The Best Dubai Spa Experiences
From traditional Arabian baths and Turkish Hammams to Iyashi domes and luxury body treatments, Dubai is a spa-tacular destination. Soak, scrub and indulge in these over-the-top experiences and leave with a glowing glow.
Located in the iconic Palm Island, this exotic spa draws on traditions from Thailand and the Middle East. It’s kitted out with a bamboo sauna, Kneipp walk and salt inhalation room plus a whirlpool with microsilk technology.
1. Atlantis The Palm
Like a ship’s figurehead or a king’s glistening crown, this luxurious Palm Jumeirah resort shimmers with majesty. It’s a place that’s all about scale and beauty – from the impressive Dale Chihuly centrepiece to the elegant rooms and, of course, its spa.
With 23 treatment rooms, two hammams and a magical snow room, this palatial spa is one of the most opulent in Dubai. Choose from an extensive list of treatments including the oh-so-indulgent Gold Facial or try a soothing homeland massage using techniques from countries such as Tahiti and Thailand.
2. Burj Al Arab
A visit to the world-famous Burj Al Arab hotel wouldn’t be complete without a trip to its lavish spa. This two-level oasis specializes in pampering, with a thorough, nature-based menu including La Prairie facials.
The spa offers separate men’s and women’s relaxation areas complete with jacuzzis, saunas and steam rooms that look out over the World Islands and Downtown Dubai through fog-proof glass. The opulent treatments range from the sublime (the Gold Facial with 24-karat golden guasha tool) to a more grounded Homeland Massage focusing on deep-tissue work and acupressure points.
3. Address Downtown
Located within the glitz and glamour of Dubai’s downtown, this palatial award-winning spa is a favourite for high-end rest and relaxation. Whether you’re seeking a golden body scrub, rose quartz massage or a two-hour pearl protein facial, this luxurious oasis is sure to delight.
With 26 treatment rooms including three couples suites, this calming retreat promotes balance through holistic treatments and experiences. Experiences include a Got and Cold Shell Massage that releases tension in the neck, shoulders and arms, or a rejuvenating facial by 111Skin that features LED therapy and iced cryo globes.
4. Raffles The Palm
With a treatment menu that offers more than just your typical massage and facial, the spa at this luxury resort is one to visit for something out of the ordinary. Indulge in the Talise Sea Shell Experience where you’re engulfed with warm seashells as your tension melts away, or try the Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Face Lift Facial that combines soundscapes and 111SKIN products.
This Parisian spa is a palace in its own right, stripped back yet ultra-modern with a sauna, steam, wellness areas and an amazing indoor pool. There’s even a microsilk technology whirlpool that produces billions of oxygen-rich, negatively charged micro-bubbles to deeply cleanse the skin.
5. The Ritz-Carlton Spa
Drawing on east and west, this luxury spa at the Marina District hotel focuses on healing and soothing. Embark on a holistic journey customised for your needs in one of the 12 exclusive treatment rooms, with separate ladies and men’s relaxation lounges and traditional Middle Eastern Hammams.
Part of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray resort, this palatial spa is among the largest in the city and the region. It has 42 treatment rooms, including four VIP suites, and offers the infamous Turkish Hammam experience alongside signature facials, body treatments, and massages. Revitalise in a crystal and gemstone steam room, bamboo sauna, liquid sound pool, salt inhalation room, and ice grotto.
6. Qua Spa
A time-honoured favourite for upscale rest and relaxation, this spa has a treatment list to match its palatial premises. Expect a world-class line up of facials by Margy’s Monte Carlo and 111Skin, plus every massage style under the sun.
Qua Baths & Spa is another one of Dubai’s best spas thanks to its impressive Laconium room (think steam, a salt inhalation cave and Arctic Ice Room). Add in an extensive wellness menu featuring everything from sleep-inducing face massages to chakra balancing experiences and it’s not hard to see why stars like Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez love it.
Since its launch in 2004 SENSASIA has become the largest independent and award winning spa group in the UAE. Its portfolio of bespoke locations offer a sensory journey through blissful spa experiences, practising Japanese, Balinese and Thai tradition.
Tucked inside the Kempinski Hotel alongside Mall of Emirates, this new SensAsia feels secluded from the moment you enter behind a huge stone vaulted door. The menu is full of massages for every skin type, facials from brands like Natura Bisse and Skin Regimen plus wraps and scrubs.
Its hammams are a standout experience, decked out in Oriental lanterns and regal domes while skilled masseurs from Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco exfoliate and buff your skin into softness. The spa also offers head to toe salon treatments.