Weight Loss Holidays and Fitness Retreats in Dubai & Marjan Island

The Healthy Retreat Company offers programmes which focus on exercise, nutrition and time out for yourself. Simply choose a programme, meal plan, start date and length of stay to suit you – men and women of all ages and abilities are welcome. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the luxurious facilities and relax in idyllic and calm surroundings. Expect to leave feeling healthy, invigorated and positive about improving your wellbeing.

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

Weight Loss and Fitness Programmes

Why Choose Us?


Our 5* resorts are situated in an exclusive Dubai Hideaway and an Island beachfront location inside the clear waters of the Arabian Gulf.


Choose a programme, meal plan and dates to suit your needs no matter what your goals or level of fitness. more


Founder, Katie Duncan, has been running award winning retreats since 2008, in the UK, Spain & UAE. more


  • Fantastic!

    The Healthy Retreat is a fantastic way to kick start a healthy lifestyle through fitness instruction, nutritional guidance, and an array of spa treatments. I don’t know of any other program in the UAE that offers such a complete program.

    Dayna – 24 April 2017
  • This retreat is absolutely super

    It is a flexible retreat and delivers great results by a hugely professional team. Highlights for me were cycling, the mountain visit, 1:1 training and dynamic stretching.

    Jane – 13 February 2017
  • Energizing and relaxing

    The spa was fantastic! I had a Moroccan hammam that I can truly recommend! My goal was to get more energy, spend time on my own and get more motivated to continue training back home which I have so far. I felt both energized but also very relaxed when leaving the retreat. A perfect combination.

    26 February 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
  • 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

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