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How to Relax, Unwind & De-stress in Dubai

6 ways to enjoy a stress-free holiday in Dubai

Dubai is now one of the busiest cities in the world. Even if you’re in this city just for a holiday, it can be easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle happening in and around it. Pretty soon, you might prefer spending more time in your luxury hotel room in Dubai to avoid all the stress that comes with going out and doing all the usual touristy stuff.

A day of relaxation on a Dubai beach
Combining sunshine, gentle humming of the waves, with a light breeze on the beach is
a perfect way to relax on your holiday in Dubai.
 (Image by Pixabay)

Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday

Even with the fast-paced way of life in Dubai, you can still enjoy an amazing getaway in this city. You can do this by finding ways to relax, unwind and de-stress, and including them in your itinerary. Here are some ways and tips for doing so:

1. Drink green tea

Instead of starting your day with coffee, opt for green tea. Green tea contains theanine, an amino acid that helps promote calmness and relaxation. You can drink green tea hot or cold so you can enjoy sipping this beverage any time of the day.

2. Eat healthy, mood-boosting foods

There is nothing wrong with indulging in your favorite sugary and fatty treats during your holiday since you’ll find nearly all cuisines in Dubai where you won’t have any problems satisfying your cravings. But if you want to feel better and less stressed out, eat more nutritious foods that will boost your mood and energy.

Examples of energizing foods include:

  • Nuts
  • Fish (salmon, tuna, etc.)
  • Bananas
  • Vegetables
  • Quinoa
  • Beans and lentils

These food items are rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids which have been proven effective in giving you more energy. They help improve brain activity and your overall mood as well.

3. Get a massage

Take advantage of the numerous Dubai spa offers and get a massage. It’s a great way to relax and get rid of the tension and stress threatening to ruin your vacation. When you get a massage, you’ll feel your worries and stress melt away. It will also lift your mood so you enjoy the rest of your holiday.

4. Spend time at a quiet beach

Most of Dubai’s beaches are always crowded, especially during weekends when both holidaymakers and residents can be found in these world-famous tourist spots. However, the emirate isn’t devoid of quiet beaches; you will find ones where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy a stress-free day.

4x4 Beach and Cove Beach are just two of Dubai’s seaside havens that offer beachgoers the perfect setting and opportunity to relax. Laze on the sand, read a book or enjoy a refreshing drink while listening to the gentle waves.

Simply looking at the beautifully clear water and watching the sunset will help you relax and forget everything that’s stressing you out.

A tranquil desert sunset in Dubai
Watching a desert sunset from your luxury hotel room is yet another way to relax and unwind
in Dubai, for a stress-free holiday to remember.
 (Image by Pixabay)

5. Meditate

While you’re at the beach, or in your quiet luxury hotel room in Dubai, or any place you find peaceful and soothing, meditate.

You don’t have to be an expert in yoga or tai chi (although it would be more helpful if you are) to meditate and achieve a state of calmness. To meditate, sit down, close your eyes, and relax your muscles.

Next, focus on one thing: it can be your breathing, a painting, the beach, the sky, or a vivid picture in your mind. Do this for at least 10 minutes and you’ll feel the tension and all your worries melt away. The longer you meditate or practice mindfulness, the better you will be able to relax and let go of all your worries.

6. Listen to music

You don’t have to listen to classical music to feel more calm and relaxed. When you listen to your favorite slow tempo tunes in your hotel room or when you go out, you’ll be able to slow down your breathing, lower your heart rate and blood pressure, and relax your tense muscles.

If you want to have more energy to do more fun stuff on your holiday, turn on the volume while you’re playing fast, loud, or up-tempo music.

Stress can strike anywhere and it can affect anyone. Even if you’re on a holiday, your mood can easily be dampened by a problem that suddenly comes up. The important thing is to deal with and get over your issues or worries immediately, and to not let stress ruin your vacation.

AUTHOR BIO

Habib Khan is a seasoned Hotelier, currently the CEO of Planet Hospitality and General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Khan has more than 30 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. He is an expert in developing, transforming, and managing hotels, with an ability to analyze and solve problems in a challenging work environment.

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