Fact Spa & Wellness Awards UAE 2024

The sixth annual FACT Spa & Wellness Awards Dubai ceremony took place on Wednesday, 1 May at Fairmont The Palm.

This year, the UAE’s spa and wellness community turned out in support of their favourite barbershops, beach clubs, beauty salons, fitness and wellness centres, and spas, casting over forty-five thousand votes over the past four months.

56 awards were given out across 29 categories which covered over 150 hotel and independent spas, salons, health clubs, and wellness centres.

300 guests enjoyed a sociable evening of delicious canapés and free-flowing drinks at the Sea View Garden at Fairmont The Palm.

The who’s who of the UAE’s spa and wellness industry turned out for the exciting ceremony turned party, with top GMs, Spa Directors, Marketing and PR professionals, as well as selected social media influencers in attendance. Embodying FACT’s down-to-earth and fun approach, the event was a laid-back and casual affair. 

After years of trying and testing luxurious treatments across the emirates, from plush hotel spas to fabulous independent venues, FACT has become the luxury authority in the UAE. The FACT Spa & Wellness Awards UAE 2024 celebrated the leaders of the industry who continue to be the gateway for indulgence in the finer things in life.

“I would like to congratulate all the winners, and every single nominee. You are the heartbeat of an adored industry that works tirelessly to balance our mind, body and soul. We thank everyone who came out and helped us to commend the best and favourites in the spa and wellness game, and we’ll be back next year with even more to celebrate,” Edward Smith, FACT’s publisher said.

The FACT Spa & Wellness Awards UAE recognise brilliance in the health and wellbeing industry, with winners awarded based on both public votes and critics’ opinion. Each category was given two awards, the BEST and the FAVOURITE. The latter is the result of a popular choice decided through online public voting, and the former is the critic’s choice decided by the FACT editorial team and an independent panel of industry experts. Some of the standout accolades included the Spa of the Year, awarded to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental – Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental in Abu Dhabi, and The Spa – Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai.

The sponsors on the night included A+E, Bash Events, Beauty Solutions, Creation Bakery, Crystal Corporation, Dibba Bay Oysters, Fairmont the Palm, Ixora, Kara Kare, INITIO Parfums Privés, Lyre’s, Omnycom, Pearl Tree, Serenity Spa, The Mud House Studio and Valgerand.

The FACT Spa & Wellness Awards is part of a wider initiative by FACT M.E. who are already well-established with their popular dining awards in the Gulf region.