A busy work schedule, a month’s worth of visitors, a new puppy, a battle with Dubai’s scorching heat and the general stresses of day-to-day life meant I was in desperate need of a beauty pit-stop. The opportunity to sample a summer spa package at Retreat Spa, Grosvenor House Hotel couldn’t have come at a better time and I jumped at the chance to take a quick time out, unwind and recharge the batteries.


What: Summer Indulge Package

Where:  Retreat Spa, Grosvenor House Hotel, Tower One

The low down: The package consists of a 60 minute Swedish body massage and a 45 minute facial. Starting from my feet my therapist Ni Made Norma Sari used a medium pressure and various techniques to perform a therapeutic whole body massage. The Swedish massage is designed to rejuvenate and revitalise, along with detoxifying the body by rapidly eliminating toxins and waste materials in the blood stream and skin cells.

Following the massage Ni began the facial, with my main concern being dehydration she performed a variety of skin treatments including steam, exfoliation, extraction and a nourishing face mask followed by a relaxing massage.

The results: The massage, together with subdued lighting, aromatic oils and ambient whale music left me in a light slumber. I didn’t want it to end.

My stresses had melted away, my muscles felt less tense and my skin had come back to life. Both my body and my mind felt rejuvenated and I felt like a new woman. 

Once the treatment had finished I was transported to the chic relaxation lounge where I was greeted with a hot ginger tea and delectable biscuits. I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to spend a Thursday evening. 

The details: The Summer Indulgence package, Dhs490, is available until September 30.

Tel: (04) 3998888