Pampering for mums, yoga workshops and more Dubai relaxation
Double pampering at Akaru Spa Book a massage, facial, body scrub or wrap and get a free treatment of equal or lesser value. Facials from Dhs375. Until April 30. Jumeirah Creekside, Garhoud (04 230 8565).
Sign up for a pain management workshop This four-hour course is open to all, and by the end you should have a more correct understanding of pain. You’ll learn which movements offer the highest payoff in getting out of pain, using methods that help you communicate with your nervous system. Dhs400. 10am-2pm. Exhale, Murjan 1, JBR, www.exhaledubai.com (04 424 3777).
Try a new treatment at Talise Spa Try the top-to-toe Talise essential treatment: a massage and mini-facial, featuring gentle stretches and a focus on pressure points. Dhs650 for 90 minutes. Ongoing. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).
Enjoy a ladies’ day at Soma Spa You’ll get a 30-minute spa treatment of your choice, followed by a healthy lunch prepared by Chef Andreas. Between the two, make use of the pools, sauna and steam room, and enjoy tea and healthy bites throughout the day. Dhs300. Until March 31. Soma Health Club, Pullman Deira (04 603 8275).
Relax and revitalise with Club Mina and Heavenly Spa There are three new packages available this month as Club Mina and The Westin Heavenly Spa join forces. Book ten personal training sessions and receive either a free 60-minute heavenly massage, a free 90-minute butterfly massage or a free 30-minute scrub and a 60-minute detox and revive treatment. From Dhs2,500. Until March 31. Club Mina, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1420).
Bootcamp for butts and tummies at SensAsia Mama Mio’s skincare and exercise plan is now available at SensAsia Urban Spas around town. It involves just four minutes of commitment a day, for 30 days, by which point you will apparently love your butt and tum. Bootcamp for butts Dhs510, tummies Dhs560. Ongoing. Available at SensAsia Urban Spa, various locations across Dubai including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).
Mummy & Me deluxe package at The Nail Spa Treat your mum to this package, which includes an everlasting manicure and classic pedicure, back and neck stress-busting massage, sparkling refreshments and Godiva chocolates, and a robe and souvenir photo to remember the day. Better still, book yourself in too and enjoy the treatments together. Dhs399 per person. Until March 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including Mercato Mall, Jumeirah (04 349 7766).
Try a Jampacked burlesque class Try your hand at a burlesque dance class with Bareface Academy’s Jampacked dance workshops. There are also jazz, ballet and stretch and limbering classes on offer. Email to book your place. Dhs50 per class, Dhs70 for two classes. Fri 11am-noon (jazz), noon-1pm (burlesque); Sat 11am-noon (stretch and limbering), noon-1pm (ballet). Smart Fitness, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, JLT, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Check out the new spa cabanas at The Palace For the ultimate relaxing afternoon, book a spa treatment in one of the brand new cabanas at The Palace’s spa, overlooking The Dubai Fountain. Choose one of the signature treatments, which range from full-body massages to foot reflexology. Massages from Dhs475 for 50 minutes, foot reflexology from Dhs275 for 30 minutes. Ongoing. The Spa, The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Spoil your mum at SensAsia Whether you’re treating a mum-to-be, mother-in-law or super mum, SensAsia has a variety of different packages to pamper her with this month. The Adore Mums features an Eve Lom ultimate cleanse facial, while the Mummy-To-Be package features a massage and body polish. Alternatively, the My Mum and I includes an Elemis facial and hot-stone massage, while the Super Mum package features SensAsia’s pamper-me-silly treatment with a Mother’s Day twist. From Dhs399 for the Adore Mums treatment (normally Dhs495). Until March 31. SensAsia Urban Spas, various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).
Yoga & Health workshop with Kaya Peters This four-hour workshop is hosted by Dutch yoga teacher, whole-foods nutritionist and holistic health and fitness professional Kaya Peters, who will advise and educate attendees through practical instruction, a talk and Q&A session. There are only 15 spaces, so book ahead. Dhs400 per person. 2.30pm-6.30pm. James & Alex Studios, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, www.kayapeters.com (056 212 5858).
All about mums at Raffles Spa Raffles’ Mother’s Day package includes a Turkish salt scrub to renew the skin, followed by a hot stone massage to de-stress. The treatment rounds off with a relaxing pedicure. Dhs799. Until March 31. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).
Shop for beauty and grooming products on Zanedo.com A new UAE beauty portal has launched, selling a wide variety of grooming products for both men and women, from sugar body scrubs to brand new fragrances. A stress-free alternative to scouring the malls for your favourite products. Ongoing. www.zanedo.com.
Free pampering on Mondays at Sisters Beauty Lounge Sisters Beauty Lounge in Mirdif City Centre is now offering a special deal every Monday between 10am and 2pm, continuing throughout the year. Get a free L’Oreal hair treatment with every cut and blow-dry, and a free back massage with every spa mani-pedi. Cut and blow-dry from Dhs345, spa mani-pedi Dhs350. Until December 31 2013. Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdif City Centre, www.sistersbeautylounge.com (04 284 3554).
Free extras at Spa Cordon Book any 60-minute massage at this DIFC spa and get a 30-minute Nature’s Pick facial for just Dhs100. A great treat for Mother’s Day. Massages from Dhs375. Ladies only. Until March 31. Spa Cordon, Sky Gardens, DIFC, www.spacordon.com (04 421 3424).
Om heart meditation According to mind, body and energy centre The Third Eye, the heart chakra meditation is based on Sufi tradition that dates back hundreds of years. A simple breath and movement exercise, it is designed to help the energy of the heart flow freely again, removing blockages and helping to heal hurt. Dhs25. 7.30pm-8.30pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).
Mother’s Day spa package at The Westin Heavenly Spa Mums can recharge at this spa with an aromatherapy massage, which is customised based on your answer to the question: ‘How do you want to feel?’. The deal also includes buffet lunch in Blue Orange and beach access for the day. Dhs499 for 60 minutes, not valid on Fridays. Until March 31. Heavenly Spa, The Westin, Dubai Marina (04 511 7901).
Pamper yourself at Spa InterContinental The ESPA holistic back, face and scalp treatment claims to be both relaxing and tension-releasing. Dhs595 for 85 minutes. Until March 31. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).
Pick up The Cure’s new loyalty card Media City pampering spot The Cure is now offering clients the chance to collect points to redeem against future treatments. For every Dhs10 spent at the spa between Wednesday and Sunday, clients collect one point, with two points on offer for visits on Mondays or Tuesdays. Manicures from Dhs70. Ongoing. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City, www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).