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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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