Summer is now officially here and so is your chance for rest and relaxation. Getting ready for a vacation trip or just a chance to wind down after long hours of working, book a few hours at a specialty spa for renewed energy and vitality. Dubai is full of spas with a variety of packages to suit your tastes and desires but what you’ll find below are some of the most unique specialty treatments around. From caviar facials to a color harmonizing massage these are summer spa treatments to try.
This facial involves a cleanse, steam and a massage leaving your skin feeling renewed and relaxed. During the massage the therapist will press on your chin, neck, temples, ears, eyebrows and forehead. The experience is much more forceful than your traditional facial but you’ll come away feeling recharged, cleansed, and beaming with a youthful glow.
Feet First Reflexology & Massage Center, The Dubai Mall 04 339 9369 100 AED for 30 minutes; 175 AED for 60 minutes
For almost everyone rich caviar is a delightful delicacy, but who would have ever thought that it would be beneficial for the face? At the Amrita Spa in the Raffles Hotel you can experiment with “Her Royal Highness Facial” which uses a range of products with caviar extract. If this sounds special enough, other unique additions to the treatment include having your face massaged with vibrating chopsticks, warm balls and being wrapped in a heated blanket with hot mittens- certainly a rich and effective experience.
Amrita Spa at Raffles Hotel 04 314 9869 829 AED
If you thought a caviar facial was special enough, there is also one using bananas. With this treatment a therapist will scrub your face using banana and brown sugar. Bananas are apparently good for acne. Full of vitamins and minerals they also help restore the collagen in your skin to fight signs of aging. The experience involves a body scrub, relaxing hydrotherapy bath and oil massage. The facial uses all natural products and leaves your skin with a youth and relaxed glow.
SensAsia Urban Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road 04 349 8850 1,100 AED www.sensasiaspas.com
The Five-Hour Spa Journey
If you want to the go the full-length for ultimate rest and relaxation then go to the Amara Spa at the Park Hyatt for a five-hour marathon of spa treatments. You’ll receive a hot bath, Thai massage, Indian head massage, facial and ear candling which allows for better hearing. The experience is heightened by the breathtaking atmosphere of the Park Hyatt and the friendly staff. Make it a day trip and treat yourself to lunch by the pool or dinner after your treatment at one of the hotel’s elegant restaurants.
Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai 04 602 1660 1,995 AED
Color Harmonizing Massage
One of the most original spa concepts in Dubai, SpaDunya offers all of the traditional spa treatments but caters each one to the client’s color preferences. Each color has a different energy and significance; what you pick is what your mind and body needs at the moment. The colors are applied in the form of scented oils which are then incorporated into your treatment. A more spiritual spa experience, you’ll come away feeling relaxed and enlightened.
SpaDunya, Jumeirah Beach Walk, Shams 1 04 439 3669 www.spadunya.com 395 for 60 minutes and 515 for 90 minutes