Treatment room with sink, shower, and massage table at Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai

Relax in the luxurious Grosvenor House, Dubai. (Photo: Marriott International)


Age-Old Traditions Meet Contemporary Bliss at 5 Luxe Spas in the Middle East

To slow down and reconnect with oneself, self-care and pampering are essential. These luxe spas across the Middle East help you do just that. They pull out all the stops, ensuring you feel no less than like royalty.

With treatments drawing on age-old traditions, the goodness of plants and the magic of nature, there’s something for everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy.

As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.

Pamper Yourself Like a Royal in Dubai

The sounds and sights of the buzzing Dubai Marina melt away as you step into the opulent yet calming interiors of Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai’s B/Attitude Spa, a setting befitting royalty.

The spa’s signature massages will ensure you feel no less than pampered. In the Arabian Jewel massage, warm Argan oil is generously poured and massaged into the skin, restoring moisture and leaving it looking radiant.

Experience Arabic culture and ultimate relaxation as you partake in the Royal Hammam Ritual. A gentle exfoliation followed with oiling and an optional mud mask of Ghassoul mud effectively draws out toxins and stress.

Finish with a dip in one of five Hammam pools, complete with marble surfaces, gold finishings and twinkling candles for company.

Relax Like a Roman in the UAE

Pools surrounded by roman columns and statues at the spa at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Appreciate roman aesthetics while you get pampered at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

Drift away into a world of complete pampering and relaxation in the Roman-themed Caracalla Spa at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in Dubai. Towering marble columns, intricate mosaics and exquisite statues perfectly lit by mood lighting create an ambience suitable for nobility.

An extensive range of treatments will ensure you feel like a noble. The spa’s specialized massages use a variety of exotic flowers, berries and essential oils to reinvigorate the body, mind and soul.

Revive Yourself at a Luxe Dubai Spa

Relaxation pool lined with glowing salt stones at the spa at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Find your zen at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. (Photo: Marriott International)

The award-winning Saray Spa in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai will leave you feeling on top of the world with its range of world-class treatments using bespoke products. It’s purely coincidental that the expansive spa is also located in the world’s tallest hotel.

Inspired by the inns located along ancient silk routes once frequented by weary travelers looking for rest and rejuvenation, Saray offers a range of treatments to restore and pamper. With nearly 40 options, picking one might be a tough task. From a Cleopatra Milk and Honey Ritual fit for a queen to a Jet Lag Reviver suited to a modern-day high-flyer, everything imaginable is covered.

Harness the Healing Powers of the Dead Sea

Sea salt pool at the Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Float in the Dead Sea salt pool at the Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa, located right on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy nature’s wellness powers.

The on-site spa offers a range of customized treatments that harness the magical healing properties of the Dead Sea. From therapy baths to a Dead Sea salt pool, make the most of the timeless restorative powers of your surroundings without leaving the comforts of your hotel.

Treat Yourself Like a Parisian in Qatar

Sisley Paris spa waiting room at W Doha
Feel glamorous at the W Doha’s Sisley Paris Spa. (Photo: Marriott International)

Get a feel of ultimate French beauty and pampering at the Sisley Paris Spa at the W Doha. The largest outpost of the Parisian luxury cosmetic brand brings to the Gulf its extensive range of treatments based on in-depth research and expertise in phyto-cosmetology, the healing and restorative properties of plants.

The spa’s anti-aging treatments are sought after, and for good reason. And the cream and gold spa interiors accentuated with pastel pops and floral motifs set the tone for slowing down in the best way possible.