Just because you’re sweating it out a few times a week, doesn’t mean you don’t have to look good too! Whether you’re diving into the pool or heading to HIIT, these UAE-based exercise brands will keep you looking stylish, no matter the workout.
We’re obsessed with local brand yApparel, founded by Dubai-based yogi Dina Ghandour. Before you hit your next vinyasa, throw on its Sherman Bra Top and Tropical Kingdom High Waist Printed Legging, then grab your Holder 8 microfibre suede Fly Away yoga mat. Kata&Asana Toesocks complete the look.
Dubai start-up Squat Wolf does great high-waisted leggings that won’t slide down, and stylish medium-support sports bras to go with. This blue-and-white set doesn’t show sweat and provides compression as you run. Wireless Samsung headphones will keep your feet moving.
With faded blush-pink accents and cut-out details, these Lurv Time and Space leggings in blush are almost too pretty to wear to the gym. Add a matching Light Years bralette to keep everything chic even when you hit your 50th burpee. Slip on some Adidas Originals Pharrel Williams Hu Tennis shoes and a simple black tank to tie everything together.
Dubai-based swimwear brand Mavele tends toward a cheeky cut, but don’t let that put you off. Its tropical Sunset Palm one-piece, when layered with a Body Glove Look At Me Surf’s Up rashguard, is perfect for early morning Kite Beach swims. And for tunes? Try a waterproof Sony MP3 player.