Dubai is full of surprises. And the latest attraction in the list is the thriving spa and relaxation industry that is appealing to many tourists from around the world. Tourists today are rushing to Dubai in search of healthy and luxurious holidays enough to pamper you for days on end. Dubai is one of the hotspots of Spa tourism and is set to become the number one holiday destination in the world. The Dubai summer surprises (DSS) 2008 is promoting Spa tourism and a wide range of discounts are available to the tourists from 19th June to 22nd August 2008.
The spa industry is witnessing a growth of nearly 17% every year and with the rapid growth in luxury real estate in the UAE the spa and wellness industry has received a major boost. With its range of innovative and experimental range of spas and a huge consumer demand it is projected that the spas in Dubai will cater to over 15 million visitors by 2010. In order to facilitate the wellness industry two major projects of Dubai Lifestyle city and Dubai healthcare city are coming up and are scheduled to open by end of 2009 and early 2010. The ‘wellness cluster’ will not only have medicinal facilities but also quality lifestyle, advanced services, wellness resorts and spas. As Ian Scott, director of the Ireland and UK representative office of Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing says “The emirate has one of the highest concentrations of spas per capita in the world, and the growth in the spa industry reflects the trend of today's hectic society where people are now seeking a high-quality spa and wellness experience. Dubai provides a diverse and world-class spa offering where visitors can expect the best spa facilities in a variety of settings whether it's the beach, the city or the desert”.
Spas are said to be the fashion statement of tourism and the DSS 2008 spa packages will complement the winning, shopping and amusement options during over two months of summer activities. Personalised packages, Thai massage, Swedish massages, facial treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, ayurveda, and modern therapeutic remedies and much more will be available at reasonable rates and even discounts. The spa initiative of 2007 was a big success and 2008 promises to be even more.
If you are in Dubai to relax and unwind and you have a good amount of cash to spoil yourself then the lavish spas are the best places for you. With unique concepts, styles and themes the spas pamper you and leave you wanting more. Some of the best and unique places that you should visit are The Lime Spa at the Desert Plam hotel, the Per Aquum, the Givenchy Spa at the One & Only Royal Mirage, the Taj Ayurvedic Spa at the Taj Palace, the Ritz-Carlton Dubai's Balinese themed spa and Shangri-La's Chinese themed Chi Spa. There are still many names which are worthy places to go with unique styles and concepts. The upcoming attraction is the Armani Spa designed by Giorgio Armani himself which is set to open at the Burj Dubai in 2009.
It is anticipated that over 200 hotels will be offering world class spa and wellness facilities by 2010 in the Emirates alone. Surely this extraordinary growth will propel Dubai to becoming the best luxury holiday destination in the world.