Where to do yoga in Dubai © Urban Yoga, Dubai

Where to do yoga in Dubai

Fed up of crowded hotel gyms or fitness videos? We've picked the best yoga studios in the city, for a moment of tranquility while you're travelling.

Finding ways to unwind when you're travelling or far from home can be tricky. All too often a workout ends up being an hour in the basement of a hotel or a run that gets you lost in a strange city. In Dubai however the ever-growing number of gyms and fitness centres now cater for yogis and drop-in visitors, with all types of classes available. We've picked the best studios with drop-in options so you don't lose your zen when abroad. 

Urban Yoga

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This NYC inspired loft-style studio is one of Dubai’s trendiest yoga spots. We love the chic, modern design that includes exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and polished concrete floors. It’s new, clean and has a roster of excellent teachers. If you’re advanced in your practice, try the Strengthening Yoga Class. Located in the heart of Business Bay, Downtown this studio has everything you need so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own mat or a towel. We also like the option to book online and pay cash at the reception. Drop-in class is AED80. www.urbanyoga.ae

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Zen Yoga

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Zen Yoga was one of the first yoga studios to open in Dubai and now has three locations in Dubai Media city, Jumeirah Town Centre and Emirates Hills. We visited the popular Media City location conveniently location within walking distance to many office towers. Zen Yoga has a loyal client following and there’s a friendly community feel at this studio. Zen Yoga offers a diverse range of classes including Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Pilates. Drop-in class is AED85. www.yoga.ae

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Rawr Yoga

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If Bikram (hot yoga) is your preference, Rawr Yoga in Dubai Media City is one of the best studios in town. Located on the 7th floor of the Concord Tower yogis can enjoy views of The Palm Jumeirah when they flow through all 26 Bikram postures. This studio is very clean and was recently renovated, adding in a second dry yoga room. We recommend Rowena’s class. A 90-minute class is AED85 and a 60-minute is AED75. Mats are available if you don’t have your own. They also have delicious healthy treats from Muncherie so you can refuel after class. www.rawryoga.com

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Zoga

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Zoga is more than a yoga studio; it’s also a health-conscious café and boutique catering to the Downtown Dubai yogi community. In terms of class variety, Zoga offers a wide range from pre-natal, meditation, vinyasa to hot yoga and hot Pilates. Their juice bar and homemade treats will get the seal of approval both vegan and non-vegan yogis. If you’re advanced in your practice, try the Ashtanga classes. This practice requires a lot of strength since it has many jump forward and jump backs in the sequence. Drop-in class is AED 85 www.zoga.ae

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