From full-day experiences including a stay in a luxurious hotel room and lavish treatments side by side with canapés, Louise Emma Clarke rounds up the most romantic packages available for two this Valentine’s Day.
Heavenly Romance Package
This two-hour treatment for couples at the Westin’s Heavenly Spa includes a rose petal foot ritual followed by a luxurious body scrub. A couple’s massage follows for 90-minutes, before you are both served a glass of bubbly. Full-day access to the pool and beach is included so you can relax in luxurious surroundings for the entire day.
Dhs1,200 per couple. Until February 28. Heavenly Spa, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.heavenlyspadubai.com (04 511 7901).
Falling for You Package
Limited to 15 couples, this luxury package at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s Talise Ottoman Spa starts with a glass of bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries in a private room, complete with your own Jacuzzi and sauna. You will then enjoy a choice of a 60-minute massage or a 60-minute hammam treatment side by side. After canapés and refreshments in the relaxation area, you’ll be given a personalised gift on leaving.
Dhs3,800 per couple. February 14. Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah www.jumeirah.com (04 453 0456).
Romeo & Juliet Spa Package
If you’re looking for a couple’s massage without any add-ons, The Ritz Carlton Spa is the place to head. Its Valentine’s Day package includes a signature massage with luxurious aromatic oils, side by side with your loved one.
Dhs1,000 per couple. Until February 28. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk, JBR (04 318 6521).
It doesn’t get much more romantic than this couple’s package at Bab Al Shams’ Satori Spa, which includes foot and hand reflexology and a Balinese massage, with pool access, a room for the day from 3pm until 8pm, and a romantic dinner by the dunes at 8pm, which includes a set menu and a bottle of sparkling grape.
Dhs4,500 per couple. Until April 30. Satori Spa, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, www.meydanhotels.com/babalshams (04 809 6232).
Luxury ShuiQi Spa Package for two
If you’re looking for an overnight Valentine’s Day escape, ShuiQi Spa at Atlantis The Palm is the perfect choice. Enjoy a romantic one-night stay at Atlantis The Palm, with a one-hour full-body massage for two adults thrown in (your choice from five luxury treatments). The rest of your stay can be spent on the private beach, around the pool, and dining at one the hotel’s 23 bars and restaurants.
Dhs3,630. Ongoing. ShuiQi Spa, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 1020).
Go it alone
Pamper yourself this Valentine’s Day with one of these romantic treatments to enjoy for one
Rose Petal Body Polish Treatment at Armani/Spa
Enjoy a full-body exfoliation with a delicately balanced combination of real rose petals and signature Armani body scrub, before a deep-heat back treatment and spritz of signature Giorgio Armani fragrance.
Dhs490. Until February 28. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3888).
Valentine’s Treat at Spa InterContinental
This pampering package includes a 30-minute bamboo body scrub, a 60-minute massage with lemongrass, ginger and honey oils, and a 75-minute oxygen facial, leaving you feeling silky-soft.
Dhs1,100. Until February 28. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1257).
Bamboo Fusion Massage at Body Talk Wellness Centre
The combination of a 60-minute massage and 40-minute signature body scrub is the perfect lead up to a date with someone special (or to simply show your body how much you love it).
Dhs599. Until February 28. Body Talk Wellness Centre, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 449 8888).