Abu Dhabi:: stop, relax and spa

This will be my last post of my Abu Dhabi trip.

On the last day, I decided to just relax at the hotel before we get on to our flight.  This is my hobby… try the spa in every hotel I stay.

The spa at the Eastern Mangroves  is an Anantara spa brand so I was excited to try it out.

Entrance of the spa was small and cozy so I thought the facility may be small as well.  But was surprised how huge the inside was.  First led to the changing room, there was a red checkered scarf to rap around your body.  So Arabian and cool.



For the ladies, there was full amenities which also had the Elemis brand skin care products. Nice!


Later, this is what really surprised me.  A huge dome where you can get a Traditional Turkish Hammam treatment.  It was incredible. Unfortunately I did not have the time to experience this treatment,  the whole marble floor and table was heated.   What was so nice was that you get a private steam spa room just to your self which I enjoyed very much.

My picture taken by iPhone doesn’t capture the beautiful dome but look at the website here for the full picture.  It’s so nice.



Treatment room was very big which had full facility (Jacuzzi bath, toilet, shower, changing room etc..)


Overall the treatment was very nice.  The receptionist recommended me a Rose Sheer Bliss treatment and it was very nice.

After the spa treatment feeling so relaxed, I went to the supermarket right next to our hotel.  Very westernized, a UK brand Waitrose Market was there.  You can basically get anything here just like in Singapore.


And interestingly, for non-Muslims, there was a pork section where you can go in through the automatic door secluded from the rest of the area.


Time to say goodbye to Abu Dhabi and fly back to Singapore.  The weather was great than I imagined and the whole cultural experience was wonderful and eye opening.  I love to experience new cultures so it was great.

I have to say,,, Etihad is the most incredible airline I have ever took.  The moment we got to the airport, there was a separate check in entrance for Etihad.  Then, a bell boy?  came to carry our luggage.  Its like a hotel.


When we approached to the lounge… my god!  It was packed with people.  I couldn’t believe it.  People were starting to sit on the floor and it was complete chaos.  I have never been to a business lounge so crowded with people.

But the wonderful staff quickly escorted us to the First Class lounge where there were hardly any people.


I looked around for a buffet area for drinks and some snacks to take but there weren’t any.  Of course… this is a First Class lounge.  They take your orders at the table and cook a fresh meal for you.  Haha.  I never experienced this, and it was NICE!


Since this may be the first and last time I will ever visit a First Class lounge, I went to take a tour.

Over the top.  Really?  Six Sense Spa at the lounge?!  Incredible.



Okay, time to get back to reality.  Our flight back was a Manchester City sponsor airbus.  My husband was excited. Huh?  I thought he was a Manchester United fan…  Guys.  They just love soccer.




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