Feel good, inside and out, with these nurturing experiences
From exclusive skincare treatments to a unique yoga class and blissful beach days…Dubai presents many ways to unwind in the most indulgent way. So carve out some me-time and book in for one of these Dubai-only treats – you deserve it.
Luxury skincare at its best
Fittingly enough, the Guerlain Spa at One&Only, The Palm is the one and only spot in the UAE you can experience the luxury brand's speciality skin and body treatments. In addition to its Parisian menu, the One&Only has developed three exclusive signature treatments that reconcile Guerlain's French know-how with the region's rich history of skincare. Book in for the Solar Evasion treatment, which uses a combination of smoothing exfoliation and massage to prepare skin for a longer-lasting holiday tan.
Afternoon tea with a twist
Looking for an indulgent afternoon tea? Jumeirah Al Qasr has an Arabesque variation that puts the focus on fresh, fancy treats that reflect a strong sense of place. Savour out-of-the-ordinary treats such as strawberry kunafa mille-feuille and apricot orange blossom soufflé as you admire the views of Madinat Jumeirah’s winding waterways. It’s a wonderful setting for couples or to simply catch up with friends in the sunshine.
Stretch out with the fish at this one-of-a-kind fitness class. In the heart of the Lost Chambers Aquarium, you'll be led by one of Atlantis, The Palm's fully-accredited yoga instructors through tension-releasing positions that are slightly adjusted to mimic the movements of the 65,000 fish, rays and sharks that surround the glass-panelled room – yes, there will be a seahorse pose! An hour of sun salutations and downward dog-fishes is finished off with mindful meditation. Classes take place on Fridays from 8am to 9am, and bookings are essential.
The Retreat Palm Dubai presents a tranquil setting to hit reset with lapping waves and seaside views. The region’s first holistic resort offers a host of customised packages that balance body, mind and soul. An inspiring approach to wellness and five-star hospitality, treatments take place at serene locations across the resort, with packages ranging from a day to two weeks, and comprised of three nutrition-focused meals, wellness consultations, spa treatments, yoga, meditation and alternative healing.
A brand new you
A firm favourite amongst Dubai’s luxury-loving locals, spa and salon Tips & Toes knows how to treat a lady. Open to ladies only, the salon’s signature spa is both spacious and welcoming, with the dedicated massage suites offering exclusive treatments. Try the Energy Healing Massage that is designed to realign your chakras through kneading and stretching pressure points to clear energy blocks – especially handy for tired post-flight travellers.