Dubai is officially the world’s best spa destination. It was one of many titles afforded to the UAE at last week’s World Spa Awards, which saw the country walk away with ten accolades.

It’s hardly surprising, with the number of luxury hotels in the country, but it also won titles such as World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa and World’s Best Private Island Spa.

Five of the award-winning spas are located in the UAE capital, while the other five winners are all located in Dubai. The titles were doled out during a ceremony in Dubai on Monday, October 21. The red-carpet ceremony was hosted at the Armani Hotel Dubai, which took the coveted title of World’s Best Hotel Spa.

Rebecca Cohen, managing director at World Spa Awards, said: “Armani Hotel Dubai has proven a world-class host on what has been a magnificent evening of triumph for the spa and wellness industry. We have had the privilege of recognising the leading organisations from across the world and my congratulations to each of them.”

The awards also saw Australian actress Olivia Newton-John honoured with the title of ‘Wellness Pioneer 2019’, as the co-owner of Gaia Retreat & Spa in Byron Bay.

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