Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai's oasis of calm
Tucked away among the meandering canals, swaying palm trees and Arabian architecture of an expansive resort complex, Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah is like a secret sanctuary in the heart of Dubai. Arrive on an abra, a traditional wooden boat, and step into the quiet lobby. Sip tea as you reflect on its calm, clean aesthetic that is enhanced by accents of aqua, dark wood and stylish touches.

The 26-room haven possesses a range of restorative treatments, grooming services and wellness therapies to promote balance for the mind and body. Services offer a sense of place, drawing from the spa’s proximity to the sea and rich Arabian traditions and rituals. Some treatments are inspired by the wellness heritage of Asia, resulting in a spa menu that caters to every preference.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Design and wellness come together at Talise Spa with the Alphasphere Deluxe, an art-installation-cum-relaxation-room designed by Austrian artist Sha. Enveloping all five senses, a treatment in this unique space is based on your color preference and intention — be it a basic blue hue to reduce stress or an intense red glow to enhance your creative side.
  • The Secret Garden Journey is a fantastic combination of relaxation, nature and wellness. It begins with an Alphasphere Deluxe sensory room experience to loosen tight muscles and release tension, followed by an outdoor Thai massage in a gazebo in the spa’s secluded garden accompanied by the soothing sounds of wind chimes.
  • For a high-tech approach to health, book an appointment at the DNA Center for Integrative Medicine, Wellness & Bio-Aesthetics — located within the Dubai spa — where a team of renowned physicians can build a blueprint to meet your wellness goals, from healthy aging to inner peace.
  • Looking for a romantic escape? Have a spa day for two in one of Talise’s three couple’s suites that come equipped with private showers, a sauna and an intimate relaxation area.
  • For those who appreciate a bit of discretion, there’s a separate ladies majlis (sitting room) to relax in. With plush furnishings and a high ceiling, this is a majestic space.

Things to Know

  • Yogis will be in heaven at this luxury spa, where private and group sessions are available in both hatha and vinyasa practices. The sunset and full-moon yoga classes are extremely popular, so be sure to book early if you’re looking to practice your warrior two with a view.
  • For a highly personalized facial, begin your treatment with a computerized skin analysis that will help identify specific conditions and then pick a suitable therapy to address your individual issues.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the spa.

The Treatments

  • The body treatments are indulgent experiences involving exfoliation, nourishing wraps and fragrant oils. Feel like royalty during the 90-minute Shiffa Arabian Nights, which uses flowers, fruits and the scents of sandalwood and rose to relax the mind and body.
  • To incorporate the beach into your massage, try the Hot Sea Shell option, during which pressure is applied using natural seashells to relieve stress.
  • For rejuvenation the Middle Eastern way, try a hammam experience that involves exfoliation with traditional black soap in a private steam room. Kick your treatment up a notch with the Shiffa 24-Karat Gold Hammam that includes the application of a gold clay body mask and massage.
  • Peruse the spa’s unique wellness experiences, such as the detoxifying infrared sauna or the restorative lymphatic drainage treatment.

The Facilities

  • Be sure to set aside some time before or after your treatment to take advantage of Talise Spa’s thermal facilities, including a steam room, a traditional sauna, an infrared sauna and plunge pools.
  • Arrive early to swim in the tranquil outdoor pool and sample light meals from the healthy spa menu.
  • Choose to have a Thai massage in the Secret Garden Gazebo or while listening to the sound of waves crashing on the sand in a beach cabana.

Getting There
Jumeirah Al Sufouh 1, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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