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Last updated February 2021
Between the looming deadlines, long working hours and endless meetings, stress is an undeniable part of life in our modern, turbo-charged world. While it may not come as a surprise that our hectic and fast-paced lifestyle is counterproductive to our overall health, some are still oblivious to the fact that spas truly provide the perfect means to de-stress and recharge.
Officially reigning as the world’s best spa destination, Dubai’s collection of highly refined spas promises respite for those wishing to envelop themselves in blissful rejuvenation. From chakra-restoring warm stone massages to deep relaxation treatments, let us leave the world behind if but for a moment and reattain harmony in the city where leisure is constantly afoot.
The Dubai Assured stamp
If you have any concerns regarding safety and hygiene during the pandemic, please take comfort in the fact that as Dubai borders are reopened to visitors, the Dubai authorities have launched the Dubai Assured stamp for every hotel, restaurant, spa, wellness center and attraction as a prerequisite to resuming their businesses. The Dubai Assured stamp is granted only to establishments that are compliant to the strict safety and hygiene measures in-force within the UAE.
With that out of the way, please peruse through our following list of five best spas in Dubai that are open now.
Dwelling inside the calm of the Palm, Anantara offers luxurious massages, rejuvenating facials, and exclusive rituals. The 24 treatment rooms including a holistic cocoon room and Ayurveda room also features 5 couples’ suites with a steam bath and sauna, experience showers, solo pool bath and whirlpool with Microsilk technology. Wet facilities including an aroma steam room, crystal and gemstone steam room, bamboo sauna, herbal bath, liquid sound pool, Kneipp walk, salt inhalation room, ice grotto and experience shower
Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
The award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa invites guests to indulge in the grandeur of Ottoman-inspired hospitality by experiencing a medley of exquisite treatments. The heart of the spa is arguably its authentic hammam and Turkish spa which faithfully recreate the timeless traditions of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its influence. As the gentle heat gradually preps the body for the spa’s signature massage designed to relieve pressure points, the exotic scent of age-old aromatic elixirs will inevitably leave guests feeling revived.
Guerlain Spa at One&Only The Palm
The House of Guerlain’s holistic approach to well-being is a culmination of nearly two centuries worth of innovation stemming from age-old Arab traditions. Wellness enthusiasts may unwind in a luxurious ambiance befitting a sultan (or sultana) and avail themselves to the spa’s renowned 4-Hand Imperial Massage. Serene treatment suites with private hammam and rasul complemented by accommodating therapists and attendants all but guarantee the perfect balance of mind and body.
Qua Spa at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
The Qua Spa takes a cutting-edge approach in its wellness and relaxation approach by utilizing several groundbreaking treatments rooted in traditional, time-tested methods. Its high-tech Iyashi Dome employs infrared rays to achieve deep cleansing while safely toning and slimming the body. Other offered treatments are no less innovative and include the Psammo Concept Quartz Bed, a modern take on the Egyptian thermal therapy used to attain mental and physical relaxation. State-of-the-art facial involving 24-carat gold to promote cell regeneration is also among one of the spa’s highly sought after treatments.
Highlighting French-Polynesian traditions, the highly trained therapists at the Sofitel Spa offer revitalizing body treatments, soothing massages and purifying facials using advanced techniques and organic ingredients. The 2,500 square meter sanctuary features six distinct pools, including a plunge pool, experience pool, therapeutic pool and an outdoor infinity pool. Some of the most noteworthy items on its menu are slimming and firming ritual and the dead sea mud scrub.