Dial A Nail in Dubai Marina

We check out the new 'spa-deluxe' for an express mani-pedi

Tried & tested

Dubai Marina has a brand-new salon. Holly Sands visits Dial A Nail for a ‘spa deluxe’ mani-pedi.

The promise
A ‘spa deluxe’ mani-pedi is described as a luxury package that analyses and treats a specific nail type through a number of different treatments.

Step by step
At first, the salon is a little hard to find, thanks to the somewhat bewildering layout of the lower portions of the tower itself. Once found, we’re warmly welcomed and escorted to an armchair. Nails and toenails are filed and cuticles trimmed (slightly too exuberantly) while our feet are wrapped in a solution and cling film to soften the hard areas. These are then scraped and filed. Meanwhile, a mask is applied to our hands, which are then placed inside electric heated mittens. After five minutes, we’re breaking out in a sweat so ask for them to be removed. We decline the heated booties and after a hand and foot scrub, and a brief but thoroughly enjoyable massage, our polish is applied.

The result
Our hands and feet feel super soft and the polish (a bright red Essie) lasts an impressive few days.

Pros
• All the therapists are extremely friendly and welcoming.
• Fast-dry spray for polish is offered.

Cons
• So many different steps and products make the experience a little more drawn-out than we prefer, but this might be a ‘pro’ for women with more time to spare.

3/5
Dhs115 (spa deluxe manicure), Dhs135 (spa deluxe pedicure). Dial A Nail, Silverene Tower (near TribeFit), Dubai Marina, www.dialanail.com (04 424 9931).

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