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Some of the UAE’s Best Spas to Unwind at This Long Weekend

Photographed by Elizaveta Porodina for Vogue Arabia, September 2019.

The long weekend is almost here and if you’re looking to kick back and watch the sun go down on the Arabian Gulf while getting a relaxing massage to melt away your stress, then look no further. Here’s our round-up of the best spas and their treatments to indulge in this weekend.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai is a unique one if you want an experience where every sense is indulged and every minute is focused on you and your needs. their state of the art indulgent VIP suite – Sea Jewel, coupled with stellar cobalt sea views – is the perfect weekend treat to the self.

Recommended treatment: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental has partnered with globally renowned The Elixir Clinic – an international wellness clinic specializing in intravenous therapy, to offer guests and members a diverse selection of VitaDrip® infusions that enhance wellbeing and boost energy.

ShuiQi Spa, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

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Lose yourself in a haven of tranquility at the award-winning ShuiQi Spa. Atlantis, The Palm’s ShuiQi Spa is now open, following a deep sanitization of all areas. Many of its rejuvenating treatments are being offered with a 30 percent discount for Dubai residents, including massages, nails, hair, facials, and more. An all-day pool pass is also included.

Recommended treatment: The Sublime Illumination. This bespoke treatment will start with a Peppermint Tea Ritual and Foot Soak. Body peeling will then commence with the combination of glycolic and lactic acid followed by a plumping and hydrating Biometric facial including a luminous hand and foot mask and scalp massage.

The Rainforest at The Ritz Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah

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The Rainforest combines European hydrothermal culture with Middle Eastern bathing rituals, creating a rejuvenating sanctuary in the middle of the Arabian desert. The experience includes 16 different stations, and guests are encouraged to follow the mapped sequence and to allow time for the body to cool, whether naturally or with the Ice Igloo or showers, after completing a warm station.

Recommended treatment: Rainforest Rejuvenation. Indulge in a spa day out, by heading to a rejuvenating sanctuary inclusive of the one-of-a-kind hydrothermal Rainforest experience.

Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont, Dubai

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The Spa at Fairmont Dubai has recently reopened to offer respite from the hustle and the heat of the city with a brand new deal. Not only will you get full-day access to the Sunrise and Sunset pools, but you will only pay half price for any 60 or 90-minute massage. The appointment has to be made between 12:30pm and 3:30pm and the offer is only available from Thursday to Saturday.

Recommended treatment:  Aromatherapy Relaxation Massage. This gentle intensity massage combines the power of Aromatherapy oils (choose from a selected collection) to suit your mood and is designed to increase circulation and promote relaxation, using long, smooth strokes to relax the muscles and stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory system.

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