From travel journalists Fletcher Newbern

Among the 76 countries we've visited so far, we've tried it all: Indian marma massage (the therapist uses the foot), Ayuvedic in Bangkok, even a parkling lot massage by baggage handlers in Myanmar (they were excellent). Follow along and plan your next relaxation getaway, whether just down the street or halfway around the world.

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Dubai’s world-class One&Only Royal Mirage is actually three properties in one, The Palace, located beachfront, the Arabian Court and The Residence & Spa. We were fortunate to spend most of an afternoon touring this lush and elegant property. It truly is worth a look.



The Burj Al Arab defines luxury in Dubai. It is, after all, an icon for this city of elegance, indulgence and yes, even decadence (well, as decadent as you can get in a Muslim country).

So of course, expectations are high for the Assawan Spa, named, by the way for a st...

The largest spa in Dubai, ranked highest with us out of the six that we sampled. We attribute our outstanding experiences to the Fingerprint massage treatment offered by two outstanding therapists among a staff of 84. (Update: Photo above, since our visit, is the Alpha...

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