Whether you want to treat your other half to a nice relaxing day at the spa or just shut them up for a few hours, there are plenty of couples’ deals across Dubai to knead out your stresses and strains (and promote a comatose silence). And relax…
Amara couple journey at Amara Spa
This is the ultimate package to get you and your fella/lady in tip-top condition. The experience kicks off with a rose petal hand and foot ritual in the privacy of a lavish garden. From there you’ll be scrubbed down with coffee and cardamom before being rolled up in a sandalwood and rosewater body wrap to silken your skin. After that you’ll be given a nice oily massage and a Thai body stretch to loosen to up an bit before an aromatic facial to polish it all off.
Dhs3,200 (for two). Open daily 9am-10pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1660).
Bora Bora at Ola Spa
You’ve spent your day being cranked up, plummeted down, and spun around in unnatural rhythms on various theme park rides at Dubai Parks And Resorts. Luckily for you, there is a safe haven nestled within all that adrenaline-fuelled madness that can bring your heart-rate back to normality. Ola Spa provides a welcome air of stillness, with a comprehensive treatment menu inspired by traditional Polynesian techniques. The Escape For Two involves a 60-minute romantic massage, while the Paradise for Two involves 90 minutes of body exfoliation and relaxing massage. The most lavish treatment is the Hammam for Two in the privacy of your own hammam treatment room. Sounds like bliss.
Dhs350 (per person, 60 mins), Dhs515 (per person, 90 mins), from Dhs350 (per person hammam). Open Sat-Wed 9am-8pm, Thu-Fri 9am-10pm. Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9999).
Couples’ massage at Shine Spa
The other half has dragged you around the shops for hours, your feet are weary and your muscles ache from the hauling around of many bags. You don’t know whether you can face the six (or so) escalators to freedom, or the 20 minutes searching for your car in the multistorey. But fear not – if there’s any place to revive yourselves after a hard day shopping, it’s at the Shine Spa at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates. The peaceful retreat, nestled on the 24th floor, offers a tranquil lounge with stunning views, along with five treatment rooms including a couples’ suite and a Jacuzzi. By the time you’re finished, post-shopping fatigue will be a thing of the past.
Dhs895 (two people, 50-minute), Dhs1,100 (two people, 80-minute). Open daily 7am-10pm. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 377 2380).
Couples’ Quality Time at Anantara Spa
Treat your other half to a trip to Thailand, without the expense of flights or the hassle of venturing anywhere except for the Palm. Anantara Spa is a luxurious Asian-inspired sanctuary that feels a million miles away from the busy city. The Palm Retreat treatment includes a floral foot ritual, a romantic bath, full-body exfoliation, a hydrating body wrap and a de-stressing massage. The Dubai Romance involves a relaxing bath, body exfoliation and a stress release aromatic massage. Last but not least, the couples Royal Hammam treatment combines a Turkish hammam ritual with an Anantara signature massage or an Arabian massage using your choice of perfumed oil. It’s the perfect way to spend some quality time with your other half and pretend that you’re on holiday, without having to pack your suitcase.
Dhs3,140 (The Palm Retreat, two people, 180-minute), Dhs1,885 (Dubai Romance, for two people, 120-minute), Dhs2,650 (Royal Hammam, two people 120-minutes ). Open daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8140).
Couples’ Romance at Willow Stream Spa
Wallow in the scented waters of the couples’ bath and soak up the romance in full knowledge that unclogging the plughole won’t be a job left to you, for once. When you’re suitable soaked, it’s time for an aromatherapy massage using the oil of your choice, allowing you to drift off into relaxation mode. This is the perfect romantic spa getaway to relax the mind and body that will be the ideal treat for Valentine’s Day (in case you forgot that February 14 was looming).
Dhs1,565 (two people, two-hour treatment). Open daily 9am-10pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3545).
Couples’ Spa Day at The Spa at Address Dubai Marina
Every Wednesday couples save 20 percent on all treatments of 50 minutes or more, as well as private cabana and pool access to really melt your stresses away. Expect your standard signature massages, alongside some more interesting rituals involving the likes of citrus, tea and plant extracts.
Prices vary (20 percent discount applies on Wednesdays). Open daily 10am-10pm. Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).
Couples who Spa Together at SensAsia
You know the saying – couples who spa together are calm together. Or something along those lines, anyway. The couples’ treatments at SensAsia are mix and match so you can get exactly what you need from your treatment while still spending some blissful quality time with your other half, so whether you want a hot stone massage or a body wrap, there’s no need to compromise. We never appreciate them more than when they’re in a relaxed state of total silence.
Prices vary. Open daily 10am-10pm. SensAsia Emirates Golf Club, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 417 9820).
Only Us at The Spa at FIVE
This Ottoman and Turkish-inspired spa offers a range of massages, aromatherapy and reflexology treatments. The couples’ package includes a body scrub to get rid of all your dry skin and a relaxing massage to see all your stresses away. There’s even a rooftop pool with hydrotherapy jets that is exclusive to spa guests, so you can soak in the sun ahead of your treatment. You’ll find it hard to bid farewell to your new home for the day.
Dhs1,200 (two people, 90-minute). Open daily 10am-10pm. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9989).
Serenity Duet at The Spa at Address Downtown
The Spa offer a handful of couple’s treatments to put a smile on the most miserable of faces, so if your partner needs an intervention to turn that frown upside down then this could be just the remedy. Whether you’re going for a side-by-side massage and a dip in the scented hydrotherapy soaking tub or a luxurious facial as part of the Serenity Duet package, The Spa really pulls out all the stops to make sure you leave feeling as good as new.
Dhs1,500 (side-by-side massage). Open daily 9am-10pm. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
Sweetheart Nuxe Escape at So Spa
Get started with a leap into the Jacuzzi and feel all those worries bubble away. Once your crinkly as an old prune you can enjoy a 50-minute couples’ massage, before taking advantage of the spa facilities including a sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy pool. Alternatively stretch out in the sunshine on a complimentary sun bed or take a dip in the shimmering pool yonder.
Dhs1,100. Open daily 9am-9pm. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5433).
Talise Couple’s Spa at Talise Ottoman Spa
Talise Ottoman spa has plenty of treatments for the couples, from relaxing side-by-side Thai massages within your own private spa suite to the royal hammam experience. We like the sound of the ‘Romance 1001 Roses’ package. The 120-minute treatment invites you and your other half to relax in a skin-softening bath while scoffing down fresh strawberries to release tension and stress (while providing you with one of your five a day). You’ll then get to relax in your very own sauna and relaxation area before finishing off with a 60-minute massage. How very relaxing.
Dhs1,805 (Romance 1001 Roses). Open daily 9am-9pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Two of You at Samana Spa
Make for the desert and wave your worries away with a 120-minute couples’ treatment at Samana that will leave you and your other half feeling brand new. The experience begins with a 30-minute soothing aromatherapy bath which will help you to settle your body and mind into a state of deep tranquility. Continue with a choice of 30-minute scrub or hydrating express facial. Lastly enjoy a relaxing 60-minute massage which is tailored to you, depending on where your aches and pains are most prevalent.
Dhs1,200 (for two people). Open daily. 9am-9.30pm. Meliá Desert Palm (04 323 8888).