Take advantage of these blissful festive pampering specials...
Amara Spa: Hunting for some sumptuous stocking stuffers? Look no further. Amara Spa sells a range of limited-edition bath products, such as shower oils made with frankincense, myrrh, clementine and ginger. Want to splash out? Buy the Enrich Body Duo, a metallic gift box containing Enrich body serum, plus massage and body oil. Guaranteed to make a baby’s bottom of your loved one’s skin. Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1234). Precious oils, Dhs120. Enrich body duo, Dhs490 Retreat Spa: As can be expected from anything nestled inside Grosvenor House, Retreat Spa is a cosy little getaway. This year, the spa has whipped up a range of festive deals, from the Feet Delight package, which includes a cryotonic leg treatment (good for reducing varicose veins) and a foot and ankle massage. Alternatively, splurge on the Refresh and Contour package, which includes a body wrap and mini facial. Grosvenor House (04 399 8888). Feet Delight, Dhs450. Refresh and Contour, Dhs690
Salon Ink: Been wondering how to make your hair more festive for the party season? Try livening up those locks with luxury hair extensions. Salon Ink has unrolled Swarovski crystal-bejewelled hair clips and other similarly sparkly accessories that will add bling to your holiday look. Oud Metha (04 334 4002)
SensAsia Urban Spas: SensAsia has no shortage of gift packages this season. For the ladies, there’s the Pamper Me Silly deal: four and a half hours’ worth of treatments, including the signature royal Javanese body cleanse and a facial. Also check the Bee My Honey package: a honey body polish, wrap and 60-minute massage. Alternately, ladies can treat their men to the Golfer’s Tonic, a two-hour massage. The Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 8850). Other location: The Beach Club 1, Al Nafura, Shoreline Apartments, The Palm Jumeirah (04 422 7115). Pamper Me Silly package, Dhs1,860. Bee My Honey package, Dhs695. Golfer’s Tonic, Dhs795
Spaces: Every other week, Spaces Spa – a huge venue that specialises, among other things, in waxes and eyebrow shaping – offers 50 per cent off selected treatments. It’s well worth popping in on the day they offer half-price waxing, as they can do special shapes to order. And on December 21, the spa has half off all massages. Can you think of a better gift to give yourself? Oasis Centre (04 515 4400)