Need to recharge the batteries before the New Year? These will help.
We hardly need an excuse for a good pamper but hey, having one doesn’t hurt.
And with Christmas and New Year coming up, we want to put our best face forward for the start of 2018—and a relaxing facial or soothing massage will certainly help.
Luckily, many spas around Dubai are putting on festive packages and deals to help ease us out of 2017, and we’ve pulled together some of the best out there.
Read, book and then relax…
Got a free morning? Why not make the most of it at Grosvenor House’s resident spa, where you’ll get 20 per cent off body treatments or body massages if you have them between 9am and 12pm. You have to book a 60-minute-or-more experience, but you’ll also get access to B/Attitude’s steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and hammam pools.
B/Attitude, Tower 2, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Dubai. Offer available until January 31. Tel: 04 402 2200. battitudespa-dubai.com.
Need a pre-New Year’s Eve pamper? This newly opened spa’s festive package should do the trick. For Dhs450, you’ll get a 30-minute body scrub using green tea and Omani frankincense, a 30-minute back or foot massage, and a 30-minute Elemis facial. Sounds like a sure-fire route to gleaming skin to us.
Luban Spa, Villa 100, Umm Al Sheif Road, Dubai. Offer available until December 31. Tel: (04) 346 0000. Lubanspa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Need to get party ready? At Tao Spa, you can slot in a little pick-me-up in amongst your post-Christmas sale shopping. Just hit The Dubai Mall location for a manicure, pedicure and eyelash extension for a total of Dhs300. If you want even more pampering, there’s also a Dhs700 package that includes the above plus a hydropeptide facial.
Tao Spa, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai. Offer available until December 31. Tel: (04) 299 8875. taospa.com.
SensAsia’s festive packages will get you in the holiday mood—especially the 60-minute maple, cinnamon and sugar body scrub (Dhs395), which sounds like it’ll leave you smelling like a delicious Christmas pudding. If you’re low on time, the 40-minute Teaser package (Dhs199) gives you a quick lift with a 20-minute back, neck and shoulder massage, 10-minute head massage and 10-minute mini facial.
SensAsia Urban Spas, in The Village in Jumeirah, Emirates Golf Club, Palm Jumeirah and Souk Al Manzil in Downtown Dubai. sensasiaspas.com.
The Heavenly Spa
Talking of Christmassy-scented experiences, The Heavenly Spa’s Peppermint and Hot Chocolate Escape (Dhs375) sounds good enough to eat. Expect a 50-minute relaxing massage using peppermint-infused products, before taking a load off with a warm cup of homemade dark hot chocolate afterwards. You also get access to the sauna, steam room, whirlpool and rooftop swimming pool, so you can make a real day of it.
The Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Dubai. Offer available until December 31. Tel: (04) 437 3300. heavenlyspadubaiahc.com.
If you love the smell of cinnamon (and who doesn’t?), then you’ll be a fan of Iridium Spa’s festive treatment. The Cinnamon and Spice experience (Dhs660) is made up of a 30-minute salt scrub and 60-minute bespoke massage, and uses frankincense and myrrh essences for a truly Christmassy feeling.
Iridium Spa, St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Wadi Al Safa 5, Dubai. Offer available until December 31. Tel: (04) 435 5500. iridiumspadubai.com
Want to start the new year with a fresh face? A Natura Bisse Vitamin Boost Facial (Dhs850) looks like it’ll tick all the boxes, using a contouring massage and citrus-rich products to create a luminous complexion. And if you indulge in one before December 31, you’ll also receive a travel set filled with beauty goodies worth Dhs800.
Pearl Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai. Offer available until December 31. Tel: (04) 270 7732. fourseasons.com.