Great emphasis is placed on the authentic elements of this 80-minute treatment, which involves deep cleansing, a body scrub and body wrap, a honey facial and a relaxing massage.
Step by step
Having arrived early, we spend some time soaking up the calming atmosphere of the facilities. We enjoy traditional mint tea and dates before being led into the massive hammam for our treatment. Our therapist splashes our body with warm water from the neck down and then begins cleansing our skin using a softly scented black soap. She leads us into a steam room where we stay, somewhat overheating, for about 15 minutes. Soon enough she arrives again and we lie flat on the heated marble slab while she scrubs our entire body with a exfoliating mitt, using slow, purposeful strokes. After more splashing, a mud-like substance with eucalyptus powder is applied all over our body. It has a lovely cooling effect and a honey mask soaks into our face at the same time. Following more rinsing and a good scrub of our tresses, we’re led back onto the marble slab for a relaxing massage using moisturising cream.
We’re so calm we feel like we’re walking on clouds and our skin smells absolutely divine.
• The experience is flawless and quite special.
• We can’t fault it.
Dhs545 for 80 minutes. Residence & Spa, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9999).