Country Awards

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the Middle East

Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In the glittering, cosmopolitan city of Dubai, this Arabian resort is equipped with the finest luxuries. The two-hotel, 867-room-and-suite property is designed to resemble an Arabian citadel, complete with a bustling shopping center, 29 courtyard summer homes, and lush tropical gardens. The spa is one of the resort's crowning jewels. It includes hot- and cold-plunge pools, saunas and steam rooms, and 26 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment tents. Particularly popular are the Talise Rituals: spa indulgences that combine bodywork and beauty treatments from around the world. The staggering 45 restaurants, cafés, and bars include the spa's Magnolia Restaurant, which serves healthy, flavorful cuisine.