The new Anantara Spa at the Anantara Spa, Abu Dhabi is located in the West Wing of the Palace, and blends Middle Eastern opulence with Asian elegance and treats guests to an unsurpassed experience of luxury, serenity and wellness.
The Anantara Spa features 7 stunning rooms and suites, which are available for single or double occupancy. The decor combines soothing water elements, soaring arches and domes to create a luxurious retreat. Guests may also elect to enjoy a number of spa services poolside, at the beach or in the privacy of their own rooms.
The highlight of the spa is an elaborate and exclusive Moroccan-style Hammam where opulence is paramount in terms of design, artwork and features the calming sound of running water echoing from ornately tiled walls. Double heated marble beds, Jacuzzis, steam rooms and an exclusive Ice Cave pamper those who indulge in the ornate Morrocan-styled Hamman. Other amenities at the Anantara Spa include whirlpool baths, a steam sauna and special rooms dedicated for Thai massage and Vichy water treatments.
The highly trained therapists administer treatments using the finest natural ingredients and traditional methods. Anantara oils and elixirs take advantage of the healing and beautifying properties of Thai coffee beans, volcanic pumice and fresh botanicals as well as spices and aromatic essences such as cinnamon, bergamot and sandalwood. Internationally acclaimed brands including Elemis, Dead Sea and Charme d’Orient complement Anantara’s own line of exclusive products.
Six Anantara ‘Journeys’ pamper guests with rejuvenating rituals that promote health, beauty, relaxation and draw from exquisite beauty and healing rituals from present and ancient cultures around the world.
The ‘Gateway to Arabia’ (195 minutes, £155 / US$315) is the ultimate escape. Guests are first ensconsed in the aromatic steam of the Hamman before enjoying a body polish and vigorous massage. A cooling session in the Ice Cave and refreshments of sweets and herbal tea in the traditional Majalis complete the experience.
Other ‘Journeys’ include Path to the Pearl of the Orient, which utilizes pearl powder, Balinese massage (‘Journey to the Island of Java’) and the mineral-rich ‘Natural Wonders of the Dead Sea.’ Several treatments, including an Elemis ‘Urban Cleanse’ facial and an Elemis deep tissue massage, are specifically tailored for the enjoyment of gentleman visitors to the Spa.
The Anantara Spa at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Anantara Spas are the highlight of numerous properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, China, Tanzania, and Jordan.