Hair removal, karma cleansing, herbal detox and more Dhabi fun
Armani/Spa’s May offers Try a de-stressing hot stone massage and get a full-body exfoliation treatment. Alternatively, try a deep-tissue massage, and if you bring a friend with you the spa will treat them to a free 25-minute neck and back massage. Hot stone Dhs650 for 80 minutes, deep tissue Dhs490 for 50 minutes. Until May 31. Armani/Spa, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3282).
De La Mer day spa’s summer offer In this two-hour package, enjoy a 30-minute coconut body glow scrub or a cellulite-busting coffee scrub, followed by a relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage. Finish with a mani-pedi and 30-minute peroxide-free teeth whitening session. Dhs600 (normally Dhs1,140). Ladies only. Until June 30. Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2 (04 328 2775).
Detox at Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre The Lymphatic Drainage Massage involves a gently, rhythmic massaging of the skin to help blood flow and stimulate the lymph nodes, which act as ‘the garbage cans of the body’. Dhs299 instead of Dhs400. Ongoing. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha Road (04 335 1200).
Have a cranberry instant glow facial Spaces Salon has developed a cranberry-based instant glow facial, designed to revitalise and purify the skin. The 30-minute deep-cleansing treatment also claims to make skin look younger and improve blood circulation. Dhs200. Ongoing. Space Salon, Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4400).
Try a lava shell massage at Sisters Beauty Lounge Inspired by the hot stone massage, the warm lava shell uses tiger-striped clam shells from the South Pacific for a deeply relaxing treatment. The shells are said to be able to retain heat up to 12 times longer than a hot stone and help relieve the deepest aches and pains as well as soothe tense muscles. Dhs475 for 60 minutes or Dhs60 per shell as a 30-minute add-on to back, foot or arm massages. Ongoing. Ladies only. Sisters Beauty Lounge, various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 339 8500).
Discounts on laser hair removal at Kaya The spa is offering free patch tests and 20 percent off Kaya Tearless single sessions and packages, which promises pain reduction. Starts from Dhs200 per session. Until June 30. Kaya, various locations including Dubai Marina Walk (04 450 8438).
Offers at Pastels Salon Buy a mani-pedi and get 20 percent off the PerfectSense paraffin treatment, which claims to leave your feet with baby-soft skin. Be warned, it’s rather hot. Mani-pedi from Dhs180, paraffin treatment from Dhs100. Ladies only. Until May 31. Pastels Salon, various locations including Mercato Mall (04 344 7883).
Softouch Spa’s treatment of the month Try Elakkizhi, a relaxing, refreshing treatment that is designed to relieve muscle stiffness, and backache in particular. The top-to-toe massage uses warm roasted leaf bags and ayurvedic oils to enhance blood circulation, and is rounded off with a 15-minute Indian head massage. Dhs750 for 90 minutes. Until May 31. Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).
May offers at Rixos Royal Spa There are two offers this month: treat your mum to the Mother’s Day package, which includes crystal peeling and an anti-wrinkle collagen eye treatment, or try a rejuvenating facial and full-body massage. Mother’s Day package Dhs400, rejuvenating package Dhs550. Until May 31. Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 5555).
Slim down at SensAsia The popular urban spa has launched bootcamp packages and treatments for tummies and posteriors. Throughout summer, anyone who purchases a bootcamp treatment will get 10 percent off one month’s Right Bite meal plan, while existing Right Bite clients get 10 percent off at SensAsia Urban Spa. Butt lift in one hour Dhs515, bootcamp for tummy in one hour Dhs315, packages available. Ongoing. Various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).
Cleanse your karma at Illuminations An introductory session into spirituality, the Karma Cleansing Course will show you what’s required to look at your life from a different perspective. It deals with energy enhancement, breathing techniques and meditation. 10am-6pm. Dhs699. Illuminations Well Being Center, 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, Plot, T1, JLT (04 448 7043).
Lotus Wellness Spa’s May deals Prepare your skin for summer with a Lotus Wellness body wrap at a discounted rate. Spa-goers can choose from energising, detoxifying or slimming wraps, and all treatments include a personal colour wellness consultation. Dhs180 (normally Dhs300). Until May 31. Lotus Wellness Spa, Lotus Hotel Apartments & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 440 2805).
Find out if you’re vitamin D deficient If you’re experiencing hair loss and fatigue, Al Das Medical Clinic says you may be vitamin D deficient. Throughout May, it’s offering a 30 percent discount on vitamin D testing so you can be sure. Dhs600 (normally Dhs850). Al Das Medical Clinic, Shoreline 10, Palm Jumeirah, www.aldasclinic.com (04 452 9998).
Sleep better with SensAsia’s Pillow Talk treatment Designed with Dubai’s insomniacs in mind, the treatment starts with a lavender and milk foot soak, after which you’ll then relax under a light duvet for a full-body massage. Carefully chosen music will play gently in the background, with either a guided meditation or deep delta waves. Afterwards, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. Dhs350 for 60 minutes. Ongoing. SensAsia Urban Spas, various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).
Try hatha flow yoga at The Address Downtown Dubai The number of students at The Address’s hatha yoga class is limited to ten, to ensure you get all the instruction you need. Dhs100 per class, Dhs800 for ten classes. Sat 9am-10am. Ongoing. The Fitness Centre, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8767).
Elche’s summer offers Spa-goers who book in for a natural facial on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout May get a 15 percent discount. From Dhs607 including discount. Ongoing. Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Villa 42, Street 10c, Jumeirah 1 (04 349 4942).
Relax at Westin Heavenly Spa Recharge with the ‘irresistibly relaxing’ package, which includes an aromatherapy massage, a buffet lunch at Blue Orange and pool and beach access for the whole day. Dhs499 for 60 minutes. Valid Sat-Thu, until May 31. Westin Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai (04 511 7901).
Two for one on VelaSmooth at The Cure Fed up with unsightly lumps and bumps or cellulite? Try VelaSmooth PRO treatments, on offer this month. Book two treatments and can get the least expensive one free. From Dhs500 for stomach, Dhs700 for thighs. Until May 31. Ladies only. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City, www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).
Get ready for summer at Senso Wellness Centre Includes either an aroma bath soak or citrus skin glow body polish, followed by a pure focus massage and a mini radiant facial. Dhs500 for two hours. Until May 31. Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Have an Éminence Organics facial at Pastels Salon Three new facials from Éminence Organics are now available at the salon, including an organic paprika facial, a citrus deep cleansing treatment and a bright eyes and lips treatment. Dhs250 for bright eyes and lips, Dhs400 deep cleansing, Dhs500 paprika facial. Ongoing. Pastels Salon, various locations including The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai Marina (04 399 5016).