Dubai is home to an array of spas, salons and clinics—but which ones should you be checking out, and which treatments are the ones that need to be pencilled into your must-try list? Vogue Arabia highlights five locations that everyone is talking about right now, along with the special experiences that are bound to have you looking and feeling your best.
Lucia Clinic, Dubai
Loved by Huda and Mona Kattan, Lindsay Lohan, Naomi Campbell, and many more, Lucia Clinic is the spot to go to for all your aesthetic needs. Founded by internationally renowned dermatologist and anti-aging specialist Dr Radmila Lukian, Lucia uses only the highest quality products and latest equipment to ensure every visitor walks out of their picture-perfect space looking and feeling their best. After all, its name is derived from the word ‘luce’, meaning “light, shine, clear, bright, full of lightness.” Along with skin treatments, Lucia also offers body contouring and laser services, ensuring you get to cover all bases in one location.
Must-try: Lucia Clinic is the first clinic in the Middle East to offer patients the new EMFace treatment, a non-invasive toning procedure that targets both the facial skin and muscles simultaneously. EMFace works by sending synchronized RF and HIFES energies to the face through applicators that are stuck onto the patient’s face, encouraging facial muscles to move while naturally toning muscles and lifting contours. A perfectly snatched look, and no needles needed!
The Spa at Palazzo Versace Dubai
The name Versace instantly brings forth imagery of decadence, so it comes as no surprise that The Spa at Dubai’s lavish Palazzo Versace hotel is a universe of luxury all on its own. Nestled in the the ground floor west wing of the property, The Spa stands out for its luxe interiors and flawless hospitality. Cocooned in Granito Nero Assoluto marble and mother-of-pearl detailing, this hotspot boasts seven treatment rooms, a spa suite, a nail studio and two Moroccan Hammams, along with separate relaxation areas for men and women with plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas. Expect indulgence at its very best.
Must-try: In collaboration with world-renowned skincare specialist brand Babor, The Spa at Palazzo Versace Dubai offers guests a special facial treatment called the HSR (High Skin Refiner) Lifting Facial. The 90 minute procedure uses anti-aging ingredients including a vitalizing mask, and massage therapy, to promote firmer, plumper skin.
Beverly Hills Wellness & Aesthetics Clinic
Founded by Deborah Alessi in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Wellness & Aesthetics Clinic is now in Dubai, and offers guests a host of exciting treatments by only the best cosmetic doctors and highly-experienced nurses. From dermal fillers and skin tightening treatments, to chemical peels and facial PRP, this clinic covers all aesthetic requirements with a personal touch to ensure each patient gets exactly what they require.
Must-try: IV therapy is quickly becoming a beauty and wellness favorite across the globe, and Beverly Hills Wellness & Aesthetics is home to a range of effective and virtually painless vitamin drip experiences, all developed by a team of clinical professionals. Choose from immunity boosting concoctions, hydrating mixes and glow-boosting elixirs, all of which have been laboratory tested to ensure they deliver the perfect balance of vitamins, nutrients, electrolytes, minerals and antioxidants. The tranquil interiors of the clinic allow patients to sit back and relax as they experience their IV therapy in private rooms, complete with reclining seats, blankets, and free Netflix access. In less than hour, guests can step out of BHWAA feeling completely rejuvenated.
Pause Spa, Paramount Midtown Dubai
Located within the theatrical Paramount Midtown Dubai, Pause Spa is the perfect spot for a quick pick-me-up on a busy day. From deep tissue massages and indulgent facials to moisturizing hair masques, this tranquil haven offers it all, using a host of products from Chateau Berger of Marseille. Along with nine spacious private massage rooms, Pause Spa also includes a couple’s suite, separate male and female thermal areas, a sauna, steam room, ice fountain and exotic showers. Guests can also shop their favorite Chateau Berger products on their way out.
Must-try: At the end of a busy week, indulge yourself with Pause Spa’s Time of a Dream massage. This Lomi Lomi massage from Hawaii relies on soft and flowing movements similar to the movement of waves on Hawaiian beaches, and light stretches, to release tension and leave you feeling refreshed.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa is the ultimate summer destination for anyone looking to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying a day at the beach. Nestled on the idyllic Pearl Jumeirah with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf, this oasis invites you to indulge in a series of treatments that have been designed to unwind, destress, and escape from the stresses of everyday life. As a respite from the relentless summer heat bespoke IV nutrient infusions branded as VitaDrip offer an instant boost of vitality while Zelens facials tailored to your skin type make use of cutting-edge technology to bring about a luminous complexion. Nikki Spa is also offering its ultimate daycation experience at AED 650 per person – including a 60-minute body massage followed by a healthy two-course lunch at Café Nikki and all-day access to the pool and beach.