Shopped until you’ve dropped? Check into one of these spas, where the sales continue and the pampering begins
Time Out Dubai staff
Akaru Spa: Get a luxurious Pevonia caviar facial for half the price.
Aviation Club (04 282 8578; www.akaruspa.com)
Original price Dhs1,500
DSS price Dhs750
Save up to Dhs235
Amara Spa: Choose from the Spirit of Summer 45-minute package including outdoor rain shower, foot and hand bath, full body massage, fruit mocktail and full-day use of Amara’s facilities; or go for the Sensual Summer Ritual where you can swap the massage for an intense body scrub and revitalising facial, plus you can have yourself a nice meal by the pool.
Park Hyatt Dubai (04 602 1660; www.dubai.park.hyatt.com)
Spirit of Summer Original price Dhs420 DSS price Dhs350 (Sun-Thu)
Original price Dhs470 DSS price Dhs400
Sensual Summer Ritual Original price Dhs1,230 DSS price Dhs995
Angsana Spa: Enjoy a discounted 90-minute massage session on any weekday at Angsana, made all the more relaxing by knowing you’re saving money.
Arabian Ranches (04 361 8251); Emirates Hills (04 368 3222); The Montgomerie (04 360 9322); Dubai Marina (04 368 4356)
Original price Dhs370 DSS price Dhs259
Save up to 50%
& Wellness: If you buy one two-hour Rasul and full-body massage at Cleopatra’s, you get a session free, effectively giving you and your friend 50 per cent off. This is for ladies only, but the men aren’t left out as they can save 30 per cent on a detoxifying hydro jet bath and anti-fatigue massage.
Wafi (04 324 7700)
Dragonfly: If you bring a friend and book two one-hour massages at Dragonfly, you will receive a 40 per cent discount. Plus, if you decide to go for the Escape to Paradise treatment, which costs Dh699 and includes a two-hour head-to-toe massage by two therapists, and come back for another one within two weeks, you will receive a free 30min facial.
BurJuman Mall (04 351 1120; www.dragonfly.ae)
Original price Dhs590 (for two one-hour massages with oils)
DSS price Dhs354
Feet First: If you’re in need of a mani/pedi or even a slimming treatment, head to Feet First during DSS and receive a 25 per cent discount.
The Dubai Mall (04 339 9369) and various locations throughout Dubai
Original price Treatments range from Dhs35 (shape & polish)-Dhs1,900 (slimming programme) DSS price 25 per cent off
Lime Spa: The truly tranquil and luxurious Lime Spa (the only other one in the world is in the Maldives) is offering a 20 per cent DSS discount on all of its full-price treatments, which range from ‘bespoke’ facials to ‘made-to-measure’ massages.
Desert Palm Dubai (04 323 8888;
Original price Treatments range from Dhs80 (eyebrow shaping)-Dhs1,200 (150min jewel realm treatment) DSS price 20 per cent off
Save up to Dhs145
Nivea Haus: Offering packages for both sexes, women can save Dhs145 when they get an express facial, deluxe manicure and a natural beauty makeover, while men can save Dhs100 on the essential haircut and wet shave (including a facial), plus an anti-stress back massage.
The Dubai Mall (04 434 0777; www.niveahaus-me.com)
Be beautiful ladies package
Original price Dhs445 DSS price Dhs300
Original price Dhs400 DSS
Raffles Amrita Spa: Along with getting complimentary access to Raffles’ gorgeous pool and spa facilities, you can pick two treatments from a 60-minute facial, hot stone massage, body scrub or reflexology for the special combo price of Dhs399, or pick your two favourites from a 90-minute body wrap, body scrub, facial or massage for the special price of Dhs1,199. Plus, if you go for one of these packages you will get a special spa lunch for just Dhs60 per person.
Raffles Dubai (04 314 9869/70; www.dubai.raffles.com)
Original price Dhs918 (for two most expensive treatments) DSS price Dhs599
Original price Dhs1,518 (for two most expensive treatments) DSS price Dhs1,199
Satori Spa: Save 25 per cent on any treatment at this spa in the gorgeous Jumeirah Bab al Shams and you can also enjoy complimentary access to the pool.
Jumeirah Bab al Shams Resort and Spa (04 809 6232)
Original price Treatments range from Dhs175 (30min arm, leg or foot massage)-Dhs1,400 (5hr Satori Extravagance package) DSS price 25 per cent off
Taj Spa: The Taj Spa is offering guests a whopping 50 per cent off treatments, from scrubs and facials right through to full-body massages and signature experiences.
Taj Palace Dubai (04 211 3114; www.tajhotels.com)
Original price Treatments range from Dhs350 (1hr full-body massage)-Dhs500 (1hr 30min majestic facial) DSS price 50 per cent off
Save up to 50%
Thai Privilege Spa: This sweet and tranquil spa on Al Wasl is offering 50 per cent off all it spa treatments and 30 per cent off all its hair salon price. Plus, if you have a little princess in tow, they can get a free glitter tattoo, nail art or hair braiding, so you
can both come out looking fab.
1047 Uttamah Villas, Al Wasl Road (04 348 9678/9; www.thaiprivilegespadubai.com
Original price Spa treatments range from Dhs125 (‘pampering hands’ treatment)-Dhs600 (1hr 30min detoxifying session) DSS price 50 per cent off
Spa & Salon: Zaitoon Spa is offering 20 per cent off three of its package journeys. The three-hour Total Wellness package will have you rubbed down with a honey and almond scrub, enjoying a Swedish touch massage and a Vitamin C facial. The Healing package, again lasting three hours, includes a hot stone massage, deep-cleansing facial and a paraffin treat for the feet. Then there’s the three-hour-10-minute Zaitoon Indulgence signature treatment, where you can enjoy a synchronised massage, an age-defying facial and an aromatherapy and milk foot bath. You can also enjoy full use of the pool, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Bur Dubai (04 351 9111 / 04 508 7520; www.arabiancourtyard.com)
Total Wellness Package
Original price Dhs530 DSS price Dhs424
Original price Dhs555 DSS price Dhs444
Original price Dhs650 DSS price Dhs520
Free foot or head
and face massage
Express Unwind Thai Massage: Purchase a 90-minute aroma oil massage and you will enjoy a 30-minute foot massage for free. Alternatively, opt for a 90-minute rejuvenation massage to get a free head and face massage.
Shop 3, Trafalgar Building, CBD 7, International City (04 430 8304;
Aroma oil massage
Rejuvenation massage Price Dhs220
Free pool and
beach pass or
Heavenly Spa: Opt for the special 1hr 50min Heavenly Summer Escape with its nourishing body cocoon and massage and you will receive a free day pass for the beach and pool worth Dhs175 weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends. Alternatively, if you want to bronze the safe way, go for the 55min Heavenly Summer Glow treatment with exfoliation, body wrap and tan application, and you will receive a free comfort zone product worth Dhs150.
The Westin (04 399 4141)
Heavenly Summer Escape
Heavenly Summer Glow
Free Pevonia facial
Softouch Spa: Over the DSS period, if you treat yourself to a 75-minute ayurvedic massage – including a herbal soothe one, which works to relax and refresh, or a tranquillity one, which eases mental stress with its special scalp massage and drizzling of warm oils onto your forehead, as well as a full-body Indian massage – you will receive a Pevonia facial, worth from Dhs255, absolutely free.
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 049 5909; www.softouchspa.com)
Spa at The Address Downtown Dubai: During DSS, treat yourself to a drench and restore session at this gorgeous spa. It includes a full-body massage, a restorative body treatment with a honey scrub and body wrap, refreshments and full-day access to The Spa’s facilities.
Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8751; www.theaddress.com)
Price Dhs775 Duration 1hr 40mins
Spa at The Address Dubai Mall: The Address Dubai Mall is offering to detoxify and revive you this DSS (after all that shopping you’ll need it). The treatment includes a hydrobath experience, a detoxifying body wrap, foot reflexology, refreshments and full-day access to The Spa’s facilities.
The Dubai Mall (04 438 8888; www.theaddress.com)
Price Dhs685 Duration 1hr 20mins
Spa InterContinental: Choose between an Arabian Odyssey Hammam with body buff, brush, wrap and massage; a French Polynesia package with a body buff and massage; a South America Rainforest Restoration with a body rub, mask, bath and body cream application; a Mediterranean Tuscan Wine Therapy with a scrub, mask and oil application; or go for an Asian Crushed Pearl and Wasabi Skin Bliss, with a body rub, mask and body crème. Each uses ingredients plucked from their corresponding continents.
InterContinental Festival City (04 701 1111)
Arabian, French & Mediterranean Price Dhs795 Duration 1hr 30mins
South American & Asian
Price Dhs895 Duration 2hrs
The Spa at Jebel
Ali Hotel: Enjoy these exclusive DSS treatments and combos: an indulgent chocolate body wrap; a full body scrub plus a taster facial or back massage; or a back massage plus a facial.
Jebel Ali Resort & Spa (04 814 5555)
Price Dhs200 Duration 60 mins
Price Dhs300 Duration 60 mins
The Spa at The Palace - the Old Town: Enjoy a de-stress massage and detoxifying mask at The Palace, with a cleansing foot bath ritual, refreshments and full-day access to The Spa’s facilities thrown into the mix. With a fitness centre, Oriental Bath House, steam room, Jacuzzi, monsoon showers and a pool overlooking the Burj Khalifa and lake, a day here is worth the money alone.
Old Town (04 428 7888; www.theaddress.com)
Price Dhs685 Duration 1hr 30mins
Willow Stream Spa: Go for a reviving and refreshing aromatherapy massage on its own, or add a peppermint body polish if you want extra smooth skin. To really get pampered from head to toe you can add an essential facial to your package. All packages include a complimentary lunch and access to the spa’s facilities.
Fairmont Dubai (04 311 8800)
Price Dhs420 Duration 60mins
Massage + body
Price Dhs550 Duration 1hr 30mins
Massage + body polish + facial
Price Dhs650 Duration 2hrs
Mandara Spa: The DSS Mandara Spa Summer Escape package begins with a foot ritual and continues to include a Balinese massage, refresher facial, refreshments and full use of the spa’s facilities. The other option is the Rejuvenating Summer Ceremony, which starts off the same, but moves on to a traditional body scrub, back, neck and shoulder massage and
a foot massage, along with full use of facilities.
The Monarch Dubai (04 501 8270;
SensAsia Urban Spa: The Urban Summer Spa package at SensAsia will warm your muscles and release any aches and pains with a ginger, rice and honey deep-muscle massage, plus boost your complexion, giving you a summer glow, with its Aromatherapy Associates facial.
The Village, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 349 8850)