Dubai’s Best Spas
Winter in the UAE brings with it a whirlwind of activity that will no doubt leave most in need of some downtime. Packed with social occasions and post-festive gatherings, it’s a great time to also plan in some much needed pampering at one of Dubai’s best spas.
From lavish facials and wraps that will have you looking your best for those special events, to relaxing massages sure to revitalise, there is a host of top treatments to discover at Dubai’s best spas. Concierge presents the best pampering spa treatments to see you through this busy season in style.
Waldorf Astoria Spa
Boasting a luxurious space spread over an impressive 3,200 square metres, the spa at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is serious about providing a memorable spa experience. Brimming with plush furnishings in cool nudes, and bathed in natural light, the venue exudes a distinct sense of New York City elegance. Although, if it’s a touch of regional flair you’re after, look no further than the ultra indulgent Shimmering Dubai Nights treatment. Inspired by the emirate’s penchant for opulence, the 140-minute ritual begins with a vigorous body scrub to smooth the skin, leaving it perfectly prepped and polished for the deeply relaxing massage that follows. Using aromatic oils enriched with delicate gold particles, the massage not only delivers a gloriously subtle sheen but also repairs and nourishes dehydrated skin. An intensive, anti-aging facial treatment offering a cleanse, exfoliation, massage and mask brings the session to a close. A complete head to toe overhaul, this package will see you stepping out with a gorgeous new glow.
With fantastic views of Burj Khalifa and a location in the heart of the city, The Oberoi, Dubai has it all. The perfect urban retreat, the Oberoi Spa is one of Dubai’s best spas and offers a wide range of holistic therapies amidst modern facilities. If an escape from it all is on the agenda, then try the 90-minute Chakra Balancing package. One of the spa’s signature rituals, guests can expect a comforting blend of herbal, sound and vibration therapies. After the application of a warm herbal compress, the body is treated to a therapeutic massage aimed at balancing the chakras, or spiritual energies. The healing properties of sound then come into play as resonating chimes and vibrations of sacred Tibetan singing bowls are incorporated to complete the experience, leaving you well rested and ready to once again tackle the world. Also perfect for the festive season is the cellulite busting Omorovicza Contouring Body Therapy which uses sea salt and Hungarian mineral enriched thermal mud for a soothing treatment that aims to get great results.
While the use of gold certainly isn’t a novel idea as far as ancient or even current beauty treatments go, Raff les Spa’s signature Egyptian Gold Facial certainly takes the concept to a whole new level of extravagance. A homage to golden decadence dating back to the days of Cleopatra and her enviable beauty rituals, the treatment is ideal for those looking to make an impression this season. The 90-minute facial uses 24-carat gold sheets, as well as state-of-the-art technology, to deliver a radiant finish. There are various stages to this treatment, starting from a deep cleanse, refining scrub and invigorating massage. There’s also a calming steam and moisturising mask to look forward to. Each step is designed to illuminate the skin and enhance its natural glow. Located in the emirate’s famed Raffles Dubai hotel, this luxury spa also includes a couple’s suite with a private whirlpool, perfect for those wishing to ease their way into the year ahead.
The Spa at InterContinental
A relative newcomer to Dubai’s burgeoning hotel scene, InterContinental Dubai Marina has been thrilling both residents and visitors alike with its five-star offering. Certainly generating plenty of buzz is The Spa. A warm and cosy space, the spa area provides a haven of tranquillity in the heart of the city’s bustling marina quarter. If fluttering between social events has left you feeling fatigued, the Spirit of Ocean and Earth ritual is the perfect pick me up. Mother nature provides the inspiration for this nourishing treatment boasting powerful marine ingredients and plant essences. A stimulating body polish kicks off the session with exfoliating sea salts and essential oils, then guests can opt for a body wrap of detoxifying algae or skin nourishing marine mud. During the aromatherapy massage that follows, a skilled therapist will ease muscle tension and aid realignment with gentle stretching and the use of strategically placed hot stones.