Nothing says I love you like candles, rose petals, massage oil, five-star luxury and the indulgence of a couples’ spa trip. From day-long deals to private jacuzzis, we’ve found the most romantic pampering sessions in the UAE.
THE RIXOS, ROYAL SPA
After the success of a Valentine’s Day selection of decadent couples’ treatments, the spa at Rixos The Palm continues to offer options for you and your partner. We reckon the Balinese or Thai Aroma massage package (including a private jacuzzi and refreshments) sounds like a pretty pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
Rixos The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: (04) 4575555. Taxi: Past Atlantis.
Dhs1,600 per couple for 60mins.
The Royal Signature Couples’ Massage package at Talise Spa includes a footbath and scrub, followed by a full-body massage that ends with stretching techniques designed to help you achieve maximum relaxation. In addition to the treatment and access to the outdoor pool, you’ll also be treated to a rose petal soak ritual.
Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, Dubai
Tel: (04) 3198181. Taxi: Madinat.
Dhs1,500 per couple for 90mins.
If you book the Glow Together package for you and your partner, you’ll be rewarded with a ten-minute foot ritual, half-hour exfoliating and nourishing oil and sea salt scrub, and a signature full-body massage, with essential oils to calm the mind and body. And, you’ll get to experience it all in the privacy of the luxury couples’ suite. Love is in the air, indeed.
The Address Downtown, Dubai
Tel: (04) 4368888. Metro: Dubai Mall.
Dhs1,300 per couple for 90mins.
This day-long package includes a one-hour Fluidita full-body massage and body brush session, with you side-by-side in the private couples’ suite, where you can kick back on the couch in Armani black silk robes (no, you can’t keep them). After that, you can relax by the spa’s pool, while you raise a toast to each other with a glass of bubbly (or signature fruit cocktail) and fresh strawberries.
Armani/SPA, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Downtown, Dubai
Tel: (04) 8883888. Metro: Dubai Mall.
Dhs900 per couple for six hours.
This article first appeared in What’s On in February 2013