1 60 minute aromatherapy massage
Indulge in one of a selection of relaxing massages using your choice of organic aromatherapy massage oils containing 100 per cent pure essential oils and organic flower extracts like calendula, chamomile, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to nourish your body and mind. Choose ‘Detox’ to extract all body toxins, ‘Stress Relief’ or ‘Truly Zen’.
Dhs250 for a full body massage. Zen Beauty Lounge, China Cluster, International City (04 422 6820).
2 60 minute Balinese body massage
Owner Peter Waller, a former resident of Bali, has brought the true Balinese massage experience to Dubai. Dreamworks ensure that only the best talent is recruited direct from Bali to ensure the highest standards of Balinese massage. Their centres are scattered throughout Dubai so there could be one right under your nose. Check the website for locations.
Dhs200 for a full body massage. www.dreamworks.ae (04 394 0604).
3 Fruit infusion hydrotherapy bath
Enjoy the healing power of a warm hydrotherapy massage combined with an infusion of fruity ingredients to detoxify the body, relax the mind, and give an unrivalled sense of overall wellbeing. All fruit infusion hydrotherapy baths last twenty minutes, choose from raspberry ripple, summer peach and oriental mandarin.
Dhs250, The Ritz-Carlton, JBR (04 399 4000).
4 Violet scalp massage
SpaDunya in JBR uses colour therapy as well as aromatherapy to design its treatments. The violet scalp treatment massages your head with organic oil whilst the violet colour vibrations will relax your nervous system and nourish your scalp and hair.
Dhs200 for 30 minutes. SpaDunya, Shams 1, Plazal Level. www.spadunyaclub.com (04 439 3668).
5 30 minute express facial
Try this super treatment at Softouch Spa, located in the Kempinski hotel at the Mall of the Emirates. The facial will give your skin a much needed break from all the summer A/C. Boasting a wide range of massages and treatments from across the world Softouch prides itself as being one of the most prestigious spas in the UAE.
Dhs255. Softouch Spa, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 409 5909).
6 30 minute neck, back and shoulder massage
You might know NStyle only as a place to fix up those fingers and toes but it also provides a comprehensive range of massages at very competitive prices. The stress busting neck, back and shoulder massage starts at the bargain price of Dhs65 for 30 minutes. NStyle’s spas are conveniently found in many of the malls across Dubai making them super convienent for a spot of spontaneous pampering.
Dhs65. Various locations. www.nstyleintl.com (04 365 4527).
7 De-stress eye treatment
Tips and Toes de-stress eye treatment counteracts puffiness and dark circles with collagen fibre and ginkgo biloba. This natural fibre mask treatment soothes, cools and decongests the fragile eye area while visibly reducing puffiness and dark circles. Eyes are rendered visibly rejuvenated. Located across the UAE, Tips & Toes offers a little slice of peace and quiet.
Dhs150 for 30 minutes. Ladies only. www.tipsntoeshaven.com (04 399 0550).
8 30 minute sports massage
Head out to Desert Palm’s Lime Spa to relax sore muscles. The sports massage is a therapeutic treatment using highly targeted deep-pressure techniques, it works to aid recovery of strained muscle after sports and relieve muscular tension.
Dhs 210. Lime Spa, Desert Palm. www.desertpalm.peraquum.com/LIME-spa (04 323 8888).
9 Lemon with mint body polish
Saray Spa offers a lemon with mint body polish, it’s a refreshing body scrub using the exfoliating properties of sugar, polishing effects of lemon, and rejuvenating sensation of mint which leaves you feeling renewed and fresh. This full body treatment is ideal prior to any spa activity. Also get a whopping 50 per cent off other treatments with City Card.
Dhs190 for 45 minutes until end of September. Dubai Marriot Harbour Hotel & Suites (04 319 4630).
10 30 minute Indian head massage
The Indian head massage targets pressure points on the head, neck and shoulders which helps to release mental strains and tension as well as releasing knots of muscular tension at Taj Spa. It’s has a sanctuary-style environment that combines tranquility and expertise from ancient Indian wisdoms.
Dhs250. Taj Spa, Taj Palace Hotel, Deira. www.tajhotels.com (04 223 2222).
11 30 minute executive facial for men
Women don’t get to have all the fun. The NIVEA Haus Spa is an oasis of relaxation for clients who come in to unwind, from the everyday pressures of daily life. With exclusive products for both women and men, check in here at Dubai Mall for a spot of grooming and restore some of the summer damage to your skin.
Dhs295. Dubai Mall. www.niveahaus.ae (04 434 0777).
12 60 minute reflexology treatment
These handy in-mall salons provide healing and relaxation through oriental reflexology and therapeutic massage to improve your overall state of wellness. The reflexology healing technique is closely related to acupuncture and makes use of the energy channels (meridians) that relate to specific organs and functions. Literally put your feet up and relax.
Dhs170. Various locations. www.feet1st.com (04 349 4334).
13 Hydrating facial
Give your face a break with one of these superb facials to ease troubled skin. Senso Wellness Centre use Dermalogica products from the USA and the spa also offers a range of massages from shiatsu to aromatherapy.
Facials from Dhs260 (20 per cent off with City Card), Senso Wellness Centre, Radisson Sas Hotel, Media City (04 366 9111).
14 30 minute pampering hand acupressure
Are your hands feeling the strain of typing all day? Realign and balance the muscles and joints in your hands and arms with this treatment that combines Chinese acupressure and Ayurvedic techniques. Dhs125 (plus 15 per cent off with a City Card). Thai Privilege Spa, 1047 Uttamah Villas, Al Wasl Road, www.thaiprivilegespadubai.com (04 348 9679).
15 60 minute Thai office massage
Not an in-office massage, more a way of getting rid of pesky lower back problems. The treatment focuses on wrists, shoulders and back to invigorate unused muscles, lubricate tense joints, and enhance your breathing. You will feel taller, looser, and re-focused as you head back to your day.
Dhs150. Express Unwind, International City. www.expressunwind.com (04 430 8304).
16 30 minute stress survival scalp and face massage
After a hard day out on the golf course, book into SensAsia Urban Spa at Emirates Golf Club to feel rejuvenated after all your sweaty efforts on the fairway. Not a golfer? The chain have spas all over Dubai and have treatments for both men and women. Even if you haven’t been out exercising this is a massage to indulge in.
Dhs195. SensAsia Urban Spa, Emirates Golf Club, www.sensasiaspas.com (04 417 9820).
17 30 minute express back massage
Head to Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa for an express back treatment which consists of a wellbeing or deep tissue massage that concentrates on the back, neck and shoulders.
Dhs205. Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa www.jebelali-international.com (04 814 5555).
18 30 minute body glow treatment
The Chill Spa offers a range of body treatments including this one which involves black sesame, green tea, manoesteen and blueberries. We’re sure it’ll do wonders for your skin.
Dhs150 (plus 25 per cent off with City Card). Chill Spa, Shatha Tower, Media City. www.chillspa.ae (04 369 0902).
19 60 minute hot stone massage
The Lotus Hotel & Spa franchise can be found across Dubai, from the Marina to Deira. Find one to indulge in an hour long massage using traditional hot stones to soothe away the hustle and bustle from your busy city life. Dhs300 (50 per cent off with City Card).
Lotus Apartments and Spa, Dubai Marina. www.lotus-hospitality.com (04 273 5555).
20 30 minute upper body massage
Helping the city’s men to relax, the sleek and posh Man/Age spas around the city offer this therapeutic back massage to release stressed muscles and alleviate any built up pain in your spine. Perfect if you don’t have all day to indulge yourself but you still need a bit of a male grooming style fix.
Dhs160. Men only. Rimal building 1, JBR, Dubai Marina. (04 435 5780).
21 Hair and scalp restoration
Try an acupressure scrub, followed by a mineral-rich mud mask which will strengthen hair – leaving your head and locks refreshed, relaxed and looking their best.
Dhs225 (25 minutes). The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC. www.ritzcarlton.com (04 372 2222).