Decorated with arabesque lanterns holding candles and traditional copper mugs, Anantara Spa at Eastern Mangroves boasts a sumptuous Turkish hammam, the only one in Abu Dhabi. Step into a lavish circular room with a large central marble double-heated tableau in muted tones. Relax in the steam whilst your pores open and your muscles ease. Golden-brown marble walls adorned with bronze mosaics inspire admiration as does the dome ornamented with gold leaves.
Let our experienced therapists treat your full body through a series of traditional movements and cleansing treatments. Up to four persons can be accommodated in the large hammam, for an indulgent, tension-relieving therapy.
The ritual begins with 10 to 15 minutes in the steam and/or sauna to unwind. Then, your body is exfoliated from head to toe with a traditional Turkish kese mitt. Following that, an aromatic Rhassoul clay mask is applied onto the body. While the mask penetrates the skin, the therapist performs a hair shampoo, conditioning and scalp massage, applying pressure point techniques on the head and face to alleviate tension.
Then the foam massage begins – the highlight of the ritual for many. Your therapist performs traditional movements to apply soap foam all over the body, cleansing and softening the skin. Feel the detoxifying properties of a coffee body polish before jugs of water are poured over you to rinse your body.
Enhance your spa ritual with a 45- or 75-minute full body massage using rose- and sandalwood-infused argan oil and shea butter.
Guests can choose from 5 different types of hammam rituals: