What’s On announces the biggest spa in Dubai, Beauty Connection Spa on Sheikh Zayed Road, which does hair, nails, eyebrows, waxing, hammams.

Sports spa sessions
Specialist hairdressers
Painless detoxing
Lunch-hour beauty

The largest day spa in the Middle East has opened its doors to the public.

The Beauty Connection Spa, which already holds a Guinness World record for the maximum number of nails ever varnished in one go, is now spread over a staggering 30,000 square feet.

Described by the team behind it as like ‘Willy Wonka’s Chocolate meets London tube map’, the centre on Sheikh Zayed Road between Mall Of The Emirates and Business Bay, is set to become a hub of well-being and health.

Each department, be that Nail Avenue, Hair-A-Cut, Facial Room, Hammam, i-Brows or Wax District, are colour coded – there’s your ‘tube map’ reference! – with a route between them seamless and easy to navigate. They are built around a central café and rotating pop-up shop concept.

Such is its size, BCS, which was first established in 2002, is able to promise there be is no need to make an appointment, nor will there be any waiting times, regardless of what you want done.

Perhaps the highlight, so the team claim, are the one-of-a-kind vending machines, custom designed and made overseas to the ‘highest technological specifications’.

The decor is certainly ‘cool’; exposed brick and pipe work, inspirational quotes and graffiti.

“Our story and our journey are unique,” said Kawthar Makahlah, the woman behind the project, of her 3000-plus team members. “We represent a number of differences, our languages, our countries, our personalities; not one of us is the same, yet together at Beauty Connection Spa, we are united and precious. This is our strength and this is our truth and our beauty is unique.”

So, the breakdown. There are more than 50 manicure/pedicure stations, 42 (plus three VIP) chairs for hair, nine treatment beds for facials, two hammam baths and steam rooms, 24 waxing beds and 49 i-Brow stations.

Products such as KOKO nails, The Nail Factory (TNF), B-Hair, B-Electronics and LuLu Lashes are used.