Sometimes, we just need to take a little time out for ourselves. So where better to take shelter than at one of the city's lush spas and pools?
Throughout summer, Dubai has a list of spa days and poolside offers to put your mind, and wallet, at ease. Now’s the time to spoil yourself in utter relaxation.
Whether it be getting buttered up and pampered at Heavenly Spa or having a dip and dine session by the infinity pool at Shades, your pamper day starts here.
Soak up the sun or loosen up those tight knots with a relaxing massage – the choice is yours. Regardless, these amazing offers will have you completely rejuvenated come winter.
Have a look and take your pick from this list of Dubai’s best deals. Summer relaxation, here we come.
B/Attitude Spa Escape PackageFor Dhs399 the spa escape package offer at Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina serves up lunch at Siddhartha Lounge and access to the spa’s outdoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and that’s running until Saturday September 15.
Dip and Dine at Shades
This deal has arrived at Shades at Address Dubai Marina for the summer. From Sunday to Thursday, pay Dhs210 for pool access and you’ll get Dhs100 back to spend on food and drinks. At the weekend it’s Dhs315, with Dhs150 credit. Lounge by the delightful infinity pool and enjoy views across Dubai Marina.
Dinner and spa package at Palace Downtown
To relax and dine or dine and relax? The choice is completely up to you with Palace Downtown’s dinner and spa package. For Dhs550 per person, guests can choose to tuck into bold Argentinian flavours at Asado or have a slap-up Bangkok-style seafood meal from the kitchen of Thiptara, along with an indulgent 50-minute signature treatment at The Spa. Take note that an advanced booking is required at The Spa. Go ahead and treat yourself this summer.
Dhs550 per person. Until Sun Sep 30. Asado and Thiptara: Open daily 6pm-11.30pm; The Spa: Sat-Thu 9am-10pm. Downtown Dubai, palacehotels.com (04 888 3444).
Gold plumpening facial at Waldorf Astoria Spa
This indulgent treatment combines a copper enriched peel to brighten the complexion and an anti-inflammatory gold serum to heal and regenerate the skin. A unique plumping massage follow, to reduce the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as an eye contour massage. Finish off with anti-ageing face mask and a sprinkling of gold oil to the arms for a shimmer.
Dhs875. Daily 10am-9pm. Until June 30. Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
Relax by the pool at Raffles
Soak up stunning panoramic views of the city skyline while lounging at the swim-up bar at Raffles. The hotel's summer pool access offer includes a Dhs100 food and beverages voucher for each person meaning you can order some mixed drinks while you laze by the pool.
Dhs165. Daily. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi City, raffles.com/dubai (04 324 8888).
Breakfast for the girls at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Start the day right with a healthy breakfast at Gourmet by Kcal, followed by a 60-minute signature massage and beach access for the day for just Dhs460.
Dhs460. Sun-Thu, May 1-Sep 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 4141).
Ladies’ Beach Day at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
If you can brave the heat then there’s a brilliant beach and pool day to be had for the ladies at The Westin. Access costs just Dhs100 for adults and Dhs50 for kids and there’s even 50 percent off non-motorized watersports and 25 percent off selected food and beverages at Pool Bars, Horizon and Gourmet by Kcal.
Dhs100 (adults), Dhs50 (kids). Every Sun & Wed, May 16-Sep 5. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 4141).
Buttered up spa day
Get slathered in body butter to nourish and hydrate your skin with this special summer package at Heavenly Spa. Your therapist will select one of the butters that contain the Vitamin-E packed jojoba and soybean oils that will nourish and hydrate your skin before a 60-minute Swedish massage. They’ll even throw in lunch and pool and beach access.
Dhs520 (Sun-Thu), Dhs585 (Fri-Sat). Daily 8am-10pm. May 1-Sep 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7901).
Melt Away spa day
Nourish your body with the lightest, creamiest Farm House Fresh Shea butters including Vitamin-E packed Jojoba and Soybean oils that will nourish and hydrate your skin. You’ll also get a 60-minute Swedish massage and beach and pool access for the day.
Shimmering golden body scrub at Waldorf Astoria Spa
This special summer offer involves an invigorating exfoliation with a golden sugar scrub and a soothing massage with fragrant oils enriched with gold particles. This treatment is guaranteed to leave the body replenished, radiant and shimmering.
Dhs450. Daily 10am-9pm. Until June 30. Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
Soothe the senses at SoSPA
The SoSPA at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa believes wellness shouldn’t be short lived, which is why it’s offering 50 percent off for the rest of the summer. Indulge in a range of treatments and massages designed to rejuvenate the mind.
Prices vary. Until Sep 31. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah, www.sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com/wellness/so-spa/ (04 455 5434).
Enjoy one of the three 30-minute massages to feel relaxed, renewed and refreshed. Choose from a back massage, a neck, scalp and shoulder massage or a relaxing foot massage.
Spa, dine and pool at The Penthouse
Head to the stunning rooftop spot at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah for a day splashing around in the two pools and taking in the views. For Dhs400, you’ll get full day access (11am to 7pm) and a Dhs200 voucher to spend on food and drinks, plus a 45-minute massage (weekdays) based on availability. Swanky tents will be erected over the venue for the duration of the World Cup – and this is already shaping up to be one of the coolest places to catch a match.
Dhs400. Daily 11am-7pm. Ongoing. The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah (052 900 4868).
Get 50 percent off spa treatments longer than 60 minutes this summer at Ola Spa at Lapita Hotel. You’ll enjoy full access to the spa including ice fountains, aromatherapy steam rooms and swimming pools, too.
One-day spa package at Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
This daycation deal will help you feel your best. Enjoy an hour-long Balinese massage, followed by a detox tea. You’ll also get full use of the facilities
Dhs550 (for two people). Daily 8am-10pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai (04 503 4444).
Revive and relax the senses at Palace Downtown
Nothing is as relaxing as having a pleasant afternoon tea, unless there’s a massage added on to it. Palace Downtown’s Al Bayt afternoon tea and spa experience for Dhs425 per person gives guests the chance to take in the serene views of Burj Lake and The Dubai Fountain while sipping away on an enjoyable cup of tea with some cakes, along with a rejuvenating 50 minute signature treatment at The Spa. An advanced booking at The Spa is required, so nab yourself a spot pronto.
Dhs425 per person. Until Sun Sep 30. Al Bayt: Open daily 2pm-6pm; The Spa: Sat-Thu 9am-10pm. Downtown Dubai, palacehotels.com (04 888 3444).
Weekday retreat at Waldorf Astoria Spa
Relax and enjoy a day of pampering at this Palm Jumeirah spa. You’ll get full access to the facilities including the Himalayan salt stone sauna, aromatic steam room, herbal sauna, experience showers and waterbeds, followed by a signature massage. You’ll also get 25 percent off food and drinks.
Dhs400, Dhs650 (for two). Sun-Thu, 10am-9pm. Until Aug 31. Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).