The spa at the Madinat Jumeirah is next on my schedule. I had been looking forward to seeing their Six Senses Spa ever since it was ranked top spa in the Middle East in our 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards. The readers did not disappoint me. I have to say, I liked this spa’s Arabian-themed design. This was the first spa and one of the only spas I encountered in Dubai that chose to feature an indigenous theme in the décor. Oddly enough, many spas in the area were built with an Asian theme. The most memorable treatment room was one with a hammam marble slab, massage table, Jacuzzi bath, watsu pool, and outdoor relaxation area. Good place to spend the day.
Anni Hood has been the spa manager here. She is British (as are most spa managers in Dubai). Her enthusiasm and energy (she trains for triathalons), the impressive facility and décor, and the Six Senses brand name has proven to be a good combination. This operation is a success. That is perhaps why it was just announced that Anni will be the new group director of spa for the entire Jumeirah brand.
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