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With amazing weather and gorgeous settings, Abu Dhabi is a sensational place for some outdoor yoga.   Feeling the sun on your back while you’re moving into a vinyasa just makes that rush of energy feel extra powerful, so why not give it a try while the temperatures are still perfect?  Here are six of the most incredible places to flow in the fresh air: Cove Beach Abu Dhabi   This sizzling beach club might be...
Harriet ShephardDecember 1, 202111 min
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Yoga Saadiyat Beach ClubYoga at Saadiyat Beach Club/Image courtesy Bodytree

With amazing weather and gorgeous settings, Abu Dhabi is a sensational place for some outdoor yoga.  

Feeling the sun on your back while you’re moving into a vinyasa just makes that rush of energy feel extra powerful, so why not give it a try while the temperatures are still perfect? 

Here are six of the most incredible places to flow in the fresh air:

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi  

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi
Cove Beach Abu Dhabi/Image via Instagram

This sizzling beach club might be better known for its less healthy activities (rosé all day anyone?) but on a Friday it’s filled with nourishing and uplifting vibes. With the striking skyline of Reem Island on one side and the sparkling Arabian Gulf on the other, the Morning Power Yoga class will leave you feeling productive, strong and confident, and perhaps a little smug that you did something so beneficial all before 10am. Led by fellow Reem Island residents Seven Wellness and over before the sun really starts to power down, it’s a beautiful place to pause and let the nutrients of your practice sink in.  

Dh65. Fridays at 8.30am. @covebeachabudhabi   

Jubail Mangrove Park

Jubail Mangrove Park
Jubail Mangrove Park/Image via Instagram

There can’t be many cities in the world where you can stretch away your worries on a floating boardwalk above an ancient mangrove forest. Proving yet again why Abu Dhabi is a simply amazing place to live, the Moving Meditation & Sound Healing class by YogaOne is an experience of a lifetime. Rest and heal your body while you absorb the sounds of this precious area’s fascinating wildlife. You’ll come away feeling renewed and refreshed.

Dh85. Saturdays at 9am. @yogaoneuae     

Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Yoga at the Louvre/Image courtesy Bodytree

It’s funny how bridge pose feels less strenuous when you’re looking up at Jean Nouvel’s iconic dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Surrounded by bright blue waters and featuring a roof inspired by the date-palm thatching of traditional Bedouin homes, there has never been a more powerful and moving place to find perfect stillness. Best of all, each session comes with a free pass to all the exhibitions.  

Dh90. Sundays and Tuesdays, 10.15am and 5pm. Saturdays, 11am and 5pm. @bodytreestudio   

Saadiyat Beach Club  

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Yoga at Saadiyat Beach Club/Image courtesy Bodytree

Prepare to get a little salty whilst pulling your best warrior poses in the lapping waves of Saadiyat Beach Club. Of course, you’ll want to Instagram every single second of it, but this class isn’t all good looks and no substance. According to Bodytree, your body absorbs more oxygen and negative ions when you’re by the ocean, and this can make you make you feel extra relaxed and content.  

Dh95. Saturdays, 8.30am. @bodytreestudio     

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

Innerseed yoga
Inner Seed founder Laura Kopinski/Image via Instagram

Inner Seed’s beach yoga classes come in a variety of unusual and brilliant forms, including Restorative Yin Yoga, Full Moon Healing, Express Yourself: Throat Chakra, Detox & Twist, Healing Chakra and more.  Set on the shores of Saadiyat Rotana hotel, reconnecting with yourself with the sand between your toes and the cool sea breeze on your face is an other-worldly sensation.  

From Dh130 (ladies only). Timings vary. @innerseed   

Umm Al Emarat Park

Yoga at Umm Al Emarat Park
Yoga at Umm Al Emarat Park/Image via Instagram

The pandemic has taught us many things, and one is that free online yoga classes are actually really, really good. So, if Yoga with Adriene and the rest of YouTube’s yogi masters have got you out of the habit of paying for your classes, just head to Umm Al Emarat Park on a Wednesday evening. As the city’s most vast and luscious green space, the tweeting birds and expert instructions from the Seven Wellness and Flo Studio teachers will soon have you forgetting about your to-do list and tuning into your breath.

Free. Wednesdays, 6.30pm. @ummalemaratpark   

Harriet Shephard

Harriet Shephard is an Abu Dhabi-based copywriter and freelance journalist with a particular focus on fitness, travel and lifestyle, which, along with good food, also happen to be her main passions when she's not typing away at her laptop.

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