Emirates Palace Spa, Abu Dhabi: Review Hotel's own

Emirates Palace Spa, Abu Dhabi: Review

Newly renovated iconic spa in Abu Dhabi.

The Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi is the epitome of luxury and an iconic landmark showcasing Arabian culture at its finest. In keeping with their first class offering, the Emirates Palace Spa, located in the West Wing Beach Club, recently went through renovations to upgrade the spa's range of services luxury product offering.

The new and improved spa now boasts the Gentlemen's Tonic — a high-end male only grooming establishment from London featuring a barbershop, and various grooming services including the signature Emirates Palace Royal Shave or the wet shave.

There's also a new manicure and pedicure studio featuring services designed by leading podiatric beautician Bastien Gonzalez. His concept is based on the two principles of well-being and beauty. Unlike most nail salons, the Bastien Gonzalez theory includes focuses on improving the quality of the nails with advanced nutrient-rich formulas first. The second step involves a buffing technique to provide blood flow to the nails and enhance shine. No Bastien Gonzalez treatment is complete without a thorough massage to relieve any tension from feet, legs, hands and arms.

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Along with the redesign, the spa menu includes new advanced skincare products. For facial treatments, Forlle'd is the Japanese skincare range that guarantees a noticeable improvement skin texture after only one treatment. This advanced anti-ageing hyaluronic acid formula promises to regenerate the skin at the cellular level.

Tried & Tested

I had the pleasure of experiencing the 90-minute signature 'Palace' Massage in an incredibly beautiful therapy room with rich Arabic features, mosaics, and delicate lighting from hanging lanterns. I was immediately relaxed from the moment I laid on the massage table as I sank into a welcoming thick, plush down comforter.

Emirates-Palace-SpaPrivate couple's room, source: hotel's own

My therapist (a friendly lady from Thailand) explained that she would apply the Amra skincare range and that she would use a combination of three massage oils. The 24-carat gold oil to rebalance the mind and body, the diamond oil to restore vitality and the caviar infused oil to help calm the muscles — it doesn't get more luxurious than that. After a blissful, skillful massage, I was fully rejuvenated and the tension in my body had diminished. For guests with busy schedules, there's a shower and a vanity table inside the therapy room with all the necessary amenities to get ready.

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