Dubai is home to some of the best spas in the world; idyllic escapes to retreat to when you’re in need of a little pampering. From nourishing body wraps and traditional Arabian baths to relaxing massages from all over the world, the city’s rich selection of treatments is sure to impress even the most discerning spa-goer. Here are the best spas in Dubai to add a little bit of luxury into your life.
The Heavenly Spa by Westin is a tranquil heaven on Earth. The décor has an airy and natural feel, with floors that look like bamboo, walls that look like limestone and lilies carefully placed in every room. Feel rebalanced with a massage that invigorates your senses; pick from the aromatherapy options to benefit from the therapeutic properties of essential oils.
The Secret Garden at the Talise Spa | Courtesy of Jumeirah Group
Rejuvenate in nature, fall in love with the outdoor pool and take in the view of the ancient Middle East at the Talise Spa, located at sophisticated souk and hotel Madinat Jumeirah. Try the Relax & Revive package, which includes any 60-minute massage and a visit to the Alphasphere multi-sensory room.
Situated with Park Hyatt Dubai, Amara is an Arabian oasis, with relaxing indoor treatment rooms, a tranquil garden and private poolside cabanas. Re-energise with the Diamond Treatment, release toxins with the popular Detox Package or fall in love all over again with the Amara Couples’ Journey.
A peaceful space with natural lighting and earthy décor, Spa Cordon at Sky Gardens offers oriental baths, special heat treatments and all-natural, vegan-friendly treatments. This is the place to go for a casual and elegant experience; be sure to try the bespoke Custom Combinations package, which includes a range of facials, massages and body treatments.
Skin treatment at ShuiQi Spa | Courtesy of Atlantis the Palm
With 27 treatment rooms and a multitude of services, the Japanese-inspired ShuiQi Spa offers the ultimate pampering experience that promises to take you on ‘a journey to another world’. Try the specialised Shiseido Signature Treatment, popular for inducing complete relaxation, or a manicure and pedicure by Bastien Gonzalez, which focuses on the overall well-being and health of the hands and feet.
This imperial and sophisticated Arabian holistic spa is home to a selection of lakeside cabanas, which offer glamorous views of the Burj Khalifa as well as The Dubai Fountain. Refresh your skin with the One Desert Journey, a massage and facial package that uses Middle Eastern tools in conjunction with salts, sands and mint extracts from around the region.
Sophisticated hammam at Anantara Spa on The Palm | Courtesy of Jumeirah Group
This expansive and opulent Thai spa blends Western and Eastern techniques to create deeply relaxing and revitalising treatments. Choose between a Swedish or Thai massage, an Arabian bath or ayurvedic treatments. Located within Anantara the Palm Dubai Resort, the spa is well known for its beautiful, marble hammam and highly trained staff. Try the Hammam Ceremony, a perfect package for exfoliating, cleansing, moisturising and relaxing your entire body.
Drift into relaxation at the regal and ancient Middle Eastern-esque Talise Ottoman Spa, set within Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. As well as 42 treatment rooms and endless therapies, this world-renowned spa offers a variety of facilities, including snow rooms, thalassotherapy pools, a hammam bath, hydrotherapy rooms and floating baths. Try oxygenating the body with the O2 Body Perfection or let your face glow with the Life Infusion Ritual.
Traditional Oriental hammam | Courtesy of One&Only Resorts
The luxurious and serene One&Only Spawill make you feel like you’ve stepped into an ancient sanctuary. Standout facilities include heated massage tables and a traditional Oriental hammam. The renowned One&Only Spa believes in taking care of each individual and tailoring treatments to their needs; feel rejuvenated with the Royal Hammam treatment or enjoy the Deeply Relaxing Body Care with Hot Stones.
Burj Al Arab infinity pool | Courtesy of Talise Burj Al Arab
This iconic Talise Spa is located on the 18th floor of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, once described as the ‘world’s only seven-star hotel’. The ancient Middle Eastern décor and ocean views help create a feeling of weightlessness. Popular treatments include the Romantic Moonlight Swim, 150 metres (490ft) above Dubai, La Prairie Caviar Body Treatment and QMS Medicosmetics treatments for beautiful skin. Throughout the spa, as well as the Burj Al Arab, you’ll find flamboyant and lush interiors, delectable goodies and exceedingly high standards of service that, when combined, give the ultimate Dubai experience.