Emirates Woman - - Beauty/essentials - The Tra­di­tional Ham­mam Ex­pe­ri­ence Dhs475 Health and Beauty In­sti­tute in the One&Only Royal Mi­rage res­i­dence and spa Dubai +971 4 3152140

Body care:

There's some­thing ex­tremely sat­is­fy­ing about a tra­di­tional ham­mam, es­pe­cially when you see the dead skin flak­ing off af­ter you're washed, steamed and scrubbed while you lay atop a hot slab of mar­ble. Our ther­a­pist Souad at the womenonly Turk­ish bath (a Mid­dle Eastern ver­sion of a Ro­man bath) first popped us into the sauna for 15 min­utes, al­low­ing us to lim­ber up and open our pores be­fore she gave us an in­tense rub down with ther­a­peu­tic black soap. We were rinsed off and went straight into the steam room for fur­ther skin detox­i­fy­ing, then flopped back onto the mar­ble for a vig­or­ous scrub with a loofah, where every inch of our body was given the once-over. An­other rinse and then back on the warm mar­ble for a re­lax­ing oil mas­sage: we left feel­ing like we had shed the weight of the world and 10 tonnes of dead skin cells – win, win.

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