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.
Soak up the sun or loosen up those tight knots with a relaxing treatment – 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.
Nothing is as relaxing as having a pleasant afternoon tea, unless there’s a spa treatment added on to it. The Spa Serenity Afternoon Tea experience starts with a 60-minute treatment followed by afternoon tea in the Lounge which features a chest of drawers filled with layers of tasty treats. What’s even better, the experience includes full access to all the spa facilities, which include steam rooms, saunas, a relaxation lounge and an indoor pool.
Dhs469. Sun-Thu 2.30pm-6pm. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8126).
If you’re looking for some pampering then The Spa at Address Downtown is offering up the ultimate spa day package. For Dhs650 get full day pool access, access to the spa facilities, a 60-minute treatment and a Dhs150 voucher redeemable on food. This all comes with front row views of the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain, too. Boasting an impressive infinity pool cascading over five tiers, it sounds like an ideal place to chill this summer.
Dhs650. Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Address Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 436 8888).
Atlantis The Palm
Worn out from the weekend and in desperate need of a good night’s sleep? Why not refresh and rejuvenate yourself with the “Phenomenal Pre-Sleep Ritual” at Atlantis The Palm. You’ll start off with a 20-minute Zerobody floating experience which is followed up with a 30-minute thermal experience in the state-of-the-art spa facilities at ShuiQi Spa. After a wellness smoothie it’s time for a 60-minute treatment to leave you feeling fully relaxed and ready to sleep like a baby. Yawn.
Dhs495. Sun-Thu 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 1020).
If you need a reason to stop snoozing, we’ve got one for you. Head to the Grosvenor House spa between 9am and 1pm and get 20 percent off treatments, every day. Choose two treatments and get 30 percent off.
Prices vary. Daily 9am-1pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House Tower Two, Dubai Marina (04 402 2200).
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Pamper yourself with a 45-minute therapeutic treatment and enjoy lunch at one of the properties three signature restaurants, Quattro Passi, BLVD on One or Maiden Shanghai. Following your treatment, you can also use the spa facilities, which includes a rooftop pool with hydrotherapy jets to ease out any last remaining knots of tension.
Dhs399. Sun-Thu 10am-10pm (treatment), 12.30pm-2.30pm (lunch timings). Ongoing. FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 9964).
Heavenly Spa by Westin
Get slathered in body butter to nourish and hydrate your skin with this special summer package. 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 spa treatment. The team will even throw in lunch and pool and beach access.
Dhs520 (Sun-Thu), Dhs585 (Fri-Sat). Daily 8am-10pm. Ongoing until Sep 15. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina (04 511 7901).
A meal and a spa treatment on an iconic British ocean liner, anyone? If you’re yet to visit the world-famous cruise liner, now permanently docked in Port Rashid and open for business as a floating hotel, then you must pay a visit, if not at least for the bucket list box-ticking factor. Enjoy a 60-minute treatment and an international buffet lunch in Lido for just Dhs260.
Dhs260, Sun-Thu. Until Sep 30. Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Deira (04 526 8821).
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Gold has proven anti-inflammatory properties and helps to repair and strengthen the skin so why not indulge in this 60-minute treatment that involves fragrant oils enriched with gold particles. This treatment is guaranteed to leave you replenished, radiant and shimmering.
Dhs450. Daily 10am-9pm. Until May 30. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah
The award-winning spa at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah is giving you a reason to be happy with the “Happiness Spa Experience”. It starts off with a mint and mandarin bath created using a blend of natural fragrances from Neom. Next there’s a 60-minute treatment and you’ll also get an exclusive Neom gift. Who doesn’t love gifts?
Dhs595 for 90-minute treatment and exclusive Neom gift. Daily. Ongoing. Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah (07 203 5555).