Throughout summer in Dubai, you can usually enjoy emptier malls, less traffic and generally a slower pace of life – that is, unless you work on the region’s best selling women’s glossy.

Here at Emirates Woman, we’ve been busy preparing for our blockbuster September issue with a whirlwind of shoots, creative meetings, interviews and events.

So when, after a particularly long month, our spirits and skin were left feeling a little lackluster, we ducked into the Royal Mirage to lift both.


We went one of their signature treatments, the Blissful Back, Face and Scalp with Hot Stones.


An Arabian retreat complete with towering domes, mosaic accents and hanging lanterns.

The spa also boats an oriental hamman, plus a beauty center that stocks an amazing selection of luxe treats, including the ESPA collection.



We were greeted with a healthy shot of juice (green apple, mint, pineapple and orange) while we quickly filled out the details form, before making our way to the ladies changing room.


The nearly two-hour experience kicked off with a purifying back scrub, followed by a divine head-to-toe massage using hot stones and scented oils, which smoothed out all knots and any nagging strains.

It was thorough and the pressure tailored exactly to meet our needs.

Next up was the facial, which included a deep cleanse, scrub and finally, a rich mask. Our complexions were left clear and glowing – success!

Last but not least, our pamper was topped off with a toe-tingling head massage, leaving us in a complete state of zen.


Overall, the experience was faultless. As promised, the treatment really was blissful!



One&Only Royal Mirage here

(04) 3999999

EW tip: Arrive 30 minutes prior to your treatment to use the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi facilities- the perfect pre-treatment prep.