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Ultimate Indulgence

Talise Ottoman Spa located at Jumeira Zabeel Saray Hotel, Palm Jumeira, Dubai is a place to relax, indulge and have fun writes FUNKE OSAE-BROWN.

The cool ocean breeze swept across the spacious court when we arrived at Jumeira Zabeel Saray hotelA day out at the Talise Ottoman Spa at the Jumeira Zabeel Saray Hotel located at Palm Jumeira was just the perfect way to wrap up our five-day tour of Dubai city.

Talise Ottoman Spa Treatment room

Cascading water from the waterfall at the middle of the hotel welcomed us. The sight was balmy. The chandelier perching delicately above, the general ambience speaks to luxury and the kind of lifestyle guests at the hotel truly adore.

After registration formalities, our host, Clara of Eldema Dubai, led us to the Spa section of the hotel. The spa is a very spacious enclave with different sections. The men in our group, Wale Olapade, Chuks Nwanne and Obinna Emelike preferred a female to handle their massage session. They were booked for a male therapist. They went into a long explanation cum argument on why they would prefer a female. But Happiness, the lady at the client services, politely turned down their request saying they ought to have made the request prior to our arrival. Clara and I took our sessions cards as we left them to get sorted. We were taken to the changing room. Thereafter our session at the massage parlour began.   

Indeed, the palatial and opulent Talise Ottoman Spa is an ideal place to rejuvenate and unwind. A visit to the spa is a great way to relax and de-stress the body and mind. With 42 treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas, snow rooms and two thalassotherapy pools, there is a wide range of treatments to choose from.

The spa is built with marble and exquisitely decorated with dark woods, mosaics and murals. The spectacular Turkish Hammam is the heart of the spa. The centuries-old tradition of hammam is based around a philosophy of community. It’s the perfect place to come together, relax and enjoy an indulgent experience. 

talise-ottoman-spa Jacuzzi

The Turkish Hammam treatment revisits a tradition that has been carried on for centuries. Traditionally, a place for business meetings, social gatherings and ritual cleansing, the hammam is the perfect venue for groups, to relax and unwind.

It is a wonderful setting to spend time with friends or colleagues and enjoy an experience that captures the luxury and majesty of the Ottoman Empire. This magnificent spa and hammam have separate ladies’ and gentlemen’s areas together with a secluded space which can be exclusively reserved for private groups.

The Talise Couples Spa, Iklik Hammam, is an entire spa floor dedicated to couples. The ultimate indulgence for two, it is the ideal way to spend some quality time with one’s partner. With two spacious, opulent and all-inclusive couples’ treatment suites, couples can enjoy massages and other romantic packages. Talise Couples Spa is like a spa within a spa and it is located on the mezzanine floor and can be accessed through a private entrance.

The Sultan’s massage is Talise’s signature and it lasts between 60 minutes to 90 minutes. Unwind with a thoroughly indulgent massage fit for royalty. This treatment that carefully stretches muscles and relives pressure points, is soothing and helps heal. The lingering scent of aromatic elixirs will cleanse your body, mind and soul.

There is a special massage package for a mother to be which is for 60 minutes. It is designed to reduce pregnancy-induced stress and tension while enhancing the mother and baby’s wellbeing. This relaxation treatment concentrates on expectant mothers in their second and third trimesters.

The ancient hot stone was a remarkable experience that Clara encouraged me to try. It is an ancient healing massage that relaxes and revitalises the body. The therapist used a sensory blend of essential oils and smooth heated stones to massage away muscle and joint pain and ease tension and stress. This massage treatment is perfectly designed for deep muscle and tissue relaxation, to increase metabolism, improve the flow of energy and calm the psyche by alleviating stress and insomnia. 

If you don’t like the hot stone massage you may try the Rose Bliss Body massage, a 60 minutes pampering ritual created to reduce the visible signs of aging and retain your skin’s elasticity. Using only decadent and organic spa products, your body is exfoliated with a dry body brush then massaged with Rose Bliss Balm, infused with Argan oil, shea butter, Rosa Centifolia and Rosa Damascena to heal, restore and rejuvenate.

Also, there are interesting Talise Facial therapies. The Cure therapy is specially created for those looking for deep clean, detox and purity. Perfect for re-enforcing oxygen to the skin, leaving it with a clear, radiant, smooth and revitalised. The Revealing Facial is a unique facial will help your skin breathe by moisturising the deeper layer of the epidermis with the Extra Rich Firming Mask and improving blood circulation. Your skin will be re-oxygenated with the detoxifying Algae face patches that are massaged into the skin, leaving a natural glow.

Enjoy a customised facial specially created for those looking for complete care and well-being. This is referred to as The Tailored Experience and it lasts for 60 minutes. Age-defying Mediterranean ingredients, collagen, vitamins and antioxidants are carefully chosen to suit your individual requirements for radiant and firmer skin. Exclusive massage techniques and nano stimuli settle the ingredients within the deeper layers of the skin to thoroughly rejuvenate and nurture it.

For the Luxurious Rose facial, the steam, exfoliation and extractions will deeply cleanse your skin. Indulge into a luxurious face massage to restore the skin’s vitality using a specially formulated Rose oil. Float away with your face mask for rejuvenation and purity selected by your therapist according to your skin type. The Skin is left radiant with an Illuminating glow and treated with an application of an eye treatment, serum and a renewing moisturiser.

There are luxury body treatments for those who truly love to indulge their bodies and live a good life. Diamond and Rose Ritual, a 90 minutes treatment might be the best way to start. It will take you on a multi-sensory journey. The treatment commences with a delicately exfoliating massage, with subtle notes of rose, harnessing the benefits of essential oils powerful regenerating and restorative qualities. Once the massage is complete, the skin is pampered with the application of a finishing product revealing skin that is smoother, softer and more youthful in appearance.

The Citrus Hydration Ritual provides the body with a boost of pure vitamin C. The treatment begins with an intense exfoliation process which primes the skin for optimal absorption of nutrients and minerals. This is followed by the application of a powerful citrus concentrate with age-defying, antioxidant properties, as well as a body wrap which provides intense hydration to counteract the effects of harmful sun rays. The treatment also protects the skin from dehydration and premature ageing. The result is a rejuvenated, nourished and firm appearance, from the very first session.

You may opt for a day at the spa for three and a half hours. The package includes the Arabian or Gold Hammam, Rose Bliss Massage, followed by Luxurious Rose Facial and end your day with a complimentary lunch.

The Ottoman four-hour spa escape is another option. Let the healing properties of Mother Nature gently rejuvenate your body and mind and help you de-stress. Experience a Royal Ottoman Hammam, Citrus Hydration body treatment and Life Infusion Facial. This package includes lunch and gives you access to the beach and outdoor pool facilities for the day. Whatever your choice is, a day at the Talise Ottoman spa is worth every penny spent.

Address: Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah, Crescent Road (West) – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Hours: 09:00 to 21:00

Phone: +971 4 453 0456