Community-inspired hotels, Zabeel House by Jumeirah being one of them, have a way of making you feel welcome at all times. Native Club, the hotel’s spa, carries the same vibes. No pretentiously overdone luxury here: this relaxation hub means business.
Native Club is the first organic spa in Dubai, offering bespoke treatments including facials, detox seaweed wraps, rose and jasmine rituals as well as sports-specific massages. They focus primarily on acupressure points and lymphatic movements to promote inner health as well as outer radiance, using plant and sea-based skin-specific products.
My 90-minute aromatherapy massage started right after filling up a full consultation form. A complete top-to-toe relaxation journey incorporating stretches, scalp and face massages, and a body massage that replicates the movement of the sea combining both gentle and stimulating movements, the therapist knew exactly what she was doing.
I’ve been to over 20 spas in the UAE, and can easily say that this was the best massage I’ve ever had. It felt quite tailored, and the pressure was just right, in perfect harmony with the oils, music and ambience.
Feeling relaxed, energised and just all-round happy, the therapist seamlessly moved on to my next treatment. The Gene Therapy facial is an instant facelift using cupping, a form of traditional Chinese medicine used to lift the muscles of the face and neck.
The therapist uses The Organic Pharmacy formulations containing grape stem cells, plant peptides, hibiscus growth factor, retinol and hyaluronic acid – all skin-saving ingredients, while applying suction movements to lift tissue, sculpt and define facial contours, and promote oxygenation and nutrient flow to eliminate puffiness.
Native Club’s offering is exactly what it should be: simple, effective treatments in uber-comfortable surroundings that actually do what they promise. Staff is friendly, courteous and dedicated, and the experience makes for a wonderful way to wind down after a long day – and look visibly younger after doing so, too.