‘Wellness Saturday’ is now a thing and we’re into it

Self-love and pampering is the order of the day at this UAE retreat
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‘Wellness Saturday’ is now a thing and we’re into it

After a long week we’re often in need of a face mask come Saturday, but now Dubai residents can take things to the next level of pampering thanks to a new all-female retreat. H Retreats (the ‘H’ stands for ‘holistic’, naturally) have partnered with ex-pat lifestyle blog Shimmering Sands to launch the region's first ‘Wellness Saturday’- an opportunity to take time out and enjoy a day of calm to recharge the batteries.

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The first H Retreats x Shimmering Sands day retreat will take place on 15 September from 9.30am - 5.30pm at The Ritz-Carlton, JBR, and attendees can expect a day packed full of self-nurturing, relaxation and tips for leading a holistic lifestyle. The day will kick off with a session on ‘mindfulness meditation’ with Briar Jacques, a counselling psychologist and mindfulness trainer. Then it’s on to yoga and meditation, a chilled-out spa session and slap-up lunch (healthy of course). The afternoon programme with Dr. Hanan Selim will be an inspirational talk on ‘Letting go of your fears with an introduction to hypnotherapy’ – just the thing to finish the weekend on a positive note.

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‘Wellness Saturday’ will happen every month at various locations in the UAE and each will be dedicated to topics such as nutrition, holistic pregnancy, parenthood and healthy healing. When it comes to Saturday rituals, this definitely beats five hours of Netflix. We’re in!

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For more information and to register visit hretreats.com

Images Instagram @h_retreats, @shimmering.sands