Beat the heat and chill out at one of these top Dubai spas
Time Out Dubai staff
Amara Why visit? In July, Amara is offering a very special Dubai Summer Surprises package that is tailor-made for the hot summer moths. The package commences with a 30-minute Indian head massage followed by a 60- minute stress release massage. No spa experience is complete without a tantalising meal to complement the sensory journey, and Amara Spa’s DSS package offers just that. Guests are invited to enjoy the healthy spa menu, which includes a selection of fresh juices, aromatic teas, healthy cuisine and light deserts, before spending the rest of the day enjoying the wet spa facilities.
Bab Al Shams Why visit? Enjoy an indulgent day spa experience at Satori Spa Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa. The package includes a 50-minute body reviver massage, two courses from the special spa cuisine menu at Al Forsan, use of the spa and pool facilities, a yoga session (advanced booking required), 25 per cent off any add-on treatments of your choice, plus unlimited use of lawn games activities, volley ball, camel rides and falcon show.
How much? Dhs590 per person. Offer valid until August 31.
Satori Spa, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, www.meydan.ae (04 809 6167).
Caracalla Why visit? With a whole range of wonderfully relaxing face and body treatments ranging from luscious facials, revitalizing massages to exquisite Green Coffee Anti Cellulite Body Wraps and Polishes, this summer is your chance to chill.
How much? Feed My Skin Dhs850 for 120 minutes, Tension Reliever Dhs800 for 120 minutes, Detox and Recharge Dhs750 for 120 minutes and After-Sun Soother Dhs575 for 75 minutes. Valid until August 31.
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort and Spa Dubai www.starwoodhotels.com (04 399 5555).
Club Olympus Why visit? This spa and fitness centre is offering a family day out with a de-stressing 60-minute full body massage for mums and dads, while the kids (a maximum of three per parent) get an hour-long swimming lesson. The whole family gets access to the centre’s facilities, which include an outdoor pool, jogging track, whirlpool, steam room, sauna and plunge pool.
How much? Dhs465 per single parent or Dhs685 per couple. Valid until July 31.
Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira, www.dubai.regency.hyatt.com (04 209 6802).
Grand Spa Why visit? This summer, clean skin pores deeply and minimise oily skin, as the Grand Spa at the Grand Hyatt Dubai presents the pore purifying facial, using botanical serums to calm, reduce blemishes and increase the integrity of blood vessels. With a hydrating and sun-protecting luxurious moisturiser, this treatment will boost the immunity and clarify your facial skin.
La Contour Spa Why visit? La Contour is offering a 50 per cent discount on a range of treatments. Four sessions of the fat melting Cavitation therapy will now cost only Dhs1,995 (usually Dhs4,000). For the same price you can also have four one-hour full body massages or two Yon-Ka Hydralessence facials. Or why not go for two classic mani/pedis, one 30-minute reflexology treatment and a session of eyebrow and upper lip threading for the same price?
How much? Dhs1,995 (usually Dhs4,000). Offer valid until August 31.
Tiffany Tower, 19th floor, Jumeirah Lake Towers, www.lacontourspa.com (04 447 3626).
Man/Age Luxury Men’s Spa Why visit? This stylish men-only retreat, designed specifically to cater to the ‘modern man’ who wants to be well-groomed and look his best at all times, is offering a 20 per cent discount off its Japanese shiatsu massage.
How much? 90-minutes now costs Dhs340 (usual price Dhs425), while an hour-long session costs Dhs256 (usual price Dhs320). Offer valid until July 31.
Rimal 1, Jumeirah Beach Residences (04 435 5780) and Arjaan Rotana Souk, Dubai Media City
(04 437 0868).
Mandara Spa Why visit? This zen-like spa has a way of making you forget the mania of the outside world. Attribute this to the scent of lemon grass in the air, the chirpy music and the gracious staff. The spa is offering a Summer Escape package that includes aroma foot ritual, Javanese lulur body polish, Balinese massage, refresher facial and herbal teas and fruits. Plus a chance to enjoy the full use of the facilities including sauna, steam and Jacuzzi.
Nstyle Why visit? Offers 15 per cent off on 50 minute reinvigorating aromatherapy massage. This good for the soul relaxing and soothing massage alleviates stress, utilising exclusively blended essential oils, to release tension and recharge the mind and body.
How much? 15 per cent off original price of Dhs260.
Mall of Emirates 04 341 3300 other branches: Dubai Mall – 04 339 8414; DIFC – 04 425 0347; Mirdiff City Centre – 04 284 3722; Dubai Marina Mall – 04 434 2616; JBR, The Walk - 04 437 0270; Dubai Festival City 04 232 8533.
One&Only Why visit? This summer, guests that book any treatment at the One&Only Royal Mirage Spa will get 50 per cent off the second treatment on the same day. Try the lush Oriental Hammam experience that includes a thorough cleaning, scrub, polish and body and face mask, as well as 50-minute Moroccan-Oriental massage.
How much? Dhs535 (usually Dhs650) for Moroccan-Oriental massage.
One and Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road, www.oneandonlyresorts.com (04 399 9999).
Rebecca Treston Aesthetics Why visit? The Proellixe machine claims to use advanced vibration technology to help perfect body shape, targeting areas including the back, legs, arms and abdomen. Ten minutes on the machine is said to be equal to an hour of exercise in the gym, with small rapid vibrations designed to stimulate muscle walls.
How much? Dhs2,000 for 15 sessions (normally Dhs2,000 for 10 sessions). Offer valid until the end of Dubai Summer Surprises.
EuroMed Clinic, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.euromedclinicdubai.com (04 394 5422).
Retreat Spa Why visit? This spa on the fourth floor of Grosvenor House is offering a range of summer packages. We particularly like the sound of Unwind, a 90-minute treatment that involves a back massage, an express refresh facial and a scalp massage– you can relax on the pool terrace afterwards. There are four more packages to choose from.
How much? Dhs550. Until August 31.
Retreat Spa, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Sanctuary Why visit? Every Monday you can enjoy a 30-minute massage followed by a healthy (and delicious) low-calorie lunch plus access to the pool and spa facilities all day long. You can also get 30 per cent off their Payot skincare products.
How much? Dhs300.
Sanctuary Spa, Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates, www.pullmanhotels.com (04 377 2380).
Senso Spa Why visit? Senso’s natural energising package includes a Swedish massage, a sea salt body polish, healing turmeric body wrap, an energising facial, and your choice of a classic manicure or a pedicure for three-and-a-half hours of blissful pampering – all for just Dhs700. The price also includes free access to the swimming pool and steam rooms.
How much? Dhs700 for three and a half hours. Valid from July 1 to August 31.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City www.radissonblu.com (0 4 366 9111).
Spa InterContinental Why visit? Try the new ‘Golf Ball Massage’ a distinctive treatment designed specifically for the golfer, let Spa InterContinental loosen and relax the muscles after a hard day on the green. Combining the relaxation techniques of a classic massage with the warmth and pressure points of Shiatsu, this unique and innovative treatment will ensure tension is released from key muscle groups and pressure points.
How much? Dhs360/ Dhs450 (members/non-members) for one hour, or Dhs440/ Dhs550 for one-and-a-half hours. Valid to August 31.
Al Badia Golf Club spa.ic@ichdfc (04 701 1257).
Talise Why visit? Enjoy the Summer Day Retreat at Talise spa. The retreat starts with an invigorating sunrise Yoga session followed by a rejuvenating Talise Signature Massage and a Talise Mini-Facial that will freshen you up. The package also includes a full day access to the spa’s outdoor pool, plunge pool and sauna and steam.
How much? Dhs545.
Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah www.jumeirah.com (04 366 6818).
Thai Privilege Spa Why visit? This blissful spa is offering a 30 per cent discount on their expert spa treatments, but that’s not all – there’s a special ‘buy two, get one free’ promotion too that will run right through the entire duration of the Dubai Summer Surprises 2011 festival.
How much? 30 per cent off various prices plus buy two, get one free offers.
Thai Privilege Spa, 1047 Uttamah Villas, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah. www.thaiprivilegespadubai.com (04 348 9679).
The Ritz- Carlton Spa Why visit? Enjoy two luxurious 50-minute massages for the price of one at The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC. There’s a range to choose from too including Swedish massage, reflexology, aromatherapy or kundalini back massage.
How much? Dhs425. Valid until August 31
The Ritz-CarltonDubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) www.ritzcarlton.com/DubaiIFC (04 372 2777).
The Spa at The Address Downtown Why visit? The Spa offers an ideal treatment for skin which needs a burst of vitality, perfect for the summer. The package includes a Vitamin C wrap which restores elasticity and provides an intense deep hydration, beginning with an oceanic salt scrub, followed by a tailor made moisturizer providing rejuvenation, antioxidant and firming results. While cocooned, further indulge in a deeply relaxing scalp massage. A blissfully relaxing back massage follows, with concentrated work done on the isolated muscles in the back region. Finally concluding your treatment, a booster facial with mild exfoliation, an acupressure massage and moisturisation.
The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina Why visit? Escape to a world of serenity, tranquility and gracious hospitality at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina. Our relaxing facilities offer the ultimate place to free mind and body and restore your natural balance with our pampering treatments and therapeutic aromatherapy. During Dubai Summer Surprises 2011, pamper yourself with 25 minutes of Bamboo body scrub, 25 minutes of booster facial and 50 minutes of Aromatherapy massage.
How much? Dhs620 per person. Valid until July 31.
The Address Dubai Marina
www.theaddress.com (0 4 436 7777).
The Spa at The Palace Why visit? Enjoy a Foot Cleansing ritual, Fusion Massage, Black Diamond Exfoliation, Rejuvenating Basil and Mint Body detoxification, this also includes; Full day access to Fitness Center, Oriental Bath House with steam room, Jacuzzi and monsoon showers, and the outdoor pool overlooking the Burj Khalifa tower and Burj Lake.
The Spa, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Why visit? The spa offers a 90-minute wellness package including foot reflexology, a back, neck and shoulder massage plus a facial and scalp pressure point massage. Valid until September 30.
Tips & Toes Why visit? Have a mani/pedi treatment of your choice and, as your nails are given some loving, you’ll enjoy a head, neck and shoulder massage as well as a mini facial using Yon-Ka products. It doesn’t end there – an hour-long full body massage and a 100ml BSQ Couture perfume of your choice to take home completes the experience.
How much? Dhs560 (usually Dhs700). Offer valid until July 31.
Tips & Toes, various locations, including the Greens Village (04 361 9797).
Urban Male Lounge Why visit? Men can indulge all summer long with a free treatment for every five treatments purchased. Try their signature massage, which is deep and effective. The spa is also offering 15 per cent discount on a 60-minute Therapeutic Sports Massage. This massage focuses on core muscle groups, releasing aches and pains whilst promoting a renewed sense of well being.
How much? Buy five treatments, get a sixth free or 15 per cent discount. Prices vary.
Dubai International Financial Centre (04 425 0350) and Mall of the Emirates (04 395 1103).
The Spa at Shangri-La Why visit? Treat yourself to the ultimate experience with Shangri-La's signature treatment. Melt away your tension with the aroma hot stones signature massage that gives six times the benefit of a regular massage. It also includes breakfast.
How much? Dhs 450. Valid until August 31.
Shangri-La Hotel www.shangri-la.com (04 343 8888).