Dubai’s glamour, Abu Dhabi’s adrenaline, Oman’s beauty – there isn’t much you can’t find in the Arabian Gulf, including luxury spas.

A world of excess, this is also the place to come to find some of the most impressive spas in the world. Come with us as we take a look at the best luxury spas in the Middle East.

Luxury Spas in the Arabian Gulf

Wellness in the Middle East has its own style. In Dubai, cleanliness is next to wealthiness, as spas pull out all the stops to impress in a city that is constantly competing to up the ante. In the following spas, the royal treatment is standard, and pampering is a serious business refined into an art. Built on ancient traditions of bathing, hammans and heady fragrances, a visit to the Middle East is incomplete without exploring their world of spas.

Luxury Spas in Dubai and the Middle East
Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai

Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai

Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray‘s claim to fame is as the biggest spa in the Middle East – no easy feat in a part of the world that doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘small’! Unsurprisingly, it’s also won a cascade of awards, making it a spa to truly be reckoned with.

Words cannot prepare you for what lies within. Its palatial decadence ensures you don’t forget where you are, and the forty-two treatments rooms are accompanied by steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and thalassotherapy pools, while at its heart sits a spectacular Turkish hammam.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Spa, the Middle East's luxury spas
Talise Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

One&Only Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa, Dubai

One of the best beauty trump cards of the Middle East is their hammams. At One&Only Spa, you can experience one of the most luxurious manifestations of this ancient ritual. The benefits of a hammam are plentiful, as the hot steam works to clean your pores, relax your muscles and possibly improve respiratory health, before dead skin is sloughed away to reveal fresh, glowing skin.

At One&Only Spa, the full royal treatment is offered, thanks to their world-class, three-pillar, philosophy: Unwind, Restore and Elevate. Once an Arabian secret, this deeply indulgent treat is now a must-do for anyone visiting Dubai.

One&Only Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa
One&Only Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Residence & Spa

Emirates Palace Spa, Abu Dhabi

Sometimes gentleman feel a little left out on the spa scene. For the image conscious man, Emirates Palace Spa is an essential stop, offering a grooming centre in partnership with Mayfair’s renowned Gentleman’s Tonic barber shop.

At the 1,500 square-metre Emirates Palace Spa – which includes a hammam, two steam rooms, heated marble and an ice cave – gentlemen can feel their best with a Royal Shave treatment and haircut from the master barber, or treat themselves with a facial specially designed for men’s skin.

Gentleman's Tonic Grooming Centre at Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace Spa, Gentleman’s Tonic Grooming Centre

Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay, Oman

Perhaps a little more rustic than the other spas mentioned, Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay reflects the more rugged beauty of Oman. Perfect for those who prefer a more holistic approach to wellbeing, the Integrated Six Senses Wellness programme has been carefully conceived to combine technology and the knowledge of experts to give guests an in-depth understanding of their current condition.

Great for those serious about wellness, Six Senses Zighy Bay hosts some of the best exponents in medicine and spiritual therapies, including a yoga expert, fitness coach and Ayurvedic practitioner.

Six Senses Zighy Bay Luxury Spa
A couple’s treatment room at Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay

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