wellbeing/403861-top-summer-sports-offers-in-dubai-in-2019Sun, 14 Jul 2019 03:50:51 +0400During the summer months it's acceptable to work up a sweat just heading to the Metro, but if you're going to be getting all beady, then at least burn some calories and save some money while you're at it.

Whether you're a fan of golf, yoga, spinning or trampolining, there's definitely going to be something for you in our list of some of the best summer sporting deals in Dubai.

It's totally possible to get fit and save a few dirhams while you're at it, so check out our list below and check back regularly for updates.

50 percent off at CycleBar Dubai
Dubai’s biggest indoor cycling studio in City Walk is celebrating its second anniversary by giving riders 50 percent off all its classes and ride packages, along with a half price merchandise. Packages with the discount include the four ride pack now priced at Dhs200, along with the eight ride pack for Dhs320. The deal lasts all month long until Wednesday July 31, so get booked in before time runs out.
Prices vary. Until Wed July 31 (50 percent discount). Sun-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8am-8pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 1 (04 395 5523).

Free intro class at Crank
Imagine if they did spin classes in nightclubs? No need to imagine any longer, Crank ‘Ride’ classes are fast, loud and the flashing lights will have your body dancing on that bike – it even runs sessions with a live DJ. As well as all that spinning it also offers the HIIT-style ‘Shape’ sessions and ‘Stretch’ classes too. The best bit is the first class (whichever you choose) is absolutely free, all you have to do is register online and book your session.
Open Sat-Thu 6.30am-9pm, Fri 8am-1pm. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, www.crank-fit.com (04 321 2095).

Free month trial at ClassPass
Can’t decide if you’d rather do a yoga class at Dryp, a Black Box session at Warehouse Gym or book a personal trainer with Fit Squad DXB? Well now you can have it all – and all for free . Register for the ClassPass free month trial now and get 35 free credits to spend on everything from meditation to boxing. The fitness membership app covers more than 150 studios and classes in Dubai and has just launched in Abu Dhabi too.

Free two-week trial at F45
If you really want to push your body with a 45-minute circuits-based workout that will leave you sore in places you didn’t know existed – then welcome to F45 Training. The HIIT-style workout will challenge you with a variety of different classes that mix bodyweight and free weight exercises to get you sweating. The best bit is that it offers a two-week free trial at the Dubai Marina and Motor City branches and a one-week free trial at the Jumeriah branch. Sweating and saving money while you do it? Winning.
Open daily. Various locations. f45training.ae.

Free yoga at Karma Yoga
Head along to this swish studio in Dubai Marina any afternoon between 4pm and 6pm and you’ll get a free class. You’ll have to book before you arrive, but you’ll get one free class a day – up to five classes per person. It’s time to get flexible.
Free. Daily 4pm-6pm. Ongoing. Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina ( 04 399 9301).

Night golf and meal at deal Emirates Golf Club
Get in a round of night golf in over the summer months by heading over to Emirates Golf Club’s floodlit course. During the week, from 7pm onwards, you’ll be able to get an after-dark round in for Dhs475 (or nine holes for Dhs295), along with a Dhs65 coupon to spend afterwards on a drink or bite to eat at Spike Bar.
Dhs295 (nine holes), Dhs475 (18 holes). Sun-Thu, 7pm onwards. Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 9842).

Summer lessons at Dubai Hills Golf Club
Hit the range this summer and get your swing into shape at the city’s newest course. At Dubai Hills Golf Club you can get your technique analysed and built upon with the help of PGA-qualified coaches in the form of private lessons or group sessions. Using top-of-the-range technology to help analyse your swing, you’ll find out where you’re going wrong, or learn from scratch the right way. You can get various packages depending on your need, with some coming with unlimited driving range and Par 3 access.
From Dhs380 per lesson, Dhs1,325 (for four), Dhs2,475 (for eight). Dubai Hills Golf Club, Dubai Hills, golfacademy@dubaihillsgolfclub.com.

Summer membership at Address Montgomerie
Address Montgomerie has just launched its summer membership, and this is a great deal if you want to get your swing into shape over the summer months.

Until Monday September 30, you can get unlimited rounds of golf and a whole number of additional perks for Dhs5,500 (which you can buy in bulk or divide it into monthly payments). For your money, you’ll get access to the Championship golf course, practise facilities, driving range, chipping areas, the Par 3 course and three passes to lessons at the Academy, too. You’ll also be able to use the club’s swimming pool and gym, with two guest passes for your friends to join each month during your membership. You’ll get vouchers to spend at Nineteen, 20 percent off all restaurants and lounges at the club, 50 percent off spa treatments, and a discounted rate when it comes to looking at winter membership, too.
Dhs5,500. Until Mon Sep 30. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Living (04 363 1295).

Summer package at GFX
GFX in Business Bay has launched a ‘share and save’ summer package so there’s no excuses to not get your sweat on this summer. You can enjoy group fitness classes along with your partner, best mate or even your little ones www.timeoutdubai.com/kids, all while saving some dirhams. The summer package is valid for one year from the date of purchase and – unusually for a gym – can be shared between two people. It comes in at Dhs2,310 for 40 classes meaning you’ll save a whopping Dhs1,490. Little ones can partake in karate, kickboxing, Zumba, hip-hop and ballet classes, and adults can choose from spinning and cycling classes, Zumba, hatha and vinyasa yoga, Pilates Tabata and more. Be quick though – the deal is only available until July 31.
Dhs2,310. Offer valid until Jul 31. Executive Towers, Business Bay, www.gfx.ae (04 425 5940).

Summer yoga package at Trident Wellness Centre
This yoga and mental wellness studio in Dubai Marina is offering up a range of discounts this summer depending on what you’re after. You can get a month of unlimited yoga from Dhs750, or a year from Dhs6,000. There are nearly 20 different package options depending on your yoga and meditation requirements. Now that’s a great way of finding a bit of peace.
From Dhs750. Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina (055 930 6592).

Summer pass at BOUNCE Inc.
Spend your summer on the trampoline and bounce away the season’s heatings with a one-month pass available through May for Dhs250. Not only is it an absolutely brilliant trampoline park, there are also dodgeball courts, basketball trampoline courts for some massive slam dunks and a big bag so you can practise your flips safely.
Dhs250. Open daily, noon-midnight. Until May 31. Bounce Dubai, Al Quoz, bounce.ae (04 3211 400).

Summer yoga package at Yoga Ashram
JLT yoga studio Yoga Ashram has introduced a top summer deal that’s guaranteed to have you out of bed at the crack of dawn faster than we can say namaste. Until Saturday August 31 you can try out any five morning classes between 6.30am until 11am for just Dhs199, which works out to under Dhs40 a class – that’s a bargain in our books.
Dhs199. Daily 6.30am-11pm. Ongoing until Aug 31. Jumeirah Bay X3, Cluster X, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.yogaashram.com (04 360 9028).