Nestled in the heart of Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s most vibrant neighbourhoods are these serene retreats that feel like a world away from all the buzz, ideal for a quick recharge
/ Remède Spa, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Boasting the ideal setting for superior pampering, this wellness retreat at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers guests a sanctuary of relaxation to well and truly unwind. The St. Regis brand’s distinctive sense of refinement channels the splendour of the Arabian desert to provide a space that invites you to leave your worries behind. Adding to its charm, the retreat overlooks Abu Dhabi’s pristine Corniche beachfront and the Arabian Gulf. Moreover, the spa reflects the Remède commitment to creating exceptional experiences for each guest, which means your individual needs will be looked after.
Take your pick from a choice of more than 30 bespoke facials, massages, holistic wellness therapies as well as exclusive packages for men, women and couples. Treatments make use of products from the Remède brand as well as the ground-breaking Elemis Biotec brand, clinically proven to transform skin within minutes. What more could you ask for?
/ Anantara Spa, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
Drawing on healing traditions from across Arabia to Asia, Anantara Spa offers a world of healing. From hammam rituals or Thai massages to an extensive menu of full body therapies and facials, time at this retreat is well spent. Whether alone, with friends to enjoy the expansive hammam or to spend quality time with your partner over a couple’s massage, the spa’s extensive space offers something for every occasion.
Try the signature hammam and massage, a six-step ritual, inspired by natural Turkish and Moroccan elements, which cleanses, exfoliates and conditions the body. Or for something a little more relaxing, the Neom de-stress candle massage, which brings together aromatherapy, meditation and massage techniques, is sure to melt away all your worries.
/ The Spa at Fairmont Dubai
A sanctuary in the heart of Dubai’s bustling Trade Centre district, The Spa at Fairmont Dubai boasts the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Spread across 40,000 square feet, this Romanesque-style escape, with separate male and female areas, features an opulent Jacuzzi, steam rooms, a sauna, two relaxing footbaths and a total of seven private treatment and relaxation rooms for one of the many therapies available including facials and massages.
Take your pick from a selection of rituals designed to nourish the mind, body and spirit, after which you can spend the day lounging by the pool, taking in views of the city.
/ The Spa at Palazzo Versace Dubai
Blending the exquisite finishes of Italian architectural design with rituals synonymous with the decadence of Dubai, this state-of-the-art spa, spread across almost 1,000 square metres, is the epitome of luxury. With its marble floors, grey degrade mosaics and white birch wood walls touched with mother-of-pearl detailing, The Spa at Palazzo Versace Dubai is a palace within the palace.
The spa has seven treatment rooms and for ultimate privacy, one exquisite suite, complete with its own private jacuzzi, monsoon rain shower and changing facilities. Created using international skincare brands, treatments include results-driven facials, holistic massages, softening and energising body therapies, hammam rituals as well as luxury grooming services.