Lonely Planet review
Dubai’s top spa at the Park Hyatt has eight treatment suites, including three for couples, all with their own private walled gardens complete with outdoor rain showers. Nonguests can enjoy a day pass or choose one of the treatments that entitles you to daylong use of the steam bath, sauna and pool. Choose your own background music, then lean back for a luxurious footbath followed by your selected treatment. Tempting ones, especially if you just got off the plane, include the Spirit of Amara (Dh820) which includes a scrub down with Aleppo soap enriched with laurel oils followed by a rain shower and full-body massage using the spa’s signature oil of frankincense, amber, myrrh and sandalwood. Best of all, afterwards you’re not shoved out the door but are free to enjoy the tranquil garden over tea and dates. Treatments also entitle you to use the gym and relax by the palm-tree-shaded pool, so make a day of it. Reserve well ahead.