Being in Dubai means indulging yourself with the finest things in life, so once you’re shopped-out, have eaten until you’re full, and seen some of the world’s best hotels, it’s time to head to the spas for some well-deserved pampering!
For an interior reminiscent of ancient Arabian bathing pools and hammams, head to Assawan Spa and Health Club in Burj Al Arab, for everything from infinity pools to saunas. Once you’ve unwound with a treatment or two, you’ll have private access to the Assawan Amphitheatre, a balcony on the building’s 18th floor, where you can let the cool breeze of the Arabian Gulf wash over you.
The One&Only Royal Mirage Spa is an exclusive spa with only 12 treatment rooms, all offering a huge variety of treatments and relaxation packages. Plunge showers and whirlpools await you, and with separate buildings and opening times for men and women, you can truly relax in your own company.
For a combination of contemporary treatments and Turkish and Arabic hammams, head to Yas Beauty Spa, where you’ll receive an individually tailored package to suit you and your needs. Softouch Spa also specialises in customised treatments, with all products matched to your skin type and needs.
Unique themes, signature treatments, and Eastern and Western influences have helped make Dubai into the elite spa destination it is today. Unwind in style, and clear your mind in the stunning health clubs and spas.
You’ll recognise many of the practices carried out by specialists: treatments from Bali, Sweden, China, Thailand and India take centre stage, while international brands are at home in Dubai’s spas. Givenchy, ESPA and Elemis are favourite names, ensuring you can lie back in luxury. Eastern influences also come into force, with many traditional herbs being used in certain treatments.
Everything from Thai to stone massages are available, as are body wraps and hydrotherapy: there’s something for any part of your body, soul or mind that needs taking care of.