Margaret Dabbs, the acclaimed UK-based foot expert to the stars, now has her first international branch in The Dubai Mall. Dabbs Sole Lounge boasts a sizeable offering for men, and you’re dealt with by trained podiatrists from the UK. Alongside getting your toes made presentable, you can also have your feet examined by the experts.
Step by step
Having been guided down the blindingly white corridor into Dabbs’ impressive venue, my neglected feet are given a lengthy seeing-to. Alongside having my nails clipped and filed, there’s exfoliation, massage, moisturisation (using Dabbs’ own products) and expert analysis, while I lounge in a huge reclining chair. The treatment includes oxygen therapy, but sadly the equipment had been damaged in transit from the UK (I’m assured it will available soon).
If your feet don’t normally get a great deal of love and attention, they’ll leave Margaret Dabbs feeling as though all their Christmases came at once (it almost felt a shame to put my shoes on).
• Trained podiatrists deal with all manner of foot issues, from sporting injuries to day-to-day ailments.
• It’s the most thorough foot treat you’re ever likely to receive.
• If you’re only after a pampering session, it doesn’t come cheap.
Dhs785 for the 70-minute Ultimate Luxury Foot Therapy. Sole Lounge, Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall (04 501 6688).