If you feel the pressure of everyday life because of work and family commitments, we offer you a magic solution to your problem, we recommend you to go to the Emarati city of Abu Dhabi, where you can find the best spa centers in the Arabian Gulf.
And because we in UAEzoom are always interested about making your life easier, we introduce you the best massage centers and Spas in Abu Dhabi :
The spa: Far-Eastern themed spa Man/Age is an oasis of masculine serenity inside Marina Mall. They take grooming very seriously at this place, so you can get anything from a manly mani-pedi to an all-over body wax. Ouch!
The massage: Japanese Shiatsu massage is an oil-free massage, designed to unblock your ‘chi’ (life force energy) through acupressure. The therapist uses their thumbs, elbows and palms to concentrate on strategic points along the body’s energy pathways. It may not be as soothing as, say, a Balinese or Swedish massage, but afterwards you’ll feel like your body has been well and truly worked over, with the knots kneaded out. Whether or not you generally give much thought to the free flowing of your chi, you’ll certainly feel refreshed and energized afterwards. Until the end of July, Man/Age is offering 20 per cent off its Japanese Shiatsu massages so a 90-minute session is just Dhs340 (usual price Dhs425), or 60 minutes is Dhs256.
The rest: Where do we begin? Once you’ve had your massage, why not visit the salon for a ‘Trendsetter’ haircut, designer shave, Yon-Ka mini-facial or manicure? As for that all-over body wax, yes, we can confirm it includes cheeks, nose hair and ear hair, plus everything from the neck down. Go on, be a brave boy…Man/Age, Marina Mall (02 681 8837).
The spa: The city’s other completely female-free spa, The Lounge, is set in a smart villa in Khalidiyah that is completely devoted to the fine art of male grooming. There’s a rather VIP vibe and a comprehensive list of spa and salon services, with hamam treatments a specialty.
The massage: The Lounge gives you all sorts of options for a therapeutic hour or so, whatever kind of massage you’re in the mood for. Busy gents can pop in for the 30-minute relaxing massage, while those who want to take their time unwinding should book in for the spa’s eponymous massage –The Lounge – which is an intensive 90-minute session. Plenty more options are available, and Time Out readers get a generous 20 per cent of all the spa’s services until the end of September. Just bring your copy when you visit.
The rest: Fancy something a little bit different? Try the traditional Moroccan Bath, which begins with a therapist rubbing Moroccan Black cleansing soap all over your body, then applying a scalp mask. The hamam room then fills with steam and allows the skin to soften for a final exfoliating scrub so you’re left squeaky clean .Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Bateen (02 667 7377).
The spa: The male and female sections of this elegant, cutting edge spa are separated, but both boast inventive, modern facilities. In the men’s section, there are Metronap sleeping pods for a quick snooze, a male-only library lounge, steam room and relaxation area.
The massage: Espa specialises in massages for sports fans – its firm fitness massage is designed to release deep-seated muscle tension. Focusing on whichever particular muscles you’ve overworked, the massage uses hot volcanic stones to help relieve tight muscles and improve mobility. Alternatively, Espa’s muscle reviver massage is an option for more general muscle weariness, as well as tension-strained backs and necks.
The rest: Once you’ve taken care of your tired and aching muscles you can turn your attention to your face, back and scalp. Espa offers two treatments that are specially tailored to gents. First, the purifying facial, shoulder and scalp massage is a triple-cleanse that uses steaming hot towels. This is followed by a head and shoulder massage to leave you de-stressed and ready for action again. The deep cleansing back treatment is perfect for anyone with problematic skin on the back, neck or shoulders – a marine mud mask and exfoliation will calm irritated skin and leave you in great shape to hit the pool or beach again
The Yas Hotel, Yas Island (02 656 0862).
The spa: One of the biggest health clubs in the capital, Zayna Spa sprawls over two floors and has 10 treatment rooms devoted to fixing everything from tired muscles to weary-looking faces. It’s a mixed spa, but each treatment room is private and there’s a breezy atmosphere of well-being throughout the whole health club.
The massage: One of the most popular massages for men visiting Zayna Spa is the hot stone massage, which lasts either 60 minutes or 90 minutes. Warm basalt stones from Bali are used with aromatherapy oils, and are guaranteed to get rid of stress and tension – you’ll be growling with happiness, we promise.
The rest: If by now you’re getting a taste for this grooming lark, go all out and book a Zayna Experience for Him. This head to toe session consists of a foot ritual with a pressure point massage, a full body aromatherapy massage and a deep cleansing gentlemen’s facial. If you don’t look good after that, then you’re a lost cause.
Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street (02 443 9999).