Fairmont The Palm introduces exclusive beauty

If there’s one person in the world who deserves a special treat, then surely it’s your mum – if only for those guaranteed brownie points. You realize this so much more when you become a mum yourself and feel incredibly sorry for all those times you took her for granted.

As a woman, I love little pamper treats. I’ve worked in the beauty industry for 15 years now and have been lucky enough to experience some really indulgent delights. Anyway, back to mum.

As we all get older we become very aware that the face we see in the mirror doesn’t necessarily reflect how we feel inside. My mum told me this years ago and I didn’t really appreciate or understand what she was referring to until I was in my forties.

I wanted to treat her, nae spoil her. Take her somewhere she would be totally looked after, pampered and give her a little special time just for her.


In Dubai, we are literally spoilt for choice when it comes to fancy hotels, but this doesn’t always mean you get the best service. The guys at Fairmont The Palm certainly know how to welcome and care for guests the second they cross over the red carpet threshold. Yes there is a red carpet at the hotel entrance.

From the moment you enter there’s a sense of luxury and elegance but also a sense of calm and friendliness and on reaching the Willow Stream Spa this got even better.

I handed my mum over to the super-sweet staff and allowed them to recommend something special for her.

Fairmont Willow-Stream-Spa

Fairmont The Palm has partnered with leading London-based rejuvenation and anti-ageing aesthetic treatment pioneer, Dr. Rita Rakus, to bring three exclusive therapies at the award winning Willow Stream Spa, the newest addition to the hotel’s comprehensive wellness approach.

Mum was recommended the Black Diamond HydraFacial which is uniquely designed by Dr. Rakus!

This treatment begins with a detoxification of the skin using relaxing lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness. This is followed by deep cleansing using botanical products and exfoliating the skin with a very gentle microdermabrasion technique in conjunction with glycolic acids to allow a more comfortable extraction of blocked pores and decongesting the treatment area. This is followed by an application of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and Vitamin E, which is delivered deeply into the skin using a relatively painless vortex infusion. Red and blue lights are then applied over the treatment area to target congestion and calm the skin.

Thanks to the device’s superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively help mitigate environmental damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and plump and firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly.

I left mum to it and nipped downstairs to try out the ‘adult only’ pool for the first time ever! Normally I have monkey and all I can do is look longingly over at the ‘no kids’ area – a spot of calm and tranquility – an area of grown-up goodness.


After her amazing treatment, she got to experience the beautiful setting of the spa.The facilities are top notch. You can expect a multitude of high-tech showers, ambient music, light aromatherapy, steam rooms and ice fountains. Complimentary, comfy robes and slippers are provided, and amenities are good. There are several relaxation areas, including an outdoor section with an impressive view.

What did mum think?

-She loved it!
-Hadn’t felt so relaxed in a very long time
-Loved all the attention and care
-Loved that they talked her through each step and explained what they were doing and why
-Love the results  – her skin looked amazing. Healthy, glowing, smooth, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Fairmont WSS

To sum up Fairmont The Palm is exactly where you should go if you fancy a little treat and we definitely recommended the exclusive Black Diamond HydraFacial. The only thing left to question is which treatment we should try next??

Black Diamond HydraFacial
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: AED 980 per session

To book your spa journey with Dr. Rita Rakus, contact us at: +971 4 457 3545 or willowstream.palm@fairmont.com

A little more on Dr Rita

As the ‘go to’ aesthetic specialist for celebrities, models, TV presenters and well-heeled clients for more than 25 years, Dr. Rakus offers a select range of treatments that showcase the latest non-invasive technologies, using only the highest quality products, and guaranteed to deliver natural and lasting results. Her collaboration with Fairmont The Palm is a first for the resort – and the region – with Dubai being selected as the ideal launch city for three world-leading, technologically advanced anti-ageing treatments.

In addition to a prominent client list, which includes UK based celebrities Baroness Brady, Amanda Holden, Nancy Dell’Olio and Nicky Hambleton-Jones, socialite Annabelle Bond and model Lisa Butcher, Dr. Rakus has been featured in numerous international magazines and TV shows.

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