- Being healthier in Dubai is easier than ever thanks to a wide range of organic outlets and cafés.
- Get your health fix at one of the many stores of Organic Foods Café.
- Browse the endless aisles at the Bio Organic Store, famous for an incredible range of all-natural and health-oriented ingredients.
Let’s face it – New Year’s resolutions like hitting the gym, getting healthy and being the best you can be, are always the hardest of resolutions to keep when living in Dubai.
We’ve compiled a list which is quite possibly the healthiest list ever. Because who said eating right has to be hard, expensive or out-of-reach?
So, what will it be today?
Organic Foods and Café
“Organic” has been one of the biggest buzz words since the turn of the century. And luckily,
the Organic Foods and Café franchise around Dubai gets it right, every single time. Filled with fresh-faced yogis and sun-kissed soccer moms, this successful health food franchise has everything from whole-grain pasta to almond milk.
But it’s the sheer range of health supplements and superfoods that will blow you away. The shelves are stashed with black chia seeds, organic flax seeds as well as fiber and antioxidants.
Meanwhile, the supplements section has everything you’ve looked for, with all types of capsules and smoothie superfoods including wheatgrass, chlorella, chlorophyll, protein powders and yes, Maca powder, which is a Peruvian root that is rich in V and C vitamins, magnesium, iron and amino acids.
Sounds too good to be true? Stop by one of the Organic Foods and Café locations, including the convenient Sheikh Zayed Road branch.
Contact information: call +971 4 338 2911 or visit www.organicfoodsandcafe.com
Holland and Barrett
This UK export, with its 8th branch recently opened in City Walk, is where you’ll find an impeccable range of health supplements and beauty products, as well as many items that you won’t find elsewhere. Among these are Dr. Organic’s range of skincare, organic beetroot juice, aloe vera juice, organic goji berries – which are claimed to be the most nutritionally dense fruit on earth, full of powerful antioxidants – as well as California prunes, Austrian celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s range of drinks and even organic tea tree mouthwash.
You can also pick up your “standard” health needs like chia seeds, Omega-3s, protein shakes and flax seed. Among them, spirulina powder, a highly nutritious micro saltwater plant, is worth a try, as well as Maca powder and barley grass powder, a type of whole grain containing vitamins said to promote weight loss.
The best part about this organic outlet is its various locations around Dubai, including the recently introduced shop in City Walk.
Contact information: call +971 4 344 5887 or Visit http://www.hollandandbarrett.ae
Bio Organic Store
Get ready to fill your pantry because Bio Organic Store offers one of the widest range of almost 2,000 organic products under one roof, including fruits & vegetables, creamery, butchery, bakery, grocery and kids’ food items.
And if that wasn’t enough, this enticing shop also offers online shopping and home delivery, allowing you to choose from an absolutely massive product range. Here you can genuinely find everything from meals to baby teething remedies and freshly prepared coconut ice-cream as well as farm fresh oranges, apples, milk and sausages of organic lamb and beef.
Location: Irise tower, Tecom, ground floor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Opening times: 8 A.M. – 9 P.M.
Contact information: +971 4 443 3535 or visit biorganicstore.com
Ripe Organic Farm Shop
Sourced from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, find everything you need from organic fruits and vegetables, local eggs, raw honey and superfood at Ripe Organic Farm Shop. And while you’re looking, take the chance to stock your pantry with healthy ingredients and eco-friendly brands from Ripe’s new store in Town Centre Jumeirah. The best part is being able to find delicious healthy alternatives you didn’t think you needed like chocolate paleo granola, organic cocoa powder for smoothies, gluten-free crackers and vegan cheese. This is where you say, “Yum!”
Location: Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Opening times: 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.
Contact information: Call +971 4 267 2123 or visit ripeme.com
Down to Earth Organic
Down to Earth is your one-stop-shop when it comes to finding organic and chemical free products such as food, textiles and even cosmetics. Established in early 2011, their aim has always been to educate the consumer on making choices for healthier lifestyles, the environment, and society. They take pride in their products, which are grown without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides, also contributing to the health of the environment and the farmers.
Location: G11, Sheikh Hamdan Complex, Opposite the Union House, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Opening times: Daily except for Friday: 8:30 A.M. – 9 P.M.
Contact: Call +971 4 386 3391 or visit www.downtoearthorganic.ae
Being healthy is more than just a trend – it truly is a way of life. And when it’s this easy to find every superfood there is, what’s stopping you from becoming the best version of you?