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Yoga Journeys: Dubai | A Mini Travel Guide


View of the coast from the top of the Burj al Arab. Photo by Tim Gouw.

Last week you met Sarka Apperloo and we chatted about yoga pretty exclusively. But this Czech native has also called Dubai home for the past few years, and has some insight into what to do if you happen to be in town. (Side note: Sarka is a former flight attendant who's hopped her share of the globe, so you know Dubai has something special if she's decided to call it home!) Check out her recommendations for what not to miss if you happen to turn up there. Have recommendations of your own or other questions? Would love to hear them, leave them in the comments!

The iconic Burj al Arab, captured by Sylvia Prats

Describe the general mood //

A cosmopolitan melting pot where east meets west but nowhere is home

Must-stay accomodations //

The world's only 7-star hotel, the Burj al Arab

Best place to watch the sunset //

While strolling along Kite beach

Favorite place for a healthy snack //

Try one of those signature bowls or create your own: Poke Poke Dubai. My tip is the Vegan bowl.

Sarka leading a yoga class at Dubai's Yoga Yacht

Best yoga spot //

No other place like my office, the Yoga Yacht

What would you wear or pack //

Sun cream and money

Can’t miss natural beauty //

The rolling dunes of the Dubai Desert

Best place to shop //

Getting lost in the supersized Dubai Mall

Where to have an incredible cocktail //

Gaze on the the palm and admire the Marina while sipping cocktails at The Observatory

Tourist sites that are worth it //

Give the afternoon tea in the Burj al Arab a try, the top of Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Marina and the desert.

Dubai at night. Photo by Ryan Miglinczy

What to do after hours //

Enjoy the vibes of the Dubai night life

What’s a secret or surprising thing about Dubai? //

Its definitely not so strict as its very often written on social media.

Anything else to add? //

Come and Join me in my yoga class!

More from Sarka //

Follow her on Instagram: @sharqi.yoga

Book a class: https://www.sharqi.yoga

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