Best spa for pampering in Dubai
If you’re looking for a spot of indulgence, you’ve come to the right place. Dubai offers a whole new world of day spas, wellness treatments, massages and hammams that cater to the needs of those who live in this fast-paced metropolitan hub, as well as offering the perfect chance for visitors to relax and rejuvenate. Here’s our pick of the city’s top spas for professional service, indulgent treatments and beautiful products.
The places where you can indulge, Dubai-style
Spas to really spoil yourself in Dubai
Oriental Hammam, The One&Only Royal Mirage
Sure, hammams are a dime a dozen in a city that’s mad about the traditional steam and scrub, but it’s gems like the One&Only’s stand-alone Oriental Hammam that elevates the traditional treatment into 110 minutes of something extraordinary (The Complete Oriental Treatment, AED695). After a muscle-warming snooze in the individual rainforest steam room, and beneath the jaw-droppingly beautiful stained-glass dome, your therapist will exfoliate, stretch, and manipulate your body into a state of total relaxation, before returning your skin to perfect smoothness with a body wrap and double dose of hydrating body cream and hand-blended honey and yogurt mask. Finish your stay with a sleep-inducing massage (from AED445) to ensure you’ll float back to your hotel suite.
Cleopatra’s Spa and Wellness, Wafi Mall
What could be more luxurious than a four-hour treatment inspired by the Queen of Egypt’s rumored beauty solutions? Deep within Wafi Mall’s modern ‘pyramid’, Cleopatra’s Spa and Wellness pampers guests from top to toe with their signature Cleopatra’s Gold Rich-ual (AED3895), boasting a line-up of seven different treatments designed to make you feel like royalty. Start with a basil and mint foot treatment and a body exfoliation using the high-end Shiffa product line, before moving into the heavy metals with an aromatic gold body mask rinsed off in a 1001 Roses and Milk Bath. The marathon spa day concludes with a four-hand massage and a customized Shiffa facial.
Heart & Soul Spa, Al Barari, Nad al Sheba
Catering to the exclusive suburb of Al Barari, the standalone Heart & Soul Spa has a similarly upmarket treatment menu with the addition of a few out-of-the-ordinary extras to keep it a cut above its hotel-based competition. A Dubai-first, their harp healing therapy (AED950, 60 minutes) combines gentle melodies performed live by two musicians with a pressure-point massage. The harp vibrates in sync with the massage therapist’s sweeping motions to reduce stress in the both the body and mind. Also worth the splurge is the eight-hand massage conducted in the private Royal Suite’s elevated alcove.
Armani Spa, Armani Hotel
After a totally tailored experience? Your own personal grooming concierge at Armani Spa aims to find the spa treatments that will fit you like a couture gown, offering up skin and body solutions to revitalise even the most travel-weary. Go all in with the designer spa’s full-day experience (price on application) that sees your concierge create eight hours of carefully selected holistic treatments and final touch grooming, plus a one-on-one personal training session in the hotel’s state-of-the-art gym, bio-organic lunch and full access to the spa’s sauna, steam, and both laconium (Roman-style dry heat sauna) and sequential shower facilities.
YHI Spa, Melia Dubai
For a sense of complete renewal, inside and out, try YHI Spa’s unforgettable colour therapy for a few hours of Ayurvedic-based relaxation that will keep your chakras aligned for days (from AED450). Once in the trusted hands of your chromotherapy consultant, they will walk you through a brief outline of your current mood and ideal state of mind before tailoring a sequence of muted lights that will allow your mind to completely unwind before being reconstituted into your choice of happiness, satisfaction or tranquillity, all while submerged in a Dead Sea salt tub. Through intuitive underwater massage, your muscles will be gently loosened while your subconscious reaps the benefits of colour therapy. Feeling Zen yet?
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