Where to get squeaky clean with our list of the best ham­mams

Re­gen­er­ate your skin with a soapy scrub at one of th­ese fab­u­lous ham­mams

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1. The Moroc­can

As you drive up to the Ori­en­tal Ham­mam spa you’ll me­an­der through the re­sort’s per­fectly man­i­cured gar­dens, alive with all man­ner of birds. It’s a calm­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and the per­fect way to pre­pare your senses for what fol­lows. The ham­mam it­self, filled with the sound of trick­ling water and dec­o­rated with or­nate tiles, Ara­bic trin­kets and sev­eral beau­ti­fully lit Jacuzzis, is fully equipped for re­lax­ation. The Royal Ham­mam started with gen­tle lath­er­ing in Moroc­can black soap made from olives – we could ac­tu­ally see pieces of olive skin in it – be­fore spend­ing five min­utes in the steam room. The suds were washed off, be­fore we were given a good scrub­bing on a mar­ble ta­ble. We were then cov­ered in won­der­ful eu­ca­lyp­tus-scented Ghas­soul clay, wrapped in a sheet and given a honey fa­cial, fol­lowed by a mas­sage. A royal treat­ment in­deed.

Mod­esty fac­tor? Ladies are provided with teeny tiny pa­per pants and a shawl (which is re­moved again al­most im­me­di­ately). For this treat­ment it’s best to leave shy­ness at the door.

aOne& Only Royal Mi­rage, Al Su­fouh, Dubai, daily 10 to 11pm, ladies 10am to 2pm, gents 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3999999. Taxi: One&Only Royal Mi­rage. royalmi­rage. one­an­don­lyre­sorts.com

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