Barre Effect - Al Safa 1


Barre Effect - Al Safa 1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Barre Effect Story

Barre Effect, a ladies-only club founded by Nora Hameidani in 2021, is a vibrant space perfect for women seeking barre training in Dubai. The club describes itself as “a hub of energy and social connection, where you can come to sweat, let go, and tap into our empowering community of women.”

Hameidani has created a new, contemporary version of traditional barre, which she calls the Barre Effect method. The holistic style aims to sculpt the body, challenge the mind and also increase your metabolism. Barre Effect’s classes can be enjoyed at their single club in Al Safa 1.

How Did Barre Effect Score Overall?

The full client experience at Barre Effect was great, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also very good and has won our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The club's overall design was wonderful, with the large windows that bathed the space in natural light serving as a highlight. Additionally, the inclusion of Dyson hairdryers and a variety of other amenities added a luxury feel to the experience. The high-end, premium touches were matched by our instructor’s energy and warmth.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“The coach had great energy and seemed to enjoy teaching the class”

“The reception processes were seamless; the staff member led me through the check-in process with ease and a very positive vibe.”

“The instructor’s unwavering enthusiasm made the class a fun and enjoyable experience.

What to Expect From A Barre Effect Session

Barre Effect offers a ladies-only 50-minute class that is driven by music, with each session featuring playlists curated by the instructor.

They focus on full-body movements centred around variety and clever programming to “keep your body guessing”. Class types include Mini Band Effect which is a barre class that incorporates band work, Cardio Effect which is a high-energy session and Bosu Effect which makes use of the half-swiss ball tool.

The Reception Service

Our pre-visit phone call was answered quickly and covered the basics needed for our visit.

At the club, the reception services were seamless during arrival and departure. All interactions felt natural, smooth and genuinely welcoming. The team also made a strong effort to ensure we knew when to enter the practice room and where our spot was.

The Class Experience

Barre Effect received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of Dubai’s stand-out offerings.

Our instructor appeared to be having fun whilst teaching the class, with her energy and positivity added to an already impressive class experience. The class was wrapped up with downtempo music, and some light stretches, with the instructor making herself available afterward in the studio.

The Equipment And Studio

The practice room was large and offered a spacious place to practice. The room was also immaculate and very tidy, with equipment put away neatly on a dedicated in-built shelf. Dyson vacuum cleaners were used between sessions, highlighting their commitment to cleanliness.

The studio was well designed with lighting features on the ceiling that complemented the rest of the club. Windows on the outside wall of the practice room let in a large amount of natural light.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout and shower towels were provided free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

The public areas were highly impressive, providing a comfortable, well-designed experience. The amenities were comprehensive and well-stocked. A high-quality, Dyson hair dryer was provided. The overall design was consistent, on-brand and of notable quality.

Digital And Technology

Booking our session at the club was simple due to the well-designed and informative website. Follow-up emails also contained excellent detail and impressive branding elements. The club’s social media channels provided great utility and were updated regularly.


Barre Effect offers an introductory deal for first-time clients. Newcomers can enjoy three sessions for a special price of 240AED.

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, an unlimited classes per month membership is available for 1400AED.

Drop-in sessions are available at 120AED per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a five-pack for 550AED.

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Public Areas
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