Raffles Spa Indulgence package previewed

Time Out previews the Raffles Spa Indulgence package, at the hotel in Dubai's Oud Metha area. Discover one of the most luxurious spa treatments around

We all have that one person on our Christmas list who is the most difficult to shop for and takes us right up to December 24 before we’ve found something suitable. It could be your cousin, best friend or colleague-with-hipster-tastes. They’re simply not the “here’s a Dhs500 IKEA gift card, enjoy” kind of people.

If you’re still searching for that perfect present, Raffles Dubai has launched an Indulgence package to make things easier for you. It’s valid for a whole six months and includes something to please everyone – you could even treat yourself, too – a New Year’s reward for your hard work, perhaps?

The Indulgence day starts in Raffles Spa, which offers a taste of Asia, the Middle East and Europe through its interiors and décor. The treatment list, however, stays true to the Middle East, and this pamper session starts off with a deep-cleansing facial using a desert sand scrub.

The 60-minute treatment is customised to suit each individual’s skin type, but it can be replaced with a massage for guests who have knots that need kneading. There’s a choice of two massages on offer – the Absolute Relaxation or Muscle De-Stress. Following their restful ritual, guests will be taken to the elaborate Raffles Salon where they’ll be served The Collection Fashion Afternoon Tea. It includes a number of savoury and sweet treats, as well as an array of herbal, black and white teas.

If you’re really struggling to find that person the perfect present, give them the gift of relaxation. They’ll thank you for it…
Dhs499 per person. Until May 31. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).

Get party-ready
Essential treats

Chocolate eyes
Too Faced’s holiday collection includes this The Chocolate Shop palette, which features 21 cocoa powder eye shadows.
Dhs226. Sephora, various locations including Ibn Battuta Mall, www.sephora-me.com.

Party nails
New Year’s Eve in Dubai equals glittering Burj Khalifa. Bring the sparkles to you nails with the festive offerings at The Nail Spa.
From Dhs120. The Nail Spa, various locations including , The Dubai Mall, www.thenailspa.com.

Root cover-up
No time to get your roots done before the office do? This handy palette will temporarily camouflage them.
From Dhs80. Sisters Beauty Lounge, various locations including City Centre Mirdif, www.sistersbeautylounge.com.

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