The Middle East’s first wellbeing resort, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery is offering a free genetic test to decode one’s DNA when guests book a stay or come for a Saturday detox brunch. 100% confidential and painless, wellness experts at The Retreat Palm Dubai will provide personalised recommendations for healthy living including guidance on products and therapies through to nutrition and culinary experience, based on the guest’s DNA results.
In partnership with a leading global genomics company, guests can choose from four test areas including Weight Loss Management, Micronutrient Management, Food Intolerance Lactose & Gluten, plus Skin Care and Anti-Ageing Management. Unlocking the secret to wellness is done in a few simple steps which include redeeming a Free Genetic Test Voucher received upon arrival, and taking a painless saliva sample at The Retreat’s Rayya Wellness Centre. A report summary of the results will be provided in no longer than 48 hours.
Samir Arora, General Manager at The Retreat Palm Dubai comments; “We are thrilled to be able to provide our guests with this once in a lifetime opportunity. Offering free genetic testing is a continuation of our efforts to provide guests at The Retreat with the best in personalised wellbeing solutions for healthy living. Allowing us to enhance each guest’s stay by providing more tailored guidance into how small lifestyle changes can be made to live well according to each individual’s genetic code.”
With over 3 billion molecules, a person’s genetic code is the instruction manual for the body’s growth and functioning. By screening for variations in genetic instructions of DNA sequence, the tests allow guests to discover biological causes of how quickly and at what rate skin ages, which is unique to them. It includes how genetic make-up can affect ability to absorb and use specific micronutrients, such as Vitamin D, iron and calcium; variations in genetic instructions that are associated with weight gain to provide personalised weight loss recommendations using nutrition and exercise; as well as establishing whether guests carry a certain gene mutation, which makes individuals unable to produce the enzyme, which helps digest lactose and how to modify diet to according to gluten sensitivity.