These days we’re more into being in bed with a good TV show at 9pm than hanging out on the end of a bar, so rather than embracing a hangover, we’ve started doing “Spa Dates” with our girlfriends to catch up and rejuvenate at the same time and trust us, it’s the way forward.
Here’s our round up of some options to consider for your next girlie catch up…
1. SPA, LUNCH AND BEACH at FIVE Palm
What better way to catch up than a day pampering at REFIVE Spa and Beach By FIVE. Enjoy complimentary beach access and recharge with a 45-minute massage or facial to get your glow on. Pre or post treatment tuck into a delicious lunch in one of FIVE’s signature restaurants spanning Italian at Cinque, Mediterranean tapas Beach by FIVE or International classics at BLVD on One.
Price: AED 399 per person
Timings: From Mon-Thurs, 10am onwards
2. Coya Spa
This independent day spa in Mirdif is a true hidden gem and one we regularly visit with our girlfriends as it’s the perfect day spa at great non-hotel prices. The spa currently has a great “Women’s Day Out” package on which is a whole package for just AED 999 which includes Moroccan Hammam, Massage, Elemis Facial, Kerastase Hair Treatment, Hair Blow Dry, Classic Manicure and Pedicure. You will literally leave pampered from head to toe and a changed woman!
3. Atlantis ShuiQi Spa
We may have lived here since Atlantis opened, but we’d never tried the spa, so we headed off for a spa day which included full use of the facilities and a full body massage. The spa is huge and beautiful, as you would expect at Atlantis and we loved the huge Jacuzzi perfect for a girlie natter. The massage was one of the best we had in a long time too. Currently the Spa has a “Detox Date Night” offer which is perfect for a couple of girlie date and includes a calming scrub and aromatic massage in the couple’s suite. This is 90 minutes and AED 1,890 per couple. There is also a “Moments of Bliss” package at a lower price where you can choose a 45-minute treatment from the Instant Glow Facial, Instant Relief Back Massage, Instant Sleep Head Massage or Instant Release Foot Massage which is AED 500 per treatment. Full use of facilities also included for all guests.
4. Sensasia Spa
We’re a long time fan of this local independent spa chain which has locations at Mall of Emirates and Emirates Golf Club. There are always lots of offers, so keep an eye on their social and head on over for a truly luxurious experience without the price tag and yes the ginger tea is as good as they say it is!
5. Conrad Spa
Some of the older hotels in Dubai have the best spas, so don’t forget them as you search for your next girlie catch up. We recently enjoyed a day with our girlfriend at the spa at Conrad Dubai on SZR and it did not disappoint. The beautiful facilities include the thermal lounge and hydro and relaxation pools, Hammam, sauna and steam room and these were a favourite part of our visit. The hotel also has Pool Retreat Packages from 400 dhs for 2 people which can be combined with spa treatments and make you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Is it time for us to do a spa giveaway do you think?