Chocolate body wrap at The Pearl Spa Four Seasons Jumeirah
From selection boxes to tree decorations, Christmas basically equals chocolate (in our eyes, at least). And what better to kick off the cocoa-based festive round-up than a chocolate-themed spa treatment? The Pearl Spa is offering a special chocolate body wrap, designed to leave skin feeling softened and moisturised (and smelling delicious). After the treatment, relax with a warm mug of creamy hot chocolate, with rich Swiss chocolate truffles on the side. Book us in, pronto.
Dhs850 (75-minute). Open daily 9am-10pm. Dec 15-Jan 31. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 270 7732).
Festive Glow Iridium Spa
It’s time to sparkle like those Christmas lights (kind of). This one will make you glow in a good way, by brightening your complexion with a Diamond Radiance or glistening Nano Gold Collagen Facemask. Twinkle, twinkle.
Dhs510 (60-minute), Dhs710 (90-minute). Open daily 9am-9pm. Until Dec 31. St. Regis Al Habtoor Dubai Polo (04 435 4440).
Festive hammam at Talise Ottoman Spa
One of the most luxurious and impressive spas in the Middle East, Talise Ottoman offers saunas, steam rooms and even an ice cave. This package includes a 60-minute Royal Ottoman hammam, with a cinnamon honey mask. You’ll also get a 60-minute body massage with ginger oil. Spice as nice.
Dhs980 (120-minute). Daily 9am-9pm. Until Dec 31. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Festive prep treatment at Softouch Spa
Get ready physically – and mentally – for the festive season with a proper chill-out session at Softouch Spa. This treatment uses an aromatic volcanic mud to melt away the stress of the season. The experience begins with a detoxifying foot soak and exfoliation, followed by an invigorating mini-foot reflexology and a warming body wrap. The session ends with a refreshing facial and nourishing scalp massage. Ready, set – Christmas shop.
Dhs1,000 (100-minutes). Until Dec 31. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5909).
Festive Rejuvenation at The Spa Pool
If you’ve been dancing the night away in the lead up to Christmas and your tootsies are in need of a pamper, this festive rejuvenation is for you. Relax by the spa pool with a hot stone foot massage to ease aches and pains in your feet and enjoy a spectacular view of Burj Khalifa. Been out late? Hide it with a complimentary anti-wrinkle eye treatment, too.
Dhs300 (30-minute). Open daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing (excludes public holidays). Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8127).
Festive SPA-rkle at SPA at InterContinental Dubai Marina
SPA-rkle, geddit? This treatment will have you party-ready in no time. Enjoy a hot stone massage followed by an express facial to leave your skin feeling firmer. Then have a glass of bubbly at Urban Lounge with your gal pals.
Dhs390 (per person), Dhs740 (for two). Sun-Thu, 10am-5pm. Until Dec 30. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6643).
Fresh Face For Festive The Spa at Four Seasons, DIFC
If you’re feeling the effects of the year (and showing them on your face), this collagen-infused facial will sort you out nicely. It includes a pure collagen eye mask to leave you fresh faced and ready to party.
Dhs695 (plus ten percent DIFC tax). Dec 15-Jan 31. Open daily 9am-10pm. Four Seasons DIFC (04 506 0000).
Maple, cinnamon and sugar body buff at SensAsia Urban Spa
This one is as scrumptious as it sounds. The fragrant maple glaze will help buff your skin until you’re soft and silky and smelling a treat.
Dhs395 (60-minute). Until Dec 31. Call for times. Various branches including Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills; Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai; Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah and The Village, Jumeirah, www.sensasiaspas.com.
Melt Away at The Heavenly Spa
Christmas stresses already getting to you? This special relaxation package involves a marshmallow, shea, cocoa and mango butter-packed treatment – combining them to “solid scrumptiousness” to leave your skin in tip top condition. It includes a 60-minute massage plus beach and pool access. And relax.
Dhs450 (Sun-Thu), Dhs490 (Fri-Sat). Open daily 8am-10pm. Until Dec 31. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7901).
Pamper deal at Soul Wellness & Spa
The Sheraton Grand has revamped and rebranded its Shine Spa, which is now Soul Wellness & Spa. And it has a special pampering deal ahead of Christmas. Relax with a 30-minute body scrub, 30-minute facial and one-hour massage, or opt for a one-hour facial and one-hour massage.
Dhs895 (120-minute). Until Dec 31. Sheraton Grand, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4100).
Peppermint and Hot Chocolate Escape at The Heavenly Spa
Now this is one treatment we can get on board with. A festive experience with a minty twist, this one is inspired by candy canes and Christmassy flavours. Enjoy a 50-minute peppermint-infused massage then curl up in a cosy bathrobe and relax with a warm mug of hot chocolate. It’s almost like it’s cold outside.
Dhs375 (50-minute). Daily 9am-9pm. Until Dec 31. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 437 3300).
Relax and Rewind at Willow Stream Spa
This 60-minute massage is designed to calm you during the Christmas chaos. It’s a great one for friends, as you’ll both get afternoon tea at Mashrabiya Lounge, too.
Dhs450 (per person). Open daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3545).
Festive Body Reviver at The Spa
Want to look your best this party season? This one’s about results. Prepare your body for the festive celebrations with an anti-cellulite massage, along with a ginger and caffeine scrub to help improve blood circulation and remove toxins. It also uses honey, which will help tone and smooth the skin. Enjoy a complimentary Rhassoul experience, too.
Dhs700 (120-minute). Open daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing (excludes public holidays). Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8127).
Silent Night at SensAsia Urban Spa
This sleep-inducing massage works on Chinese pressure point techniques. Cinnamon, vanilla and sweet orange oils help to relax those weary muscles and aid your sleeping throughout the festivities.
Dhs430 (60-minute), Dhs530 (90-minute). Until Dec 31. Call for times. Various branches including Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills; Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai; Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah and The Village, Jumeirah, www.sensasiaspas.com.
Sugar & Spice Peel at Talise Ottoman Spa
Another one at this excellent, world-famous spa. And it’s super festive, too. Indulge in a festive treatment with Christmassy scents and flavours. This treatment will have you relaxed and feeling holiday-licious as it offers a 45-minute sugar body peel, with added cinnamon. Plus you’ll get a 60-minute ginger oil massage. You’ll be soft as silk and smelling like a Christmas cookie before you know it.
Dhs890 (105-minute). Daily 9am-9pm. Until Dec 31. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).
Together Time at The Heavenly Spa
If you’re after a couples’ treat for Christmas (top tip for a present right there), then The Heavenly Spa at Al Habtoor City has a special December offer. Enjoy a massage and then chill in the special treatment rooms together. Plus you’ll get access to the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and rooftop swimming pool.
Dhs700 (50-minute for two). Daily 9am-9pm. Until Dec 31. The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City (04 437 3300).
The Holly Jolly cocoa butter massage SensAsia Urban Spa
Frankly, we want this treatment just for its merry and bright name. But that aside, this one offers a 60-minute massage with cocoa butter, with an added sprinkling (not literally) of cinnamon, vanilla and sweet orange. There’s also a hot stone version, too, should you want further indulgence.
Dhs420 (60-minute), Dhs520 (90-minute). Until Dec 31. Call for times. Various branches including Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills; Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai; Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah and The Village, Jumierah. www.sensasiaspas.com.
Treatment Trio at The Spa
Can’t decide what area you want to focus on? This one means you can choose three mini massages from a selection including foot, scalp, hand, shoulders or facial. Plus it runs until the end of January, so you can extend the pampering for an extra month.
Dhs400 (plus 10 percent DIFC tax). Dec 15-Jan 31. Open daily 9am-10pm. Four Seasons DIFC (04 506 0000).
Winter Warmer at The Pearl Spa
We hear you, it’s been a long year. This December, treat yourself to a Winter Warmer treatment at The Pearl Spa. It comprises a body massage using festive aromas including frankincense and myrrh, and finishes off with a warming mug of cinnamon-infused tea. Christmas in a cup.
Dhs980 (90-minute). Open daily 9am-10pm. Dec 15-Jan 31. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah (04 270 7732).