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Eight best health spas in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

By Sophie McCarrick | January 29, 2017

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Here’s a run down of the best spas in Abu Dhabi and Dubai that not only offer a range of treatments with health benefits, but delicious detox foods to eat afterwards too…

Where? TALISE SPA, MADINAT JUMEIRAH

What’s on offer? A unique destination combined with luxurious spa experiences, Talise Spa is peacefully located within the tranquil waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. With treatments personalised to cater to what you’re looking for, choose from a variety of signature experiences, facials, massages and body treatments – all performed in one of the 26 treatment rooms, inclusive of three couples’ suites. Afterwards, fill-up on nutritious salads or energy drinks at Talise Café, offering á la carte dining throughout the day and light meals in the evening – all low in calories and high in protein.

Get in touch: Call +971 4 3666818 or e-mail MJtalise@jumeirah.com.

Where? THE SPA AT THE PALACE DOWNTOWN DUBAI

What’s on offer? Offering an exclusive retreat for those seeking a relaxing environment to rejuvenate and refresh the mind and body, The Spa boasts Oriental treatments in a unique Arabic environment. Facilities include hammam slab, Jacuzzis, Monsoon showers, steam rooms, a dedicated consultation space, relaxation lounge and retail counter. After your treatment, head to Al Bayt lounge where you can sip on the finest, refreshing teas while enjoying panoramic views of Burj Lake and The Dubai Fountain, and the new Dubai Opera House.

Get in touch: Call +971 4 4287805 or e-mail spawomen@thepalace-dubai.com / spamen@thepalace-dubai.com.

Where? SO SPA, SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM RESORT & SPA

What’s on offer? Immerse yourself into Polynesian tranquility at So SPA, where you’ll find 29 treatment rooms, therapeutic pools, a steam room, hammam and outdoor, private cabanas for couples’ massages. Choose from a range of treatments, from Thai and Aryuvedic massages to Vichy showers. This month, find the following treatments on offer: Under The Rain Treatment (30 mins) for Dhs200 instead of Dhs350, Hot Stone Massage (50mins) for Dhs350 instead of Dhs500, or the Tahitian Wave Bliss (90 mins) for Dhs510 instead of Dhs850. For lunch, stroll down to the beachfront eatery, Maui, where you can choose from a refined selection of fresh salads, pairing with your choice of smoothie.

Get in touch: Call +971 4 4555433 or e-mail so-spa.palmdubai@sofitel.com.

Where? ANJANA SPA, RIXOS THE PALM DUBAI

What’s on offer?. Located on The Palm, Anjana Spa offers an all-in-one sleep, relax and pamper experience. With a selection of ‘Wellness Rooms’ located within the Spa itself, you’ll never be more than just steps away from tranquility.Once checked in, refresh in the private plunge pool located on the terrace of each Wellness Room – or dive into the lap pool just below. Across the hallway, treatment rooms, a traditional Turkish hammam, steam room, sauna, ice fountain, Jacuzzi, and couples’ treatment suites await.

The Spa prides itself on offering on the best in Turkish hammam rituals. In addition to the Turkish hammam, choose from a selection of massages like the Bali massage, hot stone massage, Abiyanga massage and aromatherapy massage.

When it comes to food, Rixos The Palm Dubai has several options to choose from. From room service delivered to your wellness room post-treatment (freshly squeezed juices, crunchy salads and superb soups), to beachside dining where you can enjoy grilled catch of the day with a side of steamed veg – there’s a nice variety.

Get in touch: Call +971 4 4575415 or e-mail spa.dubai@rixos.com.

Where? ANANTARA SPA, ANANTARA EASTERN MANGROVES HOTEL & SPA, ABU

DHABI What’s on offer? Nestled peacefully overlooking the beautiful Mangroves, tranquility stretches far beyond the walls of the spa at this property. this hotel is a world away from the busy day-to-day city life – and only just over an hour’s drive from Dubai. In the Spa, there’s 10 treatment rooms, a traditional Turkish hammam, three Deluxe Double Suites, two private VIP Hammam scrub rooms, 2 Vichy shower rooms and 1 LPG Room for Lipomassage and Endermologie. Plus, six salon styling units, including a manicure/pedicure room, and sauna and steam rooms for relaxing in pre- or post-treatment.

For a bite to eat afterwards, head to Pachaylen for a Thai dinner to remember (and to meet one of the friendliest chef’s around!). From freshly cut papaya salad and tom yum goong soup with king prawns, to steamed sea bass fillet with lemon grass, and roast marinated duck with vegetables – there’s lots on the menu to fully satisfy your cravings, yet still keep you on the healthy track.

Get in touch: Call +971 2 6561146 or e-mail easternmangroves@anantara.com.

Where? EMIRATES PALACE SPA, EMIRATES PALACE ABU DHABI

What’s on offer? This decadent spa showcases a range of purely indulgent packages that aim to ignite a sense of balance and serenity. The spa features a traditional Moroccan hammam that has two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, heated marble and an ice cave. During the month of January, with every 60-minute massage booked you will receive an additional 15 minutes with compliments. To dine, Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi has introduced the ‘Weqaya’ concept across it’s Beach Club restaurants menus: Cascades and Las Brisas. The hotel’s chefs worked with the Abu Dhabi Health Authority to create a range menu items which bear the ‘Weqaya logo.’ So, on the new menus look out for the logo, and you’ll find healthy and filling options, such as jungle wraps, pan-fried salmon, spicy tuna and quinoa and barley salads.

Get in touch: Call +971 2 6907978 or e-mail spa@emiratespalace.ae.

Where? ESPA, YAS VICEROY ABU DHABI

What’s on offer? Enter a sanctuary of rejuvenation at ESPA, where classic healing traditions blend with modern techniques. With nine treatment rooms, separate private areas for male and female guests, a relaxation lounge overlooking the Yas Marina race track, plus the Viceroy Presidential Treatment Suite featuring its own hammam, steam room with a rain shower and color therapy, and Kinesis fitness equipment – this spa is idea for those looking for a quick escape from their fun-filled stay on Yas Island. Posttreatment, pop into Kazu, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant for a delicious, low-cal meal from the robatayaki grill, or the sushi and sashimi bar.

Get in touch: Call +971 2 6560862 or e-mail espa.spa@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.

Where? CHI, THE SPA, SHANGRI-LA HOTEL QARYAT AL BERI

What’s on offer? Drawing inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and well-being, all massages and treatments at CHI, The Spa are based on authentic natural healing methods found in traditional well-being practices shared by many Asian cultures. Combining the flavours we love with pampering, opt for an Arabian Date Body Wrap, or an Arabic Coffee Scrub, among many other available treatments. Then for dinner, enjoy a refined experience at Bord Eau French restaurant, where the chef de cuisine prepares healthy dishes using seasonal fresh produce that is flown in from France.

Get in touch: Call +971 2 5098900 or e-mail chi.abudhabi@shangri-la.com.



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