A new healthy hotel with brilliant wellness centre on the famous Palm Jumeirah.
This new resort combines modern luxury with an introduction to wellness on Dubai’s exclusive Palm Jumeirah Island. The first of its kind in Dubai, this is a relaxed spa retreat where you can enjoy scenic views of Dubai’s sea and city from your room and reach the main attractions within 25 minutes – all while reaping the benefits of a personalised holistic programme.
Just opened in 2017, the resort is pristine. Rooms are of sleek Dubai standards and have minibars with healthy snacks and Wi-Fi so you can keep in contact with home while you’re enjoying your holistic getaway. The laid-back approach to wellness here means it’s a great place to bring the children along. It’s great to know that every plate of food here is sugar-free too – instead, the chefs use date powder and honey to add sweetness and in place of alcohol there are signature mocktails and a resident juice mixologist. There’s also a nutrition clinic created by the UK’s leading nutritionist, Dr Marilyn Glenville, if you’re in need of tips to help you continue the healthy eating habits at home.
The resort has group classes you might find in a cool city gym as well as watersports from its sandy beach. Dance yourself fit, work up a sweat in the water on aqua bikes or take a more fun approach to working out by trying out stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and waterskiing. Life coaches use NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) to assist with weight-loss and stress by reforming the way you think – it could even help you quit smoking.
On Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, 25 minutes’ drive from Dubai Mall
Good to know
This hotel is alcohol and sugar-free.
255 natural-toned rooms and suites
• Get fit with a session of stand-up paddleboarding • Enjoy an Arabian sand scrub in a signature ritual at the Rayya Spa* • Sweat it out in a cardio-focused dance fit class with upbeat music.
2 restaurants, café, alcohol-free pool bar
*Denotes local charge