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A luxe wellness island is coming to the capital

SHA Emirates Island will bring together medical, sports and wellness experts.  

Rethink what you know about spas and salons. SHA Wellness Clinic is taking wellness to the next level by opening a wellness island. SHA Emirates Island at AlJurf will be located in AlJurf, halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Created by the Abu Dhabi development partner IMKAN, it is scheduled to open in 2026. 

SHA Emirates Island at AlJurf will be a health resort. The resort will bring together a team from around the world, which will include doctors, therapists, personal trainers, yoga instructors and chefs. Plus, beachfront residences will be available to purchase from April 2024, which spans 86 villas, 49 apartments and two penthouses.

SHA Emirates Island

SHA Emirates Island at AlJurf will offer holistic as well as medical treatments. The site will include state-of-the-art sports facilities, bike trails, water sports activities, family-friendly events and a wellness kids’ club. 

Co-founder and Vice President of SHA Wellness Clinic, Alejandro Bataller, explained: “We are excited to bring the unique SHA Method to the Middle East, making it possible for more people to benefit from our philosophy of integrative health and wellbeing. We travelled to dozens of locations in search of the perfect natural environment, warm weather and accessibility to create the world’s first fully integrated wellness island and found everything we could imagine and more at the seaside destination of AlJurf.”

SHA Emirates Island

Suwaidan AlDhaheri, CEO of IMKAN, added: “The partnership between IMKAN and SHA Wellness Clinic has brought SHA Emirates to AlJurf with a shared vision to become a catalyst for health and wellness in the UAE. SHA´s philosophy is that the very best health for mind, body and soul is attained through marrying optimum nutrition and treatments with external elements of luxurious and relaxing surroundings. This is precisely why SHA Emirates Island will position AlJurf as the first destination in wellness tourism, mirroring our vision for AlJurf.”

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GO: Visit https://www.imkan.ae/projects/sha-emirates for more information.

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