Temperatures are rising, so stay inside and make the most out of the R&R offerings around the city…
We hardly need an excuse for a good pamper but hey, having one doesn’t hurt.
And with scorching summer heat blasting the UAE, plenty of spas, hotels and salons around Dubai are putting on special offers to help you keep our cool.
We’ve pulled together some of the best deals out there so read, book and then relax.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
We rarely need a reason to check out the Talise Ottoman Spa (seriously, it has a SNOW ROOM), but this daycation deal is a pretty good reason to hop down there this summer. For Dhs590, you’ll get access to the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s pool, private beach and spa facilities, a 45-minute hamman or massage experience, plus lunch from a set menu at the Sultan’s Lounge Private Dining Room. We’ve easily spent Dhs500+ on just a massage alone, so you get plenty of R&R for your buck with this one.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Offer on until August 31, Dhs590 per person. Tel: (04) 453 0456. jumeirah.com.
If you happen to have weekday mornings free (or a little annual leave left), then the Sheraton Grand’s once-a-week deal gives you ultimate pampering for a cut price. Between 9am and 1pm on Wednesdays, the hotel’s Shine Spa is offering 50 per cent off any treatment… we’re eyeing up the 90-minute Balinese massage, which would help knead out all those post-sleep knots.
Shine Spa, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 503 4100. sheratongranddubai.com.
The JW Marriott Marquis’ spa also promises to get rid of your aches and pains with its summer offer, which gives you 50 per cent off all 60-minute massages between Sunday and Thursday. You’ll also get access to the spa’s sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and “circulation shower” so you can make a real day out of it.
Saray Spa, JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai. Offer until August 31, appointment necessary. Tel: (04) 414 6754. jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
Willow Stream Spa
With scorching temperatures outside on a daily basis, this soothing full-body treatment should help take the sting out of the summer’s heat. Fairmont The Palm’s Willow Stream spa has just introduced the Summer Refresher package, a Dhs400 offer that includes a cooling aloe and lavender body wrap followed by an express facial.
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open 9am to 10pm daily. Package available until August 31. Tel: (04) 457 3545. fairmont.com.
Another humidity-beating treatment on offer is the St Regis Dubai spa’s Retreat from the Heat package, which begins with a cool mist rain shower (we’re sold already). You also get a 60-minute full-body massage with cool stones, and the whole deal rings in at Dhs390 per person.
Iridium Spa, St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Wadi Al Safa 5, Dubai. Offer available until August 31. Tel: (04) 435 5500. iridiumspadubai.com
If you’re stuck slaving away at the office over summer, you’ll still be able to squeeze in this late-night deal. The Shangri-La’s spa is offering a 60-minute Drift Away massage for Dhs480 (or Dhs680 for 90 minutes), with slots available until midnight – so book a 10pm treatment and you’ll definitely secure a good night’s sleep. The experience also includes a relaxing scalp massage, access to the spa’s facilities (so you can make a full night of it) and a complimentary “home sleep” kit.
If you want to brave the heat, the Waldorf Astoria are offering access to their private beach throughout the month, plus a cooling 30-minute treatment. Pick whether you want the massage before or after sunbathing, and you’ll either get a relaxing rub-down using COOLA organic SPF or the brand’s After-Sun Remedy lotion.
Waldorf Astoria, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Offer available throughout July. Tel: (04) 818 2245. waldorfastoria3.hilton.com.