These spa havens take luxury to another level

If you’re in need of some serious pampering to help you unwind, then these luxury spas and treatments could be just the ticket.

Life is busy, fast-paced and at times utterly relentless, so it’s only natural that we all need a little down time to refocus.

So stop checking your emails or worrying about the kids, and just let the stress melt away by booking yourself in for a little you time at these luxury spas.

Iridium Spa

Go all out at Iridium Spa and soothe your body and soul with a Full Body Wellness Treatment for two to tick all the boxes.

Start off by unwinding in the exclusive VIP suite with a private Jacuzzi, then enjoy a head to-toe treatment that features a rejuvenating body polish followed by a full-body massage using platinum-infused oils and scrubs to revitalise the skin, a firming facial using 24-karat gold pebbles to add a youthful glow and a drizzle of gold hair essence to strengthen and relieve the scalp.

AED 2,900. The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island. Mon-Sun 9am-10pm. Contact: 02 498 8996,


Spoil yourself and unwind with your choice of three 60-minute spa treatments for a bespoke pampering session at ESPA.

Guests can make a day of it and enjoy three treatments all at once or spread out the relaxation throughout the month. Treatments on offer include a detoxifying salt and oil scrub, detoxifying aromatherapy massage, detoxifying body wrap and more.

AED 1,000 for package. Daily 9am-10pm. Yas Hotel, Yas Island. Contact: 02 656 0862,

Zen the Spa

Settle down on Saadiyat Island at Zen the Spa where you can unwind with a host of rejuvenating treatments.

Soothe your aches and pains with a Himalayan Pink Stone Healing Treatment that combines warmed Himalayan stones with a deep tissue massage that helps to remove toxins from the body.

Not your style? Then try the 60-minute Turkish Hammam Ritual to purify the body with a deep scrub and foam massage resulting in soft, radiant skin.

From AED 625. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas, Saadiyat Island. Daily 10am-10pm. Contact: 02 697 4140,

 Chi the Spa

At Chi the Spa, you can personalise your treatment by choosing an aroma, including mandarin, ore and oolong, to be the base note for your experience.

Settle down for a stress relief massage, featuring cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free products, that blend traditional and Asian techniques. Or go all out with the three-hour Ultimate Zen Journey to experience an aroma bath organic body scrub, body wrap and full body massage.

AED 1,680. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, between the bridges. Daily 10am-midnight. Contact: 02 509 8900,


One of the newest wellness spots in the emirate, Spa at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a tranquil retreat when you’re in need of some R&R.

The treatment menu includes massages, facials, body wraps and scrubs, hammams and all-out spa rituals that include several hours of top-to-toe pampering. We love the new 111SKIN facials.

Developed by dermatologists in London’s Harley Street Clinic, the products are luscious and effective.

There are several lines that can be tailored to suit your skin’s needs from healing to hydration. Try the Celestial Black Diamond Non-Surgical Face Lift, a 90-minute intensive facial that uses diamond powder to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. The ten-step treatment uses various creams, lotions and potions as well as a mask and special massages to firm the skin and improve hydration for instant results.

AED 1,600. Saadiyat Island. Daily 9am-9pm. Contact: 02 811 4357,

 Sense Spa

Leave your worries at the door and kick back in Sense Spa for a relaxing experience with indulgent treatments.

The three-and-a-half-hour Sense Signature Journey includes signature treatments using a blend of spices and ingredients used in Arabian culture.

Guests will start off with a soothing signature scrub followed by a one-hour deep tissue massage to rejuvenate the body and then a 90-minute facial treatment to revitalise the skin and give a youthful glow.

AED 1,800. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island. Daily 10am-10pm. Contact: 02 813 5537,

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