Dubai, November 2018 – Specially designed for Dubai fitness and healthy lifestyle enthusiasts, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa presents a one-day-only ‘Bab Al Shams Yoga Retreat’ on Saturday 24 November 2018, offering various activities to satisfy the body and soul of every guest.

The theme of ‘Bab Al Shams Yoga Retreat’ is ‘Connection’ presenting a unique combination between Yoga and interaction with horses, where every participant is offered an opportunity to experience a ‘Horse-Human Connection’ session by Kelly L. Eide**, Master Certified Equus Facilitator in UAE, England & Australia as well as two well-guided yoga and meditation sessions by Amanda Cunliffe Smith*, one of Dubai’s well-known yoga experts, together with Citar tunes played by Rais Khan.

As part of this inspirational day, guests are invited to take part to a culinary journey for breakfast and for lunch with extensive buffets at the all-day dining restaurant ‘Al Forsan overlooking the gardens and Dubai desert, where the professional culinary team has prepared a selection of healthy and nutritious delicacies to satisfy every taste.

At the end of ‘Bab Al Shams Yoga Retreat’ program, all participants are welcome to enjoy the Infinity pool on the day to complete an indulgence experience at this award-winning desert oasis.

Yoga Retreat is available for one day only on Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 7:30am to 4:00pm and is priced at AED 1,420 per person – aged 16 years old and above (inclusive of breakfast and lunch buffets featuring bottled water, juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee – price inclusive VAT). Towels and yoga mats are available. Guests are welcome to use the Infinity pool from 4:00pm to sunset on the same day only. Advance booking is essential due to limited available spaces. Please call +971 4 809 6167 or e-mail bas.leisure@meydanhotels.com or book at http://babalshams.com/yoga-retreat #DreamBabAlShams

Yoga Retreat schedule of the day
07:30 – 08:00 Arrival
08:00 – 09:30 Yoga Flow
09:30 – 10:30 Community Breakfast (served at Al Forsan buffet restaurant –
including bottled water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee)
10:30 – 12:45 Horse Human Connection with Kelly L. Eide
12:45 – 14:30 Yin Yoga Practice & Meditation (Rais Khan on Citar)
14:30 – 15:30 Mindful Lunch( served at Al Forsan buffet restaurant –including
bottled water, soft drinks, juices, tea and coffee)
15:30 – 16:00 Closing Circle
16:00 – 18:00 Guests are welcome to use the infinity pool

When Amanda and Kelly first talked about collaborating, they discovered having common ways of thinking about connection – Amanda’s work in somatic Yin Yoga and Kelly’s work as an Equus Coach came at the subject from different directions. Therefore, for the first time, they combined both practices and created a unique opportunity for the participants to explore the theme of ‘connection’.

*Amanda Cunliffe Smith is one of Dubai well-known yoga instructors with a passion for yoga and meditation that she shares with fitness enthusiasts to reach a stress-free life through an ultimate body and mind connection techniques. Her passion lies in enabling others to take full responsibility for their own life, happiness and health. She uses yoga/movement and meditation to help encourage students to be truly in their own bodies, believing that this essence of embodiment is where our real happiness lies

**Kelly Eide is a Master Equus Coach and a Leadership Consultant who believes that when you connect with nature you are able to connect with your true nature and create the life best suited to your unique talents and wildest dreams. Kelly is based in Dubai and travels globally offering Equus experiences to individuals and groups. Kelly’s leadership development work with horses has been featured on the BBC Middle East Business Report, The National newspaper, UltraTravel Magazine, Dubai1 TV’s Studio1 and podcast Kerning Cultures.


About Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa
Located 45-minute drive from the city of Dubai and from Dubai International Airport, the 5-star desert luxury ‘Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa’, suited in the heart of Dubai desert, is the perfect destination for families, couples or simply desert lovers. Overlooking the natural desert, this award-winning resort offers 115 rooms and suits range from 47 m² to 68.4 m² with authentic Arabic design and modern touches. A wide selection of restaurant and lounges complete the guest dining experience throughout the stay, from ‘Al Hadheerah desert’ restaurant with live entertainment, Indian restaurant ’Masala’, traditional Italian cuisine at ‘La Dune’, an all-day dining international restaurant ‘Al Forsan to ‘Al Sarab’ Rooftop Lounge, ‘Ya Hala’ Lobby Lounge together with ‘Al Shurouq’ Rooftop Terrace and the Pool Bar. An extensive leisure and outdoor activities await the guests including two outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, open 4×4 desert drive, desert fat biking, archery, camel riding, falconry together with various sports games, from volleyball and croquet to table tennis and boules. With 4 treatment rooms and an indoor and outdoor relaxation areas, the award-winning ‘satori’ spa offers an urban oasis for spa goers to indulge and reenergize. Children between the age of 5 years – 12 years, will be entertained with fun activities with three different programs in the indoor “Aladdin’s Kids Club’. ‘For more information, please visit http://www.babalshams.com #DreamBabAlShams

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