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10 Top Spas to Breathe and Reboot in Dubai

Pamper your body the way it deserves.

A return to normalcy brings with it the return of the daily grind, which means you’re probably in dire need of a little R&R. To get you started, here are our top 10 picks of the best spa and wellness centres in Dubai – after all, the weekend equals me time, right?

Amara Spa 

Best described as an Arabian haven, Amara Spa is known for its impressive décor, private outdoor rain showers, and one of the most peaceful gardens you can relax in. Located amidst the calm of private courtyards in Park Hyatt Dubai, it offers an extensive range of spa treatments, luxurious massages, rejuvenating facials, and exclusive rituals, using a combination of Hawaiian, Egyptian, and Japanese massage techniques. 

Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek Club St, 04 602 1660, dubaicreekliving.ae/amara-spa, open 9am-10pm daily

Saray Spa 

Feeling a little bougie? Saray Spa, a world-class health and wellness centre in the heart of the world’s tallest five-star hotel, is your best bet. As an award-winning massage centre, it uses a unique combo of ancient healing techniques along with organic ingredients to deliver you an ultimate rejuvenating experience. It also offers dedicated spa treatments for men and women. 

Saray Spa, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, 04 414 6754, portal.marriott.com, open 9am-10pm daily 


Sheba is another ultimate one-stop shop for complete indulgence and pampering in Dubai. Its famous treatments includes the Monticelli mud wrap, the red grape extract bath treatment, a 110-minute Mediterranean massage, and Brazilian hair straightening treatments. It also offers body care treatments catering to the new mamas out there. 

Sheba, Apricot Tower, Academic City Road Palacio Roundabout, shop G3, 04 392 6866, facebook.com/ShebaBeautyLounge, open 9:30am-9pm daily

SensAsia Urban Spa 

Tucked away in Jumeirah is the SenseAsia Urban Spa, an uber-chic spa boasting the perfect retreat for the mind, soul, and body. It provides a fantastic range of massage and reflexology treatments. And if you’re looking for a relaxing session with your partner, exclusive packages for couples are also on offer. We highly recommend the hot stone massage or a body wrap, ideal for rebooting yourself during the weekend.

SensAsia Urban Spa, The Village, Jumeirah St, 04 349 8850, sensasiaspas.com, open 10am-9pm daily 

Water Spa Center 

Next up on our list is Water Spa Center, which features an extensive collection of traditional and modern wellness treatments. The foot massages, hot oil treatment, and Turkish baths here happen to be customer favourites. Looking to ancient practices for inspiration, the menu includes cupping therapy, which boosts blood circulation and loosens muscles.

Water Spa Center, Jumeirah 1, Beach Road, Century Plaza and Al Nahda, Beit al Khair Society Building, shop no 7, 050 353 0971, dubaiwaterspa.com, open 10am-1am daily 

Nature Life Spa Premium , Best Spa in Dubai

Nature Life Spa Premium 

Located in JBR, Nature Life Spa Premium is sure to take you on an unforgettable spa journey. Its traditional Turkish hammam is a great way to enjoy a social gathering with your friends or colleagues. And if you need a solo rejuvenating session, the signature massages amidst a luxurious setting are a good pick. 

Nature Life Spa Premium, Rixos Premium Hotel, 2nd Floor, The Walk Jumeirah Beach Residence, 04 520 0033, naturelifespa.com, open 9am-10pm daily 

Timeless Spa

Need quick self-care within the airport to alleviate your travel stress? We hear you! Timeless Spa is an ideally located haven of pampering, soothing your travel-weary body and mind using a combination of specialised therapists and world-class signature products. Some of the specialities here span massages, nail care, and face therapies. 

Timeless Spa, Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, 04 505 9555, timelessspa.co, open 24/7

Swissotel Spa and Sports

From spa treatments to restore your natural balance to a fully-equipped gymnasium and an outdoor pool to relax by, Swissotel Spa and Sports is a perfect space in which to relax and unwind. Its refreshing Jacuzzi, steam, sauna, lounge, and sports amenities are sure to leave you feeling invigorated and nourished. The spa features eight spacious treatment rooms with one couples’ suite, all surrounded by a warm ambience that customers rave about. 

Swissotel Spa and Sports, Omar Bin Al Khattab Rd, Deira, 04 293 3000, swissotel.com/hotels/dubai-al-ghurair/spa-fitness/spa-treatment-room, 10am-10pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am-11pm Thursday to Saturday

Jazz Lounge Spa 

With seven branches across the UAE, this is the ultimate destination for grooming and personal care treatments. Exclusively designed to cater to modern therapy and wellness needs, it’s where you can look and feel your best while refreshing your body and mind. The first-class treatments here include massage therapy, nail care, hair care, and special bath treatments. 

Jazz Lounge Spa, Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile Galleria 1, 04 241 1424, jazzloungespa.com, open 10am-10pm daily

Sofitel Spa Dubai Downtown

Amid the bustle of Downtown Dubai, this spa is sure to spoil you thoroughly with delightful combination of luxurious massages and holistic therapies. Featuring six treatment rooms, two hammams, a sauna, and a vivid blue whirlpool tub, it offers an exhilarating retreat experience, complete with a new generation of treatments that instantly transport you to a state of bliss.

Sofitel Spa Dubai Downtown, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai, 04 503 6333, sofitel-dubai-downtown.com/sofitel-wellness/sofitel-spa, open 10am-11pm daily 

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The Skincare Routine for Oily & Acne Prone Skin

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The Basics

It’s natural to follow a morning skin care routine in this era of information, influencers, famous dermatologists, and techniques, tools and products being launched in the market everyday. With skincare routines that we should follow every morning (and night), we’ve really got to figure out what skin we are catering to.

Having oily skin and being satisfied with our early morning routine can be a challenge. Managing oily skin requires a consistent skincare routine that focuses on balancing sebum production and maintaining a healthy complexion. Start by cleansing your face twice a day with a gel-based or foam cleanser to remove excess oil and impurities. Incorporate a toner containing ingredients like salicylic acid or witch hazel to help control oil and minimize pores. Apply a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated without adding extra shine. Use a clay mask once or twice a week to absorb excess oil and unclog pores. Apply an oil-free sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

How Do I Know if I Have Oily Skin?

If you’ve been wondering what your skin type is, here’s a quick checklist: dry skin produces too little oil, normal skin has a good balance of oil, while oily skin produces an oversupply of natural oils. No wonder dirt and bacteria can get trapped in the skin, resulting in blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, which are among the most common characteristics of oily skin!

The signs and symptoms of oily skin are very simple to identify. You will see a shine (not to be confused with a glow) on your skin that is very oily to the touch. You’ll tend to notice open or clogged pores, concentrated in the oilier areas of the face. There will be those dreaded whiteheads and blackheads popping out from time to time. And then of course there are the regular breakouts – a huge symptom of oily skin. On a serious note, some women also have a tendency to get pimples on the chest and back. Dull-looking skin especially during that time of the month is quite usual.

Step-By-Step Routine for Oily Skin

We have scouted for a lot of information and our endeavour is to simplify this process to the T (zone)!

Step 1: Cleanser – Get yourself a gentle cleaner. Possibly, one from your dermatologist or at least a dermatologist recommended one off the shelf. We would recommend that you try out a cleanser that’s formulated with ingredients like salicylic acid or tea tree oil, which help to control oil production and unclog pores.

Step 2: Toner – For oily skin, this is an important step. The idea is to gently remove any residue post the cleanser. It’s a subtle message to your skin that it’s time to balance the pH levels. Since the skin is an intelligent organ, it will understand the command of a good toner and will start the process of refining the appearance of your pores. We suggest the use of alcohol-free toners with ingredients like witch hazel or niacinamide.

Step 3: Moisturiser – Counterintuitive, but integral. Women with oily skin shouldn’t skip a moisturiser. The key is to go with a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog your pores. Your skin essentially requires adequate hydration. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid or gel-based formulas to keep your skin moisturized without adding extra shine. Dubai is famous for world-class dermatology and treatments, so getting a lab-tested doctor-recommended hyaluronic acid formula is pretty easy in the region.  

Step 4: SPF – Did you know that you need more SPF if you travel by air frequently?! Well, it’s true. Oily skin needs to be protected from harmful UV rays and this can be done simply by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or 50. Choose oil-free or mattifying formulas to avoid adding excess shine to your skin. Remember to reapply throughout the day if needed. And don’t forget to put it in your carry-on for those flights!


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Lessen Your Stress

Keep in mind that oily skin requires just as much care as any other skin type. While you have to find a variety of products and develop your own morning and evening skincare routine, it’s important to remember what to avoid.

Heavy and greasy products, over-cleansing, harsh cleansers that dry out your skin, and excessive exfoliation at the salon while getting your nails done is a bad idea. The worst thing you can do is touch your face constantly. That’s a BIG no-no! Lastly, don’t forget to incorporate a good diet, lessen your stress, hydrate your skin and sleep well!


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