Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort
& Spa, Dubai
Best for: Privacy seekers.
The lowdown: Away from Dubai’s metropolis, The Palm sits on the edge of the breathtaking Palm Jumeirah. Think high-end luxe; pristine private beaches and 24-hour butlers. Reserve a sea-facing suite, sink into your huge stone circle bath and enjoy some peace.
The indulgence: Book in at the So Spa for the invigorating Four Hands Butterfly Massage.
What to pack: A Melissa Odabash kaftan, plus glam eveningwear.
From AED1,040; sofitel.com
Dolphin House, Pimlico,
Best for: Time-poor city slickers.
The lowdown: This oasis in the big city is a tranquil respite from London’s busy streets. The Hammam-style spa takes its influences from Morocco with salt-infused steam rooms to soothe weary bodies and minds. Book into one of the Calmer Clinics where reiki, reflexology and acupuncture ensure you’ll walk out feeling anew.
The indulgence: Polish up with the 23 Carat Gold Body Ceremony.
What to pack: Your one-piece. Pre-treatment, try an invigorating aquAllure underwater spin class.
Spa days from £119, dolphinsquare.co.uk
WHAT TO PACK
WHAT TO PACK
Take in the distant Dubai skyline (right) and retreat from the hustle of the city (below)
EAST MEETS WEST
The Moroccan- inspired spa takes a holistic approach