One day can change your whole life.” Global Wellness Day

Global Wellness Day, the annual celebration of ‘living well’, was established by Belgin Aksoy in Turkey back in 2012. The aim of this non-profit day is to encourage brands and organisations across the globe to give people the opportunity to be healthier and to raise awareness of how to live better both physically and mentally.

Encompassing everything from fitness and wellness to beauty treatments, Global Wellness Day is based on five principals. 1) To recognize the value of your life, 2) To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year, 3) To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits, 4) To make peace with yourself and 5) To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not just on Global Wellness Day but also for the remaining 364 days of the year.

This year’s Global Wellness Day is on Saturday 12th June and here in the capital some hotels are offering in-house guests and visitors wellness related activities. Here’s some ideas of how to get involved in the capital and in the organisation’s words ‘Get one step closer towards living well, let our manifesto be your starting point’.

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi – In celebration of Global Wellness Day, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island and The Pearl Spa and Wellness are offering a series of complimentary health-focused activities to provide a day of wellness for residents, hotel guests and the local community.

Sunrise Yoga at Eclipse – Starting at 6:30am, sunrise yoga will take place at Eclipse, the hotel’s stunning rooftop pool and lounge. Homemade healthy snacks and freshly prepared organic refreshments will be served and yoga mats and towels will be provided. Places are limited to 15 guests.*

Morning Bike Ride – Saddle up for an hour long bike ride at Hudayriat Island with the hotel’s General Manager Olivier Thomas. Keen cyclist Thomas will host the cardio event at the Hudayriat Island Cycling Track at 6:30am. Guests are required to bring their own bike and protective equipment but refreshments will be provided by the hotel. Places are limited to 15 guests.*

Mini Tennis for children – The hotel has partnered with ACTIVE Al Maryah Island Sports and Recreation to offer younger members of the family the chance to be active and try a new activity. Mini tennis will be available in the Al Maryah Ballroom from 2pm – 5pm for children aged 4 – 12 years. Children’s snacks will be provided. Places are limited to 20 children.* 

Percussion Massage at The Pearl Spa and Wellness – The Pearl Spa (formerly Dahlia Spa) offers Low Touch Therapies, an adaptation of traditional methods. On Global Wellness Day guests can experience complimentary 15 minute HYPERVOLT Recovery therapy sessions. The therapy is designed to increase range of motion and improve tissue condition, this treatment features a full body percussion massage. Available between 11am and 10pm on a first come, first serve basis in The Pearl Spa’s luxury treatment rooms. Reservations are required, email thepearlspa.abudhabi@fourseasons.com

*Places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are required for all activities, book your slot by emailing fyn.querimit@fourseasons.com. For more information on the hotel’s Global Wellness Day telephone 02 333 2222 or visit www.fourseasons.com/abudhabi/

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island – The iconic hotel is hosting a high-energy DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT day on Saturday 12th June. The Yas Island hotel is collaborating with Abu Dhabi fitness studio THE ROOM to host FUEL Happening in celebration of this year’s Global Wellness Day.  The event will include a mix of bespoke fitness classes, a pool party and curated food and beverage options.

FUEL Happening will kick off at 8:30am with an interactive Shape Foundations class overlooking the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, where guests will be challenged to complete energetic sets. Next up will an exhilarating indoor Spinning Journey for keen cyclists. Take time to DETOX with a Club Flow Yoga session in Light Box accompanied by pumping beats from W Music Curator, Darko De Jan.

RETOX in the afternoon on the rooftop at the WET Deck Soak It Up pool party. Menu clean choices will include cucumber & yuzu maki rolls, chicken and zucchini anticuchos and crystal vegetable dumplings with szechuan sauce. Drinks will be flowing with unique cocktails and reinvented market favorites. The relaxed vibe will encourage guests to soak up the sun and the fun.

FUEL Happening will take place at the hotel from 8:30am – 3:30pm. For more information telephone 02 656 0000 or visit www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/auhwh-w-abu-dhabi-yas-island/

The Abu Dhabi EDITION – June is wellness month at The Abu Dhabi EDITION and although they may not be offering complimentary activities to celebrate Global Wellness Day they do have some great offers. 

The contemporary hotel in Al Bateen has teamed up with the UAE’s popular indoor cycling studio, CRANK, who are launching in the capital, to host CRANK weekend. The ultimate fitness staycation will take place from Friday 11th to Saturday 12th June and include a live CRANK Ride class at the ANNEX Club, an overnight stay in a Deluxe Marina Room and the evening ANNEX Amapiano Brunch. Guests can also benefit from early check in, late check out, Sunny Side Up breakfast at Alba Terrace and 20% discount off EDITION Spa treatments throughout their stay. Cost: AED 1,500 for two guests (inclusive of taxes). Further CRANK Weekends will be held on 30th-31st July and 27th-28th August.

For the month of June the EDITION Spa will focus on wellness and rejuvenation. Two specialist gold treatments will be available, the Golden Body Treatment and KNESKO Gold Facial to provide rich nourishment, healing and a deep lasting glow. Each treatment will begin with a signature EDITION Spa grounding ritual of sound healing therapy. The traditional Himalayan Singing Bowl experience awakens the senses, reduces stress and negativity through rich, deep tone vibrations. Both 60-minute treatments are available daily from 10am – 10pm. Golden Body Treatment AED 475 and KNESKO Gold Facial AED 500. 

For more information and to book telephone 02 208 0000 or visit www.editionhotels.com/abu-dhabi/ 

Read more about Global Wellness Day HERE

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