Dubai’s spa and wellness scene is booming, and those in search of relaxation and rejuvenation have more choices than ever before. Five-star resorts have multi-story wellness complexes with hammams and vitality pools, city hotels have dedicated spa floors and there’s also the city’s day spa industry – from trendy names to hidden gems where fantastic treatments, and offers, can be found.
Wellness by ME at ME Dubai by Melià
Nestled in the exquisite ME Dubai by Meliá, Wellness by ME offers a sublime sanctuary for guests who seek to indulge themselves this December with the highest degree of relaxation and rejuvenation. For those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle, four thoughtfully designed packages await, with each package offering a selection of services, including the decadent 24-carat gold Collagen Facial, the soothing Hot Stone Massage, the transformative Marine Body Wrap, and an array of other exquisite treatments.
‘For Your Santa,’ is a blissful escape offering a 30-minute 24-carat Gold Collagen Facial, harnessing the transformative properties of gold to restore your skin’s vitality, leaving you with a radiant and youthful glow. Following suit is ‘Winter Cheer,’ a delightful retreat that unfolds with a 60-minute ME Signature Massage, enhanced with the warmth of hot stones that use the heat to soothingly melt away any tension. ‘Holiday Bliss’, the third offering in the range, invites guests to luxuriate in a 45-minute Marine Body Wrap known for its hydrating prowess, cocooning your skin in moisture. This blissful experience is followed by a 45-minute Purifying Facial, expertly designed to cleanse and revitalize the skin, leaving it luminous and refreshed. For an ultimate gesture of generosity, choose ‘Gift of Giving,’ the fourth package priced at AED 1,399. Indulge in a choice of 5x 60-minute massages or a 4x 90-minute treatment gift voucher booklet, allowing a remarkable saving of AED 597.
Business Bay; @medubaihotel, melia.com
The SPA at Palazzo Versace Dubai
Embark on a journey to radiant beauty and relaxation at The SPA in the opulent Palazzo Versace, with the Festive Glow Spacation, a special pampering package ideal for the holiday season. The SPA’s latest treatment, the 120-minute Festive Glow Spacation is an exceptional treat for your skin and soul, starting with a 25-minute body brush and dry scrub, using the invigorating Babor Marine Salt Scrub. Once the skin is prepped and rejuvenated, The SPA’s expert therapist treats you to a deeply relaxing 30-minute back massage using golden glow oil and golden stones, followed by 20 minutes of face cleansing and toning, with an application of Babor Perfect Glow ampoule. After the Perfect Glow ampoule, the therapist applies the Babor Tightening Cream Mask, packed with high-performance lifting active ingredients that visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with instantly smoother and intensively nourished skin. To complete the journey to serenity and beauty, the treatment is finished off with a classic shape and polish for your hands and feet. Spa-goers also have unlimited access to Palazzo Versace Dubai’s outdoor pool and spa facilities for the entire day.
Al Jaddaf; AED750 for 120 minutes; @palazzoversacedubai
SO/Uptown Dubai is one of the city’s newest hotels, a shiny fashion- and design-led offering, capping the city’s new Uptown Dubai tower in style. Located on the 34th floor, the Uptown Spa by SO/ is a modern oasis of neutral, white and beige hues illuminated by plenty of brilliant sunshine, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows revealing picturesque views. The new spa has been developed in partnership with revolutionary natural and vegan brand Anne Semonin Paris and boasts a high-tech gym and panoramic yoga studio, not to mention treatment rooms including a couple’s suite fitted with special water beds and quartz beds. Treatments to try this month include Sand Tide, a 60-minute massage where movement and heat from the quartz will leave the body feeling relaxed and restored, and the signature 60-minute massage – completed on a massage bed with heated water cushions.
Uptown Dubai, open 9 am to 9 pm,
9am – 9pm, 7 days a week; firstname.lastname@example.org, @uptownspa_by_so
Ciel Spa at SLS Dubai
As the name suggests, Ciel Spa (Sky, in French), sits on the 69th floor of the uber-cool SLS Dubai offering panoramic views of the city and Downtown skyline. Up in the clouds and swathed in soothing whites and modern decor, guests can cuddle up in a fluffy white robe and sip tea from the outdoor spa terraces and dip in the vitality pool – brilliantly illuminated by floor-to-ceiling windows. This festive season, the hotel is inviting guests to enjoy a glow-up with its Khus+Khus product range. Guests can enjoy a 75-minute option (AED690) with full-body massage using the finest serums and body wax, with the expert therapist creating rhythmic strokes to calm the nervous system and increase circulation, or 90-minute treatment (AED780) with a 60-minute body massage with an additional 30-minute face, neck, and head massage, plus a 20% discount on Khus+Khus products.
Business Bay; Valid until 31 December; email@example.com
Address Sky View
Focusing on relaxation and rejuvenation, Address Skyview’s 90-minute detox treatment is another fantastic spa day in Dubai. The comprehensive experience targets the skin to leave it replenished, soft, and supple while promoting detoxification from within. The treatment starts with a full-body Aroma Salt Scrub, before moving onto a Fango Mud Body Treatment and deep tension-relieving back massage using comforting warm lava stones. As a bonus, the spa day deal includes a refreshing green smoothie to leave you feeling your best.
Downtown Dubai, AED630 per person, +971 4 873 8882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pearl Spa and Wellness at Four Seasons DIFC
Four Seasons DIFC is inviting guests to enjoy a relaxing spa day in the heart of the city this month with its newest package, Sky Bliss. Guests get access to the hotel’s stylish rooftop terrace, which offers beautiful views of the Downtown skyline, and can enjoy a 60-minute massage at the hotel’s Pearl Spa and Wellness centre. The package also includes AED150 in f&b credit to spend on bites and beverages as you unwind poolside.
DIFC; AED600 per person; fourseasons.com, +971 4 506 0000.
ReFIVE Spa at Five Palm Jumeirah
With such a renowned party scene and hedonistic vibe, it’s only right the Five Palm Jumeirah hotel has a blissful spa and wellness area to match. The ReFIVE spa is a true oasis of tranquillity amongst the hedonism – earthy and minimalistic its ultra-modern facility and amenities and an unrivalled aura of peace. Treat yourself this season to the ultimate 90-minute massage treatment using melted essential oils from NEOM’s Real Luxury Intensive Skin Treatment Candle. Using luxurious and fragrant oils that are rich in cocoa butter and almond oil, therapists use a combination of massage techniques, including Shiatsu, Thai massage, trigger point, cranial, and reflexology to give you a truly therapeutic treatment while boosting your well-being and energy levels. The perfect treatment to de-stress and reset your mind.
Palm Jumeirah; AED 795 for 90 minutes; palmjumeirah.fivehotelsandresorts.com
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is arguably the most palatial hotel in the Marina/JBR area, and the spa plays up to that reputation. The hotel’s wellness area is sprawling and all-encompassing with treatment rooms, indoor vitality pools, sauna, steams and hammams. This season, you can enjoy a 90-minute wellness treatment from a choice of six, and following the treatment receive an ESPA gift to continue the pampering at home.
JBR; AED695; ritzcarlton.com
Fairmont The Palm Dubai
Those in search of pampering and rejuvenation will delight in Fairmont Dubai the Palm‘s Willow Stream Spa’s new seasonal offers, including a hammam ritual and ladies’ day spa offer. For AED450, guests can enjoy a choice of 60-minute massage or customised facial, along with beach and pool access for the full day (valid Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 4 pm only).
The arabesque spa also offers a Ladies’ Day Spa package every Wednesday, where ladies can enjoy a 60-minute massage, 30-minute customised facial, and pool and beach access for AED 450 – ideal for a solo pampering day or a wholesome catch-up with friends.
Palm Jumeirah; fairmont.com
J Wellness Circle at Taj Dubai
Taj Dubai’s J Wellness Circle is one of the Downtown/Business Bay hidden spa gems, offering an enclave of peace and serenity in the bustling city centre districts. For the winter, the spa is offering two all-new couples’ spa treatments inspired by centuries-old wellness traditions in India. Taking place over 120 minutes, Trupti (AED950) promotes sleep and relaxation with an Indian head massage and head massage, complete with nourishing beverage. A host of other wellness treatments are also on offer, including AED450 Chandana bodywraps and a body scrub, wrap and full-body massage for AED950. Following treatments, guests can sip on the spa’s signature herbal Vishuddhi tea and make use of the hotel’s tranquil swimming pool and pool bar.
Open 7am to 10pm; email@example.com, tajhotels.com
Coya Spa is one of Dubai’s best-kept secrets: a ladies’ only day spa with therapists and facilities that put many of the city’s five-star hotels to shame. Located at Park Centre Mirdif in northern Dubai, the spa offers luxurious body and facial treatments and is also home to a beauty and hair salon. Coya’s Women’s Day Out package is a perennial favourite for those in the know, offering a Moroccan Hamman, massage, Elemis facial, Kerastase hair treatment, blow dry and classic mani and pedi for AED999.
ReFIVE Spa at Five Jumeirah Village
Perfect for a mid-vacation pampering or after a long week at work, ReFIVE spa at Five Jumeirah Village’s 90-minute Body and Soul treatment is the ultimate self-care ritual targeted at both, as the name suggests, the mind and body. The treatment starts with a nourishing body exfoliation to remove dull skin cells and toxins from your body, followed by a comforting and cocooning Shea body butter wrap to nourish and hydrate the skin (and allow you to completely zen out). The treatment ends with a deeply relaxing nourishing oil and shea butter massage to leave glowing and feeling revitalised.
JVC; AED565 per person for 90 minutes; jumeirahvillage.fivehotelsandresorts.com