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International Yoga Day Celebrations to Sweep Across UAE

The United Arab Emirates is set to witness a wave of yoga enthusiasm centered around the theme ‘Yoga for Women Empowerment’ as the country gears up for International Yoga Day celebrations tomorrow, June 21st, extending through June 22nd to 29th. Multiple events focused on empowering women through yoga are being organized across the emirates, attracting thousands of participants from diverse nationalities.

Dubai to Welcome 4,000 for World Trade Centre Session

The Indian mission in Dubai is preparing to welcome around 4,000 people for a rejuvenating yoga session at the iconic World Trade Centre on Saturday, June 22nd, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The event promises to be a grand celebration of the ancient Indian practice. The Art of Living and the International Association of Human Values are organizing multiple yoga events in Dubai, including talks on the “5Rs of Sustainability” to celebrate both International Yoga Day and World Environment Day. Heartfulness Institute is partnering with Dubai Sports World to mark International Day of Yoga 2024 with yoga sessions at the DSW Football Pitch in Dubai.

Sharjah Expects Over 5,000 Participants

The Consulate of India in Dubai, in collaboration with Ekata Sharjah, is conducting a massive International Day of Yoga event on Sunday, June 23rd, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Skyline University College in Sharjah. More than 5,000 participants from various nationalities are expected to attend this celebration, which has been held annually in Sharjah since 2014.

Ras Al Khaimah Hosts Two Events

The Indian People’s Forum and Samanvaya, in collaboration with CGI Dubai, are joining forces to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21st and June 22nd, respectively, at Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University.

Abu Dhabi Celebrates in Style

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi is coordinating two events – one at ADNEC on June 22nd and another at the iconic Louvre Museum on June 23rd. Since 2022, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council has been celebrating International Yoga Day on a grand scale, encouraging more people from the community to make yoga a part of their daily routine. The Science India Forum and ARYIC are joining forces to conduct an International Yoga Day celebration on Sunday, June 23rd, from 2 pm to 6 pm at Summit International School in Abu Dhabi. The event promises to connect a global community of wellness seekers through the power of yoga.

ARYIC Promotes Yoga Across the Region

The Arab Region Yoga Instructors Council (ARYIC), a collective dedicated to advancing the practice of yoga in underrepresented communities, is actively supporting International Yoga Day events across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, and Oman. In the UAE alone, ARYIC is supporting five events, including sessions in Dubai, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ajman. The ARYIC is a collective where yoga practitioners from the region converge to share their expertise and knowledge. Their initiative, “Yoga for Peace and Harmony,” focuses on advancing the practice of yoga in communities where it remains underrepresented. ARYIC is a non-commercial entity dedicated solely to the promotion of yoga in its authentic and traditional essence.

As the International Yoga Day celebrations sweep across the UAE, the ancient practice of yoga continues to bring people together, fostering unity, harmony, and well-being within the diverse communities of the country.

By Vinod Kumar (Dubai)

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