These Dubai yoga classes take place in stunning settings
From yoga in the sky to a relaxing session on the beach under the full moon…
Needing a little ‘me’ time? There’s no better way to get in touch with your inner chakras than stretching it out at a yoga session. In Dubai, yoga isn’t just yoga, and with these top classes, yoga comes with a side of stunning views or a jaw-dropping setting.
Stretch it out at the world’s highest infinity pool, Aura Skypool, with a one-hour class led by renowned Dubai-based yogi, Dina Ghandour. Classes take place at 8am every Monday on the sun-soaked palm-facing deck, which offers spectacular views of Dubai as your stretch your way through the session. Afterwards, you’ll fuel up with a wholesome breakfast, featuring dishes such as acai bowl, avocado on toast, or an Asian brunch bowl, accompanied by coffee or tea.
Stretch it out high in the sky on the 69th floor of SLS Dubai. Every Wednesday night, Saturday and Sunday morning, you can take part in a 60-minute class with breathtaking views of the city’s skyscrapers. You can make a day of it, as all who take part in the yoga class will enjoy complimentary access to the sky-high pools and spa facilities. If that wasn’t enough, SLS Dubai offers 30 per cent off selected spa treatments on the same day. Sounds like a weekend well-spent to us.
Ciel Spa Terrace, SLS Dubai, Level 69, Dubai, Wednesday at 7pm, Saturdays at 10.30am, Sundays at 9.30am, Dhs115 per session or Dhs400 for four sessions. Reservations and prior booking required. Call (0)4 607 0654 or (0)56 417 3887. sbe.com
Address Sky View
Head downtown to the stunning Address Sky View hotel and catch the sunrise with a yoga session by the infinity pool, way up on the 54th floor. You’ll be able to gaze at stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and surrounding skyscrapers glinting in the morning sunshine. The 60-minute sessions take place every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7.30am. It’s priced at Dhs150 per person and is open to everyone aged 16 and over.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Is there a better way to find your zen than with a yoga class surrounded by 65,000 marine animals? That’s exactly what you can do with an underwater yoga class at The Lost Chambers Aquarium. Don’t worry if you’re not a yoga pro, as the class is welcome to all levels, and is designed to help improve posture, strength, flexibility and balance. The one-hour class takes place at 8am on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll need to bring your own yoga mat and towel. Be sure to book in advance, as there’s only 15 spaces in each session.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis The Palm, 8am to 9am, Weds, Sat and Sun, Dhs160. Tel: (0)4 426 1000, atlantis.com
Jumeirah Al Qasr
Combining the relaxing powers of yoga and the powerful effect of the full moon, each month you can enjoy alfresco yoga under the illuminating light of the full moon at Jumeirah Al Qasr. On the pristine white sands of the private beach by the Celeste Pool, the 90-minute session is backdropped by the soothing sounds of gently lapping waves to relax you. Check their website for dates of the next full moon session. If your not a night owl, there is also an abundance of day time yoga classes as well.
Al Qasr Beach Celeste Pool, Jumeirah Al Qasr, 7.30pm to 9pm, June 13 and 15, Dhs120. Tel: (0)4 366 6818, jumeirah.com
Dubai is not all about living in the fast lane. Take a sunrise yoga class on a SUP (Standup paddleboard) to feel centred and to connected with nature. There’s also moonlight beach yoga available if they are more of the night owl type.
SUP Yoga, RIVA Beach Club, Palm Jumeriah, Sat from 6.30am to 7.30am, Dhs100, Tel (0)52 249 5311, ignitewatersports.com
Become a regular yogi with Sole Mio. Every sunday they hold their morning yoga class, from 8am to 9am on Kite Beach. Each class costs Dhs50, with all the money directly paying beach cleaners that collect micro plastics. Sole Mio believes in contributing to the community, which is why they believe it to be the best beach in Dubai.
Sole Mio, Kite Beach, Dubai, Sun 8am to 9am, Dhs50, Tel:(0)54 994 7262, @solemio_dxb
Tthis wellness center has many yoga styles to offer. Guests can choose from Vinyasa, Yin, Power and Detox and Kundalini yoga. With classes tailored to all level of yogis, you are sure to find one that suits you.
SEVA, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Mon to Sun 8am to 10pm, Tel: (0)58 543 5888, sevaexperience.com