A&E Reviews: Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Lindsay Judge   |   06-10-2019

This Mediterranean oasis is a welcome break from the hectic city life, here we discover all this hidden gem located in the heart of Dubai has to offer.


When you arrive at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai and see the panoramic sea views against the modern white decor you will be instantly taken to another place. This relatively new resort feels more Mediterranean coastline than Arabian sea and it is the perfect weekend getaway for a little bit of escapism.



While many are familiar with Nikki Beach Club it’s neighbouring Nikki Beach Resort & Spa is perhaps the lesser known part of the Nikki Beach family. Nestled in the corner of Pearl Jumeirah with a 450ft private beach, the resort is easy to reach from anywhere in Dubai or further afield in the UAE. The driveway alone is impressive as you arrive to see the sky blue sea glowing behind the resort. Stepping inside you’ll notice the interiors are like no other in the UAE. The interiors were designed in collaboration with DSA Architects International with interiors by Gatserelia Design. Modern and fresh, this resort really has its own personality and style.


The resort consisted of 132 rooms, suites and private villas as well as five restaurants and lounges, including the famous Nikki Beach Club. There’s also Nikki Spa as well as Tone Gym – for those wanting to work out while they stay.



The serene blue and white décor in the rooms mirror the atmosphere of the lobby area to feel like the outside is coming in. With light and area interiors, the room features mood lighting so you can create your own atmosphere however you’re feeling. We recommend choosing a sea view room over a city view for real escapism but the city view rooms are also great if you still want to be connected to your surroundings.



For those looking for the ultimate luxury check into one of the resort’s beach front villas. The fifteen villas come with their own private pool for complete privacy.


Food and Dining



If you’re staying at the resort on the weekend then be sure to take part in the Nikki Friday Brunch. Taking part in the Nikki Café close to the hotel’s stunning pool you can sit back and feast on Mediterranean treats while heading to the pool for a quick dip in between. With all the food on offer be sure not to fill up too much before dessert because the homecooked sweet offering is one of the best we have tried in the UAE. Make sure you wake up in time for breakfast which also takes place in Nikki Café and is not to be missed!



If you’re looking for something different, take a walk along the beach to Nikki Beach club where you can drink and dine with a more lively atmosphere. While Key West, the hotel’s second restaurant offering offers Caribbean dishes with a Latin twist. The beachfront bar and grill is perfect for an evening visit.


Nikki Spa



However short or long your visit, don’t leave this resort without a visit to Nikki Spa. This unique spa is one-of-a-kind thanks to its boutique atmosphere and modern décor.  The minimal spa features a chic layout with hydrothermal facilities, relaxation area and its own private vitality pool. Everything about this spa is cool and sleek, even down to the choice of music which consists of chilled pop hits, rather than the usual spa tracks


When you’ve booked in for a treatment be sure to arrive early  to make use of the spa’s facilities. You’ll notice plenty of small details around the spa that make  this place really unique. From the Jar of Wisdom containing inspiring life messages, to the mood lighting and special aromas.



We opted for the On The Rocks body treatment which consisted of a hot volcanic stone massage . The relaxing treatment releases deep seated tension and stress and uses Claris Relax Treatment oil in rich aromatic essential oils to calm the body and mind. This treatment was truly relaxing and perfect for an early morning wake up or a late evening relaxing activity.



If  you prefer something more experimental the Hammam comes highly recommended. The traditional Moroccan treatment room offers a holistic and nurturing experience that detoxifies the body inside and out. After  the one hour deep cleaning and purifying body ritual you’ll be left with smooth and shiny skin. Ready to start the week again!


Nikki Beach Resort & Spa is offering a number of staycation packages. For more information email reservations.dubai@nikkibeachhotels.com  or call 00971 4376 6034



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