The UAE's first 'hospital spa' in Dubai
We round up essential new treatments in the city Discuss this article
It’s official: we’ve heard it all. Dubai’s Eternel Medspa Clinic is now offering to tickle away the flab. Yes, you read that right – tickle. Using Tickle Lipo (aka Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction, which is far less amusing), you can apparently now laugh yourself slimmer courtesy of a vibrating machine.
On the subject of weight loss, elsewhere in the UAE the country’s first hospital spa has opened at Ras Al Khaimah Hospital, as a result of a collaboration with US spa technology expert 7e. It’s designed to be both a complementary facility for patients undergoing substantial obesity-management and weight-loss procedures at the hospital, as well as a more casual spot for those who prefer to try treatments that purport to be an alternative to going under the knife.
Back in Dubai, British cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice Elite Cosmetic Surgery Group opens its first clinic in the country, headed by the group’s founder, Dr Allen Rezai. Apparently he’s a well-known figure on London’s Harley Street, with a reputation for ‘natural’ results.
With all these new treatments launching and clinics opening, it’s little wonder Dubai’s medical industry is forecasted to grow to Dhs40 billion in 2013, and it’s thanks in part to medical tourism.
Finally, anti-ageing treatments also take an unusual turn in Dubai this winter, with the launch of Sqoom at Galeries Lafayette. The technology, developed by German dermatologist Dr Helmut Christ, uses a ‘hand-held sonic device’ to ensure your skin absorbs the various gels and creams in the range. As the savvy among you might have predicted, the fountain of youth comes at a price, and this attempt is no different – a hefty Dhs3,999 for the starter kit.
Until next week, namaste.By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,
- Alternative health(20)
- Beauty and hair salons(22)
- Beauty clinics(9)
- Gym & health clubs(120)
- Health psychology(3)
- Image consultants(4)
- Medi spas(19)
- Nail salons(36)
- Plastic surgeons(11)
- Cosmetic surgery(1)
- Feng shui(4)
- Hair cuts & styling(30)
- Life coaching(14)
- Manicure & pedicure(38)
- Osteopathy and physical therapy(4)
- Personal training(10)
- Yoga, Pilates & meditation(26)
- Al Quoz(6)
- Arabian Ranches(1)
- Bur Dubai(27)
- Business Bay(3)
- Discovery Gardens(2)
- Downtown Dubai(48)
- Dubai Internet City(2)
- Dubai Marina(71)
- Dubai Media City(20)
- Emirates Hills(14)
- Festival City(16)
- Green Community(1)
- International City(2)
- Jebel Ali(8)
- Jumeirah Lakes Towers(18)
- Knowledge Village(10)
- Motor City(1)
- Oud Metha(41)
- Palm Jumeirah(15)
- Sheikh Zayed Road(46)
- The Gardens(16)
- The Greens(1)
- Umm Suqeim(11)
Most viewed outletsAll outlets
Our favourite features
101 celebrities in the UAE The most famous faces spotted in the emirates throughout 2013
Best selling albums of 2013 The top 20 sellers in the UAE: Who comes out on top?
Around the world at Global Village Dubai Stop and shop across the globe at the UAE's cultural park
Iconic Dubai buildings explained We celebrate some of the city's less well-known architectural triumphs
Hot new Japanese restaurants in Dubai Following a burst of new openings, we round up the newcomers
20 delicious low calories dishes in Dubai Our favourite feasts which pack just 500 calories or less
Pictures: Dubai from the sky We hopped aboard a Seawings flight to capture some amazing views of the ...
30 FREE things to do in Dubai From fitness trends to arty movie screenings, how to have free fun
20 celebrity chef restaurants in Dubai The celebrity-inspired restaurants that have come (and in some cases, go...
Massive new developments coming to Dubai FOUR huge islands off Deira, a 30,000-seater stadium, 100-storey tower, ...
21 restaurants to try in Downtown Dubai We dine our way down Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (Emaar Boulevard)
50 best dishes of 2013 From budget to blow-out, the best our reviewers have been served in 2013
An essential guide to renting in Dubai Beat price hikes, pick the right area, and know your rights
How to get a pay rise 20 expert tips to bag more cash from your boss
30 top outdoor bars in Dubai As the temperatures cool we round up the best places to drink outside in...