the change initiative

the change initiative

Dubai has a new centre, offering innovation in sustainability and environmental eco-friendly products called The Change Initiative. The Change Initiative opened in 2012 offering an amazing service with well organized and friendly staff who are happy to share their knowledge on sustainable initiatives. The store offers a delightful variety of food items in stock, including beautiful, organic, healthy food including … Read more

the organics foods & cafe

the organics foods & cafe

The family owned Organics Foods and Cafe was the first organic food store and cafe in Dubai when the idea of fresh organic produce in the UAE seemed like a distant dream back in 2004, since then it has grown to become one of the largest suppliers of organic and biodynamic foods in the UAE … Read more

planet nutrition

planet nutrition

If you are looking for a new place to find nutrient-rich juices and smoothies, take a trip to Planet Nutrition in the Dubai Mall. Tucked away in the corner near the Organics Foods & Cafe, you will find the Juice Master Bar. This store offers an array of vegetable juices, fruit juices, and smoothies all … Read more

the urban yogi

the urban yogi

The Urban Yogi, founded in 2011 by Nisha Varman Shetty, is a home goods store that aims to sell unique, design-oriented products that are crafted with sustainable materials. Shetty got the idea to launch her business while in the process of moving with her husband, with whom she also runs a digital media company. Looking … Read more

sensasia spa

sensasia spa

SensAsia Spa is a touch of the exotic in Dubai and lives up to its uber-chic ethos. As soon as you step inside, you dive into a Balinese bliss, and forget the blazing sandy desert waiting outside. In SensAsia Spa, Dubai feels a million miles away. For an urban day spa not inside a hotel, … Read more

ananda yoga dubai

ananda yoga dubai

If you are in search of an authentic Hatha yoga experience, then Ananda Yoga Center should be your next yogi outing. The ambiance and décor of the studio displays a simplicity that really allows one’s focus to be on the mat. The center teaches cleansing techniques (kriyas), sun salutations (soorya namaskar), postures (asanas), breathing exercises … Read more

laughing buddha

laughing buddha

The little Laughing Buddha market stalls add a touch of the mystic to key locations throughout Dubai as the wonderful aroma of nag champa fills the air and literally draws you in.   These little gems can be found in Ibn Batuta Mall, Madinat Jumeirah Souq, Souq Al Bahar, and the Dubai Mall. They sell … Read more

ripe

ripe

It is hard to believe that Ripe is still relatively new here in Dubai – launched in July 2011 – but it feels like such an integral part of all things fresh and foodie. Their new Ripe Farm Shop in the heart of Umm Sequim just roots the company even deeper in the community. Ripe … Read more

club stretch

club stretch

Hot yoga in Dubai? Oh yes, and it’s proving a massive hit! You would think that living in the desert for the majority of the year would leave everyone running to the air conditioning. Apparently not! People are flocking in droves to do Bikram! Club Stretch is the original Bikram Yoga studio in Dubai. Their first … Read more

zen yoga dubai

zen yoga dubai

Zen Yoga Studios are beautiful little pockets of cool serenity in the midst of Dubai. There is a genuine sense of a yogi community here and a friendliness that can’t be beat. A sassy city studio like Zen Yoga could be intimidating, but there is an inclusive vibe and a definite “it’s all about the … Read more