Beauty & Fashion | Advice

Look good, feel great

  • Compiled by Sudeshna Ghosh
  • Published: 18:55 September 1, 2009

  • Image Credit: Shutterstock

1847, Jumeirah Beach Residence

Give your man a new-age makeover by sending him to this chic men’s spa for a full body massage, which comes with a free facial. If he is more of a traditionalist and will only agree to a luxury shave at the spa, then simply buy him a Philip B product, and he’ll receive a complimentary traditional shave.

  • Call 04-4370252.

Akaru Spa, Aviation Club, Dubai

Walk in to this sleek city spa to make the most of their fantastic value-for-money Ramadan offers. The flexible package lets you choose your favourite four from a list of six different treatments, guaranteeing a whole new you body makeover. The options are: Back massage; 30-minute relaxing Oxyspa session; six-minute session on a sunbed (tanning booth); Body scrub (using either Guinot or Thalgo products); Body wrap; and Paraffin wax for hands or feet. All this pampering for just Dh395.

  • Call 04-2828578

Amara spa, Park Hyatt Dubai

Escape from the urban whirl into the soothing environment of the Amara Spa, and treat yourself to a ritual that will indulge all your senses. The September Sunset Tranquillity, Dh790, starts with an outdoor rain shower, followed by a foot and hand cleansing ritual, sitting in an outdoor garden pavilion. Then comes a cleansing using a traditional black soap which contains olive nut and orange blossom extracts, which readies the skin for the relaxing massage using frankincense oil. The ritual culminates in a spa cuisine meal by the poolside, and includes day-long use of the pool and all its facilities.

  • Call 04-6021660

Beautiful Times Salon, Bur Dubai

Channel the beautifying effects of fruit and vegetables with the promotional treatments for this month. The Pure Vegetable facial will leave your skin radiant with its powerful anti-free radical effects, and is available for a special price of Dh195 (Dh685 for an intensive cure package of four treatments). The full body Grapefruit Scrub is a gentle peeling combined with steam to leave your skin soft and smooth, available for only Dh80 (Dh280 for four sessions). And if your hair is showing the effects of sun damage and the colour is fading, then you need to refresh it with a Colour Enhancing Hairmask that also includes a massage and steam, and will leave your hair healthy and shiny. Dh80, and Dh280 for four-session package.

  • Call 04-3529966

Beauty Within, Dubai Marina

Give yourself a top-to-toe treat with a special package combining the newly launched Signature Body Treatment with an MD Alpha Beta Deluxe Facial. The body treatment involves a gentle exfoliation, followed by a firming body cream which will leave you with skin that is soft, hydrated and supple. The facial focuses on a self-heating mask application which helps plump up lines and wrinkles, while you enjoy a hand massage. The result: improved tone and texture of the skin, and a glowing complexion. Both treatments are available together at the fabulous price tag of Dh500.

  • Call 04-4308719

Chill Spa, Royal Ascot Hotel, Dubai

The newest spa on the block is all set to become a haven of tranquillity with its rooftop location and variety of treatments, such as the traditional Thai massage which reawakens the body’s energy flow, and the signature Chill massage which uses herbal bags to alleviate muscle soreness. Head down there this month to make the most of their opening promotions in which you can pay for a 60-minute Chill massage, Dh250, and enjoy a 30-minute foot and ankle massage or mini-manicure for free. Alternatively, you could go for the 90-minute Chill massage and get a 30-minute Chill facial, complimentary for Dh310. The spa is also offering Eve Lom facials at very tempting introductory rates from Dh490.

  • Call 04-3558500

Dalouk spa, Sharjah Ladies Club

Pick any individual treatment from the range on offer at the spa and the Orchid Beauty Lounge and enjoy a 20 per cent Ramadan discount (25 per cent for members) until September 10.

  • Call 06-5067880/5067878

Dermalogica on Burj, Dubai Mall

Get on the road to healthier skin with the professionals at Dermalogica. During Ramadan and Eid, purchase products worth Dh600 and you will get a MicroZone treatment free. You could also win other free goodies like the thermal Thai package, thermal body therapy or facial treatments. They are also offering Eid gift hampers.

  • Call 04-3398250

Elche Natural Beauty Retreat, Jumeirah

Detoxify, de-stress and revitalise your skin with the limited-period Magnet Detox facial. Tailored to your skin’s specific condition, the treatment starts with the application of a cleansing milk applied in relaxing massage movements, followed by a lymphatic massage using a Magnetiser machine that creates a pulsating electrostatic field around your skin. Then comes a Hibiscus enzyme peeling to remove dead skin cells, and a Skin Tightening machine containing nutrient-rich serums. The icing on the cake is a 20-minute massage or mask for the face, neck and décolletage — all for Dh565.

  • Call 04-3494942

Instasculpt


Want to shape up instantly without endless hours at the gym? Put yourself in the able hands of Dr Manjiri, an obesity consultant and cosmetic physician with more than 17 years of experience in surgical and non-surgical obesity treatments. She, along with her team of medical professionals, and state of the art equipment based on European technology, promises to give you the perfect figure.

  • Call 04-3435466

Man/Age men’s spa, various locations

Even the boys need some pampering every now and then. At this luxury male spa, he can enjoy a refreshing Moroccan bath, followed by a 60-minute full body massage for just Dh350, all through September.

  • Call 04-4370868/4355780 or 02-6818837

Murjan Spa, Coral Boutique Hotel Apartment

Enjoy a 20 per cent discount on all treatments at the spa from body wraps and bath rituals to massage and facial treatments, throughout September. The spa now offers the WhiteSpa cosmetic teeth whitening treatments, and also has a brand new sister hair salon where you can get yourself a trendy new hairstyle with expert stylists using Swarzkopf products.

  • Call 04-3146853

N.Bar and JetSet hair salon, Jumeirah Beach Residence

Make your friends earn you rewards! During the summer, if you visit either the nail or the hair salon, make sure to get your receipt stamped. Then, go back within the week with a friend who isn’t a client already, and you will receive a Dh100 voucher for your next visit.

  • Call 04-4370177/4370277

Perfect Figure Studios, Various locations

Looking for a slimming solution? Look no further than one the 12 Perfect Figure studios spread all across the UAE, where you can avail of a 20 per cent discount on slimming packages. Using a medical-based therapy that reshapes and firms the body by boosting blood circulation and eliminating water retention and toxins, the treatment package will help you lose inches from the main problem areas of your body in 12 to 18 sessions. Not only is it non-surgical, it also helps skin retain elasticity and tone in spite of targeted inch loss, and promotes a healthy lifestyle.

  • Call 800-497694

SensAsia Urban Spas, various locations

Join in the birthday celebrations at this popular day spa by booking in for a treatment worth Dh500 or more, and you could stand to win fabulous prizes — from spa products to full-day treatment vouchers. They also have a special Ramadan promotion in which you can open your very own Spa Time credit account with a minimum deposit of Dh1,000, and you will get a 20 per cent discount on all treatments at the spa for the next 12 months. At the Palm Jumeirah spa, you can also enjoy complimentary beach and pool access.

  • Call 04-3498850/4227115 

Softouch Spa, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

If you’ve got a special event like a bridal shower or a girlie birthday party to plan, there’s no better option than the Spa Soirees here. Groups of up to ten people (minimum of six) can enjoy a day of welcome treats, massages and yoga spread over five hours in a private environment and a mouthwatering meal at the Sezzam restaurant, for Dh850 per head.

  • Call 04-4095909

Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Well known British hair and beauty brand Saks is now in town. Not only will the spa be using the top-of-the-line Saks salon product range, but they also have two in-house Saks hairstylists to provide their expert skills at your service. Book in now for a new-you makeover!

  • Call 04-7011111

The Spa, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

All through this month, you can avail of Happy Hour prices at the spa between noon and 4pm. Choose from a Full Body massage, Satin exfoliation, Hydrating facial, Spa manicure or the Ultimate men’s back treatment which are all available for only Dh200 under this promotion.

  • Call 04-3182406

 The Spa, The Palace — The Old Town

Pamper yourself in the luxurious surrounds of this spa with a cleansing ritual at the Oriental Hammam. The application of a traditional Moroccan black soap is followed by a steam session, and a thorough scrub on the hammam table, ending with a bath. This will leave your skin fresh and soft, and ready to soak in the moisture that will be provided by the aromatic oils used in the relaxing massage thereafter. You can also enjoy the spa pool and outdoor facilities for the day, all at the discounted price of Dh580 (original price Dh1,025).

  • Call 04-4287805

The thai privilege spa, Al Wasl road, Dubai

Maximise the luxury of fewer working hours this month with a visit to the UAE’s premier independent five star wellness boutique – The Thai Privilege Spa. Running through the entire month of September, all Privilege customers can enjoy booking any two spa treatments, of the same value, for the price of one!

  • Call 04-3489678

 Tilia & Finn, Boutique1, Jumeirah Beach Residence

Head down to this one-stop beauty lounge for a day of giving your face and body the whole works — facial, massage, hair and nails — all conveniently under one roof. And if you spend Dh100 at any of its sister outlets like the N.Bar, JetSet or 1847 (for men), you will receive a complimentary Eye Cooling or Anti-ageing treatment here.

  • Call 04-4380636

Tips & Toes, various locations

Short on time? Give your skin a quick-fix boost by enjoying a mini facial while you get your nails done. All through Ramadan, you will get this 45-minute facial which involves a scrub, deep cleanse and rich moisturising, free of charge (worth Dh80) if you spend over Dh200 at the salon.

  • Call 04-3932991

Zen Spa, Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Embrace the Ramadan spirit by indulging in an ancient Arabic ritual with the Rasul Mud Extravaganza. In a private chamber (you can take along up to five friends), you will first experience a dry body brushing, then the application of four different types of mineral muds, which are left on the body while you relax with a fragrant lavender and peppermint-infused steam filling the room, while dimmed lights and gentle music create a relaxing atmosphere. The treatment ends with an automatically-timed rain shower to wash the mud and toxins away. The experience will leave you relaxed and detoxified. Dh261 per person.

  • Call 02-6979333

Zen Asia Spa, International City, Dubai

Bliss out at this day spa with one of the two body treatments on special offer this month. Go for a traditional Moroccan bath which uses a traditional black soap and the application of a herbal whitening mask to leave your skin cleansed and looking radiant. Dh120 for a regular treatment and Dh220 for a Special Moroccan Bath. Or, if you need something more focused on relaxation then the traditional Thai full body massage is just the thing to ease away any aches, Dh220.

  • Call 04-4226820/04-4226821
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