We are spoilt for choice when it comes to spas in Abu Dhabi, right? An array of amazing treatments and facilities can keep even the most ardent of spa dwellers busy for an entire year.
A recent newcomer to Al Maryah Island, the Four Seasons Hotel is home to the Dahlia Spa. Located on the third floor, the venue has tapped into views of the Arabian Gulf and continued the water theme throughout with an abundance of pools and fountains.
Dahlia Spa aims to not only deliver high-quality experiences for its hotel guests, but also to the wider Abu Dhabi community, becoming the day spa of choice for the capital’s residents.
The Dahlia menu is plentiful, but not to the point where we’re drowned by the choice. From the staple hot stone massage to cellulite combating sessions, the spa has something for just about everyone. We’ve highlighted a few treatments for you to consider.
Open daily 9am-9pm. Dahlia Spa, Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 333 2222).
Unwind with a view
Zen relaxation rooms with waterfront vistas provide a relaxing sanctuary before and after treatments. There are eight spacious suites, including one exclusively for couples. Each features a private shower, while the couple’s suite also includes a heated whirlpool for two. Six of the suites have windows, giving the option of natural light or relaxing darkness.
Quartz sand table
This unique quartz sand table is based on the ancient Greek concept of psammotherapy. A base of alpha-quartz sand, warmed to your prefered temperature, is an experience that alleviates pain and promotes comfort and relaxation during your treatment.
Therapeutic relaxation areas for men and women each include a large heated hydro pool. These are fantastic for exercising in, thanks to them having powerful jets to work against. The pools are also fantastic for the recovery process if you have any muscle injuries.
This is one of our favourite treatments in any spa we visit. The hammam is a Turkish creation that sees your body get thoroughly scrubbed, massaged and rinsed clean, leaving your skin unbelievably soft and free from dry or dead skin.