The last word in luxury – Dubai’s best spas
Tucked away from the city’s unending buzz, Dubai’s magnificent spas boast the ultimate in luxury. Authentic Middle Eastern hospitality meets time-honoured Asian healing practices to harmonise the mind, body and spirit. Discover a world of sensory delights with Concierge’s pick of splendid spa journeys ensconced in sheer luxury.
Luxury knows no bounds at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah’s sanctuary of wellness. Perched 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf, Talise Spa is the perfect escape for those seeking an experience beyond the ordinary. Crafted exclusively for two, the Romantic Moonlight Swim package promises couples an evening of sheer luxury, which you can toast to with Champagne and strawberries. The treatment begins with an hour-long aromatherapy massage designed to uplift and calm the mind and body. You will then be led to a private infinity pool with the moonlit sky and the ocean as the backdrop to a magical evening.
Contact: 04 3017365
The Spa at Palace Downtown
Drift into a state of unending bliss at the stately Palace Downtown with The Spa’s award-winning Arabian-inspired ritual – One Desert Journey. Discover the healing properties of desert sand with this one-of-a-kind treatment that combines sand from the Sahara Desert, argan oil from Morocco and sea salt for a revitalising scrub. This incredibly soothing practice is followed by an equally soothing massage performed with an oussada cushion made with coriander seeds and a khemoussa pouch which contains three varieties of Moroccan mint.
Contact: 04 4287805
Boasting an iconic address, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort encompasses a world of wellness within its award-winning spa. Among its many holistic journeys, the ‘Nham Jai’ treatment stands out for its timeless appeal. Derived from the Thai phrase which means “water from the heart”, the exotic experience uses traditional infusions and techniques from the East to awaken the senses. After a relaxing foot cleanse with floral poultices, your therapist will apply a full body scrub to exfoliate the skin, followed by a soothing body mask. And as an ultimate nod to this authentic Thai ritual, you will be treated to the Anantara Signature Massage which combines movements along the meridian lines and essential oils to restore the flow of energy to the body.
Contact: 04 5678140
Awaken your senses with SoSPA’s distinct blend of past-meets-present Polynesian, Thai and Ayurvedic traditions. With a five-star setting on the Palm Jumeirah, this 2500-square-metre retreat at Sofitel The Palm, Dubai, boasts 28 luxurious treatment rooms, therapeutic pools as well as beachside cabanas for massages. For a truly relaxing experience, book the ‘So Detoxed’ package, a purification ritual that harnesses the healing property of seaweed – imported specially from Ireland – to leave you feeling radiant. Over the course of 180 minutes, you will be treated to a moisturising seaweed bath as well as a mineral-infused body scrub. This is followed by an organic spiced mud wrap and a detox massage to completely rid the body of toxins.
Contact: 04 4555433