5 Best Pilates Studios in Dubai
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5 Best Pilates Studios in Dubai

If you’re looking for a fun and challenging way to get fit, taking Pilates classes might be a fantastic idea. It’s a good thing there are various Pilates studios in Dubai that you can check out. 

In this article, we list our top picks and our opinions of them. We also answer common questions on the price of classes and what to consider when choosing the best studio for your needs. 

How much are Pilates classes in Dubai? 

There is no set price for Pilates classes. Of course this will depend on which studio you choose, the expertise of the instructors, and whether it’s a solo class or a group class, among other factors. 

So we rounded up the prices of the different dance studios’ group and private sessions for comparison. Check out the table below: 

PRICECOMPARISON
Real PilatesYasmin Karachiwala's The PADInspireYoga HouseThe Hundred Wellness Centre
GROUP

(1 session)

90-120 AED170 AED115 AED100 AED140 AED
PRIVATE (1 session)370 AED450 AED-418 AED400 AED

Take note, however, that these prices are just for single classes. Most of these studios offer bundles, promos, and even trial packs where you might get more bang for your buck.

So make sure to keep your eyes peeled for those and inquire before you book your session.  

Top Places for Pilates Classes in Dubai 

We assessed the studios based on the following criteria: 

Accessibility – Since you’re most likely taking more than one class there, it is important that Pilates studios are reachable and highly accessible for concerns, questions, and booking appointments. 
• Operating Hours – We gauged their operating hours so you don’t have to. We checked their consistency and the schedule of their classes. 
• Intuitive booking process – Since everything is mostly done online these days, we also tried their booking process to see if it’s convenient and intuitive. 

Expertise – Whether it’s your first time or you’re highly experienced, it’s crucial that the studios have instructors who can teach the class well. 
• Qualifications – We checked their credentials and years of teaching experience. 
• Teaching Abilities – Since years of experience do not automatically translate to good teaching, we also assessed the effectiveness of their teaching style.

Affordability – It’s a given that Pilates may get a bit expensive if done regularly, so we assessed these studios on their price points and affordability.

Student Satisfaction – Lastly, student satisfaction can help you get insight on what it’s like to have Pilates classes there, so we evaluated this too.

1. Real Pilates

Real Pilates's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://real-Pilates.com/
ADDRESSTown Centre Jumeirah, Ground Floor - Jumeirah St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 345 3228
OPERATING HOURSMonday- (8 AM-8:05 PM)

Tuesday- (7 AM-8:05 PM)

Wednesday-(8:15 AM-8:20 PM)

Thursday- (7AM-8:20 PM)

Friday - (8:15 AM-7:50 PM)

Saturday- (8:45 AM-11:35 AM)

Sunday- (8 AM-7:05 PM)

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.2 Intuitive booking process★★★★★ (5/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Qualifications★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Teaching abilities★★★★★ (5/5)
3. AFFORDABILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
4. STUDENT SATISFACTION★★★☆☆ (3/5)

In their own words, Real Pilates is not just a studio, it’s a “sanctuary where you can de-stress, restore, reconnect, and grow”. 

This seems to be the ambience that they want to promote in their classes, which holds up based on their client feedback and our own experience in their studio.

A lot of previous students comment on the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere in the studio, which they say makes it a conducive environment for learning and exercising. 

Not to mention their instructors are highly-trained, professional, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. 

What we appreciated most about this studio is that the class sizes are not too big, so you still get a lot of guidance and attention from instructors on your form and movement. We think this is perfect for beginners. 

Real Pilates has three branches in Jumeirah, JLT, and Meydan that you can choose from based on proximity. However, if you’re not yet comfortable taking face-to-face classes, they also offer virtual classes. 

We also thought that booking an appointment was a breeze because they have an app that you can download. You can book sessions and get updates from the studio all on the app, which we found very convenient. 

They offer mat Pilates, equipment Pilates, barre, and pre/post natal Pilates. So there are plenty of classes to choose from for every skill level. 

As for pricing, we were pleasantly surprised that they’re one of the cheaper options, especially if you take advantage of their bundles and promos. So, if you want to learn Pilates but are on a budget, this studio is a strong contender. 

Pros

  • Conducive environment for learning
  • Class sizes aren’t too big
  • Three branches to choose from
  • Offers virtual classes
  • Easy booking process (has an app)
  • Affordable pricing

Cons

  • Inconsistent operating hours
  • Closes early on Saturday

Student Reviews: 

The instructors are all superb

I love this place! The instructors are ALL superb and wonderful! Very attentive and make sure they keep an eye on each and every person to ensure movements are done correctly and avoid injury; group classes are relatively small which makes the whole experience sort of a semi-private exclusive one . The place is very clean and hygienic, especially the equipment, which is a plus for me !Ketja, Leah and Rachael are amazing instructors! -Nour

I have learnt so much and improved my technique quickly

Real Pilates is absolutely my favourite workout of the week! The instructors are so informed, experienced and professional.  I have learnt so much and improved my technique quickly. They have small classes which allow the instructors to notice everyone in the room, you don’t have that frustration as a beginner of feeling you have no idea what you are doing for half a class because you’ve not been noticed doing it wrong! I can’t wait to get back to the chilled vibe of the studio but I have so really enjoyed the virtual classes, amazingly the instruction is just as good! Honestly this is a new way of doing Pilates and I am hooked, if I haven’t been for a few days I miss it, and so does my body.  I have noticed that my technique in swimming, running and strength training has improved because I bring my body awareness from Pilates into my practice in other forms of exercises. -Joanna Akram

2. Yasmin Karachiwala’s The PAD

Yasmin Karachiwala's The PAD's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.thepadfitness.com/
ADDRESS906, Onyx Tower 1, The Greens and Views, Dubai, UAE
CONTACT DETAILS04-2941745

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday-Thursday (7 AM-9 PM)

Friday (7 AM-8PM)

Saturday (9 AM-7 PM)

Sunday (9AM-6PM)

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.2 Intuitive booking process★★★☆☆ (3/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.1 Qualifications★★★★★ (5/5)
        2.2 Teaching abilities★★★★★ (5/5)
3. AFFORDABILITY★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
4. STUDENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

One thing we loved most about The Pad is the infectious energy of the instructors and the fun vibe of the place. It makes working out an enjoyable, interactive, and exciting experience. 

Since they’re a pretty small studio compared to the competitors, they really get to keep tabs on the students’ progress. 

You can tell them if you’re a beginner or if you already had prior experience and they can adjust the intensity of your program for you depending on your needs. 

They also have top-notch instructors. We took a peek at the instructors’ credentials and were impressed by their level and years of experience. 

The return students also formed a fun community that makes you feel comfortable easily, contributing to the ambience of the place. It’s a great way to meet fellow Pilates enthusiasts and make friends. 

If you’re a first-timer at their studio like us, they offer a free trial class that you can book on their website. In the trial session, we got a feel of their instruction style, equipment, and studio. 

If you’re not comfortable with the prospect of in-person Pilates classes, they also offer online classes but they’re only private and solo sessions, so it might cost you a little bit more. 

Aside from Pilates classes, they also offer dance classes for kids and adults and trampoline classes. So, this can be a place your family regularly goes to because there’s something for everyone. 

We found it convenient that they have free parking easily available to students at the basement of the building, so you don’t have to worry if you brought a car with you. 

We noticed that they don’t have a lot of information on their website, so it might be best to just contact them directly. In our experience, they respond fastest via email. 

Another possible downside is that since they’re not just a Pilates studio, on some days there are only dance classes and not Pilates. So, make sure to double-check the schedule with them before you book an appointment. 

Pros

  • Fun vibe and community
  • Free trial class
  • Also offers other classes besides Pilates
  • Free parking
  • Responsive (replies fast to emails)

Cons

  • Pilates classes are not offered everyday
  • Not much information on website
  • Less affordable than competitors

Student Reviews: 

The energy, vibe, instructors, ambience like everything is just perfect 

The PAD – Pilates & dance studio is the BEST in town. It was my first ever Pilates experience when I came to THE PAD but since then I am a regular here. The energy, vibe, instructors, ambience like everything is just perfect about this place. If you are looking for a great and fun place to workout with the amazing instructors who will not just help you in achieving your goal but also make sure about your correct postures, your pains etc. Also, my daughter loves the dance class there – some amazing instructors who know how to handle a kid while teaching the best of dance. Great work by Shaazia & Abbas , an amazing studio. -Apparrna Sharma

The continuous guidance helps newbies like me

Had an incredible experience at the pad. This being my first experience at Pilates, Shaazia was hands on making sure that all movements are controlled. The continuous guidance helps newbies like me. I’ve done my fair share of physical training at CrossFit boxes and gyms, but the Pilates session really helps these moves and form since it’s controlled and supported using “the reformer”. Feel lighter and refreshed after the session even though it breaks you into a decent sweat and tugs at ancillary muscles. The vibe is incredible, her energy infectious and the overall community amazing. Would highly recommend the group classes to anyone dealing with injuries, looking for a good workout without the high intensity and a perfect complimenting exercise routine apart from your typical gyms and boxes. Thank you Shazia , Abbas and team.- Mihir Sanganee

3. Inspire Yoga + Pilates + Fitness

Inspire Yoga + Pilates + Fitness's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://inspiremeyoga.net/
ADDRESSUnit 102 and 103 Indigo Central 8, Al Manara, PO Box 211605 Dubai, UAE

Gate Avenue, Zone D – Level 1 Al Mustaqbal St, Dubai, UAE

CONTACT DETAILS+971 52 777 6108

+971 4 321 9771

+971 58 588 1223

+971 4 546 4794

OPERATING HOURSSunday-Wednesday (6 AM-9 PM)

Thursday (6 AM-8 PM)

Friday and Saturday (8AM-8 PM)

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★★ (5/5)
        1.2 Intuitive booking process★★★★★ (5/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Qualifications★★★★☆(4/5)
        2.2 Teaching abilities★★★★☆ (4/5)
3. AFFORDABILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. STUDENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

Inspire studio was established in 2014, so they’re relatively young compared to competitors. Still, they are well-worth the mention because of their solid reputation as a Pilates and yoga studio and their established clientele.  

In the short time they’ve been around, they have grown as a business and as a studio. In fact, they now have two branches in Dubai: one in Al Manara and one in DIFC. 

So you can choose which one to go to based on which one’s closer to you and the schedule of classes. What we like about Inspire is that they have loads of classes to choose from, so you can choose based on what fits best for your schedule and needs. 

They also start relatively early; some classes start as early as 6 in the morning. So if you’re the type who prefers to do their workout before work to jumpstart your day, they’re a good choice for you.  

For both branches, we love the relaxing ambience of the place and impressive facilities. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, it ensures your comfort and uplifts your mood. 

For one, we really liked the fact that they have soft yoga tiles. So even if you bring a thin yoga mat, it won’t hurt your back at all. 

They also have aroma diffusers and a good sound system so it really helps to get in the zone for Pilates or yoga classes. They also have a really nice changing area and shower area as well. 

They have a great team of instructors that are knowledgeable and supportive based on our poll of their previous students. They have extensive years of experience teaching and doing Pilates, so they can really help you improve your form. 

We also found it really easy to book an appointment because they have an application you can download. We liked that the whole process was intuitive and convenient. 

However, they don’t have virtual classes nor solo sessions that you can book on their website, so if you’re looking for those, it might be best to check out other places instead. 

Pros

  • State of the art facilities
  • Lots of classes to choose from
  • Opens earlier than most studios
  • Easy booking system (they have an app)
  • Two branches to choose from

Cons

  • No solo sessions available on website
  • No virtual sessions offered

Student Reviews: 

I just love the studio, the atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and members

I have been a member since 2016 and just love the studio…the atmosphere, the friendliness of the staff and members, the amazing teachers, the mix of classes and just the whole vibe of the studio. What is a great bonus for me is how the studio has classes at 6:30 which allows me to attend before work! Inspire you are just superb…keep on doing what you do. -Marie Griffiths

The classes are fantastic

Inspire Yoga is definitely one of the BEST yoga studios in Dubai. The classes are fantastic and you can practice different types of yoga from YIN to ASHTANGA. The instructors are extremely qualified and really help you to improve yourself. I strongly recommend Nitai’s and Neha’s classes if you are looking to improve your flow, strength and inner self. The studio is easily accessible. You can park in front. It is very clean and the staff are super nice and very welcoming ! They make you feel at home. Thank you guys. -Benedicte Blanc

4. Yoga House

Yoga House's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://www.yogahouse.ae/
ADDRESSMarina - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 50 578 9585
OPERATING HOURSMonday- (7AM–9:30PM)

Tuesday-Thursday- (6:30AM–9:30PM)

Friday- (7–11AM, 4:30–8:30PM)

Saturday- (7AM–1PM, 4:30–8:30PM)

Sunday- (7AM–8PM)

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.2 Intuitive booking process★★★☆☆ (3/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Qualifications★★★★☆(4/5)
        2.2 Teaching abilities★★★★☆ (4/5)
3. AFFORDABILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. STUDENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

Yoga House is probably the youngest studio out of the lot we picked, only starting three years ago. Still, we included them in the list because of the range of services they offered and hundreds of happy clients. 

They have two branches: one in Greens and another in the The Intercontinental Hotel. We like that both are in very accessible locations, with free valet parking and discounts for members. 

In case you prefer to stay at home during this pandemic, this does not mean you don’t get to join in the fun because they livestream their classes. 

A fun bonus is they have some free pre-recorded classes on their website that you can check out if you’re a beginner and still gauging whether Pilates is for you.  

In their own words, Yoga House is a “ Breathing Community where one can practice, connect and most importantly be themselves”. It’s a safe space for anyone who wants to learn Pilates. 

We think this holds up based on our experience with them as well as our poll of the members in their studio. Although they may be better known for their yoga classes, they also offer different Pilates classes as well as meditation classes, barre, power Pilates and different fusions. 

For Pilates in particular, they offer prenatal Pilates, mat Pilates, power Pilates, and aqua Pilates (which we find unique to them). These classes target different parts of your body and have different desired effects on your body. 

We love that there are so many different styles of classes to choose from. Their teaching style and offerings are very dynamic, making for a very exciting learning environment that you won’t be easily bored with. 

They have an online system on their website, but we find the website a bit clunky. It’s not as intuitive and convenient a process as the others, sadly. 

Still, you can book online or call them directly. We can attest that they are very responsive to concerns and questions. 

Pros

  • Has livestream of classes
  • Wide range of classes (even has aqua Pilates)
  • Accessible locations with free valet parking

Cons

  • Booking system on site is a bit clunky
  • Inconsistent operating hours

Student Reviews: 

Instructors are very friendly, and adjust exercises according to client’s ability level

Hi. I love my experience with Yoga House. It made me look forward to the sessions. Instructors are very friendly, and adjust exercises according to client’s ability level. Loved sessions with Mrs. Oho and Mrs. Anna. Thanks a lot for the great experience and service. -Дарья Сходцева

The teachers are all very skillful in their approach to teaching

I have been a committed Classpass member for several years, and once I visited Yoga house I converted to Yoga house directly as I enjoyed it so much. The staff are just wonderful at Yoga House, always so welcoming and friendly. The teachers are all very skillful in their approach to teaching but also all have their own styles of teaching and touches to the classes which I find is a nice way to mix up the classes when going regularly. The studio space is very calming and airy. They offer a good variety of classes too and great timings. One recommendation I would love is if there Was Kundalini yoga classes, and it’s hard to find these classes in the marina. Can not recommend it enough, absolutely love it there! -Sophie Chessher

5. The Hundred Wellness Centre

The Hundred Wellness Centre's Homepage
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WEBSITEhttps://thehundred.ae/
ADDRESSJumeirah Beach Road, 53 B Street, Villa 21, Postcode: 112019 - Dubai - Jumeirah 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILS+971 4 344 7333
OPERATING HOURSMonday-Sunday (7 AM-8 PM)

Closed on Fridays

1. ACCESSIBILITY★★★☆☆ (3/5)
        1.1 Operating hours★★★★☆(4/5)
        1.2 Intuitive booking process★★☆☆☆ (2/5)
2. EXPERTISE★★★★☆ (4/5)
        2.1 Qualifications★★★★☆(4/5)
        2.2 Teaching abilities★★★★☆ (4/5)
3. AFFORDABILITY★★★★☆ (4/5)
4. STUDENT SATISFACTION★★★★★ (5/5)

The Hundred Wellness Centre is a bit different from the other studios in this list in that it’s not just a fitness center but a wellness center that targets your health holistically. 

They not only offer Pilates and yoga classes. They also have natural therapy that includes nutrition services, manual therapy, mental wellness programs, and even an in-house cafe. 

For Pilates, they offer three kinds: mat Pilates, reformer Pilates, and Pilates circuit classes. For all of these they offer classes for different levels. 

In The Hundred Wellness Centre, there are four levels for classes: beginner, beginner/intermediate, intermediate, and advanced. For the last three, there will be instructor evaluation before you take classes under those levels. 

We like how they’re very structured, so you really get to find a class where you belong. 

What we loved about their Pilates classes is that their group sessions only have a maximum of 8 students. Since it’s a small group, the instructor really gets to guide you throughout the session. 

They get to correct your form and avoid injuries. This is great, especially if you’re new to Pilates. 

They also have duet and private sessions that are good for beginners and advanced learners because each session will be tailor-fit to your needs and level. 

We looked at their schedule and were impressed by the volume of classes they have for different levels, so you can really pick them out based on your needs and schedule. 

A downside, however, is they don’t have an online booking system on their website. So, you really have to give them a call directly to book a session.  

Pros

  • A wellness center with so many services aside from Pilates
  • Caters to different levels
  • High volume of classes

Cons

  • No online sessions
  • No online booking system
  • Closed on Fridays

Student Reviews: 

They work genuinely, from the heart

I love The Hundred! They have the most amazing employees that work genuinely from the heart and it’s felt through the whole centre. Every detail is left unturned and business is done in an honest authentic manner from reception staff to the Pilates teachers & doctors!! Keep it up.  -Hamda Al Saleh

My 15 years of back pains are now just a bad souvenir

The most important to me is the quality of the teacher and its lesson rather than the place itself. The Hundred Wellness Center has the two. This peaceful place is an invitation for the well being. I was looking for a Pilates course and I finally found a truly impressive master who listened first to my needs. My 15 years of back pains are now just a bad souvenir. So, Walid, thanks a lot for everything. -Massimo Cangini

Tips for Picking the Best Pilates Studio

With the wide range of choices for Pilates studios, it can be challenging to pick the best one for your needs. So, here are some tips to consider when choosing your Pilates studio. 

  1. Assess your experience and skill level.  

First, honestly assess your experience and knowledge in Pilates. Are you a complete beginner or not? 

Assessing your current skill level and goals can help you determine which one can give you exactly the environment and training you need. 

  1. Determine the best type of Pilates for your needs. 

There are six major types of Pilates: classical, mat, reformer, contemporary, Stott, and Winsor. Each studio has different types of specializations, so make sure to ask the studios about it. 

You can do prior research to see which style you like best or which one intrigues you the most. 

  1. Compare the prices for sessions. 

Once you’ve picked your top choices for studios, you can check out the prices for their classes and determine which one fits your needs and budget. Some studios offer promos for first timers and bundles where you can save more, so do check those out. 

  1. Gauge the expertise and experience of the studio

Whether you’re a newbie or experienced, you’ll benefit from high quality instruction. So check out the studios’ track record and the credentials of their Pilates teachers. 

  1. Check out referrals and reviews 

Lastly, referrals and online reviews can give you precious insight into the first-hand experience of the students. It can show you what kind of atmosphere, environment, and teaching style the Pilates studio has. 

Of course, the opinions of students are very subjective. Still, their feedback can really help you choose whether that studio is the right one for you. 

Most studios have testimonials on their sites but try to go an extra mile and check out their social media and Google reviews for more candid feedback. 

FAQs about Pilates Classes in Dubai 


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