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, 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


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


  • Fabulous!

    The Marjan Island location was fabulous, a wonderful hotel, delicious food, with the added luxury of a spa to treat yourself at the end of the day!

    23 November 2014
  • 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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