This week’s body & mind events and deals

Thursday 20

Aroma Spa’s marine mud offer
Book a 75-minute marine mud envelopment body treatment, which exfoliates before ‘re-mineralising’ your skin, and get a free 25-minute scalp massage. Offer available to UAE residents only.
Dhs600 for 75 minutes. Until December 31. Aroma Spa, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 304 8081).

Azur Spa’s Christmas Spirit offer
Azur’s Christmas promotions include an in-spa and Spa on Wheelz offer. The former features an anti-stress massage, standard mani-pedi, paraffin hand and foot treatment and blow-dry, while the home service includes a 90-minute full-body massage and a 30-minute scrub.
In-spa package Dhs350 (normally Dhs470), Azur Spa on Wheelz package Dhs420 (normally Dhs520). Ladies only. Until December 31. International City, (04 447 5284).

Friday 21

Christmas offers at Spa InterContinental
Book any day package or signature treatment this December and choose a gift box from the spa’s Christmas tree. Possible prizes include manicures, pedicures, facials, discounts and more, redeemable throughout January 2013. Also, book the ESPA radiance facial and get a free travel-sized product.
ESPA radiance facial Dhs495. Until December 31. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).

Go organic this December
Head to the UAE’s first eco-friendly organic salon and book the ‘simply organic’ deep-conditioning hair treatment and blow-dry, plus a fresh fruit facial, and you’ll get a free foot scrub and massage.
Treatment and blow-dry Dhs270, facial Dhs200. Ladies only. The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (04 380 4666).

Stress Away at Softouch Spa
This de-stressing ayurveda fusion treatment aims to relax both muscles and mental tension, reduce swelling in the feet, banish headaches, sleep disturbance constipation and other discomforts, rounding off with a 15-minute Indian head massage.
Dhs1,200 for 105 minutes. Until December 31. Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).

The Nail Spa’s pre-party blitz
Get spruced up in time for your next party with this offer. It features a paraffin wrap for hands and feet, a back and neck massage, ‘heaven’ facial, a classic mani-pedi, eyebrow and upper-lip threading, eyelash tint and two statement pieces of nail art.
Dhs812 (normally Dhs1,015). Until December 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5070).

Try bikram yoga express
For some, 90 minutes is just too long to work out in an environment heated to 40°C. Rawr Yoga has now launched 60-minute bikram classes for those lacking the time or stamina for a full session. Schedules change on a weekly basis – see the website for the latest version.
Dhs70 per class. Rawr Yoga, 7th floor, Concord Tower, Dubai Media City, (04 423 2655).

Saturday 22

Chi Nail Spa’s December promotion
Spend Dhs300 on any services at this nail salon and you’ll be entered into a draw to win Christmas pampering vouchers worth Dhs650. The winners will be announced on the Facebook page on Christmas Day. Manicures from Dhs65. Ladies only. Until December 24. Detroit House, MotorCity (04 457 2485).

Get prepped at The Spa at The Fairmont
A two-hour revitalising spa package that aims to make sure you’re looking your best for the festive season. Start with a full-body lavender dreams scrub, followed by a hot stone massage on the back and shoulders, and round off with a royal radiance facial.
Dhs999 for 180 minutes. Until December 31. The Spa, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).

Try Sandy Toes stand-up paddleboard yoga
This new company is offering stand-up paddleboard yoga in JBR, and will also offer full-moon SUP yoga, meditation and beach yoga. If you buy ten classes you’ll get one free. Classes also take place on Tuesdays: if none of the days and times suit you, the team are keen to hear feedback and will look into accommodating requests.
Dhs90 with board hire, Dhs50 with your own board. 8am. Ongoing. JBR beach, after the Sheraton JBR, (050 942 7240).

Sunday 23

Beach-time special offer at The Cure
This spa is offering a discount on VelaSmooth PRO body contouring. Get 16 treatments for the price of eight, and save up to Dhs4,500 depending on the body part you choose to focus on. The treatment can target a variety of areas, the smallest being double chins.
From Dhs150 per session for double chin. Ladies only. Until December 31. The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City, (04 391 6485).

Get an Audrey Hepburn makeover

Learn how to model your look on the style of late film star and style icon Audrey Hepburn during a six-hour one-on-one makeover session. Modelling, styling and make-up professionals will teach you how to apply the right make-up and style your hair, both to imitate the star and suit your own features. Afterwards, you will take a shopping trip with a personal shopper to learn about dressing your body shape, suitable colours and the best accessories.
Dhs4,500. Ongoing. Ladies only. So Famous, Studio 405, Loft Office 3, Dubai Media City, (050 948 2463).

Monday 24

Yoga classes with Rita
Rita’s yoga classes are a combination of vinyasa flow and hatha yoga. It’s a good place to learn beginner poses and relaxation techniques. Also on Wednesdays.
Dhs75 per sessions, Dhs500 for eight, Dhs1,350 for 24. 11.30am-12.30pm, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Ongoing. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).

Tuesday 25

Breath of Heaven at Westin Heavenly Spa
Start your treatment with a body scrub, followed by a personalised aromatherapy massage and facial. Once you’re finished, enjoy a spa lunch.
Dhs995 for 150 minutes. Until December 31. Westin Heavenly Spa, The Westin Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 511 7901).

Festive specials at Taj Spa Get

30 percent off the gotu kula age-defying firming facial, which claims to firm and improve skin tone and texture. You can also try a coconut or chocolate body scrub with a massage and facial, or opt for the fruity Japanese yuzu treatment and get 20 percent off until the end of December.
Japanese yuzu Dhs440 (normally Dhs550), coconut or chocolate treatment Dhs499, gotu kula facial Dhs441 (normally Dhs630). Until December 31. Taj Spa, Taj Palace, Deira (04 211 3101).

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