Lunch hour beauty - quick fix treatments in Dubai
What’s On reviews spa treatments in Dubai to be done during your lunch hour, including quick facials, lashes treatments, cleansing scrubs and reflexology.
Having a bad day at the office? Indulge in a little pick-me-up with one of these quickie treatments…
RAPID RUB – 45 minutes
Sitting at a desk all day can play havoc with your back, but help is at hand with a 45-minute, intensive massage to ease tension. You’ll return to the office with better posture and renewed energy for that 4pm meeting.
SensAsia Urban Spa, Al Nafura Beach Club 1, Shoreline Apartments, The Palm, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm, Dhs330. Tel: (04) 4227115. Taxi: Shoreline Apartments 1 and 2. sensasiaspas.com
LET’S GO LASHES – 20 minutes
Those who favour eyelash extensions will know they require a lengthy stint in the treatment chair. The Nail Spa has come to the rescue with a set of fluttery lashes in just 20 minutes, which will prepare you for that last-minute night out.
The Nail Spa, The Dubai Mall, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 3399078. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. thenailspa.com.
BEAUTIFUL EYES – 25 minutes
The sensitive eye area is one of the most prone to fine lines and wrinkles, and staring at a computer screen doesn’t help. But in just 25 minutes, with a little assistance from some top-notch Anne Semonin products, muscular fatigue is reduced and the skin is plumped to perfection. You can leave the concealer at home.
Amara Spa, Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai Creek Golf And Yacht Club, daily 9am to 10pm, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 6021234. Taxi: Dubai Creek Golf And Yacht Club. dubai.park.hyatt.com
CLEANSING SCRUB – 45 minutes
There’s nothing quite like a hammam to wake you up, and there’s something rather indulgent in nipping out for an aromatic steam session and black soap scrubbing in the middle of the day. After just 45 minutes, you’ll be left with incredibly smooth skin.
Spa Cordon, Sky Gardens, Park Avenue, DIFC, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, Fri 1pm to 10pm, Dhs325. Tel: (04) 4213424. Taxi: Sky Gardens. spacordon.com
REPAIR – three minutes
The concept is simple: the body is painlessly frozen for a maximum of three minutes, leading to improved blood circulation as well as a tightening of the skin. Cryo Health has been tipped to open the new branch in the middle of this month, with a location just for ladies.
Dubai Ladies Club, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3499922. Taxi: Dubai Ladies Club. cryo-health.com
REFLEXOLOGY – 30 minutes
After a morning of running between boardrooms a spot of reflexology will ease your foot fatigue. Just 30 minutes of pressure applied to specific points of your soles will have you skipping around the office like a ballerina.
The Cure, Building 10, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 8pm, Fri 10am to 8pm, Dhs90. Tel: (04) 3916485. Metro: Nakheel. thecure.ae
FACIAL – 30 minutes
Wipe away the dirt and toxins that come with living in a city with the 30-minute Refresh Facial that promises to cleanse, exfoliate and reawaken the skin. It’ll help your skin combat that arctic office air-conditioning too.
Desert Palm Retreat, Al Awir Road, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 9pm, Fri 9am to 11pm, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 3238888. Taxi: Second right after Dragon Mart. desertpalm.peraquum.com