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Be taken to another world of relaxation at one of these 10 best spas
While there is no shortage of decadent spas in the UAE, the perfect experience can escape you. If you are looking for that gorgeous setting, top-notch treatments and calming effect that lasts long after you have turned in your robe, this round-up of the 10 best spas will help you zero in on the utlimate spa indulgence.
Talise Ottoman SpaBehind vast carved turquoise doors within the luxurious Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel lies the palatial, award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa. At the heart of this spa, built from marble and exquisitely decorated with dark woods, mosaics and murals, is a spectacular Turkish Hammam – the perfect place to experience centuries-old rituals and traditions of Hammam. With 42 treatment rooms, eight hydrotherapy rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms, floating baths and two thalassotherapy pools, you will discover almost limitless ways to relax, de-stress, or uplift both your body and mind. Jumeirah
Zabeel Saray, Dubai; +971 4 453 0456; jumeirah.com
Guerlain SpaSince its creation in 1828, Guerlain has drawn inspiration from nature and its many wonders to formulate its excellent fragrance, make up and skincare. Guests at the Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm will be offered personalized spa treatments using Guerlain’s effective know-how and aesthetic expertise in an exquisite setting. Insulated from the rest of the resort within lush manicured gardens, Guerlain Spa offers luxurious private treatment suites and relaxation pavilions overlooking ponds, fountains and open courtyards. Wellness facilities include a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre with Kinesis training stations, tennis court, Bastien Gonzalez Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio and Zouari beauty salon.
One&Only The Palm; +971 4 440 1040; oneandonlyresorts.com
The Pearl SpaThe Pearl Spa creates an experience of luminous luxury, with magnificent skin care and massage treatments. The style of the space is soothing and restful, whereas internationally trained spa experts provide personalized care in the intimate atmosphere of the spa’s ten spacious treatment rooms. The spa uses premiu leading-edge skin care product lines, such as Natura Bissé, Sodashi and Dr. Burgener. Signature treatments connect to Dubai traditions, incorporating crushed pearls, camel milk and desert sand for body scrubs and hammam rituals, while the steam room, heated whirlpool, ice fountain and complimentary access to the Fitness Centre enhance the overall experience.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai; +971 4 270 7706; fourseasons.com
Waldorf Astoria SpaSpread over 3,200 square meters with an extensive array facilities, relaxation areas and treatment rooms, featuring inviting warm, golden colours and a refined design that will help you unwind, Waldorf Astroia spa provides nearly 50 luxurious treatments and spa journeys inspired by such exotic places as Japan, Morocco, Norway, India, Switzerland, Asia. Each journey incorporates traditional practices and exquisite products to deliver a memorable and unique experience.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Dubai; +971 4 818 2245; waldorfastoria.com
One&Only SpaSet within elegant courtyard gardens, One&Only Spa offers holistic, tailored spa experiences ranging from pure relaxation or skincare solutions to extended spa journeys with tangible outcomes. The entire spa philosophy pivots around three pillars: Unwind, Restore and Elevate. Guests can journey through the full One&Only Spa experience, commencing by unwinding mind and body to release nervous tension and improve sleep patterns. Once relaxed, the body, mind and skin are ready to be restored through purifying treatments to cleanse and rebalance. Finally, the elevate collection of treatments focuses on raising energy levels, resulting in a sense of renewed vitality and wellbeing.
One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai; +971 4 315 2140; oneandonlyresorts.com
Rixos Royal SpaGuests at Rixos Royal Spa particularly appreciate the enticing Turkish Hammam of the Ottoman Spa, where you can embark on the time-honoured ritual of deep cleansing massage, undertaken beneath the decorative architecture of the hammam’s central dome. Guests also enjoy the steam room and sauna, invigorating ice fountain, and quiet relaxing areas. In addition to this wide range of facilities, guests can indulge in a host of pampering spa wellness therapies, beauty treatments and hairdressing salon services.
Rixos The Palm Duba, Dubai; +971 4 457 5415; thepalmdubai.rixos.com
Iridium SpaBuilding on the legacy of The Iridium Room at the St. Regis New York, Iridium Spa at the St. Regis Dubai articulates the same distinctive elegance – both in the design of its treatment suites and thoughtful gestures like a signature tea ritual. The spa consists of six treatment rooms, each featuring dedicated wet areas with steam and sauna facilities, two hammams, and a generous relaxation area known as 'The Iridium Room', where spa guests are guided on a transformative journey through a spectrum of moods during their relaxation experience. Having partnered with world renowned Swiss Perfection Cellular Skin Care, Iridium Spa is the only spa in Dubai to offer treatments using these products, which provide a unique solution for healthy and radiant skin as well as cutting-edge anti-aging action.
St. Regis Dubai; +971 4 435 5500; iridiumspadubai.com
Anantara SpaAway from the hustle and bustle of city and into a tranquil waterway of mangroves, this Anantara Spa guides you on a pathway towards wellness with an array of indigenous treatments inspired from Middle Eastern traditions to Thailand’s exotic remedies. Retreat to luxurious facilities, including nine treatment rooms, three couple’s suites, two Vichy shower rooms and a dedicated LPG face and body slimming room. The spa also takes great pride in its traditional Turkish Hammam and its specialist spa products, including the award winning British skincare brand Elemis, Arabian inspired Shiffa products and the signature Anantara Spa product range made from highly prized natural ingredients. Additionally, spa guests can enjoy pampering treatments at the Beauty Spot Salon and energising sessions in the Workout Room.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi; +971 2 656 1146; abu-dhabi.anantara.com
ESPAInspired by the colours and textures of the local Bedouin culture, ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal offers a modern spa beachfront experience rooted in signature therapies delivered in its 16 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms. This hidden oasis is open only to guests above the age of 16, and provides a luxurious setting where to relish a quiet moment of tranquillity to the soft sound of the lapping waves. The private beach offers express spa treatments and healthy refreshments and welcomes guests who have reserved a spa treatment, hammam, massage or facial. Separate relaxation areas for our male and female visitors feature lush greenery and a plunge pool with a waterfall.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Abu Dhabi; +971 2 818 8051; ritzcarlton.com
Banyan Tree SpaSet within a tranquil desert landscape, this oasis of restorative indulgence blends harmoniously with the majestic rolling sand dunes that surround it. Lavish spa treatment pavilions and the largest state-of-the-art hydrotherapy facility in a Banyan Tree spa, The Rainforest, usher you into a lush world, where time-honoured spa healing therapies are delivered by therapists trained at Banyan Tree Spa ensure that each spa experience is at the level of consistency and quality the spa is renowned for.
Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah; + 971 7 206 7777; banyantree.com
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