Breast Cancer Awareness month in Dubai: 2015
Show your support by taking part in these Breast Cancer Awareness activities in Dubai.
Get your groove on
Grab the girls and get your hips shaking at Party In Pink, a ladies only zumbathon with Fitness First. The event kicks off on October 18 at the indoor Fitness First sports hall in the Meadows and will include two hours of non-stop dancing to some cracking tunes. To register, simply send a text with your name and ‘ZumbaMarathon’ to 4900.
Fitness First, The Meadows (Community Club), Dubai, 6.30pm, free. Taxi: The Meadows. fitnessfirstme.com
Pamper for a cause
We don’t need to be asked twice to indulge in a little pampering, and if it is for a worthy cause then even better. SensAsia Urban Spa has launched In The Pink treatment – a Balinese massage, nail polish and body wrap trio to leave skin feeling silky soft and achy limbs revived. SensAsia is donating the complete cost of the package (Dhs565) to Friends Of Cancer, meaning you’ll get that warm and fuzzy charitable feeling along with your post-spa session glow.
SensAsia Urban Spa, Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm, Dhs565. Tel: (04) 4560866. Taxi: Opposite Baker and Spice. sensasiaspas.com
Download Safe & Sound
To celebrate its 19th year, BurJuman’s Safe & Sound campaign has taken a different direction with the release of its app. Replacing the traditional walkathon, the app gives users the chance to log your steps (even in the supermarket for non-sporty types) to help Safe & Sound reach a 50,000km goal. Once that goal is hit, BurJuman will donate Dhs100,000 to the cause, which will be used to help support patients through the Al Jalila Foundation and Breast Friends. You can also donate directly through the app, which will stay active
The Melting Pot has created a pink themed menu in support of raising awareness for breast cancer throughout the month of October. Tuck into a three-course menu, including pink chocolate fondue and pink mocktail for Dhs99 per person.
Boxpark, Al Wasl road, Dubai, daily 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3431020. Taxi: Boxpark. meltingpot.ae
Unleash your inner punk
The Pink Is Punk aquathlon returns on October 9 at the stunning Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, and this year they want you to get dressed up for the occasion. Best fancy dress costumes will be treated to afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab. All proceeds from the entry fees are given to charity.
Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai, 6am, Dhs150. Tel: (050) 7150785. Taxi: West crescent, The Palm. premieronline.com
The Funny Girls all-female comedy collective is hosting several free shows in the country as part of their Pink UAE comedy tour. Created by Dubomedy, the gig will be headlined by Broadway veteran Mina Liccione. The first show in Dubai takes place at Tribeca.
JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai, 8pm, prices TBC. Tel: (800) 2666339. Taxi: JA Ocean View Hotel. dubomedy.com
Show your support by opting for a pink manicure at Pastels this month. They are offering a ten per cent discount on all Essie gel treatments when you pick a pink shade so you fly the banner for breast cancer awareness while being kind to your wallet.
The Ritz-Carlton, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 7pm, Dhs67.50. Tel: (04) 3995015. Taxi: JBR. pastels-salon.com