Dubai, 27 May 2015: Earlier this month, the Global Wellness Institute predicted that wellness tourism will grow by more than 9 per cent per year to 2017, nearly 50 per cent faster than overall global tourism and the Middle East is set to lead this growth over the next two years. To mark the growth in this industry, the award-winning Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah has teamed up with the DNA Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness and Aesthetica Clinic to mark Global Wellness Day in the UAE on Saturday 13 June 2015. The UAE joins 50 countries across the world for this one day celebration focusing on the importance of living well.
The complimentary events and activities at Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah will take place between 8.30am and 1.30pm where attendees can find out how to live healthier, look better and improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Alongside a relaxing hour of yoga on Madinat Jumeirah Resort’s pristine private beach with one of Talise Spa’s yoga instructors, leading world-renowned doctors, dermatologists, surgeons and nutritionists will be on hand to give advice on healthy ageing, balancing life, boosting wellbeing, learning to relax and manage stress:
8.30am Yoga on Madinat Jumeirah’s 2km stretch of private beach, the longest in Dubai
10.00am Inaugural address by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development
10.30am Global Wellness Day: One Day can Change Your Life
Dr Nasim Ashraf, Global Wellness Day Ambassador for the UAE and Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the DNA Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness
10.40am Look and Feel Your Best
Dr Maria Angelo-Khattar, Managing Director and Founder of Aesthetica Clinic
10.50am Fitness for Wellness & Stretching
Matt Graham, General Manager Talise Fitness, Madinat Jumeirah
11.00am Hormonal Imbalance & Wellness
Dr Leila Soudah, specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
11.10am Rejuvenation For All
Dr Theo Voukidis, Plastic Surgeon
11.20am Nutrition & Detox
Chef Gabi Kurz, Talise Nutrition Executive Chef, Madinat Jumeirah
11.30am Relaxation & Stress Management
Dr Tina Krombach, Alternative Medicine Professional
Dr Nasim Ashraf, Global Wellness Day Ambassador for the UAE and Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the DNA Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness says, “In recent years, we have seen a shift in people looking for ways to achieve balance in their lives both physically and spiritually. Global Wellness Day is a celebration of living well with the fundamental purpose to make us stop and think – even for one day – and get away from the stress of city living and our bad habits. Our goal for hosting the first official celebration of Global Wellness Day in the UAE is to educate the community about good health practices and wellness.
“The wellness sector has huge potential for growth in the UAE and it’s our aim over the next few years to help make the country a global wellness hub for the Middle East.”
Stephan Wagner, Director of Spa and Wellness at Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, said: “We are proud be part of the UAE’s inaugural Global Wellness Day at Talise Spa. Wellness and all aspects of a healthy living are supported at Talise Spa through innovative spa treatments, yoga and Thai Chi offering and a healthy spa cuisine.”
Detox Delight will also be present at the event offering a selection of all-natural fresh pressed juices, smoothies, vegetarian and raw food items.
Entry is complimentary and open to adults but there are limited spaces. To sign up to attend and be part of this wellness movement for a better life, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 00 971 2 610 9000 for further details. For further information about Global Wellness Day 2015 please visit www.globalwellnessday.org