Saving Face

FACT’s Angela Beitz indulges in a facial and massage at one of the capital’s most popular wellness retreats, Zayna Spa at Grand Millennium Al Wahda.

The brutal summer has taken a toll on my skin and it’s time to get it sorted. A com-bination of humidity, high temps and AC have left me with both dry and old skin and more breakouts than I care to admit. Grand Millennium Al Wahda is a long standing hotel in the capital and tucked away inside is their excellent spa – Zayna Spa.

This is truly a great spa and a real favourite in Abu Dhabi for its consistency and for choice of treatments. The spa staff are super lovely and you’ll feel the relaxation wash over as soon as you step indoors. The spa is large with over ten different treatment rooms for men and women and has everything from massages, facials and a host of other luxurious treatments to help you unwind. I’m here for a 90-minute facial and massage using Esse products.

At Zayna Spa you get changed in the large treatment room which is a nice touch not having to mess around getting changed in the locker room – it feels more per-sonal. As mentioned, the rooms are spacious and modern with a rain shower, large bathtub, lounge chair, changing area and treatment table. The experience starts with a soothing foot scrub and then I move to the massage table.

The facial, which is personalised to suit my troubled skin will resurface the skin and attack blackheads and breakouts. Using products from Esse which feel fresh and hydrating; my skin is already feeling happy. My face is triple-cleansed using a very soothing cleanser and then it’s exfoliated. My therapist is gentle but thorough with the exfoliation gently setting as my skin is very fine and sensitive. My skin is then steamed and then extractions are done to make sure all pores are clean. An uplift-ing facial massage is then performed on the face and neck with a serum before ap-plying a thick hydrating mask. To complete the treatment, a serum, eye cream and spf is applied. My skin is now hydrated, clear and balanced. I feel super relaxed and it’s so refreshing to have a great facial that will give you results instantly. I then head to the relaxation area to chill out for a tea and to relax further. This is genuine-ly a fabulous spa with an extensive menu and excellent staff and it’s easy to see why it’s a firm favourite. ✤

Zayna Spa has been nominated for the 2019 FACT Spa & Wellness Awards Abu Dhabi in the following category: ‘best/favourite Hotel Spa tin Abu Dhabi’. Help your favourite spa take home the award by voting for them on link https://fact-magazine.com/spawellnessawards/ #FACTAwards


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