by Sonia Sultan
  • 1 minute read
  • June 28, 2021
Emirati Escapes: Mediterranean meets Moorish at Amara Spa

With its white-washed walls draped in bougainvillea featuring blue domes and the aroma of frankincense wafting through the hallways The Park Hyatt – home to the Amara Spa – is where Mediterranean meets Moorish. Set amidst the calm of private courtyards and surrounded by lush gardens, the spa provides the ultimate retreat from the everyday cacophony of Dubai. Eight treatment rooms, each with a private tranquility garden, indoor and outdoor showers and a music menu, accompany treatments which are based on ancient healing philosophies derived from the natural elements of sapphire, ruby, emerald, and diamond. The journey at the Amara Spa begins with a refreshing rain shower in the private garden, followed by a rose petal hand and foot ritual in preparation for the treatment. As dreamy as the plush massage beds and pillows are the spa’s blend of signature aromatherapy oils – a sumptuous blend of warmed frankincense, amber and sandalwood, an intoxicating mixture that softens the skin and leaves you perfumed with eastern scents. The menu at this award-winning spa incorporates body treatments, facials and massages all of which are steeped in Middle Eastern rituals. A sense of place prevails in the unique offerings such as the quartz sand bed based Psammo (Hot Sand) Therapy which was used in ancient Egypt to cure ailments and inflammation. Each session ends at the tranquility garden, where tea and local delicacies are served as you continue basking in post-treatment bliss.

Amara Spa

Find Amara Spa at Park Hyatt, Creek Club St, Port Saeed, Dubai, UAE. Call + 971 (0)4 602 1660 for appointments or visit

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