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A Rejuvenating Retreat in a City of Soaring Skyscrapers

Resting on a kilometre of private coast overlooking The Palm and nestled in 65 acres of landscaped gardens, One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai is a beachfront oasis that evokes the opulence and splendour of an Arabian palace, with the spectacular Dubai Marina skyline as its backdrop. Offering a sanctuary from the fast-paced city, guests can immerse themselves in a world of calm and relaxation at the Health & Beauty Institute, tucked discreetly away adjacent to Residence & Spa. Accessed via a secluded driveway amidst grand palms and shimmering pools, the towering dome encompasses a 2,000m2 temple of wellbeing, divided into two levels reached via a sweeping staircase – the One&Only Spa on the upper floors and Oriental Hammam below.

In partnership with award-winning natural beauty experts ESPA, One&Only Spa is a haven of serenity offering private treatment suites, a tranquil relaxation area and a dedicated spa boutique. A range of holistic therapies, tailored to each individual guests’ needs is available to aid everything from weary limbs and busy minds, to sun-damaged skin and cosmetic ailments. One&Only Spa’s philosophy pivots around three essential pillars – unwind, restore and elevate. These three pillars focus on soothing the mind and relieving tension, purifying and balancing the body and mind, and reviving and elevating energy levels, resulting in renewed wellbeing and vitality.

Signature treatments have been designed exclusively in partnership with ESPA for guests of One&Only Spa, blending authentic techniques with natural products, tailored to return each individual to their own natural harmony. The ‘One&Only Spa Experience’ includes a sequence of body treatments in one holistic ritual experience. Guests will journey through a full body exfoliation, total body wrap with marine mud, algae or Ayurvedic Oshadi, tension-relieving head massage and full body aromatherapy message. The ‘Blissful Back, Face and Scalp with Hot Stones’ is a powerful stress reliever, focusing on the classic areas of the body that retain tension. Starting with a purifying back exfoliation, the treatment includes a deep massage with healing hot stones, intensive facemask to soothe and hydrate the skin and a head massage to clear the mind and calm the spirit.

One&Only Spa also offers a range of intensive and advanced specialised facials with cutting-edge methods and products for immediate results, from combating problem skin and pores, to treating fragile skin in need of restoration. The Carita Suite is dedicated to facials using progressive techniques and products developed by the renowned skincare brand. Committed to powerful results, Carita treatments focus on anti-aging, detoxification, skin stimulation and restoring definition and firmness. One&Only Spa also offers pampering therapies to enhance sun-kissed skin including a ‘Pre-Sun Body Polish’ or ‘After-Sun Cooling Wrap’. From purifying facials to stress-relieving fitness massages, ‘For Men Only’ treatments offer male guests a chance to unwind and reboot with bespoke experiences.

Inspired by the ancient traditions of Morocco that date back centuries, the resort’s Oriental Hammam is an oasis of calm, housed under a procession of domes that lead guests through a series of winding corridors and tiled chambers. Featuring a selection of steam rooms, private massage rooms, jet shower, whirlpool and a traditionally furnished relaxation area, guests are encouraged to escape from the outside world and take a journey of relaxation. Dressed in a traditional wrap known as a pestemal, guests are guided by a gracious attendant to the heart of the hammam, a haven of warmth and comfort, where streams of water flow gently from mounted stone basins.

Incorporating centuries-old therapeutic tradition, a variety of hammam experiences have been designed to suit every need. ‘The Royal Hammam’ is an authentic Arabian experience including a deep cleaning with Vitamin E rich Moroccan soap or Beldi made with black olives, full body exfoliation with a kessa glove, nourishing Ghassoul wrap and honey face mask, head to toe cleansing ceremony and relaxing massage on a warm marble slab. ‘The Hammam Rose Ritual’ uses a pure clay wrap blended with botanical rose extracts to purify and renovate dehydrated skin, before applying a pressure point head and body massage with the scent of sensual rose or uplifting mint. Other hammam treatments include ‘Indulgent Hammam by MorocMoroc’ and ‘Oriental Back Massage’ for aches and pains.

Also available at the Health & Beauty Institute, Zouari Hair Salon, in partnership with the highly creative hair-stylist Alexandre Zouari, famed in Paris for his skill and prestigious customers. At the Health & Beauty Institute, Alexandre Zourari combines his love of old-school glamour and cutting-edge techniques to hairstyling, hair colouring, hair extensions and Ritualities organic protein hair treatments from the award-winning Eva Professional brand.

Located at The Palace, Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez presents a collection of services for feet, hands and nails fusing wellbeing and beauty. Bastien’s philosophy aims to leave nails naturally beautiful, eliminating any nail problems or skin rigidity. World-renowned for his award-winning approach, and known as the ‘foot virtuoso’ within his cosmopolitan clientele, Bastien personally trains the team of professionals at One&Only Royal Mirage. Bastien’s method is a unique blend of strict medical care combined with a holistic approach, and each guest receives a specific massage focusing on muscular flexibility, joint mobility, circulation and skin conditioning.

For those looking for a comprehensive approach to fitness, One&Only Royal Mirage offers two centres dedicated to cutting-edge workouts. Both The Fitness Centre located at the Health & Beauty Institute and Fitness Studio at The Palace feature state-of-the-art Technogym™ equipment including the latest Kinesis, Flexability and Power Plate training stations. Bespoke workouts and tailored programmes are available with expert personal trainers.

For reservations or more information, please visit oneandonlyresorts.com