InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah spa combines Emirati traditions with modern techniques for ultimate relaxation

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah spa

The InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah’s spa is immersed in tranquillity, combining ancient Emirati traditions with modern techniques to nurture the body, mind, and spirit.

The treatment philosophy is one of holistic rejuvenation, an ethos mirrored in the intricate blend of time-honoured rituals and contemporary treatments.

Central to these offerings is the Hammam, a classic Middle Eastern treatment with roots dating back to the Ottoman Empire, and a grain massage that pays homage to the nine grains of the UAE.

Treatments are performed meticulously, harmonising luxury spa products with authentic regional practices to create an environment of wellness and tranquility.

The Turkish Hammam Discovery stands as a testament to this blend of old and new. The 60-minute treatment, priced at AED550, is a step back in time, embracing centuries-old bathing rituals while utilising modern-day skin health knowledge.

The journey starts in the royal Turkish Hammam, where in a room filled with gentle steam, your pores begin to open in preparation for the steps to follow. The warmth envelops you, the air thick with moisture, creating an environment ripe for rejuvenation.

Next, your body is thoroughly exfoliated, scrubbing away any accumulated dead skin cells – a ritual that echoes the desert winds shaping the dunes of the UAE, constantly renewing the landscape.

The result? Revitalised, softer skin that’s ready to absorb the benefits of the next phase of treatment.

Finally, a traditional Anatolian bubbly massage awaits you on a heated stone slab. The sensation of the gentle bubbles coupled with the warmth of the stone whisk away tension and stress from your muscles, allowing you to completely relax and absorb the benefits of the treatment.

The journey culminates with a refreshing body mist, tightening your pores and enhancing the firmness and glow of your skin. This final touch ensures you leave feeling revitalised, with your skin looking and feeling younger and healthier.

The InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah offers a spa that is a beacon of tranquillity and wellness steeped in regional heritage. Here, tradition meets modernity, and guests leave feeling revitalised, enriched, and connected with the culture and history of the UAE and the wider region beyond.

When to go: Open daily 10am-7pm.

Where to go: InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, Mina Al Arab, Ras Al Khaimah (+971 7 202 6666).