A return to normalcy brings with it the return of the daily grind, which means you’re probably in dire need of a little R&R. To get you started, here are our top 10 picks of the best spa and wellness centres in Dubai – after all, the weekend equals me time, right?
Best described as an Arabian haven, Amara Spa is known for its impressive décor, private outdoor rain showers, and one of the most peaceful gardens you can relax in. Located amidst the calm of private courtyards in Park Hyatt Dubai, it offers an extensive range of spa treatments, luxurious massages, rejuvenating facials, and exclusive rituals, using a combination of Hawaiian, Egyptian, and Japanese massage techniques.
Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek Club St, 04 602 1660, dubaicreekliving.ae/amara-spa, open 9am-10pm daily
Feeling a little bougie? Saray Spa, a world-class health and wellness centre in the heart of the world’s tallest five-star hotel, is your best bet. As an award-winning massage centre, it uses a unique combo of ancient healing techniques along with organic ingredients to deliver you an ultimate rejuvenating experience. It also offers dedicated spa treatments for men and women.
Saray Spa, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, 04 414 6754, portal.marriott.com, open 9am-10pm daily
Sheba is another ultimate one-stop shop for complete indulgence and pampering in Dubai. Its famous treatments includes the Monticelli mud wrap, the red grape extract bath treatment, a 110-minute Mediterranean massage, and Brazilian hair straightening treatments. It also offers body care treatments catering to the new mamas out there.
Sheba, Apricot Tower, Academic City Road Palacio Roundabout, shop G3, 04 392 6866, facebook.com/ShebaBeautyLounge, open 9:30am-9pm daily
SensAsia Urban Spa
Tucked away in Jumeirah is the SenseAsia Urban Spa, an uber-chic spa boasting the perfect retreat for the mind, soul, and body. It provides a fantastic range of massage and reflexology treatments. And if you’re looking for a relaxing session with your partner, exclusive packages for couples are also on offer. We highly recommend the hot stone massage or a body wrap, ideal for rebooting yourself during the weekend.
SensAsia Urban Spa, The Village, Jumeirah St, 04 349 8850, sensasiaspas.com, open 10am-9pm daily
Water Spa Center
Next up on our list is Water Spa Center, which features an extensive collection of traditional and modern wellness treatments. The foot massages, hot oil treatment, and Turkish baths here happen to be customer favourites. Looking to ancient practices for inspiration, the menu includes cupping therapy, which boosts blood circulation and loosens muscles.
Water Spa Center, Jumeirah 1, Beach Road, Century Plaza and Al Nahda, Beit al Khair Society Building, shop no 7, 050 353 0971, dubaiwaterspa.com, open 10am-1am daily
Nature Life Spa Premium
Located in JBR, Nature Life Spa Premium is sure to take you on an unforgettable spa journey. Its traditional Turkish hammam is a great way to enjoy a social gathering with your friends or colleagues. And if you need a solo rejuvenating session, the signature massages amidst a luxurious setting are a good pick.
Nature Life Spa Premium, Rixos Premium Hotel, 2nd Floor, The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence, 04 520 0033, naturelifespa.com, open 9am-10pm daily
Need quick self-care within the airport to alleviate your travel stress? We hear you! Timeless Spa is an ideally located haven of pampering, soothing your travel-weary body and mind using a combination of specialised therapists and world-class signature products. Some of the specialities here span massages, nail care, and face therapies.
Timeless Spa, Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, 04 505 9555, timelessspa.co, open 24/7
Swissotel Spa and Sports
From spa treatments to restore your natural balance to a fully-equipped gymnasium and an outdoor pool to relax by, Swissotel Spa and Sports is a perfect space in which to relax and unwind. Its refreshing Jacuzzi, steam, sauna, lounge, and sports amenities are sure to leave you feeling invigorated and nourished. The spa features eight spacious treatment rooms with one couples’ suite, all surrounded by a warm ambience that customers rave about.
Swissotel Spa and Sports, Omar Bin Al Khattab Rd, Deira, 04 293 3000, swissotel.com/hotels/dubai-al-ghurair/spa-fitness/spa-treatment-room, 10am-10pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am-11pm Thursday to Saturday
Jazz Lounge Spa
With seven branches across the UAE, this is the ultimate destination for grooming and personal care treatments. Exclusively designed to cater to modern therapy and wellness needs, it’s where you can look and feel your best while refreshing your body and mind. The first-class treatments here include massage therapy, nail care, hair care, and special bath treatments.
Jazz Lounge Spa, Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile Galleria 1, 04 241 1424, jazzloungespa.com, open 10am-10pm daily
Sofitel Spa Dubai Downtown
Amid the bustle of Downtown Dubai, this spa is sure to spoil you thoroughly with delightful combination of luxurious massages and holistic therapies. Featuring six treatment rooms, two hammams, a sauna, and a vivid blue whirlpool tub, it offers an exhilarating retreat experience, complete with a new generation of treatments that instantly transport you to a state of bliss.
Sofitel Spa Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, 04 503 6333, sofitel-dubai-downtown.com/sofitel-wellness/sofitel-spa, open 10am-11pm daily