Sultan’s Massage @ Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

I literally could not find my way back down after having my tea and that customary post-massage snack all spas in Dubai provide – dates, apricots and peanuts. I walked out of the relaxation room and turned, and turned, and turned. And then realised I was back at where I started. Maybe I’ve had too many kids that my brain isn’t functioning so well anymore. Or that Talise Ottoman Spa is just massive. And so beautiful. Don’t worry – kids are not allowed in the spa, so you can actually relax 😉

So, where shall I start?

Drove down the West Crescent one afternoon, towards the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray – a resort we’ve come to be very familiar with over the last few years. The treatment was going to be the Sultan’s Massage, one of Talise’s Signature treatments. I made sure I got there an hour early so that there was enough time to check out the facilities beforehand. Glad I did that because it is huge.

There’s a temperature-controlled salt-water indoor pool, the steam room’s all eucalyptus-infused, sauna rooms, a few of those themed shower cubicles (what do you call those rooms, anyway?), and the best bit? This red lit up snow room that is oh-so-cold, it totally beats just having a handful of crushed ice which most spas do. Would be a cherry on top if I could have a cocktail in there. Could I? 🙂

When it was time for my massage, I was introduced to my therapist and brought upstairs where all the treatment rooms were situated. She was very experienced, listened as I explained the areas I would prefer the focus to be on, and definitely did a good job. My first massage over the last year. A much-deserved massage, really.

Overall thoughts? The 60-minutes Sultan’s Massage by itself, would cost 580 AED. Currently, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray has an offer titled ‘Arabian Essences’ – where you pay 650 AED and on top of the 60-minute spa treatment, you get pool and beach access, full access to Talise Ottoman Spa, as well as lunch at Plaj or Dinner at Al Nafoorah. Pretty good deal ay? You can thank me later, he he!

Among spa prices in Dubai, Talise is definitely one of the top-end ones, and rightly so. It’s one of those spas you bring your mum, sister, or girlfriend to, and spend at least an hour at, before retreating to your massage rooms. I’ve yet to experience the Talise Spa in the other Jumeirah properties, but I’ll put it slightly above Palazzo Versace’s, and Sofitel the Palm’s. Tell your husband to send you there, or hey, just pamper yourself and book yourself for an afternoon away. PS – If you’re a Priv. member or an in-house guest, you can drop the kids off at Sinbad’s and spend sometime here before picking them up 😉

  • Talise Ottoman Spa
  • Jumeirah Zabeel Zaray
  • West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah
  • Deal : Arabian Essences – 650 AED for a 60-minute spa treatment, pool and beach access, full access to Talise Ottoman Spa, as well as lunch at Plaj or Dinner at Al Nafoorah.

Disclaimer : I was a guest of Jumeirah Zabeel Saray to review the Talise Ottoman Spa.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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