If the weekend has left you feeling a little worse for wear or you’ve overindulged in one too many cheat meals, don’t panic. Savoir Flair has rounded up the most noteworthy healthy happenings in town, from the latest raw-vegan eatery to pampering treatments and a luxury retreat to restore your body and mind.
Have your cake and eat it too thanks to Dubai’s hottest and healthiest new raw-vegan eatery. If images of bowls filled with rabbit food come to mind, think again; at The Raw Place, your taste buds will be tantalized by delicious and wholesome goodies that range from savory meals and sweet treats to organic cold-pressed juices and matcha lattes – and everything in between.
The light and bright café is home to some of our new favorite lunchtime go-tos, like the creamy-pesto kelp noodles, the brown rice and mushroom arancini balls with marinara dipping sauce, and the ‘Balila Salad’ with chickpeas and tahini dressing. Don’t forget to save room for dessert because the coconut parfait and raw chocolate truffles are heaven. Oh, and so is the ‘Lemonerry Cheesecake’. And the gluten-free banana bread. And the almond fudge.
A handy tip: Get there early to get your hands on the ‘Avo-Qua Bowl’. It sells out fast!
Jumeirah Beach Road
(+971) 4 330 0272
The Spa Treatments
Nuxe has finally launched spa treatments in Dubai, and boy were they worth the wait. The luxury French pharmacy brand has set up shop at the stunning So Spa at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, marking the first time its treatments have come to the Middle East. Nestled amongst 2,500 square meters of tranquil spa space – complete with live-plant walls, indoor and outdoor pools, private cabanas, and relaxation areas – this is the place to go for that much-needed “me time”. From fabulous facials to body-boosting massages, you’ll find everything needed to transform you from top to toe. Be sure to try out one of the Nuxe ‘Escapes’ or book in for the signature ‘Under the Rain’ treatment, during which you’ll be pampered to perfection under an affusion shower that uses water jets to detoxify and energize your body, all without lifting your head from the treatment bed. Bliss.
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
(+971) 4 455 5433
Want to relax? Tuck into delicious, wholesome food? Feel restored both physically and mentally? Be in one of the regions’s most beautiful destinations and have the top health gurus tending to your every need? Then you need to book a wellness escape with H Retreats. The first-ever holistic, healthy, luxury retreats of their kind in the region, they’re all about spiritual renewal to help you rebalance and reconnect, offering a welcome respite from our hectic everyday lives. You’ll be whisked off to five-star hotels where, for six days, you’ll do everything from hiking, paddleboarding, and practising yoga at sunrise to wellness workshops, massages, and meditation, working with top healers, therapists, yogis, and fitness instructors. The only problem? You’ll never want to leave.
(+971) 54 355 1123