Over the past decade, Yoga has transformed from a not so common spiritual practice to a worldwide phenomenon.
Today there are more than 21k pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #YogaInDubai, so we’re not surprised at the amount of new yoga studios constantly popping up in our city.
If you’re looking for a guide to the best yoga studios in Dubai to check out, here it is. We’ve attended yoga classes all around the city, and these are hands down our favourites!
Rawr Yoga is one of the best studios we’ve been to, for both Bikram (hot) yoga and Ashtanga yoga. Although it’s open to all levels, we would definitely recommend the Ashtanga class to those who want to challenge themselves. And if you can stand yoga in 40 degree heat, the Bikram classes are great too!
Concord Tower, Media City. rawryoga.com. 04 423 2808
We tried out an early morning yoga class at Yoga Ashram, expecting it to be a nice relaxing morning stretch before work. We were so so wrong. Our instructor really pushed us to our limits and challenged our strength and stamina. Even after practicing yoga for years now, we felt like complete beginners. We loved it, and would definitely recommend everyone to try it.
1504, Jumeirah Bay X3, JLT Cluster X. yogaashram.com. 04 360 9028
One of the newer yoga studios that have opened up, this place is filled with natural light, great energy and good vibes. There are about 15 classes a day, and the instructors teach a large variety of yoga classes from Vinyasa Flow to Yoga therapy. Power Yoga with Karthik is one of our favourites, but we heard Jivamukti is pretty good too!
Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina. 136point1.ae. 04 441 6287
If you practice Bikram yoga regularly, you must try out Voyoga’s Hot Voyoga class with Victoria. Also in the heat, it’s a little like Bikram but much faster and pushes you to new levels, with different and deeper stretches. Amazing. Too intense? Don’t worry they also do regular Bikram, Swing yoga and Kundalini.
31st Executive Floor, i-Rise tower, Tecom. voyoga.net. 04 553 8630
Just like its name suggests, Urban yoga is perfect for Dubai’s urban community. The studio collaborates a lot, so there are many pop-up yoga classes at events around town. It offers modern Strala yoga classes (rare in Dubai), glow in the dark yoga, candlelight yoga and occasionally hosts yoga sessions for charity. We love them.
3701, Aspect Tower, Executive Towers, Business Bay. urbanyoga.ae. 04 369 7882
This studio offers everything from high intensity workouts to Yin yoga. If you’re a fan of Swing yoga, the classes are good (but also quite popular there, so book in advance). But if you’re up to try something that’s not so easy, the morning Power yoga classes with Fran are amazing. We’re officially regulars.
1st Floor, T&G Avenue Building (above Bystro), Sheikh Zayed Road. inspiremeyoga.net. 04 321 9771
We tried out the five-day trial package at Zen Yoga, and after five consecutive days at the studio we could really see the difference. Our arm balance had improved, we were noticeably more flexible and felt so zen. There’s not much of a variety of classes, but the instructors are amazing.
Springs Town Centre Mall. yoga.ae. 04 442 4643
As soon as you walk in to this studio, you feel like you’ve entered a spa. It’s so peaceful and quiet that we can’t think of a better place to meditate. There are quite a few yoga classes in this women-only studio, including Yin yoga (a little too slow for us) and our all-time favourite Power Vinyasa.
First floor, The Village Mall – Jumeirah 1. eys.ae. 056 771 1336
This is one of the oldest yoga studios in Dubai, and also the first one we’ve ever tried. Apart from the usual classes that most studios offer, what sets Gems of Yoga apart is its Animal Yoga classes for kids. The sessions are fun, different every time, challenge your flexibility and focus a lot on breathing techniques.
1701, White Crown building, SZR. gemsofyogadubai.com. 04 331 5161
Artistic yoga is a completely different type of exercise that combines modern techniques and the ancient art of yoga. Directed towards those who want to do yoga to get fit in a shorter span of time, this class works on strength, stamina, endurance, agility and balance. Not your typical yoga class, but it’s definitely a fun and different way to keep fit.
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Downtown, Bur Dubai (and many more locations). artisticyoga.com. 800 9642