Privilee Members, Megan and Rebecca, have rounded up the benefits of staying in the UAE over the summer and how you can use them to your advantage with Privilee!
Daycay at Privilee’s latest venues
Use summer as an opportunity to check out some of the newest venues to join Privilee, like Address Sky View!
Address Sky View has some of the best views in Dubai, chill out at one of their two pools overlooking the Burj Khalifa and make sure to order from their poolside menu, we loved the bao buns and colourful cocktails. The great thing about the large main pool is it’s very shallow, so you can lay in the water comfortably with a book and not feel the heat so much.
Get fitter than ever!
With people travelling and generally less going on, summer is your chance to join some of the most popular fitness classes on Privilee and improve your health and fitness. Below are a few of our top classes to try this summer at some of Dubai’s best gyms:
- Monday: Spinning with Ella at Warehouse Gym Jumeirah Park
- Tuesday: Blackbox with Ken at Warehouse Gym Springs Souk
- Wednesday: Boxing with Darren at Fitness First Meadows Village
- Thursday: Toys at the Circuit Factory
- Friday: Firestarter with Clayton at Reset Fitness
- Saturday: Morning Hatha at Yoga Ashram
Everyone deserves a break and just because you’re not on holiday doesn’t mean you can’t take one! Luckily for Privilee Members, we have access to loads of brilliant adults-only beach clubs and pools which are ideal for when you want to just zen out and relax or if you’re looking for more of a party scene. Being in a cool pool is the ultimate way to survive the heat and the below spots are some of our favourites for kid-free daycays:
- Cove Beach - amazing service and an upbeat vibe
- Terra Solis Dubai - an Insta-worthy setting
- WET Deck at W Dubai The Palm - we love the shaded areas in the pool!
- Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah - super chilled and peaceful at the adults-only pool
Escape the summer heat and brunch! Save up to 50% on some of Dubai’s best brunches with Privilee, these are the perfect way to try new restaurants for a fraction of the price. The Social Sunday Brunch at Akira Back, W Dubai The Palm is a must-visit, with a 20% discount for Privilee Members. There are the most stunning Dubai Marina views from the terrace and the food never disappoints - don’t miss out on the tuna pizza! They also have an impressive gluten-free menu.
Try something new
If you’re focusing on training and want to enhance your recovery, make sure to check out the cold plunge pool at Fly High Fitness! The health benefits are incredible, and bonus - it’s another great way to cool down when it’s so hot outside, plus it’s complimentary with your membership! Win-win.
Another fab activity to try over the summer is the swim lessons at FitRepublik in their Olympic-size pool. There are several levels available, including beginner and “swimming fitness” - so whether you’re just starting out or want to learn how to swim for fitness and incorporate it into your routine, there are plenty of options for everyone, and the coaches are fab.
Privilee Members also get discounts on water sports activities at selected venues, we will definitely be going for a sunset paddleboard session at Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah! The views are incredible (featuring Burj Al Arab!) and it’s such a nice way to end the day.
Explore the UAE
There are so many amazing beach resorts in Ras Al Khaimah, make the most of the slower pace of summer to take a road trip and experience places you may not have visited before.
Our favourite is Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, reminiscent of a tropical paradise! The pool overlooks the beach so you can enjoy beautiful ocean vistas as you lounge in the cool water, and the dining options are excellent. Members get 20% off food and drinks at all of the resort's restaurants and bars - including brunch at Boons which is great if you want to spend some of your afternoon inside when you visit.