The pinnacle of pampering, the award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray could likely ruin all spa experiences hereafter. There are hydrotherapy rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and thalassotherapy pools, plus an entire level dedicated to couples. Book for the steamy hammam, which honours the traditional Ottoman art of bathing, or select a specific body or facial experience in one of the 42 various treatment rooms. Afterwards retire to a relaxation pod and gaze at the starry-ceiling of the indoor pool.


Holding the record for the world's largest group of man-made islands, The Palm Jumeirah (named for its long “trunk” and surrounding “fronds”) is host to some of Dubai's most exclusive real estate as well as multiple five-star hotels, world-class restaurants and luxury spas. A monorail line runs down the centre of the island, known as the Golden Mile, with the fronds easily accessible by taxi or hire car.

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