Everyone knows a trip to Dubai can be so jam-packed you might return home needing another holiday just to recover. But what if we let you in on a little secret? The key to staying relaxed and having the most luxurious trip to the emirate, is to fit a visit to one of the many spas into your travel itinerary.

From traditional Arabian treatments in award-winning spas, to Turkish baths and hammans, we’ve rounded up the best spas in Dubai…


The tradition of hammam spas is one you’ll want to get to know. Relaxing in a Turkish steam bath with a beautiful backdrop of Arabic tiles around you can become addictive. Talise Ottoman is one of the best-known spas in Dubai, with a cocoon-like atmosphere, and lots of treatment and relaxation rooms. This Dubai resort is perfect for anyone searching for peace and tranquillity, and is a sensual activity for couples travelling to the emirate.

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Green Route, Stop: Jumeriah Public Beach


Based at the Royal Mirage, the One & Only Spa is tucked away in a verdant garden and is hugely popular with the locals as well as some international A-list celebrities too. Why not take a treatment and gaze up at the beautiful mosaic stained glass ceiling? We guarantee you’ll want to come back for more.

Blue Route, Stop: Media City


This beautifully secluded spa contains a Turkish-style hammam at its centre, as well as lots of treatment rooms and pools. If you’d like a truly luxurious treatment, we recommend the golden Arabian honey facial mask, or the massage using 24 carat gold-infused oil. You’ll find Saray at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai’s tallest hotel.

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Situated at the Palm on the East Crescent, Rixos offers plenty to revitalise you after a hard day sightseeing or shopping. From deep cleansing massages to shallow wading pools as well as an ice fountain and a Hammam spa, you’ll find everything you need to relax right here.


Determined to massage all your worries away, Amara Spa is the most tranquil place to spend an afternoon. Enjoy a wide range of spa treatments including facials, traditional Arab rituals and luxurious massages. We think this is one of the best ways to restore your peace of mind in the bustling city.

Red Route, Stop: Deira City Centre


A firm favourite with both locals and tourists, Spa Cordon won the award for Best Day in the Middle East in 2013, and they continue to live up to their award-winning name. The spa is unisex so perfect for couples who want therapeutic body massages and other relaxing treatments on their holiday.

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Red & Green Route, Stop: The Dubai Mall

With so many fantastic options to choose from, it’s easy to find your zen in Dubai. And once you’re thoroughly rubbed and scrubbed, we suggest you carry on the life of luxury at one of the fine-dining establishments listed in our guide to the Best Restaurants in the UAE.