I decided to treat myself this year on my birthday
so I spent a relaxing day at AlAreen resort & spa (Previously Banyan Tree)
After I was done with the treatment I went back to take pictures ..
Every one was very friendly and I just fell inlove with the place!
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Al Areen Palace & Spa
Opened during the first phase of the Al Areen development, Al Areen Palace & Spa, Al Areen offers the perfect blend of relaxation and intimacy.
An expression of understated charm and elegance spanning 131,000 square metres, the resort features 78 luxuriously appointed villas on a total built-up area of 32,000 square meters. This includes 22 two-bedroom Royal Villas and 56 one-bedroom Desert Pool Villas each with their own private courtyard, swimming pool and jet-pool. Bordering the spectacular grounds of the Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary, the resort is a perfect retreat.
Boasting the world’s most extensive spa and hydrotherapy garden Al Areen Palace & Spa, Al Areen will provide a complete body wellness centre offering up-to-date sporting and relaxation facilities. Including twelve Deluxe and four Royal Spa Pavilions, vitality pool, ice igloo, foot spa and the world’s largest modern day build Hammam. It also offers an extensive range of meeting and banqueting facilities, six international standard restaurants including Saffron, Rimal, Tamarind, Vertigo, Lobby Lounge, and the Pool Bar, the Al Areen Palace & Spa Gallery, kid’s club, two tennis courts and a squash court.
The Al Areen Palace & Spa, built at a cost of US$ 170 million, It has been built by the UAE-based Al Hamad Construction and Development Co.
Let the journey begin !!
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3 or 4 different showers each is set to help relax different part of the body!
SANARIUM / Sauna
Each button is for a different function of the same shower! the water is exactly like rain and each rain drop has a different smell!
Its really an interesting and amazing experiences !
Steam Room / بخار الكهف
Igloo ! / ثلج الاسكيمو
Freezing as a real igloo !
Ice making machine to rub your body with ice for skin contouring … No pain No Gain !!
Herbal Ceramic Sauna / سونا بالأعشاب
It was my favorite room really relaxing!
3 or 4 different showers each different smell, light and sound affect like you’re really in a tropical jungle !!
The outside pool
The swimming pool and Garden Hammam
Chillax zone !
One of my favorite places!
The water pouring over your head and shoulders was the best massage !
I didn’t want to leave this place!
Jacuzzi zone !
My lovely assistant !
Then I went to a different area for my massage and body scrub!
The body scrub is done inside this room
then you can take a shower and get ready for the massage!
After the relaxing massage enjoy a tasty honey ginger tea with some fruits !
Heading out before it gets too dark!
Goodbye Alareen !
Hope you enjoyed my report :)
Photos copyright: Rasha Yousif