When we speak of mental health, we immediately think of yoga, exercise, bubble baths or even eating right. Here in the UAE, there are tonnes of ways through which you can achieve mental health at its finest. Here are the top five places to de-stress and gain back your mental equilibrium in the UAE.
GIVE YOUR BODY A DAY OFF
The mind and body are super connected, which is why you need to give it a rest. Loosen up the knots in your body and relieve yourself from stress by treating yourself to a spa treatment. The Tips and Toes Spa offers a variety of services, ranging from basic foot massages to full-body treatments. Imagine being enveloped in a Moroccan rassoul body wrap.
Feel your body sink into the pleasure of organic products. Sounds absolutely rejuvenating!
DOGS DAY OUT
If you’re a massive dog fanatic like us, you’ll find this is the place to be. Paws Pet Planet at Dubai Investment Park is absolutely awesome. Offering a variety of services for our furry friends, on the weekend they serve as a great venue for these little ones to run about and have a field day. Dogs serve as a source of happiness. Studies prove that dogs help to release anxiety, depression, and allow people to become more sociable, which in turn rejuvenates their moods. You definitely don’t want to miss this.
Dubai Creek Park at Umm Hurair 2 provides the famous Dubai Cable Cars. At just Dh25 for adults and Dh10 for kids (with Dh5/ person for entrance), you can experience 30 minutes of serenity, peace and relaxation as the cars travel for about 2.3km along the park. Take the time off to overlook kids running about, happy picnickers and serene images from 30m off the ground. Sing, write or even take pictures. Spending quality time with yourself is very vital, as it allows you to discover yourself. Enjoy the ride, and the gorgeous view.
Most of the food we consume is junk and who can blame us? It’s delicious! Put it down, right now. Junk food lacks important nutrients like Omega 3 fatty acids and other vitamins. The UAE hosts several farmers markets, and one we love going to is the Ripe Market every Friday/ Saturday from 9am to 3pm at various locations. They serve as a host to everything from fruits and vegetables to fitness workshops and jewellery. In addition, they also have yoga classes as well as live cooking stations. Sounds like a dream come true!
CAT LOVERS PARADISE
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about you cat lovers. Imagine spending time in a room with around 20 adorable cats running around you and dining by you. Cats are incredible animals that can really allow you to take a step back from your constant anxiety, whilst you stroke their fluffy bellies. They’re super playful and happy to welcome new faces. The Ailuromania Café in Jumeirah has an entrance fee of Dh30, which includes your beverage. How cool is that? It’s a definite