The YHI Spa, Melia Hotel
If you want to stay in authentic surroundings with an enviable view of Dubai Creek, Melia Hotel is well placed
Beside the historic Bastakia area, with its restored buildings, wind towers and narrow winding streets, it’s a window on Dubai as it was during its pearl diving past. It’s also next door to some of the city’s most respected art galleries (The XVA and The Majlis Gallery) as well as stone’s throw from the bustling Al Fahidi Street as well as the Gold Souk with its traditional stores selling materials, spices and perfumed oils. It’s the complete antidote to the new shopping experiences of Dubai but one which is well worth seeing, if just for the contrast.
The Melia Hotel is the first Spanish hotel in Dubai and has a Mediterranean vibe, contemporary architecture and provides a 5 star welcome. Special features include its award winning Sanjeev Kapoor restaurant, rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views and their YHI Spa.
The YHI Spa has an impressive list of body, face and holistic treatments and packages that help reinvigorate mind and soul. One such is their special Detox package. We asked YHI Spa Manager, Ferdinand Taaca on his advice for detoxifying.
“The key to detox success is to keep your diet clean and green but not boring, so you can personalise your green salad with your favourite vegetables and olive oil, but avoid salt, sugar and fatty foods.
I would recommend that you exercise as often as possible or enroll in a salsa or dance class whilst doing your detox. Exercise increases your lymphatic circulation which is responsible for the removal of toxins and waste in our body, so the more you exercise, the healthier you will become.
Try a do-able detox in a 7- 21 day cycle to cleanse your body. Drink fresh-pressed juices and eat water-rich foods like leafy greens and cabbage. The longer you detox the more benefits you can get.”
The YHI Spa’s Detox Package is a purifying and cleansing treatment using Guarana, which is a Brazilian plant that promotes slimming and fights cellulite as it eliminates toxins and improves blood circulation, leaving the skin shining. The YHI Detox combines the benefits of the full body scrub and deep tissue massage with a luxurious body wrap give you a glow from top to toe.
Need to Know:
• YHI Spa is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm.