EW uncovers Dubai’s diverse beauty hotspots designed for some serious pampering time.
A LENGTHY STRETCH
TREATMENT: Organic Transformation
THE RETREAT: Balance Wellness Club
THE RUNDOWN: This incredible treat is akin to a de-stress marathon. It starts with a calming yoga session, closely followed by some healing hydrotherapy, great for increasing blood circulation and hydrating skin. A little break for some delicate cuisine, then your treatment is completed with a two-hour organic spa therapy. Just dreamy!
BEST FOR: Unwinding slowly.
LOCATION: Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road
TEL: (04) 3847010
TIME: 5 hours
LAUGH OUT LOUD
TREATMENT: Laughter Yoga
THE RETREAT: DUCTAC
THE RUNDOWN: This is the latest craze from the inner beauty circle. Offering an amusing way to de-stress whilst simultaneously benefiting your health. It’s true that when you feel happy, you act happy. So head straight to a class where you’ll be asked to walk around like a sumo wrestler while in a fit of giggles – great for the abs.
BEST FOR: Comic relief.
LOCATION: DUCTAC Mall Of The Emirates
TEL: (050) 6327316
PRICE: Dhs50TIME: 1 hour
BEAUTY ON THE GO
TREATMENT: The Pro’s Choice
SPA: SensAsia Urban Spa
THE RUNDOWN: Designed for the modern woman in mind. Relax in an oasis of calm away from hectic city life. Treat your limbs to an invigorating foot scrub, a 30-minute tailor-made massage and a moor mud wrap. You’ll leave feeling detoxified and soothed, with a welcome spring in your step.
BEST FOR: Busy beauties.
LOCATION: Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road
TEL: (04) 4179820
TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes
A LITTLE R&R
TREATMENT: Renewal Programme
SPA: Talise Spa
THE RUNDOWN: Immerse yourself in this hidden gem complete with tropical landscapes and tranquil waterways. Upon consultation, your therapist will pin point areas harbouring stress. After a cleansing foot scrub, it’s time to get to work on massaging away any knots and kinks. After a thorough body overhaul, you’re left feeling totally Zen for the day ahead.
BEST FOR: Targeting stress.
LOCATION: Al Qasr Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road
TEL: (04) 3666818
TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes
TREATMENT: Focus and Clarity Therapy
SPA: The Address Spa
THE RUNDOWN: A superior way to unwind for the spa aficionado. For starters, a rigorous body scrub preps the skin for a deep-tissue massage. A heady mix of ginger and black pepper oils warms the muscles while lavender aromatherapy helps stave away aches and pains. For the finishing touch, a personalised facial guarantees you leave the spa glowing.
BEST FOR: Luxury.
LOCATION: The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina
TEL: (04) 4367788
TIME: 2 hours 50 minutes