You’ll soon forget that you’re in a shopping mall when you step into this oriental haven of tranquillity. The prices are reasonable and the Thai herbal compress massage is the perfect remedy for a stiff backs and shoulders. Ground floor Al Barsha Mall, Al Barsha 2, www.lilypondspa.com (04 385 0442).
Seier Shades Salon A multi-ethnic and afro salon that takes care of all hair types. Whether you’re after cool cornrows or a keratin treatment, the friendly staff will take care your needs. It’s a smart looking salon with a mani-pedi beauty area and treatment rooms for facials, waxing and threading. Behind Cassells Hotel, Al Barsha 1, www.seiersshadessalon.com (04 399 0707).
Vidal Salon by Charbel Khoury
A smart men’s salon on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Al Barsha offering cuts, beard shaping and trimming, man manis and back massages to the well-turned out clientele. Clients have the added bonus of parking for free at the Holiday Inn. Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Barsha 1 (04 7040732).