Five brilliant barbers in Abu Dhabi

Top men’s hairdressers to help you get ahead in the capital

Ready to cause a buzz guys? With the heat now well and truly on, there is no better time for men to enjoy some fringe benefits by revamping your look while lightening the load at the same time. Don’t know where to start? Here is a guide to the grooming gurus that are a cut above the rest.

Aziz Salon
Aziz is a place to make you feel right at ease. Founded in Lebanon, the gentleman’s salon laid down roots in Abu Dhabi back in 1981 and has been a firm favourite ever since. The team aim to bring out the best side of man by offering a holistic service that goes beyond hair care, taking in face shaping, grooming, nail care and a relaxing massage.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-noon. The Collection, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island (02 644 7754).

Gentleman’s Tonic
Lavish some luxury on your locks by making a date at Emirates Palace. This is so much more than just a place to get a bi-monthly short, back and sides. The exclusive members club deal gives you access to a private locker space and a personalised grooming kit, while you are guaranteed to have masters of the trade taking care of your trim. Six months and 12 month memberships don’t come cheap, but if you want to look your very best, this is the place to go.
Open daily 10am-11pm. Emirates Palace Spa, West Corniche Road, Ras Al Akhdar (02 690 7978)

The Lounge Executive Grooming
This is a one-stop salon for rejuvenation. The top team here have a mission statement that goes far beyond cutting your hair, they want to revitalise body and mind. After a long day at the office, how can you turn down that offer? Everything from a standard haircut and beard trim to a Turkish bath and nail treatments is available. You will feel on ‘chop’ of the world.
Open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 3pm-8pm. Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Bateen (02 667 7377).

Urban Male Lounge
This trendy spot will give you a sharp haircut, but why stop there? You will be well looked after from head to toe, here. As well as coming out with a nifty new look, you can sit back and enjoy a massage and a facial and even have some pampering for your hands and feet. A full body experience.
Open daily 10am-10pm. The Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island (800 865). Other location: World Trade Center Abu Dhabi.

5 Vintage Men’s Spa
Fancy a break from a hectic day of shopping at the mall? Then duck into Vintage Men’s Spa for an alternative to that retail therapy. The venue offers traditional shaving, beard trimming and haircuts as well as hair removal and expert skincare service for men. Feel a brand new man by getting a vintage look.
Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-11pm. Al Wahda Mall, Extension Level 2, Al Wahda (052 428 4395).

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