March 8 is Wellness Day at Dubai Ladies Club

Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, will be celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day by drawing attention to women’s health for a productive and happy life at the 5th annual Dubai Ladies Club Wellness Day. The Gold Sponsors for the event are Cadillac Motors, Silver Sponsors are Kind Care Medical Center and Danone as sponsors of the Kids Wellness Zone.

Wellness Day will be held on Saturday, 8th March from 9.00am until sundown. This event is free for Dubai Ladies Club members. Non-members may purchase tickets at the door at the standard price of AED 50. Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC).

Dubai Ladies Club’s annual Wellness Day is a unique concept selectively combining fun and health awareness to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. This year promises even more excitement with a variety of attractions such as outdoor fitness classes, healthy snacks and refreshment choices, healthy cooking demonstrations for kids, complimentary health screenings and onsite doctors consultations, outdoor wall climbing, beach massages by Al Asalla Spa, Kids Wellness Zone and much more.

On the occasion, Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, Director of Dubai Ladies Club said: "This is a very exciting day on our annual calendar, and also one of the most well attended events at Dubai Ladies Club. We are proud of the tradition we have started and we are excited to take it to the next level. This year is particularly special for us, as we have a lot of new activities and attractions planned specifically designed to expose women to easy ways to incorporate healthy habits into their daily life - all done in a spirit of fun."

She continued, "From the early days, Dubai Ladies Club is committed to spreading awareness about family health and wellness. We believe that every woman holds a crucial position within the household and can be a positive role models for her children and promote healthy lifestyle habits. Our objective from Wellness Day is help launch ladies on a new path of looking and feeling good."

Commenting on the Club's stated objective to donate proceeds from all ticket sales to benefit DFWAC, H.E Afra Al Basti, Director General of Dubai Foundation for Women and Children said, "It is great to see organizations that are concerned with the mental and physical wellbeing of women come together on a day that celebrates women all over the world. We are thankful for Dubai Ladies Club for taking us onboard as the official beneficiary in which the funds raised will go towards victims of violence at Dubai Foundation for Women and Children."

During the day, ladies are also invited to take advantage of the large selection of free comprehensive health risk assessments and screenings by prominent medical institutes; such as Kind Care Medical Center, Canadian Specialist Hospital, International Modern Hospital, Sama Medical Center and more; to help ladies with early detection and disease prevention. Tests will examine every aspect of a woman's health from hair, skin, vision, hearing and dental to diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, spinal and osteoporosis screenings. There will be onsite doctors such as dermatologists, gynaecologists, psychologists and nutritionists for complimentary consultations and provide referrals as the first step towards early detection and disease prevention. There will also be a mental health psychiatrist from DFWAC available to speak to guests about dealing personal stress and emotional traumas.

Moreover, Kids Wellness Zone will educate young children about healthy living and making good food choices through a variety of children-focused activities and services. Activities will include a variety of kids fitness classes such as Kids Body Combat and Zumba for Kids to healthy cooking demos, organic seed planting, arts & crafts and clown entertainment.

Meanwhile, guests will also be able to experience healthy food choices from reputed F&B outlets such as Saladicious, NKD Pizza, Just Falafel, Melt Frozen Yoghurt, Barakat Juices and many more. Ladies will also be able to attend special cooking demonstrations on helthy cooking techniques and food tasting sessions.

However, the highlight of the day will the jam-packed fitness schedule, showcases the wide variety fo group fitness classes available to suit the tastes of every woman. These classes will include Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Bootcamp Circuit, Yoga, Pilates as well as a wide variety of meditation classes such as Positive Thinking and Stress Management Seminars.

Since its inception in 2003, Dubai Ladies Club has consistently worked towards improving the quality of life of Emirati and expatriate women living in the UAE through in-house events, facilities and pilot projects. The events span the fields of art, culture, fitness and educational seminars. The primary objective of Wellness Day is to provide all women in Dubai with the opportunity to try new fitness activities, products and health related services entirely cost free, with the view to encourage participation and healthy living on a long term basis.

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