Crash Fluid Facial with BABOR

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One of my favorite salons in Dubai, The Loft Fifth Avenue launched spa menu which I came to test the other day. In the spa, they offer many different facials and massages for all skin types. All treatments are done with famous German skin care products, BABOR. After the laser peeling experience, my skin had lack of moisture; therefore, I chose Crash Fluid Treatment. This facial instantly hydrates, detoxifies and restore the moisture of the skin. My therapist, Abi gave me all necessary recommendations about my skin care and did an amazing facial. I was so happy after the treatment my skin got fully recovered from the laser peeling. It was super smooth and hydrated. Besides, if you already familiar with BABOR products, you can buy most of them for a home use at The Loft Fifth Avenue. It was my first time using this brand but I will definitely keep it in mind.

  • Name – The Loft Fifth Avenue
  • Location – The Dubai Mall, LG floor (free parking)
  • Treatment – Crash Fluid Treatment
  • Welcome – general greeting
  • Service – excellent service and amazing facial
  • Ambiance – very clean and relaxing
  • Price – 300 AED ($82)
  • Overall Experience – ★★★★★

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Solo Tre Spa, Media City Dubai

I got invited to Solo Tre Spa to try one of their treatments. After checking company website, I thought it would be a nice experience and agreed to come to review it. On Solo Tre Spa website everything looked glamorous and treatments sounded very appealing, I wanted to do all of them. However since I could choose only one, I decided to do a massage. Plus it has been on my list for a couple of weeks. Usually, I like to go to 5-start hotel’s spas because of their relaxing ambience. But since I was invited to a free treatment, I thought it would be a great experience as well.

The spa located in Media City, Dubai so it was 25 min drive from my place (Downtown Dubai). They have a free valet parking for the spa clients so it is very convenient, taking into consideration how hard to find free parking in that area. From the outside it looked also great but after I entered my spa mood fade away. First of all, everyone was confused about my appointment. Second, I felt myself clearly in the salon, not spa. I guess the name is a bit misleading. As most of the salon, they have different services for hair, nails, massage and facials.

To be honest, I have a mixed filling about the whole thing. I loved the massage and my therapist was excellent. Her name is Katte and she is originally from Thailand. She knows great Thai massage techniques and I got an amazing massage. Also, bed was comfortable to lay during the treatment. But the ambience around was not that great. All doors were making old door noise, the room has to be fully repainted and I could hear people talking outside. Besides, their area for nails doesn’t have proper ventilation so it smells a lot of nail gel and acrylic powder. They were doing renovation at the time I came and hopefully, they will fix all the flows soon. So far, it is not a weekend getaway spa, more like a quick fix salon next to an office. Although I believe soon it will be much nicer.

  • Name – Solo Tre Spa
  • Location – Media City, Dubai next to Radisson Blu
  • Treatment – Solo Tre Spa special massage
  • Welcome – they were confused about my appointment at first
  • Service – great service, nice massage, friendly employees
  • Ambience – very simple, super basic, not luxury at all
  • Price – 270 AED for 60 min
  • Overall Experience – ★★★☆☆