If this time of year is going to make you sweat, you might as well sweat it out while getting fit.
Not only that, but summer comes with a selection of sporty deals to help get you on the road to fitness – some of which you won’t even need to pay a dime for.
Speaking of which, get your stretch on and kick off your summer of work outs with a Saturday spent at Karma Yoga, offering free classes throughout the whole day.
If you’re more of a golfer than a stretcher, the range of brilliant summer packages throughout Dubai’s pristine courses will have you teeing off for days on end.
There is even a lifestyle package offering a one-on-one training session and list of healthy foods afterwards, including a very intriguing avocado twister. Yum.
So have a gander through this list of summer deals and see what type of sporting offer piques your interests.
Free yoga Saturdays at Karma Yoga
Karma Yoga is putting on free yoga classes for newcomers every Saturday. The studio is inspired by the island of Bali, so you can lose yourself for an hour while saving money and having a good old stretch. Pre-booking is required at www.karmayogadubai.com or on the MINDBODY app.
Free. Every Sat until Jun 9, classes from 9am until 7pm. Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina (04 399 9301).
Golf deals at Address Montgomerie
While plenty of people will raise an eyebrow at the prospect of playing golf in the middle of summer, getting yourself an early tee-time (and we mean proper early) at around 6am to 7am will get you back in the clubhouse by about 11am, having avoided the majority of the heat. At the Address Montgomerie, Dhs5,000 will get you unlimited access to the course, par three, driving range, practice greens, gym and pool, plus 20 percent off food and beverage, a 50 percent off selected spa treatments, 10 percent off apparel at the pro shop, special rates on lessons and more.
Dhs5,000. Until September 30. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 363 1295).
Golf lessons at Els Club
And if your game is in need of a bit of tweaking over the summer, why not get involved with the club’s unlimited lessons programme. Dhs4,000 will get you two months of unlimited golf lessons (you choose which two months). Book in as many lessons as you like, with your chosen instructor, and you can also make the most of unlimited fitness packages at the club’s fitness facilities. Get your swing, and your belly, into shape this summer.
Dhs4,000. Until September 1. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).
Healthy lifestyle package at Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments
For just Dhs99 visitors to the hotel and in-house guests can enjoy a personal training session, followed by a healthy meal and a smoothie. Meals include quinoa salad or grilled chicken with veg, while smoothies come in a range of flavours including Green Booster (lemongrass, spinach, ginger, apple, lime and honey) or the Avocado Twister (avocado, orange, apple, lime and honey).
Dhs99. June 16-Sep 30. Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments, Barsha Heights (04 381 8888).
Summer golf discounts at Els Club
One of the city’s top golf clubs, The Els Club in Dubai Sports City is offering a Dhs5,195 summer offer which includes unlimited golf seven days per week, plus cash back on a range of facilities and services, including 15 percent off food and beverages, 10 percent off retail soft goods, 5 percent off retail hard goods, 10 percent off lessons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf. There are also a range of benefits at associated venues, including Palazzo Versace and special rates at other Troon-managed courses.
Dhs5,195. Until September 30. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).
Unlimited monthly rides with CycleBar Dubai
The scorching heat throughout June can be tough, but this indoor cycling studio won’t let that be an excuse to stop you pumping those legs. CycleBar Dubai, the popular spin studio at City Walk, has introduced a new package for Dhs900, where fitness fanatics will get unlimited monthly rides. Go to any class at any time without paying an extra.
Dhs900 (package). Open Sun-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8am-8pm. Ongoing. City Walk, Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 1. (04 395 5523).