Near+Far’s ‘Feeling Well’ series explores the most innovative, calming and sophisticated wellness spaces in the Middle East and beyond. The series highlights the spots in the world for health-conscious travellers and luxury lovers who want to feel well while at home, and away. Here we visit The Flow Space, a medical and wellness clinic in the Dubai Hills neighbourhood
About The Flow Space
Dubai is a city home to hundreds, if not thousands, of wellness businesses, all promising one way of healing or another. But neighbourhood wellness spaces are often lacking, particularly in the city’s newest developments. One of these is Dubai Hills, the microcosm home to apartments, villas, townhouses, (arguably) the best mall in Dubai and a growing restaurant scene. At the heart of this is The Flow Space, plugging the gap for a wellness and health clinic that offers what visitors really want, treatments that work, and treatments that are effective and without fuss and frills.
The holistic wellbeing centre is rooted in health, be it physical or mental, recovery or relaxation, and offers myriad treatments from its modern two-storey townhouse-style space in the heart of Dubai Hills. Sports people and those training for special events can get tailored sports therapies and massages and can train in a dedicated fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and monitoring. Down the hall, Private rooms offer holistic healing methodologies, IV drips and much more. A trained medical doctor on site means each patient gets the treatments they are safe to have – ensuring it’s not a one-size-fits-all offering – and professionals have a deep understanding of the body, meaning massages are effective and long after you leave the table.
The Flow Space is bright, open, welcoming and modern, emulating the feeling of a stylish home instead of a wellness clinic. Doors are open, friendly staff buzz around, and statement art adds a unique style to the space, creating a more homely and less clinical feeling. The high-tech gym and fitness area for training and monitoring makes you want to work out – and there are trained professionals on hand to conduct comprehensive assessments and aid fitness goals (whether it’s weight loss or strength building) and post-workout recovery. Treatment rooms are small and stripped back, but this is typical of The Flow Space’s fuss-free approach – focusing on the treatment itself and getting that right, rather than the fluff that comes with traditional spas – also reflecting this in the price.
The Flow Space has one of the most comprehensive treatment offerings in Dubai, offering medical consultations and treatments, physiotherapy and massages, sports therapy, pre- and post-partum, medical procedures, stress therapies, wellness screenings and IV therapy, allergy and genetic testing – along with physical therapies like sports massages, personal training, leg compression, cold therapy and much more – all form as little as 15 minutes. Guests can book individual treatments or take out packages and block bookings. All treatments come with a thorough and personalised consultation – many being with a qualified medical doctor to asses risk and how to get the best results. The Flow Space is ultimately results-driven, so expect sports massages designed to address concerns and pain rather than create a pampering environment.
That said, while efficient, the staff goes out of their way to make you comfortable. Having an IV drip, the attentive doctor gives me a cosy blanket, plenty of water and healthy energy date balls (after noticing it was lunchtime), and check-ins every 20 minutes or so. Pretty much everything can be had here, making it such a priceless offering for a Dubai neighbourhood clinic – encompassing fitness, rehabilitation, sports medicine, wellbeing and family medicine.
Friendly, laid back, welcoming, open though cautious and caring – guests step into what feels like a warm wellness home instead of a clinic. The staff feels like a family, genuinely caring for your results and offering truthful advice if you can’t have the treatments you might want. The clinic doesn’t feel busy – and there’s plenty of space on the gym floor for coaching and sports therapies. The Flow Space’s vibe emulates what the clinic itself says on the tin – wholesome, nourishing, and healing, yet efficient and results-driven.
For frequent travellers or those recovering from a long-haul flight or battling jet lag, book in for vitamin IV therapy- the best way to get nutrients and hydration to your bloodstream, fast. Other treatments include leg compression therapy, cold plunges and deep tissue and neck massages- perfect after a long flight.