15th Mar 2005

Caracalla Spa at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai is a winning spa in more ways than one. Winner of the Middle East’s Leading Spa Resort, 2004 from the World Travel Awards, this spa offers hand-on relaxation in a blue-ribbon environment.

Designed in the style of ancient Rome, Caracalla takes its inspiration
from the Antonine Baths, considered that city’s most luxurious public
baths in the third century AD.

In 21st century Dubai, the complex at Le Royal Meridien Beach Club and Spa
takes guests and visitors a world away from it all, where flickering
candles offer an intimate atmosphere, aromatic lotions sooth the senses
and everything from the fleecy towels to the hushed tones of the
therapists contributes to the sense of well-being and pampered luxury.The menu is tempting: from a reviving facial to body glow treatments and
aromatherapy massage, plus more practical cellulite and lymphatic drainage
treatments and face and body waxing.

And it’s not just for the ladies.

Other treatments include men’s grooming facials, muscle warming sports
massages and de-stress aromatherapy.


As part of the spa package, there are also separate men’s and ladies’
sauna, steam and Jacuzzi facilities, plus a central unisex Hammam with
five plunge pools set in a Romanesque atrium complete with draped statues,
potted plants and subtle lighting.

Additional facilities at the new club include a large gym with Gulf views
and ranks of Nautilus resistance and StarTrac cardio machines; a separate
aerobics studio, juice bar and changing rooms with direct access to the
resort’s pools and beach area.

What makes Caracalla Spa at Le Royal Meridien - Dubai so special? Spa Travel News asks
Caracalla’s spa manager Natalie Dzebissova a few questions.

Q: What differentiates your spa from other world-class spas?
A:  Our team of qualified therapist provides each and every guest with
individual   approach by helping to fill out a health related
questionnaire and by doing so we can make sure that the experience at the
spa is memorable and the treatments are beneficial and meets the guest

Q: What is the couple of your signature treatments?
A: Elemis Aroma Ocean Wrap
    Decleor Aromatic Massage
    Ionithermie Super Detox
    O-lys Fruit Enzyme Steam and Peel Facial

Q: What product lines are you using?
A: Elemis- (UK)
    Decleor- (France)
    O-lys Light Therapy (UK)
    Ionithermie (France)

Q: Does you spa have a particular philosophy?
A: Our philosophy is to treat the mind and body as one and concentrate on
overall well-being and relaxation.

Q: Who does your spa cater to mostly?
A: We cater for both, our hotel guests and people living in Dubai and the
split is equal between Men & Women

Q: What time of the year is most popular for the spa?
A: Our Spa is quite busy most of the time, except may be for summer, when
business in Dubai is generally a bit slow.

Q: Do you offer any packages or promotions?
A: Spa offers the summer packages and various promotions throughout the

Q: Any prediction for future trends within the spa industry.
A: There is a big demand for the spas and as the whole concept is gaining
more and more popularity. The spa industry will be taking its important
place in the near future.

Q: What treatment is your favorite?
A: Elemis Japanese Silk Booster facial and Decleor Aromatic Massage.


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