breast cancer awareness

The month of October is about raising awareness of one of the number one causes of cancer-related deaths in young women. Here’s how you can promote Breast Cancer Awareness month and contribute locally… 


Who: Anantara Eastern Mangroves

What: Annual Pink Paddle. Embark on a guided kayak tour around the lush mangroves, wearing pink, to raise awareness for breast cancer. Dhs100 of the Dhs150 price (Dhs130 for kids) will be donated to Bosom Buddies, an Abu Dhabi-based cancer support group.

When: October 10

Details: For bookings, call (02) 6561152


Who: Club Stretch

What: Club Stretch Al Mina and Club Stretch Dubai Marina are hosting Pilates and Bikram yoga classes every Friday at 11am with all donations (recommended Dsh70 but can can pay more) going toward Brest Friends, a local Breast Cancer Support Group.

When: Throughout October

Details: To book a class, call (04) 4311758


Who: Ignite at Anantara The Palm Resort and Spa

What: The Ignite Pink is Punk Run: Swim event will be hosted for the fourth year running to raise funds for the Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme. The event opens at 6am for pack collection and races start at 7.15am. Entry fees are Dhs150 for adults, Dhs250 for teams and Dhs50 for Juniors. Spectators can also attend with a Dhs150 contribution fee. The challenge includes:

Open: 600m Swim / 3km Beach and pavement run
Sprint: 400m Swim / 1.6km Beach and pavement run
Junior: 200m Swim / 800m Beach Run
Fun Run: 3km Beach and pavement run

When: October 10

Details: To register, visit



Who: Anantara Spa at Eastern Mangroves

What: Dhs35 from each treatment purchased in the month of October will be donated to Bosom Buddies, an Abu Dhabi-based cancer support group.

When: Throughout October

Details: To book, call (02) 6561146


Who: JetSet Dubai

What: JetSet is offering women complimentary pink hair chalk highlights so they can make a statement to support Breast Cancer. The treatment is complimentary – it’s all about raising awareness.

When: Throughout October

Details: To reserve your complimentary Hair Chalk treatment, call Grosvenor House Hotel (04) 3995005, Palm Strip Mall (04) 3868604, Emirates Towers Boulevard (04) 3300886


Who: SensAsia Urban Spa

What: SensAsia Urban Spa has launched its In The Pink menu from which 100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated directly to local non-profit organisation, Friends of Cancer. SensAsia is also proud to stock Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, in support of Breast Cancer Care. The ultra-hydrating cream is clinically proven to reduce deep-set wrinkles, and is available at SensAsia Urban Spas for Dhs833 (100ml). Please note: SensAsia Urban Spa, Souk Al Manzil is now the sole stockist of Elemis products within the Downtown Dubai area.

When: Throughout October



Who: Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

What: Enjoy a Rose Bliss Body Massage treatment with a donation from every purchase going to charity.

When: Throughout October

Details: Call Talise Ottoman Spa on (04) 4530456


Who: The Nail Spa

What: Spend over Dhs500 on any range of treatments and The Nail Spa will donate Dhs10 to Breast Cancer Arabia.

When: Throughout October



Who: Tips & Toes

What:  The ‘Mani/Pedi-CURE’ promotion. Every customer booking for a mani/pedi combo can opt to donate Dhs5 and Tips & Toes will add Dhs10 to double the donation. All donations go to Pink Caravan Charity.

When: Throughout October

Details: To book your treatment, call (04) 3990550


Who: Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm

What: Book an Ultimate Facial for Dhs995 and 30 per cent of the proceeds of each treatment booked will be donated towards Pink Caravan.

When: Throughout October

Details: For reservations, call (04) 4573388




Who: CuiScene, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

What: Dhs5 from every Friday brunch cover at CuiScene will be donated towards the Pink Caravan charity.

When: Throughout October

Details: For reservations, call (02) 654238


Who: Frevo, Fairmont The Palm

What: Brazilian brunch Frevo and Flow Kitchen’s BreakSlow, as well as Yum Cha brunch at Bā Restaurant & Lounge. Dhs15 from each brunch will be donated to the Pink Caravan.

When: Frevo and Flow Kitchen’s BreakSlow brunch on October 17

Yum Cha brunch at Bā Restaurant & Lounge October 18

Details: For reservations, call (04) 4573388


Who: Izel, Conrad hotel

What: The Izel Goddess Brunch. Pay Dhs600 and enjoy Latin food stations and free-flowing pink bubbles. A live band and DJ will provide entertainment while there will be prizes for the Brest Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Table. Dhs100 of your money will go towards a Breast Cancer Awareness charity.

When: October 10

Details: To make a reservation, call (04) 4447111


Who: The Palm Ballroom, Fairmont on the Palm Hotel

What: The Chef’s United Ball. Dubai’s top international Chefs’ have joined forces to support a new culinary concept called NOURISH – Chef’s United, which aims to organise innovative culinary events with the support of Dubai’s food and beverage industry to provide financial support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and who are unable to afford breast cancer surgeries and ongoing treatment costs. Tables of 10 cost Dhs10,000, individual tickets cost Dhs1,000 (Tickets are limited – maximum of 300 attendees). The vent runs from 7.30pm.

When: October 30

Details: For reservations, call (04) 4573388


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