If you’re willing to splash out on your fitness, there’s plenty of options around Dubai. But which of the city’s most luxurious fitness facilities wins the battle of the five-star gyms?
We put two to the test.
The Burj Club
In a nutshell:
A luxury spa, rooftop pool and stunning views of Downtown Dubai from your treadmill.
In the same way that we’ve convinced ourselves that fancy leggings are key to our athletic performance, we also believe that the nicer the gym facilities, the more likely we are to work out.
With that in mind, there’s definitely something to be said for The Burj Club. This recently renovated fitness hub was once exclusively for Burj Khalifa residents, but is now open to the public with a range of membership packages and day passes.
There are two spacious gyms (one is on the ladies-only floor) fully kitted out with high-tech equipment, great views of Downtown Dubai and Burj Lake (time it right and you can catch the fountain show from the treadmill). There are Les Mills group classes, as well as personal training.
We love the rooftop pool to relax and refuel after your gym session. If you’ve got time, book some downtime in the spa: the 60-minute Signature Massage (Dhs450) is a deeply relaxing combination of Swedish massage and aromatherapy that turned our muscles to jelly.
Burj Khalifa (Residence entrance), Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 6am to 10pm, Dhs275 weekdays, Dhs375 weekends, Dhs1,950 monthly. Tel: (04) 8883900. Metro: Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa.burjkhalifa.ae