Espa opens at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

A 2,000sq m Espa spa has opened at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, in the UAE. The beachfront spa comprises 16 treatment rooms, with facilities including a Moroccan hammam, several saunas, separate outdoor relaxation areas for men and women, a 1,600sq m outdoor swimming pool and a garden complete with a plunge pool and waterfall. 

The spa offers a private beach to which only Espa guests have access and there is also a Pace e Luc beauty salon, providing nail, makeup and hair services, on the premises. The health club is open 24 hours a day, offering a range of fitness classes that include spinning, yoga and circuit training. 

Among the treatments on the spa menu is the signature Oasis Ritual, a two-hour experience comprising a foot ritual, a hammam scrub and a body massage using warm oil. The design of the spa, which takes inspiration from the Bedouin culture of the region, is centred around the use of natural materials such as limestone, glass and brown onyx.