20 events for your body and mind

Swedish massage, burlesque dancing and more ways to cleanse your aura

Wednesday 20

Spring treats at Caracalla Spa
There are a variety of discounted packages available at the spa this month, including the detox revival, an Elemis Cellutox aroma ocean wrap treatment followed by reflexology; and the Pevonia Spring Awakening Special, which features an invigorating body exfoliation to renew skin, followed by a specially tailored facial.
Treatments Dhs795 each. Until May 31. Caracalla Spa, Le Royal Méridien, Dubai Marina (04 399 5555).

Try a new treatment at Talise Spa
Sample the top-to-toe Talise essential treatment: a massage and mini-facial, featuring gentle stretches and a focus on pressure points.
Dhs650 for 90 minutes. Ongoing. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6810).

Mummy & Me deluxe package at The Nail Spa
Treat your mum to this package, which includes an everlasting manicure and classic pedicure, back and neck stress-busting massage, sparkling refreshments and Godiva chocolates, and a robe and souvenir photo to remember the day. Better still, book yourself in too and enjoy the treatments together.
Dhs399 per person. Until March 31. The Nail Spa, various locations including Mercato Mall, Jumeirah (04 349 7766).

Thursday 21

Get a Swedish massage for less
Throughout March, Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre is offering a discount on its Swedish massage treatments, which come with a short consultation to ensure your experience is tailored to your needs.
Dhs199 for 40 minutes (normally Dhs250), Dhs249 for 60 minutes (normally Dhs325). Until March 31. Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre, Oud Metha Road, Za’abeel (04 335 1200).

Relax and revitalise with Club Mina and Heavenly Spa
There are three new packages available this month as Club Mina and The Westin Heavenly Spa join forces. Book ten personal training sessions and receive either a free 60-minute heavenly massage, a free 90-minute butterfly massage or a free 30-minute scrub and a 60-minute detox and revive treatment.
From Dhs2,500. Until March 31. Club Mina, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi (04 318 1420).

Friday 22

Nailcare and a free scalp massage at Aroma Spa
UAE residents who book a gel manicure using Bio Sculpture will get a free 25-minute scalp massage.
Dhs250 for colour, Dhs325 for French. Ladies only. Until March 31. Aroma Spa, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 304 8081).

Check out The Slenderizer massage at The Nail Spa
This massage claims to use specially formulated kneading and flicking massage techniques to increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. Choose from either the ‘Fix It’ detox oil, ‘Mould It’ slimming and anti-cellulite oil, or ‘Shape It’ lifting and firming oil. There’s an introductory offer of four for the price of three.
Dhs310 for 70 minutes, package of four Dhs930. Until March 31. Ladies only. The Nail Spa, various locations including Meadows Town Centre, Emirates Living (04 447 0744).

Try a Jampacked burlesque class
Try your hand at a burlesque dance class with Bareface Academy’s Jampacked dance workshops. There are also jazz, ballet and stretch and limbering classes on offer.
Email to book your place. Dhs50 per class, Dhs70 for two classes. Fri 11am-noon (jazz), noon-1pm (burlesque); Sat 11am-noon (stretch and limbering), noon-1pm (ballet). Smart Fitness, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, JLT, academy@bareface.com (no number).

Saturday 23

Get pampered as you shop at Elemis in Bloomingdale’s
Book a 30-minute Expert Touch treatment for your mum at the Elemis counter until the end of March and get a complimentary facial for yourself. The offer includes a 15-minute SkinLab analysis and a hand and arm massage.
Dhs120. Until March 31. Elemis, Bloomingdale’s Dubai, The Dubai Mall (04 350 5333).

Spoil your mum at SensAsia
Whether you’re treating a mum-to-be, mother-in-law or super mum, SensAsia has a variety of different packages to pamper her with this month. The Adore Mums features an Eve Lom ultimate cleanse facial, while the Mummy-To-Be package features a massage and body polish. Alternatively, the My Mum and I includes an Elemis facial and hot-stone massage, while the Super Mum package features SensAsia’s pamper-me-silly treatment with a Mother’s Day twist.
From Dhs399 for the Adore Mums treatment (normally Dhs495). Until March 31. SensAsia Urban Spas, various locations including Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9820).

Try hatha flow yoga at The Address Downtown Dubai
The number of students at The Address’s hatha yoga class is limited to ten, to ensure you get all the instruction you need.
Dhs100 per class, Dhs800 for ten classes. Sat 9am-10am. The Fitness Centre, The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8767).

Sunday 24

All about mums at Raffles Spa
Raffles’ Mother’s Day package includes a Turkish salt scrub to renew the skin, followed by a hot stone massage to de-stress. The treatment rounds off with a relaxing pedicure.
Dhs799. Until March 31. Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9869).

Aura cleansing at Illuminations
Feeling a bit low or carrying some unwanted stress? Try an aura cleansing session with Roopali.
Dhs30. 7pm-8pm. Illuminations Well-Being Centre, 409, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 448 7043).

Double pampering at Akaru Spa
Book a massage, facial, body scrub or wrap and get a free treatment of equal or lesser value.
Facials from Dhs375. Until April 30. Jumeirah Creekside, Garhoud (04 230 8565).

Shop for beauty and grooming products on Zanedo.com
A new UAE beauty portal has launched, selling a wide variety of grooming products for both men and women, from sugar body scrubs to brand new fragrances. It’s a stress-free alternative to scouring the malls for
your favourite beauty products.
Ongoing. www.zanedo.com.

Monday 25

Free extras at Spa Cordon
Book any 60-minute massage at this DIFC spa and get a 30-minute Nature’s Pick facial for just Dhs100. A great treat for Mother’s Day.
Massages from Dhs375. Ladies only. Until March 31. Spa Cordon, Sky Gardens, DIFC, www.spacordon.com (04 421 3424).

Free pampering on Mondays at Sisters Beauty Lounge Sisters Beauty Lo
nge in Mirdif City Centre is now offering a special deal every Monday between 10am and 2pm, continuing throughout the year. Get a free L’Oréal hair treatment with every cut and blow-dry, and a free back massage with every spa mani-pedi.
Cut and blow-dry from Dhs345, spa mani-pedi Dhs350. Until December 31. Sisters Beauty Lounge, Mirdif City Centre, www.sistersbeautylounge.com (04 284 3554).

Seven planets meditation
This meditation is based on the idea of tuning into the vibration of the seven classic planets, using them to boost the seven chakras. By aligning with the rhythms of the universe, you will apparently be able to visualise the things you want and desire.
Dhs25. 7.30pm-8.30pm. The Third Eye, Saeed Tower II, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 809 8595).

Tuesday 26

Mother’s Day spa package at The Westin Heavenly Spa
Mums can recharge at this spa with an aromatherapy massage, which is customised based on your answer to the question: ‘How do you want to feel?’. The deal also includes buffet lunch in Blue Orange and beach access for the day.
Dhs499 for 60 minutes, not valid on Fridays. Until March 31. Heavenly Spa, The Westin, Dubai Marina (04 511 7901).

Pamper yourself at Spa InterContinental
The ESPA holistic back, face and scalp treatment claims to be both relaxing and tension-releasing.
Dhs595 for 85 minutes. Until March 31. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).

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