There’s no better combination than a spot of retail therapy and a mani/pedi. Here are the top mall nail salons to try
N Bar: Pop in for a quick mani/pedi after a browse around the beautiful designer boutiques of this high end shopping spot. And if you’ve managed to strain yourself carrying your weighty purchases, treat yourself to a quick neck massage while you’re there. Emirates Towers, 04 330 1001.
Nivea Spa: Spend the day getting lost, sorry, shopping at the magnificent Dubai Mall, before settling down for a relaxing manicure in the new Nivea Spa. We like this place, especially the reasonable prices. Dubai Mall, 04 434 0777.
Nail Spa: You’re hardly going to wear yourself out with a walk around mini Mercato, but there’s no reason to let your nails suffer. Pop in for a manicure en route to Spinneys and kill two birds with one stone. Mercato Mall, 04 349 7766. Nailstation: Pop into Town Centre to pick up some pretty bits and pieces from S*uce then swing by Nailstation for a quick file and polish. You can usually get a walk in appointment midweek but book ahead on weekends. Town Centre Jumeirah, 04 349 0123.
NStyle Nail Lounge: If you’ve been pounding The Madinat’s souks with eager visitors looking for touristy treats, why not dodge your responsibilities for an hour or so and get your nails done. Book ahead to ensure your escape. Souk Madinat, 04 368 6124.
Maven Spa: It might not be the first place you’d think of for a shop, but Uptown has been a lifesaver for Mirdiff’s retail-fancying residents - as has the Maven Spa. Take a stroll before stopping at Maven for a spa pedicure. Uptown Mirdiff, 04 288 8480.
NStyle nail Longe: Spend a day pounding Dubai’s busiest mall, then chill out with a pedicure and massage in this popular spot. You know you deserve it. Mall of the Emirates, 04 341 3300.
N Bar: You’ll need a break after a couple of hours trawling this jumbo shopping spot so why not combine a rest with some much needed toe maintenance. In Dubai, where feet are always on show, there’s always an excuse for a pedicure. Ibn Batuta Mall, 04 366 9828.
Nail Spa: You’ll need a break after a couple of hours trawling this jumbo shopping spot so why not combine a rest with some much needed toe maintenance. In Dubai, where feet are always on show, there’s always an excuse for a pedicure. Ibn Batuta Mall, 04 368 5070.
NStyle Nail Lounge: This little shopping spot is a popular haunt for Dubai Marina-dwellers. It’s also a handy place to swing by on your way home for a bit of retail therapy and a quick polish change. Dubai Marina Mall, 04 434 2616.