Dubai is fast becoming a number one spa destination with the added appeal of fabulous weather, superb beaches and opulent shopping malls. Visitors are spoilt for choice with the variety of spas, their unique themes, style and concept treatments. Influences are drawn from the East and West and this international feel is evident with spa themes ranging from Egyptian and Thai to contemporary. Treatments are equally global with specialists practicing techniques from Bali, Sweden, Thailand, China and beyond. Dubai’s spa backdrops include the beach, city, desert and shopping malls.
Dubai’s excellence in terms of service, style and luxury are echoed in its spa offering with modern and purpose-built facilities, built with an abundance of space to offer the perfect spa environment. Staff are always professional and high standards of customer service are the norm. Many spa staff are recruited from the Far East, so far eastern treatments are both authentic and commonplace.
Most spas offer well-known international brands such as La Prairie, Elemis and ESPA, while others focus on traditional Arabian ingredients. The popular treatment from the region, Rasul, a detoxifying mud treatment which purifies and relaxes the body as it is cleansed, has a number of respected specialists operating in Dubai. Treatments also include massage, from Balinese and stone massage, hydrotherapy, Moroccan Hammam and body wraps, to Ayurvedic, thalassotherapy Ionthermie and phytotherapy.
Due to the Muslim influence within the region, many spas offer designated areas for men and women, ensuring privacy and discretion at all times. Indeed men now constitute 25 per cent of spa visitors in the Emirate and this has heralded a new trend of men-only spas, for example GH with its popular men’s spa, 1847.
Selection of beach and city spas
The Burj Al Arab is not only one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, but its Assawan Spa on the 18th floor boasts a lavishly decorated spa inspired by the ruins of ancient Arabia.
Caracalla Spa and Health Club
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa has devoted three floors to its baths, taking inspiration from Rome’s Antonine Baths with five plunge pools in addition to a plethora of treatments.
Talise Spa – Jumeirah
Visit Talise where expert therapists will take the best therapies from the oldest cultures combined with a selection of international techniques to treat your individual needs. Be invigorated by hot and cold plunge pools, relax in the saunas and steam rooms, or simply stroll though the tranquil gardens adjoined by secluded waterways.
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai has a Balinese-themed spa which is evident in many of the treatments and therapies, in addition to their signature massage focusing on each area of the body.
Armani Spa reflects the Armani lifestyle and design philosophies, unique spaces provide the context for individual treatments and final touches, personal fitness, sequential thermal bathing as well as private and social relaxation.
One&Only Spa and Oriental Hammam
The One&Only Royal Mirage boasts the magnificent Health & Beauty Institute divided over two levels. Housed within its towering domes, carved arches and intricate design is the One&Only Spa with 12 luxury treatment rooms, traditional Oriental Hammam, the Bastien Gonzalez Chiropody & Pedicure Centre, Zouari Hair Salon, and a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre. An oasis of relaxation and wellbeing.
The Shangri-La Dubai takes a holistic approach to vitality and beauty inspired by the art of traditional Chinese medicine. Fragrant oils, aromatic herbs and spices are used for a wide range of treatments, like Touch Therapy; aromatic hand and foot therapy and a treatment called Chi Journeys.
The Grand Spa
The Zen-inspired spa at the Grand Hyatt offers a wide range of facilities in addition to its signature Incense Cocoon Body Wrap, which involves a series of steps to exfoliate, detoxify, massage and moisturise using a variety of exotic ingredients.
The Fairmont boasts an entire floor of relaxation designed in a Romanesque style with its signature Phytomer Body Relax Treatment, incorporating self-heating mud to detoxify and stimulate the system with a full body massage.
Part of the appeal of the Wafi Mall is its stand alone spa. As the name suggests, it is Egyptian in style and follows the theme of the mall.
At the Atlantis Spa you can escape into a world of beautiful tranquillity. The serene surroundings provide a sublime retreat with streaming water and private secluded treatment rooms.
The Spa at The Address –
Sooth your senses at The Spa at The Address, a luxurious sanctuary of contemplation and tranquillity…
- The Spa at The Address Downtown Dubai
The Spa at The Address is a true declaration of urban luxury and world class sophistication for the discerning guest. ESPA has developed powerful and highly effective signature treatments that effortlessly reflect a fusion of the latest scientific advances with European therapies, Eastern philosophy and healing influences.
- The Spa at The Palace – The Old Town
Located in the centre of the city, The Spa is easily accessible and provides views of the tranquil Burj Dubai Lake. Offering Oriental treatments in a unique Arabic décor, The Spa offers pampering choices for ultimate indulgence. Facilities include hammam slab, jacuzzis, monsoon showers, steam rooms, a dedicated consultation space, relaxation lounge and retail counter.
- The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall
The Spa offers guests a holistic approach to mind and body with exclusive therapies developed with all natural products, including signature aromatherapy treatments created by renowned Aromatherapy Associates.
- The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina
The Spa’s complete menu of signature treatments for face and body use the pure and organic Aromatherapy Associates essential oils. The 12 tranquil treatment rooms feature luxurious shower facilities and peaceful views of the Marina. Our relaxing sauna and steam baths provide a deep and relaxing cleanse.
- Angsana Spa at The Address Montgomerie Dubai
The Angsana Spa offers six treatments rooms and a comprehensive menu of treatments and therapies, placing special emphasis on the use of natural ingredients such as native flowers, fruits, herbs, spices and plants. The dedicated spa therapists undergo professional training at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy located in Phuket, Thailand.
Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa offers a luxurious Arabian-style spa with four treatment rooms, both indoor and outdoor. Their property also offers a fully-equipped gymnasium and a desert-side swimming pool with wide desert views.
Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa has an Arabian-style spa with signature products using local products like frankincense, apricots and dates.
Part of the Desert Palm development, the Per Aquum designed Lime Spa offers six spa suites within a sensual space that offers healing spa therapies, relaxation and fitness and healthy organic cuisine. The spa and wellness boutique offers signature spa rituals for beauty and health including water and heat treatments, body exotics, massage, facial therapy and wellness services.
This impressive sanctuary of serenity, which includes the 1847 gents grooming salon, six nature inspired treatment rooms, hydrotherapy room, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, ice fountain, Rasul room, fitness centre and swimming pool.
Future spas include:
The Palazzo Versace Hotel will be located on Dubai Creek. This stylish hotel will be the ultimate in luxurious living, set against its own spectacular marina and lush landscaped gardens, the hotel will feature a stunning day spa for women, or women-only day spa.
Dubai Spa List
|Akaru Spa||The Aviation Club|
|Al Ansalla Spa||Dubai Ladies Club|
|Amirah Wellness Centre||The Radisson SAS Residences, Dubai Marina|
|Amera||Park Hyatt Hotel|
|Angsana Spa||Dubai Marina, Arabian Ranches, The Montgomerie Golf Club and Angsana Suites Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road|
|AquaSenses Wellbeing Centre||Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers|
|Aroma Spa||Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa Hotel|
|Assawan Spa||Burj Al Arab Hotel|
|Atlantis Spa||Atlantis The Palm|
|Caracalla Spa||Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa|
|Clarins Spa||Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina|
|Cleopatra’s Spa & Health Club||The Pyramid, Wafi City|
|Elixir Dubai Spa||Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa Hotel|
|Givenchy Spa||One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel|
|Grand Spa||Grand Hyatt Dubai Hotel|
|Heavenly Spa by Westin||Dubai Mina Seyahi|
|Jiva Spa||Taj Palace Hotel|
|Lime Spa (Per Aquum)||Desert Palm|
|Mandara Spa||The Monarch Dubai|
|Timeless Spa||Emirates Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa Hotel|
|Paris Gallery Day Spa||Deira City Centre Shopping Mall|
|Satori Spa||Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa|
|SensAsia Urban Spa||The Village, Jumeirah Beach Road|
|Shapes Wellness & Spa||Dubai Knowledge Village|
|Talise Spa||Madinat Jumeirah|
|The Kempinski Wellness Spa||Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates|
|The Ritz-Carlton Spa||Ritz-Carlton Hotel|
|Spa InterContinental||InterContinental Dubai Festival City|
|The Spa||Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort|
|The Spa||Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa Hotel|
|The Spa||Jumeirah Beach Hotel|
|The Spa at Shangri-La||Shangri-La Hotel|
|The Spa at The Address Downtown Dubai||The Address Downtown Dubai|
|The Spa at The Palace – The Old Town||The Palace – The Old Town|
|The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall||The Address Dubai Mall|
|The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina||The Address Dubai Marina|
|Tranquillity Spa||The Oasis Centre|
|Willow Stream Spa||The Fairmont Dubai Hotel|
|1847||Grosvenor House Hotel|