Nothing spells love like a spa date for two. Celebrate the day with a couple’s treatment (or take a friend instead)
Caracalla Spa : Think your loved one might actually be from Mars? Try restoring the balance in your relationship with a harmonising massage. Women are treated to a 60-minute ‘yum’ massage, while men get a 60-minute ‘yab’ treatment (staff tell us the two are like the male/female version of yin and yang). Apparently, it’s the oils they use that make the difference. Regardless of whether you believe in that kind of thing, the two of you are sure to leave the place relaxed – and that’s got to be harmonising. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa (04 399 5555). Dhs780 per couple.
Spaces: Throughout Valentine’s week, purchase a pampering package for yourself and you’ll get a second one for your other half for free. It’s all part of Spaces’ special ‘Pamper You, Pamper Me’ promotion. The treatments aren’t done in the same room (the men’s spa is separate from the women’s), but who says that’s a bad thing? Sometimes there’s no better gift then a little space. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400). Other location: Arabian Centre (050 829 7067). Dhs300-500 for two treatments.
SensAsia Urban Spa : This popular Balinese and Thai spa recognises that romantic couples already get enough perks in life, so this Valentine’s Day the spa is offering a 120-minute ‘My Friend and I’ package, available until February 14. Grab a buddy and celebrate your singledom with a two-hour aromatherapy facial and massage for two. What better way to keep a friendship going? The Village Mall, Jumeirah (04 349 8850). Other location: Al Sufouh Road (04 422 7115). Dhs580 for two.
Kaya Skin Clinic: Give your loved one the gift of perfect skin this Valentine’s Day: global dermatological specialist Kaya Skin Clinic has two special deals to choose from. Either buy a skin treatment for yourself and get a second treatment to give your partner for half price or, if you’re greedy and want to indulge in several treatments, you can buy a whole package of facials for yourself and you’ll receive a percentage discount equal to your age on a second package, which you can then give to your loved one. The offer is available at Kaya’s Jumeirah branch until February 14. Town Centre, Jumeirah (04 349 9558). Facials start at Dhs350.
Akaru Spa: Why should romantic couples be the only lucky ones? Take a boyfriend, girlfriend or just plain friend down to Akura Spa, which is offering a two-for-one special. Pay for a 90-minute massage and your mate gets one for free. Or, if you prefer, the two of you can try a body scrub, or the Pevonia package, which includes a Pevonia facial and 60-minute massage. The Aviation Club (04 282 8578). Treatments start from Dhs315. Valid on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until March 31.
Lily Pond Massage & Retreat, Man/Age Spa : Lily Pond recognises that men love relaxation as much as the ladies. Until February 28, women who spend Dhs250 or more at Lily Pond will get a Dhs100 treatment for their man at the male spa, Man/Age. Spend a little soothing time apart being pampered and polished: you’ll both leave looking great. Lily Pond Massage & Retreat, JBR, Murjan 1 (04 423 3722). Other location: Old Town (04 420 5230). Man/Age Spa, JBR, Rimal (04 435 5780). Try the 90-minute Balinese massage for Dhs250.