Your ultimate weekend guide in the UAE, June 9 to 11, 2023.

Take the ice bath plunge


Dubai’s new wellness destination, Contrast has opened its doors this year with the first-of-its-kind consciously curated sauna and ice studio. This stunning wellness destination offers both infrared and traditional saunas, ice baths and IV drips. As the perfect escape, guests can visit for a healthy escape designed to air muscle recover, reduce inflammation and improve general well-being. The full spectrum infrared sauna suites are state-of-the-art, equipped with 32-inch Smart TV’s so you can watch Netflix or opt for an audio experience and connect Spotify during your 45-minute. Contrast also offers immersive ice baths, which are proven to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, aid muscle recovery, and strengthen mental resilience, making them the perfect modality to complement the sauna experience. It’s a stunning space for guests to receive the benefit from the extremes of hot and cold. The sessions are priced at Dhs155 per 45 min session for the Infrared sauna and Dhs185 for the contrast therapy per 45 min session and Dhs95 per 30 min session for the ice bath. Located on Golden Mile 6, Palm Jumeirah, this place offers a rejuvenating experience.

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Book a zen yoga class


After opening two years ago, FitnGlam has revolutionised the fitness space as the UAE’s leading women-only SuperClub. In celebration of International Yoga Day throughout this month. This month, participants will get the opportunity to immerse themselves in an array of invigorating experiences that include the contemplative Yin Yoga, the synchronising Vinyasa Flow Yoga, the tranquilising Gentle Yoga, and the restorative Face Yoga, along with deeply transformative sound meditation and Theta Healing sessions. To check the full schedule of FitnGlam’s yoga fest across the location visit the website.

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Play a game of Padel


For a more community-oriented experience, Dubai’s Matcha Club offers a space to unwind, reset and recharge. With six courts, visitors can engage in some friendly-competition and later on refuel with some food at the venue’s French-Japanese restaurant, Nette. The standard 90-minute games are priced at Dhs300 for four people in one court. Perfect after a game of padel or a yoga session in the nearby studio, NETTE’s tasty new sandwiches are the ideal way to refuel. Players can choose from The Crumbed Chicken Wanpaku, The Egg Wanpaku Sanwhich and The Turkey Ham Wanpaku Sandwhich with its innovative à la carte menu. The all-new Grab & Go menu is perfect for those who are hungry but pushed for time and it’s served with the boutique padel club Matcha in Al Quoz.

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Put mindfulness first

In celebration of Global Wellness Day, Raise Fitness and Wellness will host an immersive and engaging workshop on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Starting from 9am, guests will be greeted with refreshing detox juices and a relaxing yoga, sound healing and mediation session. A breakfast will then follow at Isola Restaurant featuring expert speakers, where attendees will be educated and inspired on what it takes to balance their health through the three pillars of wellness: the mind, the body, and the spirit. For a transformative experience, guests can book this all-inclusive workshop, priced at Dhs290 per person from 9am to 12:30pm at the Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse. As part of this event, there will also be a giveaway for two to the METT Marbella resort opening this summer, inclusive of a 2-night stay and breakfast.

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Enjoy an immersive audio experience


For a renewed audio experience, Dyson announces the arrival of the Dyson Zone™ air-purifying headphones to the UAE. The air-purifying headphones deliver an immersive audio experience, featuring ultra-low distortion, a broad frequency range and up to 50 hours of audio-only run-time. By addressing the challenges of city air pollution a special filtration system and air delivery mechanism minuses distortion and tackles the dual challenges of city noise and air pollution. With a three-hour charge time to reach 100 percent, users can enjoy uninterrupted listening for hours. With a choice of two colours to choose from, the Dyson Zone price starts at Dhs3,399.

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Enjoy a wellness escape

he Oberoi Al Zorah resort

This Global Wellness Day, immerse yourself in a world of tranquility at The Oberoi Beach Resort where every experience is designed to uplift your mind, body, and soul. From invigorating fitness challenges to restorative wellness practices, the eventful weekend offers a sanctuary of well-being. Guests can delight in a menu that balances health at Vinesse, with healthy dishes such Sea Bass in Salt, Mediterranean vegetables and salsa and more. The holistic wellness programmes are available from June 9 to 11, 2023 and can be seen online.

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Fuel your well-being

ICD Brookfield

ICD Brookfield Place is offering a diverse selection of activities and classes tailored to various interests and fitness levels through the day. Participants can immerse themselves in soothing soundbaths, energizing microform classes, and dynamic spinning sessions hosted by Reform Athletica and 1Rebel. Whether one seeks tranquility or a high-intensity workout, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place on June 10, 2023, this open for all event includes a schedule with a sound bath between 8 to 8:45 am, a Microform class from 9 to 10am, a 1Rebel Rise Class from 9:30am to 10:30am, a microform class from 11am to 12am and free open gym at 1Rebel all day complemented by an ice bath recovery and other pop-ups by Skin Laundry, Elixir Clinic & Y12.
As part of the venue’s mission to nourishing both the body and mind, Wellness Day will provide a complimentary selection of nutritious food, juices and matcha by Embody, Encounter, and Lulu & the Beanstalk.

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Pamper yourself


AWAY Spa has transformed the traditional spa experience with relaxing massages, and rejuvenating treatments, all within a distinctive social space. For those looking for a traditional treatment, AWAY Spa is now offering three new Hammam Rituals, each designed to cleanse, purify, and exfoliate the body and face with prices starting at Dhs600. One of the most exciting additions to the spa’s menu is the Bellabaci Cupping Therapy, which offer guests the ultimate body treatment. With two treatments available – the ‘Bellabaci Stress No More’ and ‘Bellabaci Muscle Recovery’ – guests can enjoy a combination of cupping and hands-on massage with essential oils to relieve tension for Dhs680 for 60 minutes and the MAROC Candle Massage incorporates a warmed candle that melts to release amber, vanilla, and musk oils, inducing relaxation, nourishment, and complete invigoration. Inspired by ancient Moroccan healing secrets, it promises an overall feeling of wellbeing with every massage stroke for only Dhs680. Situated at W Dubai the Palm, the relaxing haven is a must-visit this weekend.

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Indulge in a fine-dining meal


Dubai’s favourite Thai restaurant, Thiptara, has reopened its doors with an exciting new look and menu, which will transport guests to the floating markets of the Far East. The state-of-the-art refurbishment features beautiful tones and natural materials. The restaurant has also rejuvenated its menu with a selection of offerings including prawn dim sum, stir fried lobster, duck sprint roll and more. For those eating from the vegetarian menu have a treat for the tastebuds in store. Again, drawing from authentic Thai flavours, the Thiptara chefs have created a selection of dishes to take you on a culinary journey. Family sharing stands out one more with a feast made for catching up with the ones you loves with dishes such as Tom Yam Hed, a Thai Hot and Sour soup and more. The restaurant is situated in the heart of Palace Downtown and is open daily from 6pm to 11:30pm for dining in the restaurant an from 5pm to 2am at the lounge.

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Watch an Italian Film

Cinema Akil

Dubai’s Independent film house, Cinema Akil has an exclusive selection of Italian films airing until June 15, 2023 in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Abu Dhabi. Cinema Akil will present a total of 7 features including four awarded contemporary Italian productions and a celebratory homage through “The Enigmatic World of Federico Fellini”. With the first-time celebration of Italy’s directorial master, Cinema Akil will give a peek into the globally acclaimed director’s noteworthy contribution to cinema with La Strada (1954), Nights of Cabiria (1957), and 8½ (1963). Tickets are priced at Dhs50 without VAT and can also be purchased directly from the website along with an option of a Season Pass at Dhs175 for those wanting the complete Film Week experience.

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Watch the full Emirates Man interview with Jay Shetty

For the cover we are honoured to have former monk and author, Jay Shetty who we discuss manifestation, meditation, and the power of gratitude with. Jay was also kind enough to share his time with us on his recent trip to Dubai, you can watch the full interview on YouTube where he shares his thoughts on habits, discipline, and happiness – a conversation that is as inspiring as it is insightful. Watch the full interview on YouTube.

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