The three-day Royal India Wellness 2014 exhibition opened Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai on Wednesday, offering the a unique and first-ever platform for 20 high-end Indian wellness brands and therapy providers to reach out the health-conscious Emiratis and expatriates with their packages for wellness through rejuvenation, holistic healing and prevention and reversal of lifestyle diseases.
Prominent Emirati businesswoman, social worker and health awareness campaigner, Nadia Al Sayegh, cut the ceremonial ribbon to declare the event open in the presence of Paras Shahdadpuri, President of Indian Business and Professionals Council (IPBC) and Chairman of Nikai Group, Gayathri Bhardwaj, Founder and Managing Director of GLOBUZZ, organizers of the Royal India Wellness, among others.
Organized by Dubai-based HNI-Luxury consultants GLOBUZZ, the debut edition of Royal India Wellness 2014 Exhibition is expected to draw over 3500 visitors over its three day run until June 13; daily from 11 am to 8 pm. Entry to the exhibition is free. The gross exhibition space of 1050 square metres is shared among others by Soukya, CGH Earth, Raviz, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, Santhigiri, Ranjit’s Svaasa, Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre, Kairali Ayurvedic Resort, Ananda – in the Himalayas, Sansa, Friends of Yoga, J W Mariott Hotels and Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.
After touring the exhibition, Nadia Al Sayegh said there was a need to promote alternative systems and therapies among the young generation as well for the overall wellness and reversal of illnesses that the modern day’s stressful lifestyles have thrown upon the humanity.
She said wellness does not start and stops at just massage and spa regime but there was a wealth of alternative healthcare systems like hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and yoga that could be tapped to make our body, mind and soul.
She said efforts should be made by the educational and health authorities in the UAE to create better and wider awareness about the alternative system of treatments available for the wellness.
Describing the exhibition as a great and long-due initiative, Paras Shahdadpuri said India has wealth of knowledge and medical systems to treat people and maintain their health through natural means and therapies.
“Unfortunately, we got used to quick fix through allopathy which treats only the manifestations rather than the cause. Naturopathy is what India can provide to the mankind at one fifths the cost and that too without strong medications. India must come forward and give its gift to the mankind. India has a hidden treasure which should be discovered,” he said.
Gayathri Bhardwaj, Founder and Managing Director of GLOBUZZ, said: “Royal India Wellness has been designed as a focused initiative to connect High Net worth Individuals (HNIs) of UAE, Arabian Gulf and Middle East countries to the top high-end Indian wellness brands, therapy services and medical facilities. Our aim has been to facilitate and explore the potential trade opportunities to create nodal wellness platforms within the region.”
She said the selected exhibitors have introduced a slew of packages focused on modern day needs like rejuvenation, holistic healing, prevention and reversal of lifestyle diseases, age reversal, stress reduction and smart balancing of body, mind and soul. The exhibition offers wellness therapy introductions, consultations and product experience lounges in addition to a series of seminars on luxury wellness, clinical and holistic healing from eminent consultants, therapists and medical authorities.
A SRI International Study projects India to be number one globally for growth in Wellness Tourism over the next five years, clocking over 20 per cent gains annually through 2017. Wellness travel is a $439 billion industry worldwide within the $3.2 trillion global tourism industry, representing 14 percent of all tourism spending.
At the show, visitors will get the opportunity to interact with the exhibitors and consider quality personalized therapies relevant to their overall well-being. Such Wellness consultations will also enable individuals to take increased responsibility for their physical and mental health behaviors.
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