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“This gorgeous spa offers super soothing and relaxing treatments and boasts its own ESPA range of products” Couples, friends and solo guests will also relish in the outdoor facilities, as well as the beachfront, Bedouin-inspired ESPA with a hammam, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, and treatments that embody the very meaning of relaxation. Located at The Ritz-Carlton, this gorgeous spa offers super soothing and relaxing treatments and boasts its own ESPA range of products. The spa offers a serene setting and is large and luxurious but still has a friendly and welcoming feeling. The décor consists of muted sand and beige tones, high ceilings and traditional Arabic archways that give off a relaxing ambiance. We are shown to the changing rooms and once we change into a plush robe and comfy slippers we opt for half an hour in the steam room and sauna as our therapist says this will help us unwind before our massage to also sweat out some of the toxins in our body. We were then treated to the Advanced Skin Radiance Facial which uses ESPA’s own brand of products. This facial works to target uneven pigmentation and skin-tone and to really breathe life back into dull skin. It also helps to refresh tired skin and to leave your complexion bright and glowing. After a soothing double cleanse, our skin was exfoliated with a Clarisonic brush to remove dead skin cells and then a peeling mask was applied. Our skin was then massaged with ESPA’s Optimal Skin Proserum which feels like a dream and soaks into our dry skin beautifully. Another hydrating mask is then applied and while this is working its magic our therapist gives us a scalp massage which is the perfect end to an utterly indulgent and satisfying spa experience. For a taste of five-star dining, The Forge Steakhouse is a must when staying at this beautiful property. If you’re serious about your steak, The Forge is the perfect venue for an intimate meal or a fun group dinner. The open kitchen allows you to watch the skilled chefs in action but if you want a quiet table there are quiet nooks scattered around the restaurant. While meat is high on the agenda with a plethora of options from the US, Australia, Canada and South America their succulent seafood is also top notch. You’ll be in for an exciting dining experience with lovely staff who are all too happy to speak confidently about the menu. Also, make sure to try the gelato and coffee from Dolce (we recommend the mint chocolate), and do spend an evening on the Li Jiang terrace which boasts some of the most stunning night views of the Grand Mosque. In true staycation style, there is no need to leave. All you have to do it sit back, relax and enjoy. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi 2 818 8888 www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/uae/abudhabi www.ohlala-magazine.com

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Ohlala Abu Dhabi February 2017  

For The Modern Middle Eastern Woman

Ohlala Abu Dhabi February 2017  

For The Modern Middle Eastern Woman

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