Dubai Spa Holidays

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The emirate has become well known as a playground for the rich and famous, with every conceivable luxury activity on offer. Shopping in the spectacular malls and souks, playing golf at championship level courses, and staying in the world's first seven star luxury hotel are all popular attractions for people on a holiday to Dubai. But for anyone who is after a real sense of pampered luxury on their Dubai holiday, a stay at one of the country's spa hotels or resorts is a must.

With top class facilities and an amazing range of health and beauty treatments, Dubai has some of the best spa resorts and hotels in the world, ranging from city centre luxury hotels to coastal resorts with their own private beaches. Here are five of the most luxurious places to stay on a spa holiday in Dubai...

1. One and Only Royal Mirage
Royal Mirage
Located near to the famous Palm Island, the One and Only Royal Mirage is an unforgettable place to stay on a Dubai spa holiday. It has a spectacular design, looking like an ancient Arabian fortress, and features 60 acres of landscaped gardens and its own private beach. The outstanding Givenchy Spa features a Hammam, massage centre, hair salon, temperature controlled swimming pools and private treatment rooms.

2. Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa
Grand Resort and Spa
The massive Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa is in prime position on Jumeirah Beach. The onsite Elixir Spa has a private pedicure room, crystal steam fog room, Moroccan sauna, and a spectacular relaxation area with waterfalls, aromatherapy, music and herbal tea. The rest of the resort is just as luxurious, with a half dozen restaurants offering top class dining, numerous swimming pools and spacious rooms. If you are looking to take a spa holiday in Dubai, the Habtoor is hard to beat.

3. Grand Hyatt Dubai
Grand Hyatt Dubai
While many of the leading resorts for Dubai spa holidays are located far outside Dubai city itself, the Grand Hyatt Dubai combines the best of both worlds - a resort style hotel that is located in the heart of the city. The Grand Spa is one of the best in the country, with an indoor swimming pool, spa bar, relaxation rooms, massage rooms and a sauna. The private treatments and overall ethos of the spa are inspired by the principles of Zen, offering a truly unique experience to those who stay here.

4. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort
With its Roman themed Caracalla Spa, over a dozen restaurants and on call butler service, Le Royal Meridien is a great place to spend a luxury holiday in Dubai. It is also one of the most openly family friendly Dubai resorts; with a children's club and babysitting facilities, you can keep the kids entertained as you while away the hours in the superb spa.

5. Burj al Arab
Burj al Arab
If you are interested in a luxury holiday to Dubai, the chances are that you've heard of the Burj al Arab. Standing on its own private island just off Jumeirah Beach, this hotel claims to be the first seven star hotel, and is certainly one of the most famous hotels in the world. It has a spa to match its prestigious reputation. The Assawan Spa and Health Club has a spectacular array of facilities; hydrotherapy baths, a solarium, oriental massage centre, 18 private treatment rooms and numerous swimming pools are just some of the facilities on offer.