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Downtown Dubai Guide: Gyms, spas and health clubs

Pick from some of the best Gyms, spas and health clubs in Downtown Dubai

20 Jul 2017, words by Shanon D'Souza

Downtown Dubai  is surrounded by Dubai Mall one of largest shopping malls in the region and the Burj Khalifa lake where the famous Dubai Fountain is located. The area is nestled perfectly between many impressive gyms, spas and health clubs. Residents of Downtown Dubai enjoy the benefits of modern city living that this locality has to offer. 

Gyms and Health Clubs

1. Fitness First A Manzil Platinum  

Fitness First A Manzil Platinum  is a state of the art health club features an outdoor leisure pool, 1 indoor squash court, free weights room, and an indoor and outdoor freestyle training areas. The health club also offers a 1:1 personal training sessions with its highly qualified trainers. Among some of the classes that are offered, we have power yoga, body pump, body combat, circuit training, breathing yoga, and Ashtanga yoga.

Timings are from Sunday to Thursday 6:00 am to 11:00 pm on weekdays. On Weekends it's from Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm to Saturday 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Location: Down Town Dubai Community Old Town in Al Manzil District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4437 0576 or send an email to  info@fitnessfirst-me.com.

2. Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats  is an interesting multi-purpose yoga center. They offer outdoor classes in Dubai in various locations such as the Springs, Lakes, and Safa Park. Yoga retreats also provide corporate wellbeing sessions and private classes for up to three individuals. They cater to mothers with their babies and mums yoga, toddlers yoga. Their focus on improving corporate health has them offering yoga and fitness classes for office employees, team bonding events, based on physical and mental challenges. 

One of their best features is yoga retreats held all over the world, in places like India, Nepal, Maldives, and Bhutan. Timings are from Sunday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, they are closed on the weekends. 

Location:  Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, Level 14 Emaar Blvd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 50 1819527 or send an email to livia@yogaretreats.ae.

3. Flywheel Sports

Flywheel Sports is a state-of-the-art health centre that provides its users with excellent programs and services. Flywheel has a bike class that is excellent for those that are loking to get in shape. Flywheel's custom bike tailor-made for its users allows you to control the tech-pack. The tech-pack displays your speed (torq), resistance (RPM's) and your power output. Flywheel also has qualified instructors that teach classes multiple times a week. 

Location: Burj Views, West Tower Ground Level Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4 423 2544 or send them a message at burjviews@flywheelsports.com


4. The Burj Club Gym

The Burj Club Gym has exclusive facilities that help its users to make the most of their work out at the club. Fitness sessions combined with spa treatments and a healthy diet as programs are tailored especially for their clients. The Gym also maintains its high level of privacy and has a whole level dedicated to ladies. 

Timings for this health club depend on the classes that you choose to take at the Burj club gym. The many different classes on offer are Bodypump, Bodybalance, circuit training, Asis swimming classes and more.

Location: Burj Khalifa Residences, Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4 888 3900 or send an email to reception@theburjclub.com

5. Zoga Yoga Cafe

Zoga Yoga Cafe has many different classes which range from Ashtanga Vinyasa, candlelight Vinyasa, fundamentals of yoga, hot Pilates, sunrise yoga, restorative yoga and guided meditation to name a few. They are also offering a week of yoga teacher training for those that want to be yoga instructors themselves. The training will be offered by Julie Martin who has over 25 years of experience in the field. They also have kids yoga programs that include mother and daughter sessions as well as sessions for kids aged 4 to 10 years old. This yoga centre is unique as it has a yoga studio combined with a cafe making it easy to socialise after a yoga session. 

Their timings are on Sunday to Thursday from 7 am to 10 pm and on the weekends from Friday to Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm. 

Location: Downtown Burj Khalifa, Southridge 6, on the GF, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: +971 4 276 7657 or send an email to  info@zoga.ae.

Spas

To live in an apartment in Downtown Dubai means to be surrounded by amazing spas that boast state-of-the-art treatments and facilities. If you fancy being surrounded by luxury spa facilities along with cool cafes, high-end restaurants and trendy retail outlets you can rent one of these gorgeous apartments in Downtown Dubai. Having these places right at your doorstep makes life so much easier. To become a resident in Downtown Dubai you can buy an apartment and experience life while being in the midst of a busy business-centric locale. 

1. Softouch Spa DAMAC Maison

Softouch Spa DAMAC Maison offers luxury spa treatments for its clients and makes sure that they have the most exclusive treatments on offer. The spa treatments vary from body therapies, Mila D'Opiz facial therapies, signature and couple treatments, Hammam treatments to membership packages. The spa offers a discount to ladies in their ladies morning promotion that is from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Location: Dubai Mall Street, Downtown Dubai, Opposite Dubai Mall, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: To book an appointment with them call +971 4 2465377  or send an email to softouch.mallstreet@damacmaison.com

2. Armani Spa

Armani Spa is a sanctuary for its guests, helping them to unwind, relax and reinvigorate the body and mind. The qualified therapists are designed to meet your individual needs. The spa has a collection of treatments such as MU/stillness, Liberta/freedom Fludita/Fluidity for the Armani Spa classic collection. The Armani Spa signature collection has face and body treatments. The Armani spa essential touches has shoulder, neck, back, scalp, and foot massages. There are also a number of special treatments such as Thai, Lymphatic, hot stone and pregnancy massage. 

Timings are from varied depending on the treatment chosen and can be booked by calling the spa or by calling +971 4 888 3283.

Location: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contacts Details: For all general enquiries call +971 4 888 3888 or contact the spa for any other queries.

3. The Burj Club Spa

The Burj Club Spa has multiple luxurious treatments to choose from to feel better after a long busy week or for a spa day out with friends. The spa guests enjoy a state of the art sauna, spa room, steam room, and thermal experience showers. Their treatments are specially formulated to suit all skin types. Their facials combine deep cleaning and anti-aging properties for refreshed and hydrated skin. 

Prices for the express 30-minute facials vary depending on the treatment chosen and time of the week as from Sunday to Thursday it is AED 275 and from Friday to Saturday, it is AED 325.

Location: Burj Khalifa Residences, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Contact Details: Call here to book an appointment +971 4 888 3900 or send an email to reception@theburjclub.com.