RAYYA Wellness - The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel

Derived from an Arabic word, Rayya means “breeze” – as refreshing as a gentle breeze and envisions a rich legacy of wellbeing solutions that transcend time and aimed to amalgamate the vibrant positive energy for a rejuvenation of wellbeing. Rayya Wellness at The Retreat Palm Dubai M Galley by Sofitel has something for everyone to rediscover your body, mind and soul. mylifestylenews writes.

Situated at the east crescent of The Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Rayya Wellness is one of the many flagship spa and wellness centres of the brand throughout the entire UAE. With a holistic wellness regimen and approach tailored to soothe your mind, rejuvenate your body and rediscover your soul, as part the brand’s philosophy, every crafted holistic wellness programme is designed with an objective to suit your wellness goal and lifestyle. The first wellness concept of its kind in the region, the Rayya Wellness philosophy goes far beyond simply offering health and wellbeing therapies. It is about reimagining and defining personal rejuvenation, providing holistic, tailor-made experiences that amaze the senses, revitalize the body and elevate the spirit.

Passing through the hallway adorned by decorative wall plants, the wooden Rayya signage hitched on the artificial moss is shining bright with the halogen light which you can’t possibly miss. With the male signage pointing to the left and female’s to the right, yet the wellness reception is located after making the right turn for all booking treatments, so a moment of hesitation if you are a man having your appointment booked by making the wrong right turn, which can be quite embarrassing especially in this region.

Entering the wellness centre, the small reception area is dominated by a rather dull sofa set with mismatched cushions that is lacking of life and rather congested. The first impression does not really offer you a peaceful, calming and zen ambience nor even a holistic wellness approach by looking at the surround that was again decorated with artificial wall plants and flowers as well as a “Salt of the earth” machinery placed next to the sofa that creates a more clinical feel to the entire room that instantly become less inviting. Moreover, there wasn’t any background music to sooth the room during our visit neither with a unique or signature aromatic scent to give prominence to the wellness centre. However, the cheerful Agnes warmed us up with her smile and her conviviality to give us a quick tour, to add further mileage to the spa.

The couple's treatment suite is probably one of the highlights of Rayya Wellness in terms of interior fit out at The Retreat Palm Dubai M Galley by Sofitel. White marble floors and 
walls with controlled lighting add a sophisticated touch to the spacious room accompanied by an elevated hydraulic tub for further relaxation with a separate shower, toilet and closet to store your belongings. Silky flat sheets lay horizontally on the two soft massage beds with neatly arranged amenities.

Moving on to another room on the opposite side of the wellness centre is this very special room designed mainly for Ayurveda and a Calm Mind Retreat journey harnessing the healing powers of nature delivered to you.

Rayya Wellness offers a range of all-inclusive retreat packages, designed to help improve mental and physical wellbeing. Enjoy the world of Rayya wellness signature 6Rs enchanting retreat programs that take you on a personalized journey into the lasting benefits of spa therapies, which are specially developed to ensure love and care shine through in details and prepare to disengage from everyday life as boundless bliss awaits you.

RENEW – The Detox and Cleanse Wellness Retreat designed to help eliminate the toxins and stresses of modern living.

RELAX – The Yoga and Mindfulness Wellness Retreat to help you find peace and balance in your bustling daily as you cultivate increased self-awareness and clarity through guided meditation sessions and revitalizing yogic techniques as well as to restore your body’s natural rhythm and achieve inner calm.

REVIVE – The Emotional Wellness Retreat designed to improve all-round emotional wellbeing and raise flagging energy levels, enriching physical and mental balance.

REVITALIZE – The Spa Wellness Retreat is blissfully designed to revise and rebalance mind, body and spirit as well as to pamper all six senses by taking you on a delightful journey through timeless relaxation.

REBUILD – The Weight Management Wellness Retreat designed to provide the perfect balance of physical activity, personal meditation and beneficial nutrition tailored to your specific needs towards a healthier lifestyle. 

RESHAPE – The Fitness Retreat designed to achieve your fitness goals with tailored daily fitness workouts and wellness sessions, complemented by a personalized nutrition plan.

Each retreat is customized and tailored for a 3,5,7,10,14 nights or longer with pre-arrival consultation to understand the baseline and individual wellbeing goals to curate a bespoke personalized retreat with wellness services, treatments and rituals infused with local elements, Rayya Wellness’ has been inspired by the essence of the region’s age-old culture and traditions.

Besides, customized massage is also one of Rayya Wellness signature treatments. A 60 minute Balinese style full-body, deep-tissue oil massage treatment was suggested and carried out in a smaller treatment room. Hanan – the therapist performed in her great therapeutic skills with a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and “Qi” (energy) around the body. A variety of techniques including skin rolling, kneading and stroking and pressure-point stimulation, with just the right medium to strong pressure as requested transforming her magic hands to my entire body with bliss by bringing a sense of wellbeing, calm and deep relaxation that helps to boost circulation and target knotted tissue to address physical issues.

We were then adjourned to the après-spa relaxation room located at the upper level for a further 15 minutes of oxygen infused by choosing one of the four colours (Red/Blue/Green/Yellow) with infused aroma oxygen that pleases your mood and emotion. In addition to the traditional spa treatment, Rayya Wellness also offer IV Vitamin/Detoxx Drips with various vitamins and other ingredients to hydrate, immune booster support, improves mood and concentration as well as energy and cognitive enhancement and muscle recovery.

Escape from the strains of your daily life and embark on a journey to restore your mental and physical wellbeing. Revitalize yourself and rediscover your inner balance, soothe from top to toe with rituals that offer inner wellness and boundless bliss. It is time to pamper yourself with a worthy retreat.

Tried & Tested:

Location: 4/5

Design & Decor: 3/5

Service: 3.5/5

Value For Money: 4/5

Experience: 4/5


RAYYA Wellness The Retreat Palm Dubai 

East Crescent, The Palm Jumeirah

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

P.O. Box 118237

Tel: +971 4 524 7777

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