Ahasees Spa: Having been completely refurbished and rebranded in late 2011, the Grand Hyatt’s spa is one of the most chic we’ve visited. Not too big (in the way many five-star spas are), or too design-oriented (in the way of others), this wooden-floored, low-lit spot is calming in the way every spa should be. The relaxation room is our favourite – a small, low-ceilinged affair where you can enjoy super-stylish flowering tea before and after your treatment.
Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha, www.dubai.grand.hyatt.com (04 317 2333).