Take part in a sound relaxation class at Fairmont The Palm that includes gongs and singing bowls. Courtesy Fairmont The Palm
Take part in a sound relaxation class at Fairmont The Palm that includes gongs and singing bowls. Courtesy Fairmont The Palm

5 healthy things to do this weekend: climb stairs with Gulf 4 Good, go high-intensity at Roar, and more

Climb some stairs with the Gulf 4 Good charity organisation as part of their training programme. Start your weekend with a 60-floor climb to the top of Almas Towers. Stair climbing is a great workout and the ideal training for mountain challenges. As Everest climber and world-record holder Adrian Hayes says: "[It's] the best mountain training available when you can't get to the mountains." Friday, 8am to 9am, Almas Towers, JLT, Dubai, fitness@gulf4good.org

Visit the Puma Breakfast Club at Roar by Puma Women, the fitness social club in d3 in Dubai, for the hardcore, high-intensity Bodytree Body class led by Anissa. Nectar will provide samples of their paleo granola. Friday, 10am, free for Guava Pass members; Dh30 for non-members, Roar by Puma for Women, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai, www.guavapass.com/go/roarbypumawomen

Take part in a free core-strength yoga class led by Nerry Toledo that balances traditional fitness notions of abdominal strength with a focus on developing strong, steady breath while understanding "the core of our being" – the spiritual core that is connected to everything in life. Learn the importance of having a strong core as well as the importance of connecting with our inner selves, where we find love, peace and hope. Friday, 11.40am, Yoga Ashram, Cluster X, X3 Tower, JLT, Dubai, register at 050 747 8066, @nerryfit on Instagram

Register to take part in A Celebration of Sound, in which Zarine Dadachanji, a facilitator of sound meditations, will perform sound healing with relaxation demonstrations using gongs, singing bowls and other instruments. The session, as part of the State of One wellness programme at Fairmont the Palm, aims to release stress, provide cellular relaxation, enhanced well-being and balance body, mind and spirit. Saturday, 5pm to 7pm, Dh100, Crescent Ballroom, Fairmont the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, book at 04 457 3545, Palm.Willowstream@Fairmont.com

Spend a day at the Al Dhafra Water Festival, where you can find a variety of sports activities to watch and take part in. Families can enjoy activities at the children's village, including tug o' war, rowing, swimming, drawing, magic trick shows and more. Cheer on the athletes in the beach football and volleyball competitions and marine races for dhows, sail boats and row boats, as well as kitesurfing. Plus visit a traditional souq and attend fashion shows and cooking competitions. Daily until April 29, various timings, free, Mirfa Beach, Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi, www.aldhafrawaterfestival.ae

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