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AN AFTERNOON AT RAFFLES SPA

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In a work hard, work-out hard and party hard city like Dubai, the importance of taking some ‘me time’ is something that we should all focus on incorporating more of into our lives.

Last week called for exactly that and I was thrilled to sample the ‘Raffles Indulgence’ package at Raffles Spa, a boutique-style spa experience with emphasis on expert therapists who truly embody the philosophy of living well.

After a refreshing welcome drink and consultation with my therapist I was lead through for my signature full body massage, 60 minutes of indulgent stress relief and relaxation. I emerged feeling totally relaxed and reenergized, I can’t recommend this treatment highly enough, especially for those of you with sore muscles or generally feeling like you need a mid-week boost. You could tell these therapists were talented – they removed all the knots and worked utter magic on my head and back, sending me into a delightful doze.

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Following the treatment, it was time for a calming chamomile tea in the relaxation room which allowed me to fully chill out in my surroundings before making my way to Raffles Salon to sample afternoon tea.

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January 2018 saw Raffles join forces with Forever Rose, an exclusive floristry and rose retailer in the UAE, to launch a floral afternoon tea and a menu that incorporates the essence of flowers with savory treats such as cured salmon with hibiscus extract and indulgent sweets like scones with strawberry jam and rose water. If, like myself, you have a sweet tooth then don’t miss jasmine flavoured chocolate ganache with honey sable. It was divine!

Raffles Spa offers something for everyone – treatments are inspired by the three stages of a lotus’ transformation – Bud (body), Blossom (beauty) and Bloom (full experiences) allowing you to transform to the radiance of full bloom from one of the six private treatment rooms.

Visit www.raffles.com/dubaito see what other heavenly treatments await and keep an eye out for exciting Ramadan options too. During this serene time of tranquility and reflection Raffles Spa are offering a 90-minute Shiffa Detox Wrap for AED500 and a 60-minute Deep Cleansing Facial for AED315, both of which are an ideal treat for the body during the scorching summer months and will promote purification and circulation for the skin.

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