Treatment Review: Dream of the Desert Tested by Siobhan

Tips and reviews from the UAE’s experts
Wednesday , 19 June 2013
Best for relaxation
Best for relaxation
The relaxation room at Rayana Spa
The relaxation room at Rayana Spa
Best for relaxation
The relaxation room at Rayana Spa

WHAT: Dream of the Desert
WHERE: Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi, 02 596 1100
HOW LONG: 2 hours 30 minutes
HOW MUCH: Dhs1,010
THE TREATMENT: If the words ‘sheer bliss’ could be demonstrated in one treatment, the  Rayana Spa’s Dream of the Desert would surely fit the bill. This extraordinarily luxurious body ritual was one of the most soothing I’ve been lucky enough to experience. First of all, the spa which is situated skywards at the Iconic Hyatt Capital Gate hotel, offered a welcome break from city life, and its views of the Arabian Peninsula helped to calm my senses and transport me to a different world. After a few minutes resting on a cabana by the pool, I was escorted indoors to an ultra deluxe room, high above the desert, where I was immersed in a soothing milk bath for 30 minutes. The hydro bath was filled with a bubbles and oil mixture and not only helped me to fully relax but also left my skin feeling incredibly smooth. After the bath I showered in the privacy of my own room before indulging in a full body massage followed by a revitalising facial. The chilled-out environment and therapist's expertise helped me to completely unwind, and if the truth be told, I actually nodded off! Afterwards my skin was glowing, my muscles were no longer achy and I felt like I’d been on a vacation. It was magnificent.

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