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01 fresh date fa­cial at the or­ganic glow The UAE’S first com­pletely green salon, the or­ganic glow in JVC is known for its fresh fruit fa­cials and other non-toxic trea­ments, which cel­e­brate the power of Mother na­ture. the treat­ment The or­ganic glow’s fresh fa­cial menu in­cludes ap­ples for a nat­u­ral ex­fo­li­a­tion, av­o­ca­dos for a healthy glow, cu­cum­bers to re­duce puffi­ness and straw­ber­ries to re­move dead skin cells. i’ve signed up for the date fa­cial, us­ing lo­cal dates that are rich in vi­ta­mins and min­er­als. The fa­cial be­gins with a rose­wa­ter cleanse to re­move makeup and im­pu­ri­ties and a brown su­gar scrub to gen­tly ex­fo­li­ate. or­ganic cu­cum­ber slices are popped over my eyes while i’m given a steam treat­ment, be­fore a lus­cious, sweet-smelling mask of fresh dates is ap­plied to my face and neck. My ther­a­pist uses le­mon water to re­move the mask, be­fore ap­ply­ing a vi­ta­min A serum to fin­ish. why try it? if you’d like to treat your­self to a beauty treat­ment that’s free of hid­den nas­ties and chem­i­cals, then this good­e­nough-to-eat fa­cial is a must. cost dhs350 for 60 min­utes.

Ou­dah Tower, Jumeirah Vil­lage Cir­cle 1,Dis­trict 13, Street 14, Dubai, open Mon-thurs and Sat, from 10am-8pm, Fri­days 12pm-7pm. Tel: 055 234 1429, visit: or­gan­ic­glowuae.com 02 ba­li­nese mas­sage at alila ja­bal akhdar, oman Perched 2000 me­tres above sea level, Alila Ja­bal Akhdar is a lux­ury eco-re­treat in the heart of oman. its Spa Alila draws on nat­u­ral botan­i­cals and lo­cal in­gre­di­ents, such as ju­niper berries and frank­in­cense. the treat­ment My Ba­li­nese mas­sage be­gins with a warm foot bath, en­riched with a squeeze of le­mon juice and slices of fresh gin­ger. Then, af­ter a gen­tle foot scrub, it’s onto the warmed mas­sage bed for a 60-minute ten­siondis­solv­ing mas­sage us­ing a detox­i­fy­ing blend of grape­fruit and ve­tiver, which con­cludes with a fa­cial mas­sage and – my favourite – a just-be­yond­gen­tle pulling of my hair. why try it? The detox­i­fy­ing ef­fects of grape­fruit oil and the calm­ing ef­fects of the ve­tiver are com­bined with long, deep strokes de­signed to im­prove blood flow and re­move tox­ins from the body. cost OMR45 (about dhs430) for 60 min­utes.

Alila Ja­bal Akhdar, Al Ha­jar Moun­tains, Oman, open daily, 9am-9pm. Tel: +968 2534 4200 or visit: alila­ho­tels.com/ ja­bal­akhdar/spa-alila

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