12 ways to go from desk to dancefloor

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The Blow Dry Bar by Marquee
The Blow Dry Bar by Marquee
The Nail Spa
The Nail Spa

If you’re heading out after work to a gig, bar or club, there are plenty of places to stop-off for a quick, pre-party beauty fix. Louise Emma Clarke compiles some addresses well worth keeping.

Blow-dry bars

The Blow Dry Bar by Marquee
This slick salon at The Lakes Club is dedicated to blow-dries. There’s ample parking, a choice of stylish styles, and a flat rate of Dhs130 per blow-dry.
Dhs130. The Lakes Club, Emirates Hills, www.marquee.ae (04 399 5336).

Styling Bar by Loft Fifth Avenue
Located in Sephora in The Dubai Mall, this blow-dry bar offers a number of different styles, including waves, straightening and up-dos.
Dhs65. Loft Fifth Avenue Hair Styling Bar, Sephora, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9828).

Be Bar
With seven different styles for Dhs150 each, this LA-style blow-dry bar offers everything from romantic beach waves to voluminous body.
Dhs150. Villa 594, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.mybebar.com (04 321 2348).

Nail bars

The Nail Spa
This nail bar has branches all over the city. Its services range from a simple polish change (Dhs55) to colour gel combos (Dhs290).
From Dhs55. Various locations including Mercato Mall, www.thenailspa.com (600 544 001).

De La Mer Spa
Swing by this Jumeirah Beach Road villa on your way out. Its manicure and pedicure room overlooks the garden, giving it a relaxing and luxurious feel.
From Dhs65. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.delamerspa.com (04 328 2775).

Tips & Toes
You can add additional services at this nail spa, including head and neck massages and brow grooming.
From Dhs150. Various locations including The Walk, JBR, www.tipsandtoes.com (04 399 0550).

Express facials

Treat your skin to a quick pick-me-up by popping into Lush for a free mini facial and skincare consultation.
Free. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.lush.ae (04 435 6114).

Sisters Beauty Lounge
There are four branches, all offering a quick 35-minute express Dermalogica facial to boost your glow.
Dhs235. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.sistersbeautylounge.com (04 339 8500).

Cool Aroma Spa
Guys, this one is for you. Head to this gentleman’s spa for its 30-minute express facial, which promises to leave your skin looking ultra bright and healthy.
Dhs110. Oud Metha, www.coolaromaspa.com (04 370 9706).


Bobbi Brown
Get a fresh face of make-up for your night out – and learn something new with Bobbi Brown’s free-of-charge make-up lessons.
Free. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8151).

The make-up artists will expertly transform your look with a full one-hour makeover.
Dhs230. Various locations including Deira City Centre, www.maccosmetics-me.com (04 419 0422).

Book the full party service in advance. It includes application of lashes and a selection of cosmetics to take home.
Dhs600. Various locations including Mirdif City Centre, www.illamasqua.com (04 284 3797).

Your carriage awaits

Preened, polished, and groomed? Use one of these apps to get to your night out:

Download the app, choose whether you want the economy or business service and your driver will text when they arrive. It’s that easy.
www.careem.com (04 440 5222)

RTA Smart Taxi
This app allows you to book and track RTA city taxis when you need one. Search ‘RTA Smart Taxi’ in The App Store or on Google Play.

This app works in a similar way, with the additional option of adding a photograph so your driver recognises you.

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