It wasn’t my first time at Armani Spa, and neither will it be my last – I’m positive. There’s something about this world of eternal, modern luxury that keeps drawing you back in, and you have no choice but to oblige, since you’ll seldom find such an experience.
As you enter, you’ll notice there’s no reception, just a sleek hallway with staff dressed in all-white uniforms sashaying up and down the shiny floors. An oasis of peace and tranquillity in the heart of a bustling city, the 12,000-square foot Armani/SPA reflects the Armani lifestyle and design philosophy.
I fill in the jargon-free consultation form; at this spa, there are no 500-treatments menus, just simple techniques, lotions and concoctions that work.
Armani’s therapies were designed to fulfil different goals. MU quenches a desire for relaxation and stillness, Libertà encourages freedom of movement and the release of physical pain, and Fluidità enhances vitality, restoring internal balance. The therapeutic treatments are enhanced with custom-made, naturally fragranced Bois, Jasmine and Jade oils by Armani.
I go for the facial – and if you ever head to this luxurious haven, forget about in-your-face aromatherapy massages or cheesy techniques – you won’t smell much, but you’ll feel like what you’ve just had done was totally worth it.
My favourite part? Aside from the sauna and steam rooms, and the ever-serene relaxation room, there’s the magnificent swimming pool which you’ll have access to upon visiting the spa. Lay down as the Burj literally towers over you, and take a dip as you enjoy 360-degree views of Downtown Dubai in all of its glory.
I wouldn’t be wrong if I said it was a once-in-lifetime spa journey.