As you get through a list of 30×30 to-dos with energetic workouts around Dubai, turn the spotlight on your mental and emotional wellbeing too. Cultivate mindfulness to sharpen your focus and better manage everyday stress. Get started by checking out the meditation workshops and teachings at these six centres in Dubai.
Want to fuel up on positive and calming vibes? Step away from the city’s concrete maze and into the cosy villa that houses Life’n One. At this urban retreat, you can sign up for yoga and meditation classes, book a lifestyle coaching session, take a workshop in sound therapy, hear talks by international speakers and more. When you’re done feeding your soul, sample some delicious plant-based, gluten-free goodies at the centre’s garden cafe.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1; +971 56 534 2899
Kintsugi Yoga Studio
Grounded in ancient philosophies, Kintsugi Yoga Studio is an ideal place to learn about the root of many mindfulness rituals. It’s a sanctuary for healing and transformation, and takes inspiration from ‘kintsugi’, the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery pieces with gold. Come here for great deals on class packages, or delve into a one-of-a-kind soothing experience by practising yoga and meditation in a zen, handcrafted Himalayan salt ‘cave’ room.
Aspect Tower, Business Bay; +971 800 5468 7844
A well-established platform in Dubai, Illuminations is your go-to for free seminars and activities, meditation workshops and holistic healing sessions. You’ll find an extensive and interesting schedule of classes here, with offerings that include NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) coaching and hypnotherapy. You can also enhance your learning with training programmes and become a certified wellness practitioner. Don’t forget to shop for mindfulness gifts, including books, aromatherapy products, incense, crystals and more.
Trident Wellness Center
Operating in a suave, state-of-the-art space, Trident Wellness Center is the city’s first integrated chain of yoga studios. The school is well-equipped to host meditation sessions in all their forms. Here, you’ll find everything from Reiki to gong meditation, alongside classical Hatha, Iyengar, Sivananda, Satyananda and Ashtanga yoga styles. Take a trial class before you explore their amazing packages or sign up for a teacher training course.
Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina; +971 55 930 6592
A wellness and mental health clinic in Dubai, The LightHouse offers mindfulness therapy to better channel your thoughts for effective living. Choose an eight-week course to hone your skills or opt for weekend workshops and monthly events. Complement your learning by visiting their website for resources such as meditation talks, daily guides and programmes. The centre also offers occupational therapy and activity-based therapy, which includes arts and games.
Al Wasl Road, Al Safa; +971 4 380 9298
Here’s a space that welcomes all those who are actively working towards self-development and empowerment. The therapists and facilitators at Miracles are experienced in counselling as well as alternative therapy techniques that help you stay centred, find inner peace and flourish. Apart from meditation offerings, you’ll find classes here that unpack topics like energy healing, mind mastering, consciousness and psychic development. Want more? Visit to find out how you can get certified as a wellness professional.
Icon Tower, Barsha Heights; +971 4 363 9307
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