Weight Loss Holidays and Fitness Retreats near Dubai

The Healthy Retreat Company offers a variety of programmes which focus on exercise, nutrition and time out for yourself. From flexible to full regimes, choose a programme, meal plan and dates to suit you – men and women of all ages and abilities are welcome. You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy the luxurious facilities and relax in idyllic and calm surroundings. Simply choose to stay from four days to three months and expect to leave feeling healthy, fit, invigorated and positive about improving your wellbeing.

Founder and manager, Katie Duncan set up The Healthy Retreat Company following the success and expansion of her award winning UK company, Apples & Pears which is one of the longest running weight loss and fitness retreats in the UK.

Weight Loss and Fitness Programmes

Choose your ideal weight loss and fitness retreat

Why Choose Us?


Our five star Resort and Spa Retreat is situated on an Island beachfront location inside the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. learn more


There's a wide variety of programmes, meal plans and dates to suit your exact needs no matter what your level of fitness. learn more


Since 2008, founder and manager, Katie Duncan has run over 90 successful retreats in the UAE, Spain & across the UK. learn more


  • Life Changing

    Having spent 7-days at the Marjan Island Retreat, I can safely say it has changed my life. The range of activities was impressive with swimming (pool and the sea) kayaking, boxing, kettlebells, gym work, circuits and so much more. Lovely sunshine, luxurious hotel and wonderful spa treatments. Definitely recommend!

    April 2015
  • Fantastic retreat!

    The week was great. It was fantastic being part of a positive group and I always felt able to get individual direction and coaching. The Dubai resort was perfect – the accommodation and facilities were geared exactly to the retreat requirements. Varied and luxurious spa was excellent.

    February 2015
  • Amazing fitness holiday!

    As a man who hates the gym, this type of retreat is amazing at making fitness fun. The team games are a highlight which have you laughing all day long. The Water Sports were an added bonus which I loved. The location and team of trainers/bootcampers made this a holiday I will never forget. Can’t wait to do this again.

    February 2016
  • Superb boot camp

    Katie’s organisational skills are exceptional and all done with a smile. The activities are vigorous and are pushed to do your very best underpinned by a very, very professional and supportive group of trainers. Highlights for me were learning how to swim, meeting such an interesting and sociable group of people and the superb instruction from Katie and Woody.

    January 2016
  • I had such a brilliant time!

    I came away with so many highlights that are easily transferable into normal life at home. I will definitely return. It’s the way forward for anyone wanting anything from a healthy break away from the hustle and bustle to a complete mind set change to improve yourself long term.

    24 August 2016

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