Area: Sheikh Zayed Road
Mandara Spa at The Monarch Dubai is a luxurious urban retreat. The specially appointed Spa Suites for both men and women are designed with luxury and privacy in mind. Thai Massage is performed in traditional style on the floor in the Thai Room. The exotic aromas of spices and pure essential oils, and the gentle sounds of soothing music bathe the senses and lull you into a state of relaxed bliss.
We’d recommend you arrive early to make use of the spa facilities before your treatment. The sauna and steam rooms are both large and perfect after a dip in the Jacuzzi.
I opted for the Dreamweaver. This combined two of Mandara Spa’s signature treatments and lasted for a wonderfully long 115 minutes. The treatment began with an Aroma Reflex Foot Ritual and for once my feet did not give way to bouts of ticklishness. Whether this was due to my therapists’ excellent technique or the fact that the steam and Jacuzzi had already relaxed me so much I’m not sure. Next followed a Balinese Massage where, as usual, I had to focus hard to avoid snoring, It was relaxing and soothing and my therapist was very happy to concentrate on specific areas that I requested.
The final part of the treatment was the Pure Nature Facial which was rich in enzymes that can peel away dead skin, antioxidant vitamins to protect and treat the cells from environmental (and self-induced!) pollutants and natural oils for deep nourishment.
The spa uses only natural ingredients with no harmful preservatives or additives The result was a rejuvenated and enriched me! The relaxation area has plenty of magazines to browse through while you contemplate your new glowing skin whilst you sip chamomile and honey tea.
Also worth trying is the signature Mandara Massage, AED950 for 95 minutes, which has two therapists working at the same time - double indulgence!