Bride-to-be? Here comes the spa guide

Whether you want to luxuriate in diamonds, schedule in some bride-squad bonding, or spend some uninterrupted one-on-one time with your intended, Grazia has the countdown to your big day covered – most likely in gold leaf then scattered with rose petals
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Bride-to-be? Here comes the spa guide

BEST FOR THE BRIDE...

This is where your Softouch Spa odyssey begins at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

SOFTOUCH SPA
KEMPINSKI, MALL OF THE EMIRATES

Why wait for your big day for a band of gold when you can be smothered in it beforehand with The Bridal Spa Care Treatment instead? A luxurious full-body scrub infused with gold essence leaves skin radiant, while gold leaf firms, lifts and protects against free-radicals. Then a gold gel full-body mask tightens, firms and tones while fighting the appearance of cellulite and improving skin texture, followed by a relaxing massage and a Phyto-Deluxe Gold Treasure facial. It’s priced at Dhs2,000 for 150 minutes and what’s more, every bride will receive 20 per cent off a pedicure, manicure, or waxing and threading services booked at the same time.

• To book, call +971 4 409 5909 or email spa.malloftheemirates@kempinski.com

TALISE OTTOMAN SPA
JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY

Talise Ottoman Spa’s Diamond and Rose Ritual is 90 minutes of bridal bliss. For Dhs885, a delicately exfoliating massage harnesses the powerful regenerative and restorative qualities of rose essential oils and promises to leave you with softer, velvety-smooth skin, while potions from the Natura Bissé Diamond collection bring the bling that gives the treatment its opulent name.

• To book, call +971 4 453 0000 or email jzstalise@jumeirah.com

HEAVENLY SPA
THE WESTIN, AL HABTOOR CITY

Oud? Check! Rose? Check! Dates? Check! It can only be Heavenly Spa’s Arabian Treat experience, inspired by the traditions of the Middle East. For Dhs1,185, you can choose a scalp and neck massage that envelops you in the heady scent of either oud or rose, followed by the Rose Renewal body treatment, which gently segues into a Heavenly Signature Massage. Finally, a Lymphatic Facial will leave you looking as good as new. Not ready to leave? We don’t blame you! Disappear into the steam room or sauna, then finish the 180-minute ritual with tea and dates.

• To book, call +971 4 437 3300 or email heavenlyspaalhabtoorcity@westin.com

GUERLAIN SPA
ONE&ONLY, THE PALM

The Orchidée Impériale Prestige treatment uses Guerlain’s signature age-defying skincare range for a facial that stimulates the muscles and refines your facial contours to restore a supple appearance and natural glow. Presumably depending on how far you wish to turn back the clock, you can choose between a 90-minute or a 150-minute session, for Dhs1,080 and Dhs1,710, respectively.

• To book, call +971 4 440 1010 or email spa@oneandonlythepalm.ae

THE SPA
PALACE DOWNTOWN

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but there are times a woman needs results. Step forward, The Spa at Palace Downtown’s slimming sessions. Choosing between Natura Bissé Mesodose slimming or re-contouring therapies – can we say, “I do,” to both, please? Your personalised treatment is followed by a Thalasso Sculpting Body Mask for a svelter silhouette. Book a single 50-minute session for Dhs550 or a course of five for Dhs2,200.

• To book, call +971 4 428 7805 or email spawomen@thepalace-dubai.com

Experience SoSpa’s Nirvanesque Nuxe Escape in suitably celestial surroundings

SOSPA
SOFITEL THE PALM

Part of the Nuxe collection on the SoSpa menu, the Nirvanesque Nuxe Escape is 90 minutes of me-time for your face, body and hair, including a scalp massage, facial scrub and full-body massage for Dhs850. Here we are now, entertain us.

• To book, call +971 4 455 5433 or email so-spa.palmdubai@sofitel.com

BEST FOR THE GROOM...

ARMANI/SPA offers a minimalist backdrop for male grooming

ARMANI/SPA
ARMANI HOTEL

Because, believe it or not, the big day’s not all about you, Armani/SPA’s Groom’s Spa Package will make sure the man you’re about to spend the rest of your life with scrubs up to your satisfaction. A 30-minute detoxifying body scrub is followed by a 90-minute energising Fluidita massage incorporating body brushing and Armani Privé Eau de Jade oil to improve lymphatic circulation, an hour-long skin-brightening Mu facial and his choice of manicure or pedicure. It costs Dhs1,800 for the four-hour treatment, with lunch and a glass of sparkling or a soft drink thrown in.

• To book, call +971 4 888 3282 or email armanispa.dubai@armanihotels.com

SARAY SPA
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS

With treatments named Fast and Furious and Alpha Male Energy Booster – a 30-minute massage and scalp rub, and a restorative massage and facial respectively, for the record – it’s plain to see why the World Luxury Spa Award for Best Male Spa of 2017 was an easy win for Saray Spa. For male groom-ing – see what we did there? – on the go, your man can choose between a 30-minute massage or express facial followed by a haircut and shave at Graffio Salon for Dhs350 to get him camera-ready for his big-day close-up.

• To book, call +971 4 414 6754 or email mhrs.dxbjw.spa@marriott.com

BEST FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE...

THE SPA
PALAZZO VERSACE DUBAI

In the decadence of the luxury spa suite, The Love is… ritual for couples has been created to calm the nervous system with rose, orange blossom and jasmine oils to energise the heart, sacral and crown chakras and promote reconnection on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. The treatment includes a body scrub, a body and face massage, the soothing Ayurveda therapy of Shirodhara, and the run of the Jacuzzi. Prices start from Dhs1,600 for the 150-minute experience, or for Dhs3,000 you can take home The SPA bathrobe as a memory of your day at Palazzo Versace Dubai.

• To book, call +971 4 556 8750 or email spa@palazzoversace.ae

Swoon at the idyllic setting for the Amara Couples’ Journey at Park Hyatt Dubai

AMARA SPA
PARK HYATT DUBAI

The Amara Couples’ Journey, for Dhs1,500 per person, will make you feel as if the honeymoon’s come early, thanks to a delicate rose petal hand-and-foot ritual, which takes place in the glorious private outdoor terrace with rain shower. You’re then treated to an invigorating 30-minute Coffee and Cardamom Scrub, followed by a sublime 30-minute Sandalwood and Rosewater Body Wrap. Then a multitasking 60-minute massage fusing Balinese techiques, Hawaiian movement and Thai stretching should not only leave you utterly zen but also give you some inspo for your honeymoon destination in one hit. You’ll finish with a facial, before being left to sip Moroccan tea in the privacy of the Amara Spa terrace.

• To book call +971 4 602 1660 or email dubai.park@hyatt.com

BEST FOR THE BRIDAL PARTY...

REMÈDE SPA
ST REGIS ABU DHABI

For the bachelorette party of dreams, the bride, bridesmaids, family and friends can leave themselves in Remède Spa’s capable hands. The Wedding Wellness package is a three-hour pamper-sesh that includes a Remède Customised Body Polish, followed by your choice of: a Remède Customised Facial to reduce fine lines, address acne, and focus on anti-ageing, which includes thorough cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, plus a warm paraffin foot wrap, foot and scalp massages, and eye and lip treatments; or a Remède Customised Massage using aromatherapy blends for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation. Including a light lunch for every guest, the package costs Dhs950 per person.

• To book, call +971 2 694 4100 or email remede.abudhabi@stregis.com

ANANTARA SPA
ANANTARA THE PALM

Brides on a budget, grab your girl gang and head to Wednesday Wellness Bliss for an evening inspired by ancient Hammam traditions. Every Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm, Dhs399 gets you a 45-minute Traditional Turkish Hammam Treatment and a 30-minute Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage with access to the steam room and herbal bath, Crystal & Gemstone steam room, salt inhalation room and Experience Shower, plus a gift for you and each squad member. 

• To book, call +971 4 567 8140 or email spa.dubai@anantara.com

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