One&Only Private Spa at The Palm, Dubai

There are (rather to Beauty Bible's surprise) lots of very good reasons to visit Dubai. The climate.  (Think:  perfect English summer's days - in January.) The shopping.  (From Jimmy Choo to Dean & Deluca via Bloomingdale's and Prada.)  And the food.  Yum, yum, yum...

But should you ever find yourself in this new global hub, we also recommend you make a bee-line for the stunningly glamorous new ESPA spa, at the ultra-deluxe One & Only The Palm resort.

And book yourself - and someone you love - in for The Palm Escape, which takes place in one of their super-discreet, two-person suites. First, you'll be scrubbed ultra-clean on heated marble hammam beds.  Then the two of you you can slather mineral-rich rhassoul mud all over each other, and swelter in steam for 20 pore-opening minutes.  After a cool cleansing shower, a soak:  each suite features two of these egg-shaped baths, so you can chat as you sink beneath the bubbles.

The finale?  A blissful 60-minute ESPA massage by therapists that are truly, truly world-class.  (And we've kissed a few frogs, on the therapist front, so we know of what we write...)  Then you can hang out in the private relaxation area.

Only that's not quite all, because afterwards, you'll unravel a little more over a two-course lunch on the hotel's terrace (included in the treatment price).

It is pure spa heaven.  And we'll be back.