Set away from the hustle and bustle of the lavish Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, the ESPA is located in the quaint Venetian Village behind the main hotel.
Thanks to baffling one way streets and endless building work, Dubai is one of those magical places where you can see your destination right before your eyes and yet have no idea of how to get there. So after an hour of going round in circles (thank you GPS) I reached the Damac Maison in the heart of Downtown Dubai, hot, flustered and well and truly ready to experience all that the Chrysalis Spa had to offer.
Day spas in Dubai are opening up ten to the dozen. There’s practically one on every corner, and many, to put it politely, are questionable. So when I find one that gets it right I’m almost smug with glee. Located in the heart of Jumeirah, De La Mer Day Spa is one of Dubai’s hidden gems.