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Beauty entrepreneur Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth knows a thing or two about Dubai's spas. The former magazine beauty editor shares some of the pampering pit-stops couples can enjoy together.
Beauty insider Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth shares her Dubai beauty tips for couples.
An insider's guide to the city's best spas and salons
Beauty entrepreneur Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth knows a thing or two about Dubai's spas. The former magazine beauty editor was behind the city's first salon booking smartphone app, which tapped into her enviable digital 'black book' of beauty solutions. Here, she shares some of the best pampering pit-stops.
How does Dubai do beauty?
Salon culture is part of every woman’s routine in Dubai. Rather than saving more expensive treatments for a special occasion, women here seek out what’s new and innovative on the beauty market and don’t mind spending their hard-earned cash to get results. Our attitude towards beauty treatments is one of necessity rather than indulgence so we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the range and quality of places to primp up.
What spa treatment can couples visiting Dubai enjoy together?
Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has a spa-within-a-spa section dedicated to couples only. The award-winning spa offers a wide range of services from side-by-side Thai massage to a joint hammam experiences to a romantic bath treatment offering a rose-based massage oil and rose petals strewn around the bath. For more inspiration, take a look at the city's five-star spas.
The one beauty treatment Dubai women can’t live without?
A good blow-dry. Pre-brunch or post-work, bouncy, glossy locks are a necessity in this city and many salons offer the service as their bread-and-butter treatment. If you’re looking for a beautiful location with experienced staff, book an appointment at Be Bar Blow Dry Bar on Jumeirah Beach Road. It’s an American-run salon that offers a full range of beauty treatments with an emphasis on fabulous hair.
Favourite luxury spa experience?
The treatments at the Spa at Armani hotel are as unique as its internal decor. Each individual therapy or spa day is curated around one’s needs and, being Armani, of course, only the highest quality products are used. A beauty booking at their spa also gives you access to their high-tech gym and the outdoor pool, where you’ll soak up the sun with arguably the best view of the Burj Khalifa anywhere in Dubai.
Favourite Arabian spa treatment?
One of the most popular treatments with local Emirati women is the wonderfully relaxing Moroccan bath. As effective as a scrub, wrap and massage wrapped into one, Moroccan baths vary from location to location, but one of the best in Dubai is at Belle Femme’s beauty salon in Jumeirah. Said to detoxify, purify and lift the skin, this treatment improves circulation and has anti-ageing benefits. You’ll leave refreshed and revived in less than an hour.
Discover the secrets of Arabian beauty or try a signature spa experience while on holiday in Dubai.
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