Whether you’re looking for a solo relaxation package or an experience for two, we’ve got you covered.
It’s almost that time of the year again, where you’re either looking for a romantic night out or pretending February 14 doesn’t exist in the calendar.
But, however you’re marking Valentine’s Day, we reckon it’s a perfect excuse to take some time to treat yourself.
Plenty of spas, hotels and salons around Dubai are putting on special offers to celebrate the occasion, so we’ve sifted through the deals to bring you 10 of the best around.
So read, book, and then kick back and relax…
If you like extra pampering for your dirhams, then Armani/Spa’s Valentine’s deal might be for you. For any 80-minute treatment booked this month, you’ll get an extra 80-minute experience free (so you can either enjoy it yourself or bring a pal). Options include body scrubs, wraps, facials and more, plus you get access to the spa’s facilities to make a real day of it.
Armani/Spa, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai. Dhs720 per person, offer available Sun to Thur, 9am to 10pm, throughout February. Reservations required. Tel: (04) 888 3282. armanihoteldubai.com.
This recently opened spa specialises in treatments using frankincense, so you know you’ll smell incredible after its Valentine’s themed package. The Rhythm of Love experience is a two-hour treatment that combines a rose-and-sandalwood body scrub with an aroma massage, and we think it sounds like a perfect one to indulge in just before bedtime.
Luban Spa, Villa 100, Umm Al Sheif Road, Dubai. Rhythm of Love package costs Dhs600 per person Tel: (04) 346 0000. lubanspa.com.
Here’s one for the couples—the Shangri-La’s spa is putting on a romantic package for two that includes an aromatherapy massage and cleansing rose facial apiece. Your treatments are followed by a bottle of bubbly and use of the Horizon Club’s spa facilities, too.
CHI Spa, Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Package available until February 28, Dhs1,380 per couple. Tel: (04) 405 2441. shangri-la.com.
Talise Ottoman Spa
Another spa putting on a twosome-friendly package is the Talise Ottoman, which is offering a 60-minute couple’s massage in your own private suite. After your treatment, you can relax in the spa’s wellness facilities (which includes a Thalassotherapy pool and very-cool-sounding ‘snow room’).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Offer available between 9am and 9.30pm until February 28, Dhs1,220 per couple. Tel: (04) 453 0456. jumeirah.com.
Willow Stream Spa
Leave your tiny tub at home, and instead sink into this spa’s luxurious couple’s bath for a pamper. This two-hour package for two, which costs Dhs1,489 per couple, starts with a relaxing soak, before treating you to a full-body aromatherapy massage using rose-scented balm.
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open 9am to 10pm daily. Package costs Dhs1,489 per couple. Tel: (04) 457 3545. fairmont.com.
OK, so this isn’t strictly a package just for Valentine’s Day—but it is new (and now seems like the perfect time to indulge, we think). The Atlantis’ resident spa has launched a relaxation package made up of a 75-minute Aromatherapy Associates treatment, lunch at Nasimi Beach, and pool access.
ShuiQi Spa, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Dhs550 per person Sun to Thur, Dhs650 per person Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 426 1698. atlantisthepalm.com.
The Heavenly Spa
If you’re in the mood for something soothing, this Romancing the Stone experience could tick all the boxes. For Dhs890 per couple, you’ll get a 50-minute hot stone massage each in a suite, followed by a session in the couple’s relaxation area (complete with hot tubs).
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Dubai. Offer available from 9am to 9pm until February 28, or from 9am to 11pm on February 14. Dhs890 per couple. Tel: (04) 437 3300. heavenlyspadubaiahc.com.
SensAsia Urban Spa
You’ll be feeling sweet after this package, a 120-minute treatment which combines a honey-based body polish, milk, honey, black sesame and almond oil body wrap and a full-body massage. Go on, spoil yourself.
SensAsia Urban Spas, in The Village in Jumeirah, Emirates Golf Club, Palm Jumeirah and Souk Al Manzil in Downtown Dubai. Bee My Honey package costs Dhs699 throughout February (usually Dhs770). sensasiaspas.com.
Soul Wellness & Spa
Bubbly, chocolates, an hour in the jacuzzi… yep, this sounds like a Valentine’s Day treat alright. This spa’s romantic package combines a 60-minute aromatherapy massage in a private suite with a rose-petal-strewn hot tub session and nibbles.
Soul Wellness & Spa, Sheraton Grand Hotel, 3 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Dhs1,200 per couple throughout February. Tel: (04) 503 4444. sheratongranddubai.com.
Ever heard of a diamond dust body exfoliation? Us neither—but now we have, we want one. And that’s what you’ll get in the Address Dubai Marina’s Valentine’s package, along with a rose foot bath and rose oil massage. The experience is made for two, and is topped off with sparkling juice, strawberries and chocolate served in a private balcony room.
The Spa, Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, offer available until February 28. Dhs1,100 per couple. Tel: (04) 436 7424. addresshotels.com.