Escape the workout rut and opt for a more innovative approach to revamp your routine.

From ice baths to glow-in-the-dark padel, Dubai is home to a series of new-age exercises to improve balance, flexibility and strength.

To keep you motivated, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to all the workout facilities to try in Dubai.



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This futuristic studio provides a host of advanced wellness technologies to heal and repair muscle pain, improve performance, increase the speed of recovery and support ageing. Lighting is masterfully used not only in the treatments but also to softly illuminate walls and guide clients through their customer journey.

The must-try: Red Light Therapy

The Alley


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Fresh out of a sci-fi movie, this glow-in-the-dark padel centre, situated in the heart of Al Quoz marks the first of its kind in the region. Each padel court comes with its own speaker system, so you can even play your personal music making each session a memorable one.

The must-try: Glow-in-the-Dark Padel

Paus; Wellness + Community


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By normalising wellness in your day-to-day life, this wellness studio located in the heart of Jumeirah promises an unforgettable experience unlike any other. For a new take to your workout routines, guests can try a hip hop yoga class. Participants will typically start with some gentle stretching and breathing exercises to warm up the body. The instructor will then guide students through a series of yoga poses, often set to a soundtrack of hip-hop music. Who said feeling zen needs to be boring. Everyone can be a part of the class with a few creative twists to match the rhythm and beat of the music.

The must-try: Hip Hop Yoga



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One of the most luxurious fitness destinations situated in the heart of DIFC brings a beautifully crafted space with high-intensity workouts. The signature Reshape workout is designed to push limits while improving endurance, speed and strength with a fully immersive experience.

The must-try: Reshape

Fitness First

Fitness First

Fitness First Middle East is one of the world’s leading health and fitness chains with over 56 clubs across 46 locations in the Middle East. A must-try is the HydroKombat class. It includes movements from martial arts, an intensive rhythm and energetic music for a fresh and explosive routine. Designed to improve your cardiovascular and muscular endurance, this innovative workout fights water resistance.

The must-try: HydroKombat

1Beat DXB


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The team of experts encourages you to discover new exercises and unleash your potential one step at a time. Burn calories at higher rates with the VersaClimber which promises a raised post-exercise metabolism. This all-in-one gym machine is a low impact high-intensity exercise for effective results by moving the muscle groups of your body simultaneously,

The must-try: Cl1mb


Take a vacation from the stresses of daily life with this contemporary urban spa that offers the perfect cocoon at FIVE Palm Jumeirah. Plunge into cold waters at the Ice Bath for a series of benefits including faster muscle recovery, improved sleep patterns, stress reductions and even boosts immunity.

The must-try: Ice bath

Iyashi Dôme

Iyashi dome

The Iyashi Dôme detox module is a unique Japanese development that creates a pleasant and absolutely safe activation of detoxification. This 30-minute treatment uses infrared radiation to remove toxins from the body, stimulates recovery and manages weight, eliminates age- relates changes and restores the energy balance in Dubai’s Sunset Mall.

The must-try: Iyashi Dôme treatment

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