Fodor's Expert Review Ritz-Carlton Spa
The Ritz-Carlton has a large spa and fitness facility decorated in a classic style. Terra-cotta highlights and dark wood in the treatment rooms contrast with the blue mosaic and Arabian fretwork in the pool area. There are a string of decadent treatments with Arabic themes—they might involve camel milk, Dead Sea salt, or diamond dust (the latter so very Dubai), but you can expect Far East and European treatments as well. Spa treatments include access to the rest of the center, which has an outdoor lap pool and hot-and-cold plunge pools. The fitness center offers tennis, squash, swimming, and a supervised gym with free weights and cardiovascular machines.