Spa by Clarins at Marsa Malaz Kempinski

Indulge in the hammam at Spa by Clarins in The Pearl-Qatar

Spa by Clarins at Marsa Malaz Kempinski

The promise
Drawing on the rich traditions of the region, the Signature Hammam Experience promises a ritual of deep detox and warmth at one of Doha’s most opulent day spas.

Step by step
In the steamy cocoon of the hammam, therapist Evi cleanses our skin from top to toe with Moroccan soap, washing off suds with warm water. The next step is an intensely satisfying exfoliation with a Clarins bamboo scrub. We leave the hammam for a treatment room with a high-tech massage table, where we’re slathered with a body masque, then a hair masque. She then creates a steam chamber for one, before delivering a pleasant scalp massage. After a quick shower, a light all-over massage with lotion finishes the session.

The result
Our skin is beautifully clean and silky soft to touch. We also feel deeply relaxed.

Pros
The Turks and Moroccans know a thing or two about pampering – it doesn’t get much better than this.

Cons
The massage is brief and seems a bit of an after-thought. However, you can choose to add an aromatherapy massage at extra cost.
QR750 (60 minutes). Spa by Clarins, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5555).

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