Immerse yourself in Global Wellness Day at the Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Press the pause button on your busy life and celebrate a day that puts health first.

Chris Bailey
by Chris Bailey
6th June 2017

article:6th June 2017

Lie back and relax:
Yoga is a way to unwind
from daily stresses.
Lie back and relax: Yoga is a way to unwind from daily stresses.

Celebrate Global Wellness Day with the rest of the world and let all of your problems float away this coming Saturday as part of the Shangri-La Hotel’s take on the free health campaign.

The not-for-profit initiative was established in Turkey as the “first” day dedicated to living well, and since its inception in 2012, the healthy living concept has been accepted worldwide  – set to be celebrated in more than 100 countries across 4,000 different locations this year.


And Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, have designed a feel-good programme that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to attack the day.

The hotel has invited tourists and residents in Abu Dhabi to participate in a morning of wellness programmes, and the activities are free to attend for those who register in advance – including hotel guests.

The Global Wellness Day programme kicks off with an early morning session of indoor yoga in the hotel’s health club with Isabel Lourenco, a professional yoga instructor.

The one-hour class starts at 7:30am, and helps participants meditate and relax before they proceed with their day of rest and revitalisation.

Following the yoga session will be a zumba class – a dance fitness programme that involves aerobic  movements set to music – at the health club organised by Shangri-La’s in-house instructor, Rosalie Zabala.

Abu Dhabi’s Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, is a five-star resort.

Abu Dhabi’s Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, is a five-star resort.

Held from 8:30am until 9:30am, this class is specifically designed to encourage an active lifestyle and whether you’ve never tried zumba before or are something of an expert, the hour will be suitable for all skill levels.

To finish off the morning and spreading the spirit of complete wellness, participants will be treated to a healthy breakfast designed by the hotel’s executive chef Mansour Memarian while being treated to breathtaking morning views of the canal weaving into The Souq.

Mansour, who has amassed 21 years of experience in the industry and is a Michelin-starred chef, is responsible for ensuring the hotel’s restaurants and bars serve food that come complete with an extra special touch.

Spaces are limited for the classes and prior registration is mandatory, however, so don’t miss your chance to treat yourself to some time and join a worldwide community taking part.

WHAT: Global Wellness Day
WHERE: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
WHEN: June 10 from 7:30am
CONTACT: 02 509 8903 or [email protected]


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