Dubai’s Best Spas This Time of Year
While it’s always comforting to fall back on the beauty habits we’ve come to know and trust, a fresh approach to your routine can make all the difference. Fortunately in a city as fast paced as Dubai the landscape is known to change on a regular basis with new resorts and five-star properties springing up across town. And along with this spate of new openings, seasoned spa-goers are treated to a fresh pick of lavish venues to while away the day.
Recent months have seen the addition of several big names to the city’s impressive property portfolio, namely The St. Regis Dubai and Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay. And in the interest of keeping things relevant, some of Dubai’s best-loved spas have also given their menus a contemporary twist. Concierge presents the serene spa spaces you should be visiting and the fabulous new treatments you should be trying.
The Spa at the Steigenberger
Conveniently located in Dubai’s bustling Business Bay district, the property is the first in the UAE for German-based Steigenberger Hotel Group. With its proximity to the city’s financial hub and iconic landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, the hotel is perfectly placed to serve leisure and business tourists alike. The hotel prides itself on its urban design and modern fixtures, while the spa aims to impress with slick interiors and range of top products from leading wellness brands Babor and Thalgo. Guests will discover that key elements in most treatments take their lead from these innovative products, including the Babor Skinovage Deep Cleansing Facial and Thalgo Anti Ageing Eye Care. For those looking for a quick pick-me-up, there are several express treatments on the menu that would suit those on the go. If there’s time to spare, try the Babor Balancing Cashmere Wood and Hot Stone Body package which includes an effective sea salt peel, nourishing cashmere body wrap, hot stone massage and cold gel mask.
CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La
A popular inner-city haunt, Shangri-La Dubai is renowned for its elegant décor, luxurious facilities and excellent CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La. Along with its recent renaming, the five-star spa has also debuted a revamped treatment menu. Sure to appeal to visitors wanting to experience a unique and holistic side to Arabia there are several regional treatments to choose from. Highlights from the spa’s signature The Sense of Place menu include an invigorating Arabian Firming Coffee Scrub, relaxing Cardamom Deep Tissue Massage and the blissful Arabian Date Body Wrap. The spa now also boasts a great assortment of 100 percent vegan spa therapies that exclude all animal by-products and alcohol, offering an all-natural approach to wellbeing. If you’re looking for an expert detoxifying therapy that also boosts body toning, opt for the Espresso Limón Slimming Body Treatment that eliminates toxins and stimulates collagen production to diminish cellulite and leave your skin looking and feeling revitalised.