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Al Nahda Resort & Spa
Located near Muscat, Oman

"Perched on the floodplain between the ruggedly beautiful mountains and endless untamed beaches of Oman, in the neighbourhood of Muscat, is the Al Nahda Resort and Spa.  Thirty acres of green and white and spa indulgence – manicured lawns and flowering trees marching between freshly painted white guest villas scattered among all the opportunities to get fit and feel good – pools, gym, spa, tennis and volleyball courts, meditation centre, relaxation gardens, and a laughing tent (?!)...." 
- Dr. KC Barker,

Amara Spa
Located in the Park Hyatt, Dubai

“Just relax!… It is so easy to say and not so easy to do!” Jason Sloan, Director of Amara Spa is explaining to me the Amara spa mission - to create a “spa journey” that promotes a sense of stimulated relaxation. Does that make sense? Well, yes when you think that it really isn’t easy to shut out work and family pressures..." 
- Dr. KC Barker,

Cleopatra at Wafi City
Located in Wafi City, Dubai

"Inside the pyramids of Egypt are dark tunnels and danger; however, the interior of the Pyramid at Wafi is exactly the opposite – warm and welcoming..." 
- Dr. KC Barker,

kaya skin clinic
Located in Town Centre in Jumeirah UAE

"A crisp, bright, white reception area – glass and chrome – not the usual spa waiting room.  A doctor’s consultation room next to the check-in desk.  Not a typical spa feature.  No soothing scents and whispered instructions – not the usual spa welcome.  But this is not a usual spa – it is kaya skin clinic..."
- Dr. KC Barker,

Khatt Springs Spa
Located in Dubai UAE

“An Oasis of Wellness” – set up against the rugged and parched Hajar Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah, the Khatt Springs hotel and spa is literally a refuge from the daunting and haunting surroundings. Sometimes a spa is set in..."
- Dr. KC Barker,

Mandara Spa
Located in The Monarch Dubai, Dubai UAE

"Any day is a good day to spa, but some days, a spa is just a necessity!  My body and mind were aching for a break after the extended, tedious hours of conference organizing. Maybe you, too, have experienced the point at which you simply need to put life aside and escape to the spa.  Mandara Spa is just the place to..."
- Dr. KC Barker,

SensAsia Urban Spa
Located in Dubai UAE

“I smell like a delicious fresh biryani and I feel slender. I’ve just emerged from at Sensasia – the “urban spa” in The Village on Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai. I’ve spent the afternoon..."
- Dr. KC Barker,

Willow Stream Spa
Located in the Fairmont Hotel, Dubai UAE

"Shocking, really.  Willow Stream Spas and Fairmont Hotels are such prominent industry names.  As a Canadian, I am proud of the initial Canadian development of the line and I’m particularly disappointed..."
- Dr. KC Barker,

Talise Spa
Located in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai UAE

"Madinat Jumeirah is easily Dubai’s finest resort – a collection of super-luxurious hotels design in the traditional Arabian style  - studded with amazing restaurants, gilded statues, and exotic shops; edged with white beaches, swaying palms and ocean breezes; and punctuated by the iconic Burj Al Arab.  Talise Spa is set at the edge of the resort where..."
- Dr. KC Barker,

The Spa  New
Located in The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai, Dubai UAE

"The Spa at The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai may be the newest spa in Dubai; certainly, it is the newest innovation in Emaar’s illustrious list of achievements..."
- Dr. KC Barker,