How a Weekend in the Desert Provided a Digital Detox For My Mind, Body and Soul
When I signed up for a weekend at the Alma Retreat recently I expected to return from two days in the desert feeling detoxed and ready to face a new week. And while that's exactly what happened… I'm glad to say I got so much more.
The new set-up at the Bedouin Oasis in Ras Al Khaimah is approximately a 45-minute drive from my home in the Dubai Marina and after passing camels and oryx along the way, a relaxing effect immediately takes over as you enter the camp.
Alma was brought to life by Dubai resident, Sarah Arnold, who wanted to provide a getaway from hectic city life for those who find it difficult to carve out time to focus on their physical, mental and emotional health. I'm definitely someone who falls into that category, with long work days and lacking motivation to exercise because of it. So, to be with others who had similar goals was especially encouraging. See the gallery for a guide on what it was like...