One of Dubai’s top spas, Amara puts a premium on privacy with eight treatment suites, including three for couples, all with their own walled garden and outdoor rain shower. Each treatment – from 'cryo-therapy facials' to 'chiro-golf massages' – is calibrated to individual needs and carried out using prime products.

A popular package is 'Spirit of Arabia' (Dhs950), a two-hour ceremony involving a scrub down with Aleppo soap, followed by a peeling with a kese mitt (a Turkish exfoliating glove) and crowned by a full-body massage using the spa’s signature oil of frankincense, amber, myrrh and sandalwood. Afterwards you can relax in the steam bath, in the sauna or by the palm-tree-shaded pool.