“Here’s to the one of the best spa experiences I have ever had!

Behind vast carved turquoise doors within the luxurious Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel, lies the palatial Talise Ottoman Spa”

It may be difficult for you to relate to what you are reading right now but… from the moment you enter Talise Ottoman Spa you will instantly experience relaxation and de-stress. The whole vibe, fantastic interiors, silence and aura will undoubtedly assist in creating an experience like no other! The spa is MASSIVE – it has 42 treatment rooms, steam rooms, saunas, two thalassotherapy pools (seawater) and guys… A SNOW ROOM!!! You will be able to discover endless ways to treat yourself at Talise Ottoman Spa 🙂

*Clicking pictures inside was prohibited, thus I have not uploaded any. Feel free to check their website 

Awards won

Talise Ottoman Spa deserves a separate category only for the number of awards its won! The main recognition they have received amongst manu includes The World Travel Awards ‘UAE’s Leading Spa Resort’ in 2014 three years running, ‘Best Luxury Hotel Spa’ in the Luxury Spa Awards and the ‘Best Spa’ category in the Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2013. Recently they were awarded as ‘Most Unique Treatment – Snow Room’ category in Condé Nast Johansens 2015.

Traditional Turkish Hammam Treatment (45 minutes for AED495)

*You have to be comfortable with nudity in order to actually enjoy the hammam

The Room – At the heart of this spa, lies an enormous room built from marble and exquisitely decorated with dark woods, mosaics and murals. It was only created for the sole purpose of having couples or singles that opt for the ‘Turkish Hammam’ (also known as a Turkish bath)!

The ‘cleansing ceremony’ kicks off with you first lying on a stone bed followed by exfoliating your skin with a kese mitt (consisting of a rough exterior). The mitt removes all the dead skin cells and toxins from your body (I could see the deposits peeling off from my skin)!! Upon completion, you will be smeared in thick foam that covers your entire body. The soap acts like an oil/slippery base that assists in massaging your body. This ultimately moisturises your skin. Finally, you will be taken to a corner where you will have a traditional full-body bath with a hand-made olive oil soap.

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Talise suggests you continue with a massage of your choice or an application of their unique satin oil with essences of amber and frankincense.

Other Information

  • Talise Ottoman Spa is opened from 9.00 – 21:30
  • Click here to browse through other treatments Talise Ottoman Spa has to offer
  • Call +971 4 453 0456 to book for an appointment or email [email protected]


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