Four hideaways amid the hustle of city life. SensAsia encapsulates the best of Asian spas catering to clientele from worn-out execs and mummies-to-be to those who have been burning the candle at both ends or suffering from perpetual jet-lag. SensAsia has a recovery plan for all. Opt for the Goji Berry Wrap; be buffed and polished to perfection with a range of body polishes – the quirky Sugar Daddy sounds interesting while the Chocolate Body Buff promises to be completely fat free. Be lifted, calmed and purified with an array of facials including those using products from maverick facialist Eve Lom.
Don’t miss: The SensAsia Black Card – gain points with this loyalty card and save as you spa-ahhhh.
INFO: Palm Jumeirah, The Village, Emirates Golf Club and a ‘hipper little sister’ at Mall of the Emirates, 04 354 9228, www.sensasiaspas.com.
Highly Commended: Talise Ottoman Spa
An authentic Turkish spa and hammam spread over two floors complete with snow rooms and flotation tanks.
INFO: Jumeirah Zabel Saray, 04 453 0455, www.jumeirah.com.
Highly Commended: The Spa
Its Oriental signature treatments served up in an Arabic setting continue to pull in the awards.
INFO: The Palace Downtown Dubai, 04 428 7805, www.theaddress.com.
Angsana Spa, Dubai Marina
Markets itself as offering exclusive spa packages dedicated respectively for the new-age gentleman and jet-setting ladies who truly appreciate the finer things in life. INFO: Marina Walk, 04 368 4356, www.angsanaspa.com.
Boasting 26 treatment rooms and its own private yoga studio, this retreat bills itself as ‘the spa for self-discovery’.
INFO: Madinat Jumeirah, 04 366 6818, www.jumeirah.com.
Thai Privilege Spa Dubai
From the ‘foot bath’ welcome to the time-honoured Thai massage, this international spa chain is exclusively for ladies.
INFO: Al Wasl Road, 04 348 9679, www.thaiprivilegespadubai.com.
Depending on how you’re feeling, your Armani Lifestyle Manager will book the right sensory experience to suit your needs.
INFO: Armani Hotel Dubai, 04 888 3888, www.dubai.armanihotels.com.
One&Only Private Spa, The Palm
Built around the three ‘pillars’ of Unwind, Restore and Elevate – that’s spa speak for a jolly luxurious pampering experience.
INFO: One&Only The Palm, 04 440 1040, www.thepalm.oneandonlyresorts.com.
Heavenly Spa By Westin
The name says it all. This heavenly spa promises an exclusive signature welcome and a healthy choice of rituals in no less than 11 treatment rooms.
INFO: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, 04 511 7901, www.westinminaseyahi.com.
Begin your sensual journey with a refreshing rain shower in the private garden of your spacious spa suite; choose your music and prepare to be pampered.
INFO: Park Hyatt, 04 602 1234, www.dubai.park.hyatt.com.