Located on a pristine private beach in Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental projects its aura of grand gloriousness. With impeccably tended acres of garden and sea waters, it is the ultimate epitome of luxury and Arabian hospitality.

Nestled within the hotel’s massive grounds is one of the capital’s luxe oases: The Spa, a two-storey 500sq m of wellness space. Having gone through recent renovations and officially made its debut last month, The Spa now holds multiple private and shared treatment suites including hammam rooms and massage spaces offering plenty of ways for body and mind relaxation.

The thoughtful level of design and detail throughout is exceptional and akin to a Marrakech medina from the spacious treatment rooms, colorful wall mosaics and to the calming scents of neroli and orange blossom, The Spa provides wellness wisdom and therapeutic facilities for both hotel guests and wellness enthusiasts.

The brand-new experience includes an expanse of world-class programmes, themed face and body treatments, and mindful sessions built on ancient Eastern healing traditions and then fused with the region’s rituals such as “Essence of Abu Dhabi”, “Digital Wellness Escape”, and “Himalayan Singing Bowlst”. All the experiences utilise oils and natural products from a bespoke selection of internationally acclaimed brands to rid modern-day stressors.

The Spa’s USPs are the “Oriental Qi”, a 1-hour and 30-minute signature body massage that can be tailored to your preference, and the “Palatial Hammam”, a Moroccan-inspired bathing practice that relieves tension and leaves one feeling energized. This ultra-luxurious ritual can be done in a private or in the Royal Hammam room, the stalwart enclave within The Spa. Other experiences worth trying include a grooming session for men at the Acqua di Parma Barbiere. Beauty obsessives who need a skincare routine refresh can shop from an extensive range of beauty cult-favourites such as Tata Harper, 111Skin, OTO CBD and more.

A few steps away outside the spa, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental offers outdoor activities to maximise wellness including a private marina, temperature-controlled pools and Conscious Juice Bar which serves excellent fresh-press juices and nourishing, good-for-the-soul dishes.

It’s worth booking in treatments à la carte for a couple of hours of indulgence on a stressful day, or treat yourself and your loved one to a blissful spa-cation weekend in their suite rooms for a total reset – all while you enjoy the top-notch Mandarin Oriental service and hotel accoutrements (including exclusive access to their sophisticated, members-only The EP Club that boasts of bespoke services and privileges throughout the day – think bubbly breakfast, dedicated Butler service, and priority bookings) and the beauty of the UAE’s capital.

For more information or for reservations, visit mandarinoriental.com

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