Dubai: The launch of Live Well with Nakheel, a new initiative created for Nakheel communities by Health and Wellness Cultivator Irina Sharma, was held at Isola, Jumeirah Islands on Tuesday, June 21st, 2022.  Headlining the event was guest speaker Dr. Harald Stossier, Founder of Modern Mayr Medicine from Austria. The interactive talk marked International Men’s Health Month and was designed to heighten awareness of the multiple lifestyle modalities that can improve and enhance male wellbeing.

The inaugural event forms part of a series of educational health and wellness events set to take place every month in Nakheel’s communities. Live Well with Nakheel events will feature a range of wellbeing talks with local, regional, and global healthcare and wellness experts.

Irina Sharma and Dr. Stossier shared knowledge, and expertise on the profound impact that nutrition, movement, sleep and stress reduction can have on young boys’ and men’s health, along with some integrative, practical and preventative practices. The guests also had the chance to ask questions and enjoy nourishing Italian hors d'oeuvres, curated by Isola restaurant.

Francis Giani, Chief Community Management Officer at Nakheel said, “Live Well with Nakheel aims to bring communities together and give them access to evidence-based information, to support healthier wellbeing. The Live Well with Nakheel series is just one of many initiatives to enhance the quality of life of our community residents and the people of Dubai.”

According to Irina Sharma, Live Well Health & Wellness Cultivator, “The feedback to the first Live Well with Nakheel event has been overwhelming. We’re happy to be able to empower the communities with knowledge about healthy living practices thanks to the insightful talk from Dr. Stossier, who was equally delighted to be sharing his expertise with the guests.”

To raise further awareness, guests supported the Men’s Health Month initiative by wearing something blue and ribbons made by Al Noor Training Centre for people with disabilities. A surprise competition made the experience even more exhilarating as some guests were lucky enough to win luxurious gift hampers from Dr. Barbara Sturm.

The next wellness event is scheduled for 26th July, where Irina Sharma and Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr Nas al Jafari, will focus on the importance of gut health. More information on the next event will be shared shortly on or @nakheelcommunities on Instagram, @nakheelcommunities on Facebook.


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Dubai-based Nakheel is a world-leading master developer whose innovative, landmark projects form an iconic portfolio of master communities and residential, retail, hospitality and leisure developments that are pivotal to realising Dubai’s vision. Nakheel’s waterfront projects, including the world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah, have added more than 300 kilometres to Dubai’s original, 70km coastline, paving the way for the development of hundreds of seafront homes, resorts, hotels and attractions.

Nakheel’s master developments span 15,000 hectares, accommodate nearly 300,000 people and provide a growing range of destinations, attractions and facilities for Dubai’s citizens, residents and tourists. They include Palm Jumeirah, The World, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Al Furjan, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Jebel Ali Village, Nad Al Sheba Villas and Deira Islands – a new destination for tourism, living and leisure at Dubai’s oldest, most traditional trading hub.

Nakheel owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Palm Jumeirah is home to The Pointe, featuring the world’s largest fountain, The Palm Fountain, as well as Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Monorail, Palm West Beach, and the observation deck, The View, at the top of The Palm Tower.  Nakheel’s expanding portfolio also includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall, and Circle Mall, and retail Pavilions at eight Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Al Khail Avenue.

Nakheel Hospitality’s project portfolio includes a diverse range of hotels and resorts, including five-star, luxury establishments, family-friendly resorts and stylish, modern hotels: The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, Avani Ibn Battuta, Riu Dubai and the Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai. 

Nakheel Home Rental’s portfolio currently comprises more than 16,500 villas and apartments at The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Nad Al Sheba Villas, Palm Jumeirah, Badrah and Veneto.