Contrast, the Pioneers of Wellbeing, launches in Dubai

This first-of-its kind, consciously curated sauna and ice studio opened on Palm Jumeirah, designed to promote healing of mind, body and spirit. This stunning wellness destination offers both infrared and traditional saunas, ice baths, IV drips and restorative massages. 

Introducing Contrast, the new wellness destination ideally located on Golden Mile 6, Palm Jumeirah. The space is visually stunning with a Mediterranean aesthetic of curved architecture and marble features, creating a holiday state of mind, empowering members to gain clarity and escape, for a moment, from their everyday stresses.

The studio has five large private sauna rooms and is home to Dubai’s first contrast therapy room which has a traditional sauna complete with salt walls and immersive ice baths designed to aid muscle recovery, reduce inflammation, and improve general well-being, each equipped with a shower for rinsing off pre- and post-sweat. With society’s growing, health-conscious shift, these sauna sessions are set to become a pivotal part of the wellness agenda.

The full spectrum infrared sauna suites are state-of-the-art, equipped with 32-inch Smart TV’s so you can watch Netflix or opt for an audio experience and connect Spotify during your 45-minute session while using chromotherapy (coloured light therapy) to restore balance and harmony. Each sauna is 2mx2m in size which also makes it your personal hot yoga room so feel free to BYO yoga mats.

Contrast also offers immersive ice baths, which are proven to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, aid muscle recovery, and strengthen mental resilience, making them the perfect

modality to complement the sauna experience. Legends like Wim Hof have championed the benefits of this cold-water therapy, with a booming Dubai based community deeply invested in honing this practice.

Taking time to look after yourself from the inside out is an essential part of a modern lifestyle and Contrast aims to build a community that understands that. Contrast provides a sanctuary for recovery, a place where their community can soothe, switch off, rest and recharge during a 45-minute session, playing an integral part in their mental and physical healing journey.


Contrast prides itself in bringing ancient healing practices to the modern world, utilizing hot and cold therapy to promote relaxation and detoxification. Saunas are reported to promote clearer, tighter skin, but also benefit heart health, circulation, relaxation, better sleep, and detoxification – all elements that help us stay younger and healthier for longer. It is an essential element in the new wellbeing toolkit guaranteeing healing and next level rejuvenation.

“We are thrilled to bring Contrast to the Palm Jumeriah,” said Hamdan Al Khafaji the Co-founder of Contrast. “Our focus is on providing a truly unique, accessible, and luxurious experience that promotes wellness from within, vitality, and mental resilience. In my personal life, I have greatly benefitted from the modalities of both saunas and ice baths. I have experienced their healing powers on every level, they will always be tools in my wellbeing toolkit and I’m looking forward to creating a welcoming haven of restoration in Dubai.”

Members can opt for one treatment or combine their sauna and ice bath experience, additionally they can boost their body with an IV drip. There are a range of packages available for those seeking a one-time recharge or a long-term wellness journey. Make sure to sign up in advance to avail the limited intro offer.

Contrast offers a salve to this incredibly fast paced and often stressful world, providing an accessible, convenient, beautiful, and relaxing reset. It is a stunning space to sweat with intention, benefit from the extremes of hot and cold, with the goal of healing from within.