Treat yourself... and your partner with these Valentine's Day spa deals
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The Spa at the Palace Downtown Dubai
Lovebirds will be treated to an 80-minute massage in the spa before whiling away the afternoon at the hotel’s lavish pool area. The Celebrate The Day package also includes afternoon tea for two.
Downtown Dubai, Dhs1,500, plus Dhs150 for pool access. Tel: (04) 4368888. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. theaddress.com
You and your other half can get pampered in the couple’s suite at Raffles Spa, which is offering a Valentine’s Romantic Retreat in February. After side-by-side massages and a candlelit bath, enjoy the pool and spa facilities.
Wafi, Oud Metha, Dubai, daily 9am to 9pm, Dhs1,399. Tel: (04) 3149869. Taxi: Raffles Dubai. raffles.com
SensAsia Urban Spa
The Couple Up spa and lunch package available throughout February incorporates a hot salt and pepper scrub followed by a sports massage for the boys, and a Bee My Honey body polish and 60-minute massage for the girls. Once de-stressed, couples can head to M’s restaurant in Emirates Golf Club for lunch and a glass of wine each.
Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, Dhs1,435. Tel: (04) 4179820. Taxi: Emirates Golf Club. sensasiaspas.com
Ladies booking any full body massage in February (Swedish, hot stone or sports) receive three free treatments – a body scrub, body wrap and a scalp massage. A perfect way to unwind before V Day.
BBC World, Media City, Dubai, Dhs200 to Dhs300. Tel: (04) 3916485. Taxi: BBC World building. thecure.ae
Shut the doors on the outside world and settle into your own private VIP spa for 90 minutes of bliss with the Valentine package at the newly-opened Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah. We took a dip in the Jacuzzi and then took an equally refreshing sip of bubbles, plus a nibble on a chocolate-dipped strawberry. After a pleasant 15-minute skin-shrivelling soak, our two therapists gently knocked on the door and began our treatment of body brushing to boost circulation, followed by a massage, finished off with a moisturising session. Once the treatment was over, we were once again left alone to pad around in our robes, eat some sorbet left by our therapists and put our feet up. Lovely.
Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah, Dhs2,000. Tel: (07) 2035555. waldorfastoria.com
The Love Yourself treatment at Retreat Spa in Grosvenor House is a cleansing mud ritual followed by a relaxing massage, which will prep you for the most romantic night of the year. Available throughout February, it includes the use of the steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi.
Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Dhs650. Tel: (04) 3998888. Metro: Dubai Marina. grosvenorhouse-dubai.com
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa
Why not go al fresco on the big day with ‘Romance Under the Stars’ on February 14. For just Dhs700 per couple, you will get a five-course menu, glass of bubbles, box of chocolates and a rose, as well as live entertainment throughout the evening.
Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina. Tel: (04) 408 4444. Taxi: Habtoor Grand. Metro: Dubai Marina. facebook.com/HabtoorGrand
WIN! A Valentine’s spa package
Get ready for date night with the Valentine’s Day Hideaway package at The Nail Spa in any of their Abu Dhabi outlets, including Eastern Mangroves Promenade, World Trade Centre Mall or Al Wahda Mall. Worth Dhs435, the two-hour package includes a Power Polish manicure, a Complete Classic pedicure, and a classic massage using Swedish aromatherapy oils. Just enter your details in the form below before midday on February 9.