Take a clean break…
Are you stressed out at work with your back to back deadlines? Is the to-do list at home getting too much to handle? Do you focus too much on others that you forget to tend to your needs?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’re in need of some time to focus on yourself and there’s no better time like the present to do so.
Here’s a look at four health and wellness retreats within easy reach of UAE that will help you get back on track.
01. Hike & Yoga in Oman
Join the crew from Yalla Yoga for an inspirational Eid Al Adha break as you journey to Jebel Akhdar and Jebel Shams Canyon, near Nizwa in Oman, for a three-day hiking and yoga retreat. Enjoy the cooler weather of this mountainous region as you embark on three hikes and a range of yoga classes, including sunrise ashtanga, sunset yin, and acro yoga workshops. Spend two nights in a traditional Omani mudbrick house and one night of camping in the great outdoors.
Yalla Yoga, August 8 to 11. Tel (055) 2959502. facebook.com/yallayogadubai
02. Summer wellness offer at The Retreat Palm Dubai
Book a staycation with a wellbeing focus at The Retreat Palm Dubai. For just Dhs599 for two people, UAE residents can enjoy a one-night stay in a Classic Sea View Room, including a healthy breakfast, an in-body analysis and mini consultation from a wellness expert, a morning yoga or fitness session, and lunch or dinner.
Until August 31. The Retreat Palm Dubai, MGallery By Sofitel, Palm Jumeirah. Tel: (04) 5247777. theretreatpalmdubai.com
03. Desert escape at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab
When you book a room at Anantara Qasr Al Sarab, you’ll receive an Oligo Scan intra-tissue mineral and metal testing treatment, designed to check the levels of toxins in your body. If you upgrade to a villa, you’ll also enjoy a free scent session at the Oxygen Bar. While you’re there, book a private yoga session, or take advantage of the Summer Spa Specials, including a bonus 30-minute Oriental Foot Revival Massage when you book a 60-minute Desert Fusion Massage, or a free 30-minute Salt Scrub with every 30-minute Back Massage.
Until August 31. From Dhs999, including daily breakfast for two. Tel: (02) 8958700. anantara.com
04. Soul Retreat in Morocco with Inner Seed
A little further afield, Abu Dhabi yoga studio Inner Seed is hosting a women-only Soul Retreat in Morocco this September. Marrakech is the setting for this serene retreat, which will include yoga, guided meditation, hikes through the Atlas Mountains, traditional Moroccan treatments and a cooking class.
September 7 to 13. Dhs6,500. innerseeduae.com/event/morocco-soul-retreat/