The public has voted and these are the UAE’s best spa treatments, wellness centres and barbershops to luxuriate across the Emirates.
In June, the fifth edition of the FACT Spa & Wellness Awards UAE was held, where a total of 56 awards were presented across 29 diverse categories, resulting in the search for the UAE’s best spa. These categories encompassed a wide range of establishments, including over 150 hotels, independent spas, salons, health clubs, and wellness centres.
The primary objective of the FACT Spa & Wellness Awards is to acknowledge excellence within the health and wellbeing industry. The winners were chosen through a combination of public votes and the evaluations of industry critics. Each category was honoured with two distinct awards: the BEST and the FAVOURITE. The FAVOURITE award was determined solely by an online public vote.
Without further ado, here are the 2023 winners, as chosen by you.
- Beauty Salon in Dubai
- Hair Salon in Dubai
- Male Grooming in Dubai
- Fitness Centre in Dubai
- Swimming Pool in Dubai
- Pool and Beach Day Access in Dubai
- Beach Club in Abu Dhabi
- Beach Club in Dubai
- Wellness Centre In Dubai
- Independent Spa in Abu Dhabi
- Independent Spa in Dubai
- Spa Brand in Dubai
- Spa Design in Dubai
- Facial Treatment in Abu Dhabi
- Facial Treatment in Dubai
- Couples Treatment in Abu Dhabi
- Couples Treatment in Dubai
- Hammam Treatment in Abu Dhabi
- Hammam Treatment in Dubai
- Signature Spa Treatment in Abu Dhabi
- Signature Spa Treatment in Dubai
- Spa-cation in the UAE
- Boutique Spa in Dubai
- City Spa in Abu Dhabi
- City Spa in Dubai
- Resort Spa in Abu Dhabi
- Resort Spa in Dubai
BEAUTY SALON IN DUBAI
Bedashing Beauty Lounge – Various Locations
Bedashing is a one-stop shop for your manis and pedis. If you love nail art, you’re spoilt for choice. The menu is broken down with intricate, artistic offerings – marble, diamond and glitter nail art, anyone? Plus, the bold décor is on-trend. Bedashing has 23 locations across the Emirates including City Walk and Jumeirah Park.
HAIR SALON IN DUBAI
Sisters Beauty Lounge – Various Locations
Sisters Beauty Lounge, you are so cool. When a hair menu includes services such as an artistic undercut to a funky crazy colour, you know that it’s definitely on trend. The blow dry menu is extensive, as it ranges from beach waves to bridal hair. Plus, the full list of services cover hair, nails, facials, lashes, body and waxing. The salon can be found in City Walk, Village Mall, JBR, Mirdif City Centre and Mall of the Emirates.
MALE GROOMING IN DUBAI
Chaps & Co – Various Locations
Chaps & Co has long been a FACT go-to for bespoke male grooming with shops in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and New York. Transforming the chore of a haircut into a pleasurable experience, the gentleman’s barbershop exudes a real sense of personality. From the friendly stylists to the comfortable environment, Chaps & Co is more than just a place for a haircut or beard trim but an experience.
FITNESS CENTRE IN DUBAI
1Rebel – ICD Brookfield Place
Strobe lights and pumping music sound like the setting of a bouncing bar. But these are just some of the components that make 1Rebel, which is a cross between a gym and a nightclub, so popular among fitness fans. The fitness studio will include three main concepts: reshape (with quick rounds of high-powered treadmills and weights, which are inspired to burn fat); ride (with spin classes, motivational songs and a state-of-the-art sound system); and the open gym (with high-tech equipment).
SWIMMING POOL IN DUBAI
AURA Skypool Lounge – The Palm Tower
If you haven’t seen this on the gram this year, where have you been? The pool has the kind of wish-you-were-here views, which is why it has earnt a place as a FACT favourite. Situated 200-metres in the air, you might not be in the clouds, but you are floating in the world’s highest 360-degree infinity pool.
POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS IN DUBAI
Laguna Lounge – Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Mediterranean vibes have recently been added to the mix as Laguna Lounge has taken up residence at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. The trendy venue welcomes guests to indulge in private luxury cabanas, dine al fresco, or bask under the golden sun. Cycladic elements await at every turn, with the lounge shaped in a grid of natural eucalyptus wooden columns. Hand-loomed jute rugs adorn the sand floor, delicate rattan pendants hang from the rafters, driftwood sculptures decorate the tables, and artisan terra cotta planters hold lush green foliage. Meanwhile, the narrow alleys of Mykonos are evoked through décor elements like whitewashed stairs and uneven stone walls. It’s a boho-chic setting that effortlessly captures the charm of Greek-Mediterranean islands.
BEACH CLUB IN ABU DHABI
Café del Mar Abu Dhabi – Yas Bay Waterfront
With its origins dating back to 1980 in Ibiza, Spain, Café Del Mar has become a globally renowned entertainment venue. But Café Del Mar is more than just a restaurant; it’s an enchanting beach club that will transport you to a state of pure bliss. Dive into a world of relaxation while basking under the sun and let the beats from a live DJ set the mood for an unforgettable day.
BEACH CLUB IN DUBAI
Kyma Beach Dubai – Palm West Beach
Thanks to word of mouth alone, this beach club could be a favourite. The new hotspot on Palm West Beach ticks every beach club box with style. Infinity pool. Yes. Beach with a view. Yes. Chic loungers. Oh yes. Come for the dreamy décor and stay for the fancy restaurant serving great Greek cuisine.
WELLNESS CENTRE IN DUBAI
Level Up Pilates – Dubai Hills Estate
The women behind Level Up Pilates came together to open this passion project during the pandemic. In addition to pilates classes, Level Up offers trampoline, kangaroo, yoga and aerial classes for both men and women. On your marks, get set, train!
INDEPENDENT SPA IN ABU DHABI
The Nail Spa – Various Locations
The Nail Spa is a prominent destination for indulging in luxurious nail care and pampering experiences. Renowned for its exceptional services and serene ambience, The Nail Spa offers a comprehensive range of treatments, from manicures and pedicures to nail extensions and nail art. With multiple branches across Dubai, The Nail Spa provides a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation, allowing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and emerge with beautifully manicured nails.
INDEPENDENT SPA IN DUBAI
Zanzibar Beauty Salon – Al Wasl Road
We love that this Zanzibar-inspired salon uses eco-friendly products, which are biodegradable and cruelty-free. So guests can feel good as they indulge in the hammam, hair salon or nail bar. The spa menu includes body, leg, back and arm massages, and hand and foot reflexology. Plus, hair treatments span colour, cuts and conditioning.
SPA BRAND IN DUBAI
Talise Spa – Jumeirah Al Qasr
Talise Spa is a sumptuously designed spa with Arabic touches throughout, from the intricate tiles to the colourful mosaics. The signature spa treatments range from 90 to 120 minutes and include massages and facials that encourage relaxation. Oh, and when you’re done, we suggest dipping into the swimming pool or taking a trip through the alluring waterways of Madinat Jumeirah.
SPA DESIGN IN DUBAI
The SPA – Palazzo Versace Dubai
If it garners Jennifer Lopez’s approval, then it surely meets your standards. Palazzo Versace Dubai stands as a preferred destination for celebrities and offers treatments that exude a red-carpet allure. One cannot help but adore their opulent hammam experience, where guests are treated to lavish soaping and scrubbing. Palazzo Versace Dubai ensures that each visitor feels like a star, delivering an experience that leaves you feeling glamorous and rejuvenated.
FACIAL TREATMENT IN ABU DHABI
Atarmia Spa – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas
There are so many reasons to love Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas and one of them is Atarmia Spa. Spread over two floors, the spa features nine spacious treatment rooms, including one VIP couple’s treatment room as well as indoor and outdoor relaxation zones with privacy and separate areas for ladies and men. Elsewhere, the wellness centre offers a 25-metre outdoor lap pool, hydrotherapy facilities, a manicure and pedicure salon, a fitness room, a sauna, a steam room and a whirlpool – whew!
FACIAL TREATMENT IN DUBAI
The Pearl Spa – Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
The Pearl Spa is a luxurious haven for your relaxation and rejuvenation needs. Specialised services range from a personalised anti-ageing treatment with Dr Burgener to HydraFacial technology. Dr Burgener’s treatments include lifting, shaping and restructuring. While the HydraFacials address damage caused by the sun, pollution, dehydration and ageing.
COUPLES TREATMENT IN ABU DHABI
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental – Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi
Prepare to be treated like royalty at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, where opulence and luxury are the order of the day. Set within a lavish hotel, this exceptional spa spans an impressive 1,500 square meters and boasts seven sumptuous spa suites, along with two exquisite hammams—a spacious one for shared experiences and a private one for intimate indulgence. With a focus on special occasions, the spa offers a range of treatments designed specifically for brides, grooms, and couples. Immerse yourself in an environment of pure extravagance, where every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure a truly regal experience.
COUPLES TREATMENT IN DUBAI
Waldorf Astoria Spa – Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Nestled within the stunning surroundings of Palm Jumeirah, the Waldorf Astoria Spa offers an oasis of tranquillity and rejuvenation. This exquisite spa is renowned for providing exceptional wellness experiences. Boasting an array of lavish treatment rooms, including private suites and a couples’ suite, guests can indulge in a range of indulgent therapies and rituals. From soothing massages to revitalizing facials and luxurious body treatments, each offering is meticulously designed to enhance relaxation and well-being.
HAMMAM TREATMENT IN ABU DHABI
Conrad Spa – Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
Discover a realm of serenity at the expansive Conrad Spa. Here, you can immerse yourself in private spa rituals tailored for individuals or couples. Whether you seek a signature body scrub, a rejuvenating massage, or a revitalizing facial, Conrad Spa offers a diverse range of treatments that are personalised to meet your specific needs. For a truly exceptional experience, the Rasul mud chamber and hammam treatments come highly recommended.
HAMMAM TREATMENT IN DUBAI
Talise Ottoman Spa – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
When you set foot into Talise Ottoman Spa, it will feel like you are transported to a traditional Turkish hammam. The charm lies in its palatial décor – we’re talking stunning marble, mosaics and murals. The spa boasts a steam, sauna and snow room, and hammam treatments such as Coffee Peeling, Arabian Rose and Gold Mask, and Green Tea Revival.
SIGNATURE SPA TREATMENT IN ABU DHABI
The EDITION Spa – The Abu Dhabi EDITION
For a contemporary and urban ambience, The EDITION Spa is the perfect destination. This spa boasts a modern setting with six treatment rooms, each featuring private dressing rooms, as well as a dedicated couple’s suite. The extensive treatment menu offers indulgent facials utilizing premium Omorovicza products, along with the expertise of Rossano Ferretti hairdressers. Additionally, guests can enjoy the services of a nail salon and make use of the state-of-the-art gym facilities.
SIGNATURE SPA TREATMENT IN DUBAI
The Ritz-Carlton Spa – The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton Spa takes the spa experience to the next level. While the spa has 12 treatment rooms, three of them have a terrace. The venue also includes a traditional hammam, lap pools, plunge pools and a separate steam room for men and women.
SPA-CATION IN THE UAE
The Ritz-Carlton Spa – The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
What sets this spa apart is The Rainforest – for the uninitiated, it combines European hydrothermal culture with Middle Eastern bathing rituals. The venue boasts ice igloos, bucket drench showers, a vitality pool, a hammam and ladies-only spa-rties. Guests can take their pick from 60-minute, 120-minute and 180-minute experiences, plus a range of treatments.
BOUTIQUE SPA IN DUBAI
Waldorf Astoria Spa – Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre
Heated hammam tables, floatation suites and water therapies all make Waldorf Astoria Spa stand out from the spa crowd. The bath-inspired treatments are a draw, as they draw inspiration from ancient rituals but take place in a modern setting. Plus, the couples’ suite has heated treatment tables, and a choice of sand crystals or water mattresses.
CITY SPA IN ABU DHABI
Namm Spa – Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Namm Spa at Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi invites guests on a transformative wellness journey. With a range of treatment rooms, including private suites and couple’s rooms, Namm Spa provides a tranquil setting for personalized indulgence. From revitalising massages to bespoke facials and body treatments, every therapy is expertly tailored to enhance relaxation and restore balance. The spa also features a hammam, sauna, steam room, and a well-equipped fitness centre.
CITY SPA IN DUBAI
Armani/SPA – Armani Hotel Dubai
Addresses don’t get more city (or exclusive) than Burj Khalifa. Armani/Spa matches the prestige of its location and manages to be what every city spa aspires to be – an escape from the bustle on its doorstep. Spanning a massive 12,000 square feet, the spa is inspired by its namesake – Giorgio Armani – and boasts a slick design. Plus, to top it off, it has a pool with a view.
RESORT SPA IN ABU DHABI
Anjana Spa – Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Anjana Spa inside the luxurious Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island offers an enchanting retreat for rejuvenation and relaxation. Inspired by the mystical traditions of the Ottoman Empire, this opulent spa embodies a fusion of modern luxury and ancient healing rituals. With a serene ambience and a team of skilled therapists, Anjana Spa provides a diverse range of treatments, all designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit. The spa also features a traditional Turkish hammam, a sauna, and a steam room, allowing guests to immerse themselves in a holistic wellness experience.
RESORT SPA IN DUBAI
Cinq Mondes Spa – Raffles The Palm Dubai
Cinq Mondes Spa at Raffles The Palm Dubai has elevated its offerings to new heights. This state-of-the-art spa now presents an array of cutting-edge treatments, including Gharieni Welnamis for vibrational therapy, Celliss for cellulite treatment, and The Quartz Bed for invigorating hot sand therapy. Encompassing an expansive 3,000 square meters, the spa showcases 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, and an indoor pool. Additionally, guests can indulge in the tranquil ambience of two traditional hammams, maintain their fitness regime in the fully-equipped gym, and find inner balance in the yoga studio. Notably, Cinq Mondes Spa boasts the Middle East’s largest indoor pool, creating a haven of wellness and relaxation.