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It’s time for that holiday glow: The best spas and wellness centres in Dubai to detox and recharge your batteries

Bliss out for an hour or a day at leading spa and wellness centres across Dubai.

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Last Updated: Dec 05, 2019, 08.37 AM IST|Original: Dec 05, 2019, 05.19 AM IST
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Lush outdoor pool and loungers at the Talise Spa.
There’s a good reason why the world’s athletes and superstars come to rest and relax in Dubai. There are internationally acclaimed havens such as the Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and multi-award winning Saray Spa at JW Marriott Marquis.

Dubai is known for its signature spa experiences. With beauty salons, Turkish hammams and day spas, you can try 24-carat gold facials, kids’ nail salons and desert spas.

Slip into a high relaxation state with a holiday glow this season.

FOR A ROYAL RETREAT
THE SPA: Palace Downtown
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​Relax in the opulent Spa at the Palace Downtown.
Relax in the opulent Spa at the Palace Downtown.

The Spa at the regal Palace Downtown offers authentic treatments to match the Arabian setting, the spa uses a range of premium and organic beauty brands such as Natura Bisse and Les Sens de Marrakesh. The signature One Desert Journey (AED950 for 105 minutes) includes a body scrub with desert sand and salt, followed by an herbal massage with Moroccan mint oil. Indulge in a couples' treatment or try the signature Fusion Massage, a confluence of Chinese, Balinese, Thai and Shiatsu techniques, in the outdoor cabana spa by the Burj Lake.

AN AUTHENTIC ARABIAN EXPERIENCE
SARAY SPA: JW Marriott Marquis

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​Restoration and renewal awaits you in the luxurious Saray Spa.​
Restoration and renewal awaits you in the luxurious Saray Spa.

Spanning across the entire floor of both towers of the world’s tallest hotel, Saray Spa pays tribute to the Caravanserai tradition of the Silk Route. With arabesque flourishes at every turn, there are ancient treatments with local remedies that are offered here. The crowning jewel is the Dead Sea flotation pool with healing Dead Sea salt. Embark on the Saray Signature Dead Sea Journey, which includes an energising scrub, full body mask, flotation in your own private heated pool and a nourishing body oil massage (AED990 for two hours).

FOR AN ASIAN-INSPIRED TOUCH
ANANTARA SPA: Anantara The Palm
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​Enjoy the tiled splendour of Anantara Spa’s Turkish Hammam​.
Enjoy the tiled splendour of Anantara Spa’s Turkish Hammam.

Housed in a cluster of pagodas surrounded by water, frangipani trees and chirping birds, Anantara Spa is evocative of an island escape. The spa is rooted in Thai tradition with 24 treatment rooms for dedicated Thai massage. Ayurveda, Turkish hammam and wet facilities of crystal and gemstone steam room, ice fountain and salt inhalation room. (AED700 for 90 mins).

FOR WHOLE-DAY WELLNESS
TALISE SPA: Madinat Jumeirah

Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah is housed in an independent sprawling complex with trickling fountains, paved pathways across land-scaped gardens. With in-dependent hotel room-sized treatment rooms, this is the ideal place to escape for the 2.5-hour Day Retreat (AED1,395).

For the ultimate spa experience, book a mas-sage in a beach cabana. Talise Spa also offers yoga, including the popular full-moon beach sessions.

FOR A GLOWING SKIN TREATMENT
GUERLAIN SPA: One&Only The Palm

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Guerlain Spa at One & Only The Palm blends Arabian rituals with French beauty
Guerlain Spa at One & Only The Palm blends Arabian rituals with French beauty.

Step into the historical Parisian spa, Guerlain, at One&Only The Palm, which dedicates itself to beauty and wellbeing, offering treatments and facilities centred around revitalisation. Enjoy the Desert D’Orient (AED1,210 for two hours) for a truly indulgent and relaxing experience. Beginning with the application of the Silk Indulgence Milk Scrub and a body wrap for skin preparation, the session finishes with a personalised massage leaving you feeling calm and refreshed.

FOR A DE-STRESSING TREATMENT
AMARA SPA: Park Hyatt Dubai

Tucked away in the heart of Deira by the Dubai Creek Golf Club, Park Hyatt Dubai is home to a picture-perfect Amara Spa. Treatments here are themed around ancient healing benefits. The Amara Massage (AED550 for one hour) features the spa’s signature warm oil massage with frankincense, sandalwood and amber applied in rhythmic strokes.

FOR A TRADITIONAL EXPERIENCE
TALISE OTTOMAN SPA: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is an opulent Ottoman-inspired resort on Palm Jumeirah, and within its palatial grounds sits the Talise Ottoman Spa. Set in its own building within the complex, the award-winning spa is home to a spectacular hammam. The vaulted, marble-clad room features intricate tiles and inlays and is subtly perfumed. The Royal Ottoman Hammam (AED590 for one hour) gives the age-old Turkish bathing tradition a luxurious makeover. Specialists use herbal concoctions and kese mitts to exfoliate, massage, shampoo and wash hair and body to a baby softness.

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