A spa is the perfect sanctuary away from the heat, and with many now having reopened across the UAE, it’s the perfect time to show yourself some TLC.

Feel the stress ease away as soon as you slip into a lux dressing gown and fluffy slippers. We are strong advocates of arriving at the spa as early as you can to make the most of the fabulous facilities on offer before your treatment. Not only will you feel extra relaxed during the appointment, but it also allows for your skin and muscles to unwind.

With numerous options available across the seven emirates, we have picked out the ones we have tried ourselves to make sure you have a dreamy experience, even if it’s just for an hour.

Make sure to book in advance as spas are running at reduced capacity to keep the guests safe and note that certain facilities and treatments are still on hold.

Where: Pearl Spa, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach


With an Instagrammable indoor pool, the Pearl Spa treatments draw on the region’s ancient pearl diving industry.

Treatment: Signature Pearl Facial

Where: The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi

After a recent facelift, the Spa now feels like a contemporary rainforest where you can spend the whole day.

Treatment: Desert Stone Massage


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Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

With holistic and result-driven treatments ranging from sleep support to wholesome detox journeys, SPA is a haven that takes wellbeing to a whole new level.

Treatment: Balinese massage

Where: Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Ajman

Inspired by Arabian tradition of wellbeing medicine, the comforting spa offers treatments that frequently use local ingredients and oils.

Treatment: The Emirates Hammam experience

The SPA at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Hands down the best spa slippers we had the pleasure of slipping our toes into, the SPA at Versace is as fashionable as you expect it to be.

Treatment: Oriental Royal Rose Ritual


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Where: Talise Spa at Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi

Jumeirah’s first desert resort in the UAE, it’s worth visiting for the magical setting alone. A treatment at the Talise Spa is a cherry on top.

Treatment: Body wrap

Where: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Modern, minimal and private, the SPA offers an intimate and personal service making you feel like a true VIP.

Treatment: Digital Wellness Escape

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