If you’re ever going to treat yourself, do it in Dubai. This city is home to the best spas in the world offering a wide range of services from Moroccan baths and nourishing body wraps to relaxing massages. After all, luxury in every shape and form is what Dubai is famous for. Luckily, spoiling yourself with a pamper session doesn’t have to break the bank. On this list you’ll find great deals for some of the best spas in Dubai that will add a bit of indulgence to your life at a reasonable price.
Tao Spa is the second best spa in Dubai according to TripAdvisor and boasts a strong reputation as the best massage spot in town. Both Tao Spa locations are in the malls which makes this spa the perfect place to unwind after a long day shopping. Their treatment selection is truly impressive: with 12 different massages on offer you will definitely find something for yourself here. Whether it’s deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Balinese massage or Hilot massage you can be sure that Tao Spa will take good care of spoiling you. If you want to try something truly different their signature Tao Ashi-Bar massage is a form of barefoot massage where the therapist applies their entire bodyweight to your back.
Price: AED 179 (60min); AED 215 (90min)
Locations: Dubai Mall & The Mall, Jumeirah Road
Mandara is an international chain of spas originating from Bali, which now brings Balinese traditions to many locations around the world. Without a doubt it’s one of the most beautiful spas in Dubai with calming ambience to sooth your nerves and help you fully relax. Mandara offers great deals on two of their signature services: arabesque and Balinese massage. The first one is a fusion of Asian and Arabic practices with a warm herbal compress. The second one is a traditional Balinese massage with essential oils which does miracles when it comes to stress relief and jetlag recovery. They also have a double room so you can take your bestie along with you!
Price: from AED 299 (arabesque body); AED 539 (Balinese body)
Locations: The H Dubai
SoSPA at Sofitel The Palm serves you French Polynesian vibes with lush greenery climbing up the walls, soothing sounds of a flowing stream and the all-present atmosphere of luxury. They have an extensive menu of spa treatments including scrubs, revitalising body wraps, massages and relaxing rituals from all over the world: from Turkish hammam to Russian banya. A stand-out experience is their Under The Rain series of exfoliating scrubs and relaxing massages while under a gentle shower aligned with the six energy chakra points.
Pro tip: there’s a couples spa treatment offer so if you’re out of gift ideas for your next anniversary look no further.
Price: from AED 189 to AED 839
Locations: Sofitel The Palm Dubai
Natureland is an opulent oriental-themed spa that is bound to make you feel like royalty. Think white marble, gold décor and huge chandeliers. If that sounds like your kind of place then their signature royal hammam is the obvious choice for you. Let the hot steam and the rejuvenating massage take all your worries away as you admire Natureland’s gorgeous hammam interiors. Afterwards you can relax in the sitting area overlooking the sea with a tea ritual served on a silver tray. Other treatments include a wide variety of scrubs, dead sea mud wraps and various massages.
Price: AED 165 (30min); AED 245 (60min)
Locations: Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR
Dreamworks Spa has 20 locations in Dubai so you’ll definitely find one close to you. It’s a popular choice among the locals for high quality treatments at a reasonable price and a go-to spa for great massages. While in some locations Dreamworks spa might not be as opulent and dripping with luxury as other suggestions on this list, their signature treatments are always of high standards and delivered by professionals. Try Balinese full body or warm stone massage to unwind after a long day and you’ll thank me later.
Price: AED 199 (at selected locations)
Locations: Cosmopolitan Hotel, Ibis Styles, Gloria Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Tryp Hotel, Hawthorn JBR & many more
Oberoi is an Indian chain of hotels so no wonder the Oberoi Spa specialises (and excels) in traditional ayurvedic treatments. On the list of treatments you can find such positions as Chakra Balancing, Mystical Magic (herbal poultice massage) and Journey To India (traditional Indian massage). If you’d rather go for something more conventional they also offer such staples as Swedish and Balinese massages and aromatherapy massage. For the shorter treatments you can pick a nourishing facial, a relaxing Indian head massage or the foot pamper session.
Price: AED 155 (30min); AED 269 (60min); AED 329 (90min)
Locations: The Oberoi Dubai
Cleopatra’s Spa is exactly what you might expect from the name: a lavishly decorated Ancient Egypt-themed spa. The place is every bit as over the top as it sounds but I’ve never heard anyone complain about being spoilt too much. You can enjoy a rejuvenating exotic lime and ginger salt or feel like Cleopatra herself with a luxurious milk and yoghurt body wrap. In any case, the interiors are big part of the charm so make sure to spend some time chilling in the pool or resting on a pile of pillows contemplating how great your weekend it.
Price: from AED 249 to AED 1049
Locations: Wafi Dubai