Get an Audrey Hepburn makeover Learn how to model your look on that of late film star and style icon Audrey Hepburn during a six-hour one-on-one makeover session. Modelling, styling and make-up professionals will teach you how to apply the right make-up and style your hair, both to imitate the star and suit your own features. Afterwards, take a shopping trip with a personal shopper to learn about dressing your body shape, suitable colours and the best accessories. Dhs4,500. Ongoing. So Famous, Studio 405, Loft Office 3, Dubai Media City, www.so-famous.com (050 948 2463).
Dubai Yoga and Music Festival 2012 Over a period of three days, expect yoga performances, classes, lectures, massages, raffles, music from DJ Pierre Ravan and many more activities to take part in. There will also be a marketplace selling a wide variety of merchandise, including spiritual T-shirts, fitness products, essential oils, DVDs and CDs and meditation accessories. All ticket prices include food, while the marketplace is open free to the public. For the full schedule of events, visit the website. Dhs460 (day pass), Dhs650 (three-day pass), Dhs90 (day access to kids’ club). Thu 4pm-10pm, Fri 8am-midnight, Sat 8am-9pm. Until December 8. The Westin Dubai, www.dubaiyogafest.com (no number).Azur Spa’s Christmas Spirit offer Azur’s Christmas promotions include an in-spa and Spa on Wheelz offer. The former features an anti-stress massage, standard mani-pedi, paraffin hand and foot treatment and blow-dry, while the home service includes a 90-minute full-body massage and a 30-minute full-body scrub. In-spa package Dhs350 (normally Dhs470), Azur Spa on Wheelz package Dhs420 (normally Dhs520). until December 31. International City, www.azurspa.com (04 447 5284).The Alternative Solution at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina If you’re keen to reduce lines and wrinkles but don’t fancy Botox, The Spa is offering ‘the alternative solution’ facial, which features a non-invasive wrinkle-relaxing treatment, that claims to leave you looking smooth and rejuventated. Includes full access to the spa facilities and outdoor pool overlooking the marina. Dhs750 for 90 minutes. Until December 31. The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Organic treats this December Head to the UAE’s first eco-friendly organic salon and book the ‘simply organic’ deep conditioning hair treatment and blow-dry, plus a fresh fruit facial, and you’ll get a free foot scrub and massage. Treatment and blow-dry Dhs270, facial Dhs200. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (04 380 4666).
The Nail Spa’s pre-party blitz Get thoroughly spruced up in time for your next party with this offer. The experience features a paraffin wrap for hands and feet, a back and neck stress-buster massage, ‘heaven’ facial, a classic mani-pedi, eyebrow and upper-lip threading, eyelash tint and two statement pieces of nail art. Dhs812 (normally Dhs1,015). Until December 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5070).
December treats at Spadunya Emerald and white are the colours for December at Spadunya. Among many offers this month, you can opt for either the emerald oxygen or white detox massage (designed to open up your heart chakra and let you breathe, apparently), along with a wash and blow-dry, with a discount of Dhs195. Alternatively, try the organic paprika lifting facial, which claims to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, followed by a wash and blow-dry – also with a Dhs195 discount. Packages Dhs350 each. Ladies only. Until December 31. Spadunya, Shams 1, JBR (04 439 3669).Get prepped at The Spa at The Fairmont A two-hour revitalising spa package that aims to make sure you’re looking your best for the festive season. Start with a full-body lavender dreams scrub, followed by a hot stone massage on the back and shoulders, and round off with a royal radiance facial. Dhs999 for 180 minutes. Until December 31. The Spa, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).The Seven Principles for Fulfulling Relationships workshop This workshop aims to teach attendees about the factors that enhance relationships, and those that jeopardise them. It also covers how to stop problems escalating and minimise emotional damage, resolve long-standing conflicts, how to make yourself heard and ultimately create relationships that blossom and strengthen even through conflict. Dhs300. 11am-11pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 326 6539).
Beach-time special offer at The Cure This spa is offering a discount on VelaSmooth PRO body contouring. Get 16 treatments for the price of eight, and save up to Dhs4,500 depending on the body part you choose to focus on. The treatment can target a variety of areas, the smallest being double chins. From Dhs150 per session for double chin. Until December 31. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City, www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).Raffles Spa’s festive offers Book a couples tranquility treatment to enjoy together, which includes a 30-minute soak in a private Jacuzzi, before you enjoy side-by-side massages in the VIP suite. Anyone booking a full head of highlights or full colour will get a free blow-dry. Couple’s treatment Dhs859 for 90 minutes. Until December 31. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9870).
Breath of Heaven at Westin Heavenly Spa Start your treatment with an energising body scrub, followed by a personalised aromatherapy massage and facial. Once you’re finished, enjoy a spa lunch. Dhs995 for 150 minutes. Until December 31. Westin Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 511 7901).Festive specials at Taj Spa Get 30 percent off the gotu kula age-defying firming facial, which claims to firm and improve skin tone and texture. You can also try a coconut or chocolate body scrub with a massage and facial, or opt for the fruity Japanese yuzu treatment and get 20 percent off. Japanese yuzu Dhs440 (normally Dhs550), coconut or chocolate treatment Dhs499, gotu kula facial Dhs441 (normally Dhs630). Until December 31. Taj Spa, Taj Palace, Deira (04 211 3101).
Yoga classes with Rita Rita’s yoga classes are a combination of vinyasa flow and hatha yoga. It’s a good place to learn beginner poses and relaxation techniques. Also on Wednesdays. Dhs75 per sessions, Dhs500 for eight, Dhs1,350 for 24. 11.30am-12.30pm, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Ongoing. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Sanctuary Spa’s winter collection The gentleman’s facial is one of this season’s two special offers at Sanctuary Spa. Give your spirit and image a boost with this treatment, which includes an exfoliation, followed by a scalp and shoulder massage. Also available is the ‘Nourishing Journey’: a full-body exfoliation and mineral mask, followed by a 60-minute full-body massage and reflexology. Dhs400 for gentleman’s facial, Dhs500 for nourishing package. Ongoing. Sanctuary Spa, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 377 2380).
Winter offer at The Palace
Throughout December, The Spa at The Palace in Downtown Dubai is running a number of packages at special prices for the festive season. Try the Essential Spa Combinations, which includes a body detox glow treatment, back, neck and shoulder massage, scalp treatment and express facial in 90 minutes, which is available from Sunday to Thursday every week. From Dhs550. Until December 31. The Spa, The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).