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Describing itself as an urban retreat, this eclectic space has a yoga and pilates studio and hosts a packed timetable of classes and events covering everything from energy healing to Ti Chi and Qi Gong. It also boasts a healthy café serving vegan dishes.
a27B Street, Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8.30am to 6.30pm, Fri and Sat 8.30am to 7pm. Tel: (056) 5342899. Taxi: behind Magrudy’s. lifenone.com
New to the city, outdoors enthusiasts would be wise to explore this tranquil little beachside camping spot before the real heat of summer arrives. Set on the shoreline near Jebel Ali, the site is kitted out with dozens of permanent, woodenframed tents, so you need only take yourself and a cool box. There’s a barbecue area, weekly beach yoga and over water hammocks for those social media moments.
aBanan Beach, Jebel Ali, Dubai, daily 24 hours. Tel: (050) 5016413. Taxi: near Jebel Ali Beach Hotel. bananbeach.com
In a city not short on yoga studios, Karma stands out as a tranquil new haven in the heart of Dubai Marina, with a varied class timetable boasting everything from yin and hatha through to acro and swing classes and even yogic sleep.
aFloor 33, Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sun 8am to 9pm, Mon to Wed 7am to 9pm, Thur 7am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 3999301. Taxi: Marina Plaza. karmayogadubai.com