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A ‘Wellness Saturday’ series is coming to Dubai

Bringing wellness front of mind
A new series focused on wellness is coming to Dubai this month and we've got the scoop...

Dubai is one of the busiest cities on earth with many of its residents struggling to find a healthy balance between work and life/rest on the reg. But now, a new wellness series is aiming to combat that imbalance.

H Retreats has teamed up with Dubai-based website Shimmering Sands to introduce ‘Wellness Saturday’ — a once a month, all female retreat aimed at restoring mindfulness and encouraging reflection and inner peace. 

The all-day retreat will begin at 9am and end at 630pm and will take place in various locations across the UAE. The first event will take place this month with the theme, ‘An Introduction to Holistic Living’ where participants will hear from qualified, experienced professionals in the field on topics relating to the theme including nutrition, parenting and healing. There’s also morning and evening meditation classes, yoga classes, workshops and one-on-one consultations. In addition to a day of coaching, attendees will also be treated to a healthy lunch with fresh juices available throughout the course of the day. 

Speaking exclusively to Buro 24/7 Middle East about the concept, Shimmering Sands Founder Francesca Hilton said, “Time flies in Dubai. You blink and the week is over. You blink again, and it’s been a month. How often when living the Dubai hustle do you take a second to reconnect with yourself? I bet not often. We wanted to launch something to slow us down. H Retreats x Shimmering Sands’ once a month programme will give you the tools and education to start to put into practice slowing down, and reconnecting with yourself. It shouldn’t be an afterthought to practice gratitude, or take 10 minutes of calm to meditate. H Retreats x Shimmering Sands introduces you to a more holistic, happy, and wholesome you that’s perhaps a little lost in every day life.” 

The first Wellness Saturday will take place on Saturday June 16 at The Ritz-Carlton JBR. To register, visit

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