6 Of Dubai's Best Foot Massages That Will Have You Feeling Like A New Person
All you need to do is lie back and enjoy...
There's nothing like an intensive foot-rub to make the week's stresses fall away, and leave you feeling like a brand new human. If you're partial to a spot of sole comfort, then here are six of the best places to get your zen on. After all, there's no time like 'me time'.
Feet Lounge, located in Bay Avenue, is one of the most renowned places in Dubai to get your tootsies taken care of. Using traditional Thai techniques, and the basic principles of reflexology, the trained technicians use a variety of soothing oils to address both relaxation and medical needs. With prices starting at just AED 110 for 30 minutes – staff here are fully trained and use only natural, organic products to ensure your visit is as naturally stimulating as possible. Just try not to fall asleep.
With four locations in Dubai – Ibn Battuta, The Dubai Mall, The Greens and Jumeirah Town Centre – this is one of the most easily found foot-focussed spas in Dubai. Treatments take place in plush leather chairs, in private rooms and feature a lovely foot wash (and what says 'I love myself' more than added rose petals?) followed by however many minutes you choose of pure, unadulterated reflexology. At AED 100 for 30 minutes it's the ideal way to break up one of those all-day mall visits, and ensure you come back feeling great, as opposed to as if you've just been run over by about 50 clothes rails.
With four branches in Dubai – from the popular JBR to Wasl Square, Abu Hail and Uptown Mirdiff – this is the bargain of the bunch with a 30 minute rub setting you back Dhs90 or just AED 130 for 60 minutes. While reclining in one of their big armchairs, feet are given a relaxing bubbly soak before being expertly pampered using traditional reflexology practices. At a price this good, you could even justify making this rejuvenating ritual a weekly treat...it's just good maths.
Orange Beauty Spa
It pains us to tell you about this place, because it's kind of been our little secret for a while. But – it's about time you knew how great it was. Located in what looks from the outside like an office, in Tecom's Business Central Tower, Orange Beauty Spa is a small slice of tranquility with both excellent service and value. The foot massages received here (AED 120 for 30 minutes) are some of the best we've had in the UAE (and we've tried a lot) plus the chairs are huge and old-school, like your own private sofa. One of the best bits is that it's always been on the quiet side, though now the cat is out of the bag, we doubt it'll stay that way for long.
With 13 locations in Dubai, Dreamworks are something of relaxation experts. Their inexpensive approach to the holistic benefits of massage are great in a 'does exactly what it says on the tin' way. From AED 75 for 15 minutes, through to AED 150 for 30 minutes and AED 260 for 60 minutes – their foot massage offering is relatively purse-friendly without being badly executed. Using reflexology practices, pressure points are targeted and soles soothed to leave you feeling energised. With so many branches, there's usually a good chance of scoring a last-minute booking too.
Sensasia Urban Spa
Forget cocooning yourself away in a luxury hotel for a spa retreat, although that is obviously quite nice. No – there are immersive and wholly relaxing urban spas, such as Sensasia, in our midst – for when we need some TLC but also need to shop for a new top at the same time. With four locations in the UAE (our favourite is the original premises in The Village, Jumeirah) you can pop in for an expert 30 minute foot massage (called the Sole To Seoul) for just AED 285. Yes, it's more expensive than some of the others listed, but the setting, treatment and knowledge of the staff rival some of the biggest names in pampering in Dubai. And you know, you're worth it.