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5 Dubai Spas That Promise the Most Luxurious, Relaxing Experiences

From rejuvenating treatments to soothing, aromatic massages, these Dubai spas ensure the most incredible experience.
Guerlain Spa

Photo: Courtesy Guerlain Spa

Few spas in Dubai can compete with the beauty of Guerlain Spa, a secret treasure nestled within the gardens of One&Only The Palm. The serene relaxation hub greets guests with a picture-perfect fountain, and the sound of exotic birds singing across from the many trees that envelop it.

Upon entrance, Guerlain Spa welcomes visitors in with a melange of delicious fragrances. Its warm interiors and glass walls simultaneously create a feeling of comfort and peace, giving a glimpse of the sprawling quarters where its world-class treatments take place. Among the many experiences worth trying, the Imperial Relaxing massage remains a crowd favorite. Paying tribute to Guerlain’s eau de cologne Impériale, this treatment aims to soothe muscles and relax the senses with long strokes, and special attention on any problem areas that may need unknotting. Post massage, the Guerlain Spa invites guests to decompress in a beautiful mosaic-detailed relaxation lounge, complete with healthy bites, showers, sauna and steam room. For those hoping to spend a little more time, there’s always the serene outdoor pool to enjoy a soak in.

Guerlain Spa: One&Only The Palm, West Crescent, Palm – Dubai. Make your reservation here

The St. Regis Spa, Dubai

Photo: Courtesy The St. Regis Spa

The St. Regis Downtown Dubai may sit in the heart of the city’s buzziest spot, but inside this beautiful hotel sits an oasis of peace, also known as the St. Regis Spa. Located on the fifth floor of the hotel, this spa celebrates the mystique of the Middle East with a selection of soothing treatments, all of which cater to the six senses for a truly immersive experience. With its buttery beige walls, dull gold accents and strategically soft lighting, the space itself creates a sense of wellbeing from the moment one steps in.

The St. Regis Spa relies on a carefully selected array of ingredients for its treatments, from oud and rose oil, to jasmine teas. While a 90-minute detoxifying massage is just the ticket if you’re hoping to dissolve tension after a long week, the Couples Serenity Escape is among its most popular experience, offering guests 60 minutes of massage, followed by a 30 minute revitalizing rose body mask that leaves you with glowy, deliciously fragrant skin. Make sure to book the private suite, which offers a sprawling view of the Dubai canal, and also houses a special steam room and customized goodies to snack on post treatment.

The St. Regis Spa, Dubai: The St. Regis Downtown Dubai, Marasi Dr – Business Bay – Dubai. Make your reservation here

The Pearl Spa and Wellness, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Photo: Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach

Tucked away in Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, The Pearl Spa and Wellness is truly an escape within an escape. Lush greenery greets visitors as they arrive, followed by tranquil interiors, that make the sounds and views of Dubai’s bustling cityscape a distant memory. The spa houses 10 treatment rooms, a picture-worthy indoor pool, and a fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. On the menu is a range of treatments for every need—from massages that rejuvenate to therapies that help with recovery. In the hands of the recently-appointed spa director Amanda Schmiege, the experience at The Pearl Spa and Wellness Jumeirah is one to treat yourself or a loved one to, no matter the occasion. “I believe wellness is about intentional awareness for behaviors and thoughts that help you feel like your best self. This journey is unique for every individual,” she says. “At The Pearl Spa and Wellness, in the fields of fitness, beauty, and recovery, we offer a wide range of options to help fulfill different solutions for the most discerning wellness seekers.”

A highly recommended treatment by Schmiege is the Arabian Oud Tension Relief Massage, which uses a combination of deep tissue, Swedish, lymphatic drainage, and acupressure points with the “touch of local influence, providing the benefits of Oud into a bespoke massage experience.” The treatment is targeted at stimulating circulation, removing toxins, and relieving water retention. “After the massage, I suggest a contrast therapy circuit in our wet facilities, utilizing the hot tub, steam room, experience shower, and ice fountain,” adds Schmiege. “Finish your experience with a cup of tea on our terrace, and breathe in the fresh air while taking in the natural light, manifesting the remainder of your day with positive energy.”

The Pearl Spa and Wellness: Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Make your reservation here

J Wellness Circle, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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Photo: Courtesy J Wellness Circle

The power of ancient Indian healing wisdom is given a luxurious twist at J Wellness Circle at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. Time-honored techniques blend with soothing scents and tranquil sounds in a medley of signature therapeutic offerings for both mind and body. Cue products enriched with natural extracts, guided yoga and meditation sessions, and skilled therapists who tailor each experience to address specific needs and issues – from promoting restful sleep to pain relief. For the former, a hot-water shower is followed by a full-body massage that harnesses the calming scents of Kewda, Frankincense, and Brahmi. Face and scalp massages round up the offering. For the latter, the ancient Indian cupping therapy is utilized to release tension, complemented by fomentation therapy using herbal compresses that promise to “realign your body and restore the flow of energy.” To stimulate blood flow, gentle exfoliation is achieved using silk gloves. A detoxifying massage infused with lime, ginger, and turmeric, or a soothing foot massage, form the perfect accompaniment.

A rose-petal foot bath starts off every experience, a ritual that sets the tone for an experience that washes all worries away. The opulent surrounds of the spa and soothing ambience further enhance the sanctuary-akin feeling of J Wellness Circle. Plush relaxation lounge areas and steam and sauna rooms and pools provide further perfect settings for serenity – a retreat wholly shielded from the outside world.


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J Wellness Circle: Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa St – Business Bay – Dubai. Make your reservation here

The St. Regis Spa, Abu Dhabi

Photo: Courtesy The St. Regis Spa

The spa at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi is nothing short of extraordinary. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by an ambiance of pure luxury and serenity. The facilities are impeccable, boasting modern amenities and tranquil areas to decompress. From April to May, guests can enjoy a personalized 90-minute massage with individualized treatments catered to every guest’s needs, ensuring a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience. A diverse range of techniques from around the world is incorporated, offering guests new paths to tranquillity.

This exclusive offer is available from 11am to 3pm, ensuring absolute exquisite serenity. Whether seeking relief from muscle tension or a moment to unwind, this bespoke journey provides the ideal retreat. The spa at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers a haven of calm amidst the bustling city, providing a truly blissful retreat for the mind, body, and soul.

The St. Regis Spa, Abu Dhabi: The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers – Corniche St – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi. Make your reservation here

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