Have a facial at Essa Beauty This beauty lounge specialises in facials – so much so that its therapist, Lydia, has won awards from skincare brands Elemis and Dermalogica. Manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrow and lash tinting and make-up are also available. Lake level, Cluster G, www.essabeauty.com (04 374 4288).
Show your locks some love at Le Michel Salon This hair salon offers cuts, blow-dries, curling, colouring, styling and extensions, as well as threading, nail services and in-chair massages for feet, back, head and shoulders. Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, www.lemichelsalon.com (04 356 0544). Fix up at I Glow Beauty Lounge Head here for excellent eyelash extensions – the longest lasting we’ve found so far in Dubai. The salon also offers make-up services, facials and up-dos, and are hair extensions experts. Better yet, clients get free parking for up to three hours in front of Lake Terrace building. Lake level, Cluster D, www.iglowbeauty.com (04 420 9667).
Soothe ailments at First Salt Room Try salt therapy at this new centre, which claims to be able to reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave in a ‘monitored therapeutic microclimate’. An ancient alternative therapy, simply breathing in this atmosphere is said to work wonders on a range of respiratory conditions, including bronchitis and asthma. Lake level, Cluster F, www.firstsaltroom.com (052 899 8744).
Get Zen at Illuminations Well-Being Center This serene space offers spiritual, alternative healing and meditative pursuits. Try theta healing, relationship-healing meditations, higher heart activation workshops, aura cleansing, hypnosis and much more. 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, www.illuminationsworld.com (04 448 7043).
Find flexibility at Yoga Room Try your hand at ashtanga yoga here, with classes divided up to accommodate different abilities. For true novices, the centre runs a four-week course of eight classes, starting at the beginning of every month, to introduce newbies to the fundamentals, such as breath and posture alignment. For true yogis, there are Mysore classes. Podium level, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, www.yogaroom.ae (050 518 9966).