From bespoke healing therapies to comprehensive spa journeys that go beyond your typical facial and massage routine, our selection of exclusive spa therapies is sure to leave your mind, body and soul rejuvenated.
Dahlia Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Luxury spa aficionados know to look for the words ‘bespoke’ and ‘signature’ on any spa menu. And with Dahlia Spa’s exclusive healing journeys, you’re sure to find the ultimate treatment to soothe your senses. If you’d like to fully customise your experience, the Dahlia Spa Time package, which allows you to choose your course of treatment, is a popular option.
We recommend beginning with a foot massage to ease you into a sense of calm followed by a hydrating facial. Then, rediscover the art of the hammam as this authentic Moroccan ritual relaxes and exfoliates the skin. For the perfect end, opt for the Signature Dahlia Massage, which allows you to personalise your treatment with your choice of oils and massage techniques that focus on specific tension zones. 02 3332222
Talise Spa, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
Perched 150 metres above the Arabian Gulf and bathed in natural light, Talise Spa is the perfect escape for those seeking an experience beyond the ordinary. Taking luxury to a whole new level is the La Prairie Signature Element treatment, which has been curated in collaboration with the prestigious Swiss beauty brand.
First, take your pick from four crystal stones – fire agate, mookaite, jasper or jade – each of which has specific healing properties. A top-to-toe exfoliation begins the treatment, after which the La Prairie Hydralift Firming Mask is applied to envelop your skin with nourishment. Then, slip away into a realm of serenity as your therapist treats you to a full body massage using La Prairie Body Oil and your preferred crystal stone. The ritual ends with the application of La Prairie Cellular Energising Body Lotion to leave you feeling blissfully rejuvenated. 04 3017365
Swissotel Spa, Swissotel Al Ghurair
Tucked away in the bustling heart of Dubai’s historical district is an intimate retreat that draws on the tranquillity of the desert and time-tested healing rituals from the Far East. For a dose of summer loving for your skin, head to Swissotel Spa this season and prepare to be pampered. Book the most exquisite experience at the spa – The Secret of the Desert – and rediscover the joy of ‘me time’.
First, a 60-minute Neom Sleep Candle Treatment will lull you into a state of bliss with effective massage techniques, sure to melt your stresses away. The White Star Facial then follows, using the exclusive Anne Semonin brightening range to visibly enhance your complexion. 04 2933322
Iridium Spa, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
A few hours spent at the capital’s favourite beachside retreat will ensure stress soon becomes a distant memory. Nestled on the shores of Saadiyat Island, Iridium Spa has everything you’ll need to well and truly relax. The picturesque beachfront and luxury ambience aside, it’s the extensive menu of Iridium Time Rituals that offer an experience unlike any other. From arrival to departure, enjoy luxury at its best within the plush surrounds of this healing haven.
For complete rejuvenation, choose the Detoxifying Time Ritual – a 180-minute treatment designed to stimulate the body’s natural detox processes. First, your skin will be exfoliated with sea salt and then replenished with a marine algae wrap. You will also be treated to a facial cleanse, moisturising mask and scalp massage. After a refreshing shower, your therapist will use a blend of potent detoxifying oils for a soothing full body aromatherapy massage. 02 4988996