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The Escape | The Retreat Palm Dubai

Everything that went down at BAZAAR’s first health retreat
I’ll admit, when I first heard about The Retreat Palm Dubai’s wellbeing resort, I had my reservations. “Isn’t that something you do in the Indian mountains?” I thought to myself. However, I checked in for two days and was pleasantly surprised.

Situated on Dubai’s The Palm with calming views of the ocean, I wanted to make the experience count. So I decided that emails were off the agenda for the duration of my stay (it was a struggle, to say the least) and Instagram use was to a minimum… namaste.

At check-in, the Welcome Ritual began. I was given an aromatherapy bracelet used from Lava stone, offered a cold-pressed juice and an introduction to “Mr Chakra”, an installation which explains the centres of energy in our body. I was asked to choose one of seven colours I was attached to first, I got Expression, the gateway to authentic self-expression through the throat.