Last Thursday, right after an entire work week that felt like forever, I headed off to Conrad Dubai to try out the much-coveted Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Facial.
I usually take good care of my skin, but the past week has been wearing me down (think extra cups of coffee, under 5 hours of sleep and not drinking enough water). The lackluster reflected on my face, and I was relying on this session to make me look and feel more ‘alive’ for the impending weekend.
Last week, I had a very pampering session at The Heavenly Spa, located inside The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.
Struggling with finding my way to the hotel entrance, I finally parked at the Dubai Canal and took the footbridge across. The weather is cooling down, and this wee walk turned out to be rather therapeutic and got me into the groove for an afternoon at the spa.
The Heavenly Spa is one of the largest spa establishments I’ve visited with 20 spacious treatment rooms, inclusive of a Hamam.
Because the standard Ladies’ Night at a pub with a few diluted drinks is so cliché… treat yourself and your besties to a laidback session of pampering and massages at Fairmont Dubai. Every Tuesday, from 2 to 10 pm, The Spa at Fairmont Dubai offers a highly discounted package inclusive of a leisurely lunch by the poolside, an hour-long session of yoga and meditation, access to the sauna and steam room, and a rejuvenating treatment of your choice. And how much would you expect for all this at one of Dubai’s finest hotel establishments? Hold your breath… it costs a mere AED 349 per person! Envy us boys!
I was having a serious case of mid-week burnout last Tuesday, and really needed a dose of self-pampering. Sometimes retail therapy really doesn’t cut it, and nothing beats the quiet, aromatic serenity of a beautiful spa.
Spa Zen at Nassima Royal Hotel has built quite a repute for its long list of holistic treatments, and their newest addition is The Royal Hammam Ritual.
It has all the makings of sci-fi fantasy. Walk into the chamber, and come out a rejuvenated, younger you! Back in the day they got the beauty world addicted to the concept of tanning beds. Fastforward to today, and the Dr. Müller brand continues to lead the race by introducing the industry to the concept of Beauty Light Therapy.
The Kempinski Hotel in Ajman is the oldest hospitality establishment on that scenic beach-facing strip of the Northern Emirates. I have entered its regal premises earlier, having been invited for a #ZomatoMeetup at Sabella’s, the organic Italian restaurant. This time round, I visited their spa.
Who doesn’t fancy a day at the spa? Its the perfect excuse to unwind, relax and let the toll of everyday stress and anxiety wean away. Kempinski The Spa has a classic, simplistic layout with a spacious, brightly lit reception area where guests are greeted by ever-smiling staff.
As one of the region’s premium beauty and grooming service providers to over 600,000 customers in 5 countries, NStyle Beauty Lounge needs no introduction. The latest addition to their ammunition of beauty tools is their cutting-edge Hydra Facial MD treatments.
The Hydra Facial MD range has been an international success, and has a celebrity following including Paris Hilton herself. I got invited to try out their 30 minute Booster HydraFacial MD Treatment, and two days on, I am still enjoying the #facialafterglow effects 🙂
‘Chi’ in Chinese refers to the life force that drives energy through the body, and Shangri La’s chain of luxury spas go by the same name.
To wrap up a rather blissful 4-day weekend, I had a pampering session at Chi Spa to rejuvenate my senses for a brand new week of work. Chi Spa’s latest offering is the ‘Hamper Pamper’.
For AED 800, the Hamper Pamper is a full 2 hour retreat involving a Pumpkin Spice body peel and wrap, and a blissfully long Asian-blend massage.
The festive season is upon us, and so are all the calorie-laden goodies. ‘A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’. But with today’s medical advances, holiday bulge can soon become a problem of the past.
Surely nothing beats a healthy lifestyle and a regular exercise routine, but what if I told you I lost 47 cm in 90 minutes this weekend? That too, lying flat on a cushy bed while having a very relaxing massage? Read on!
I tried out the Shrinking Violet treatment at Jenny Rose Hair & Beauty Salon last Saturday, and am slowly gaining confidence I can finally splurge on that form-fitting dress for Christmas!
Who was Yhi?
In Australian Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Gamilaraay peoples),Yhi is a goddess of light and creation, and a solar deity. She lived in the Dreamtime and slept until a whistle awakened her. When she opened her eyes, light fell on the Earth. She walked the earth and plants grew where she walked. – Wikipedia.
Aptly named after the Aboriginal goddess of rejuvenation and life, YHI is an award-winning spa located on the top floor of Melia Dubai. The spa won the prestigious title of “Best Luxury Emerging Spa” at the World Luxury Spa Awards this year, and I had the pleasure of trying out their YHI Synergic Body Therapy massage this week.