Where and when will the Main Yoga Session take place?
The Main Yoga Session will start promptly on Friday March 16th at 8:00am at Kite Beach, Dubai. Please arrive at 7am to guarantee your place, and make sure to get your complimentary yoga mat.
The session spots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Participants arriving after 8am will not be accommodated. This is a mass participation session, we expect over 1,500 yogis so please expect crowds.
How do I attend the classes?
You can book from over 60 classes. Registration will be open from March 1st, please stay tuned to our social media accounts for updates.
Are there parking spots booked for XYoga Dubai Festival attendees?
Although there are public parking spaces at Kite Beach, please note that we are expecting a large number of visitors and we highly recommend you take a taxi, car pool or cycle your way to the event!
How do I arrive to the Main Yoga Session?
Walk along Kite Beach, just in front of Al Manara Mosque. You can find the exact location here
Is there an area for children?
Yes we have a dedicated kid’s area with activities including freeplay area, colouring, arts and crafts, sand art, kite flying. For the opening hours and full list of terms and conditions for the kids area, please click here
How early am I expected to arrive at the venue in order to ensure a good spot for my session?
Main Yoga Session participants should arrive at 7am. Participants arriving after 8am will not be accommodated. Please make sure that you’ve registered beforehand.
For all other sessions please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the session start time. Late arrivals will not be accommodated, and unclaimed spots will go to walk-in attendees 15 minutes prior to each session. Again, to ensure that you have a spot, please make sure that you register for the session(s) you want to attend.
What is the dress code for the XYoga Dubai Festival?
Wear comfortable, modest active wear. Although it is at the beach, please be mindful of the UAE’s culture and beach wear is not allowed. We do however recommend you come in slippers or sandals.
Are sessions at the festival of mixed gender?
XYoga Dubai festival caters to Dubai’s diverse population and so all sessions are mixed, with the exception of sessions highlighted as Ladies Only which will take place at the Reebok Studio.
What language are the sessions conducted in?
All sessions at XYoga Dubai festival are conducted in English. We are however offering a few yoga sessions in Arabic. Please check the schedule for more details.
Will I be provided with a yoga mat for the sessions?
A limited number of Yoga mats will be provided by XYoga Dubai for the 8:00am Main Yoga Session only, so be sure to arrive early on the 16th of March. These mats are yours to keep after the Main Yoga Session. Not only are these XYoga Dubai mats slip resistant to enhance your practice, but are also non-toxic and biodegradable.We do not, however, provide yoga mats for the rest for the sessions, so make sure you bring your own mat with you.
Do I need to come prepared? If so, what do I need to bring along?
All sessions and classes need to pre-booked. Registration is online through the xyogadubai.com. If spots are available in a particular class, then on-site registration is also possible. There are no changing rooms on-site, so come dressed in your respectful active wear. Also consider that the festival is taking place in an open air space, so we recommend you wear sunscreen and stay hydrated at all times.
Are there lockers/bag checks on site that I can use?
We do not have locker facilities so we recommend that you pack light and bring only what you will need for the sessions.
Can my kids accompany me to the yoga class?
To ensure participants are making the most out of their yoga and meditation experience, as well as benefiting from the internationally renowned yogis at the event, kids under the age of 16 will not be able to join the adult classes. There is a dedicated area for the younger ones, offering yoga classes, arts and crafts, painting and other activities. Children below 4 years should be supervised by an adult at all times. Children are welcome to participate in the Main Yoga Session at 8am on 16th of March, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
What time does the festival village open?
The XYoga Dubai festival village is open on Friday 16th March from 8:00am until 9:00pm, and Saturday 17th March from 7:00am until 7:00pm.
Do I have to pay a fee to participate in any of the yoga sessions or to enter the festival village?
XYoga Dubai festival aims to highlight the accessibility of yoga as a lifestyle choice to help encourage people to defy their bodily limits and mental boundaries. All sessions at XYoga Dubai, including the Main Yoga Session, are therefore completely free of charge.
My friends and family want to watch me participate, can they?
Anyone is welcome to observe any session from the festival village, except for those sessions held in the Reebok Studio.
Are there other activities apart from Yoga?
There will be workshops and talks held at the festival, please see the schedule for more details. Visitors will also be able to enjoy healthy food and refreshments from our varied partners. You can also do a bit of shopping at our retail section which offers a variety of different shops.
The session I wish to attend is booked out. Is there a waiting list or a standby queue?
Walk-in spots will be given on a first come, first served basis if a registered participant fails to show up. Please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of any session you wish to attend as a walk-in slot. There is no guarantee that walk-in places will become available.
How long will XYoga Dubai hold my booked slot for?
A slot is booked for up to 20 minutes prior to a session before it is transferred to a walk-in attendee.
Is the event being filmed and photographed?
Please be aware that XYoga Dubai will be filmed and photographed for press and promotional purposes. By entering the venue you consent to having your photo taken by XDubai at any time whilst at the festival and XDubai reserve the right to use these for promotional purposes.
How can I know all of the latest information about XYoga Dubai?
Follow @XYogaDubai on Instagram and Facebook for the latest information. We would love to see your social media posts from the festival, please use the hashtag #XYoga to join the conversation.
How can media register for the event
For any media enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All media and photographers must be registered. Unregistered professional cameras will not be permitted into the venue.