Rihla Spa

Deep into the heart of the mesmerising desert of the Wahiba Sands, lies the serene Arabian Nights Resort and Spa. This paradise known for its stunning vistas, shifting dunes, and tranquil ambiance invites you to discover the essence of pampering here - at The Rihla Spa - a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the serene desert expanse.

Experience serenity at the Rihla Spa, your sanctuary for wellness and rejuvenation. "Rihla," Arabic for "voyage," embodies the whole experience that you will encounter here; it signifies a passage toward release and renewal. It's about shedding tensions and embracing renewal-a journey into the depths of rejuvenation, drawing inspiration from Omani culture and the captivating Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor.

At Rihla, we craft enchanting experiences for our guests as we guide them through wellness journeys through seas of tranquillity, fostering self-discovery and rejuvenation. Integrating innovation and sustainable wellness to create a diverse array of therapeutic spa services. Each luxurious therapy is meticulously tailored to cater to individual needs, ensuring a personalised experience.

Step into the realm of genuine wellness-the world of Rihla Spa. Embracing Omani influences in our services and products, we aim to infuse local essence into every aspect of your journey.

Rihla is dedicated to utilising premium natural products, harmonising the potency of nature with cutting-edge manufacturing techniques. Our treatments are a holistic blend of tradition and modernity, tantalising the senses with traditional Arabic fragrances-a seamless voyage into the realm of "Arabian Nights." Let Rihla transport you on this enchanting odyssey.

Designed to harmonise with the desert environment, the architecture of the spa embodies both traditional Omani elements and modern comforts. Low-lying structures adorned with traditional motifs create a serene and welcoming atmosphere. Natural materials like stone, wood, and fabrics are used to complement the surroundings.

The Rihla Spa offers a range of holistic treatments that aim to rejuvenate both the body and mind. Guests can indulge in massages, facials, and body scrubs, often incorporating local elements like desert sand, aromatic oils, and medicinal herbs for a truly unique experience.

Beyond relaxation, the spa provides a cultural journey. Visitors can enjoy the traditional Omani hospitality, as the spa offers insights into local customs and practices, enriching the overall experience. At Rihla the soothing sounds of the wind intermingled with the panoramic views of the dunes create a sensory experience like no other.

Guests are welcomed with warm Omani hospitality and personalised attention. Highly skilled therapists and staff ensure that each visitor's needs are catered to, enhancing the overall spa experience.

The spa boasts state-of-the-art facilities including relaxation lounges, private treatment rooms, and a refreshing pool is close at hand to cool off from the desert heat.

*Kindly note that specifics about the spa's amenities, treatments, or services may vary and could change over time.


Natural Massage Therapies

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes (75 minutes of massage, 15 minutes of shower)
The signature massage combines strokes of Thai massage and Swedish massage to create a truly relaxing and rejuvenating ritual. It includes a face massage, foot reflexology and a head massage and is designed to relax the body, mind, and spirit.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (1 hour massage, 15 minutes shower)
Similar to a Swedish massage but with deeper pressure on the muscles. The focus is on the deepest tissues, ligaments and tendons, and the therapy aims to remove stiffness of the muscles and release chronic muscle tension.

1 hour 15 minutes (60 minutes massage and 15 minutes shower)
1 hour 45 minutes (90 minutes massage and 15 minutes shower)
A full-body, medium-pressure, holistic treatment. It uses a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure, reflexology and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood to bring
a sense of well being, calm and deep relaxation.

1 hour (45 minutes massage and 15 minutes shower)
1 hour 15 minutes (60 minutes massage and 15 minutes shower)
A relaxing, medium-pressure massage that works on the superficial layers of the muscles and eases tension. It uses long gliding strokes and is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of blood oxygen, decreasing muscle toxins and improving flexibility.

Natural Body Rituals

Duration: 30 minutes
A completely natural body scrub that uses orange powder, sandalwood, and other herbs
that gently exfoliate and nourish the skin leaving it fresh, smooth, moisturised, and soft.
It is particularly beneficial for oily skin.

Duration: 30 minutes
This scrub uses brown unpolished rice powder mixed with fresh milk that gently exfoliates the skin and leaves it soft and radiant. It helps remove sun tan and mild blemishes. Good for
all skin types.

Duration: 30 minutes
A natural body pack that uses orange peel powder and other herbs which help in toxin removal. This wrap nourishes and tightens the skin and is especially beneficial for oily skin.

Duration: 30 minutes
Neem leaves have therapeutic properties and form a major ingredient in this pack. This wrap detoxifies, invigorates, and reduces blemishes, leaving the skin clear and silky smooth.
This is especially beneficial for sensitive or allergy-prone skin.

Ayurvedic Therapies

Duration: 1 hour (45 minutes massage, 15 minutes shower)
A therapy to strengthen the bones and joints, regulate the flow of blood and build immunity. It is recommended as the first step to any treatment because of its ability to retune the energy cycles. The benefit of taking Abhyanga is that it improves blood circulation, longevity, better sleep, and vitality.

Duration: 1 hour (45 minutes massage, 15 minutes shower)
A combination of an exfoliation treatment and a massage therapy is administered using a specially prepared dry powder to improve blood circulation and treat numbness of the limbs. In Udwarthanam, dry herbal powder is applied as a scrub all over the body. This treatment exfoliates the skin to give a toned and firm look, and is effective in reducing body

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (1 hour massage, 15 minutes shower)
This nourishing technique alleviates stress and targets sore muscles and joints. A heated cloth bolus containing chopped herbal Ayurvedic leaves is dipped in medicated oils and softly pressed onto the affected areas. This therapy is effective for back pain, soreness and other soft tissue inflammation, especially joint pains.

Duration: 60 minutes
This Ayurvedic treatment involves gentle pouring of herbal liquids onto the forehead from a hanging pot. This process is said to cure many diseases, relieves tension and improves general well-being.

Duration: 55 minutes 
A one of a kind Ayurvedic treatment for the hair. It prevents problems like thinning and fall and cures dandruff. Regular use of Kesh Abha results in healthy, lustrous, silky hair. This is not just a hair spa, it's a treatment which nourishes hair, deeply conditions, prevents loss, boosts volume, and improves hair texture.

Duration: 30 minutes 
Based on the ancient Ayurvedic technique that aids in reducing stress, fatigue, eyestrain, and increases mental clarity. This is a warm oil relaxing massage which uses a variety of pressure techniques that work on the upper back, scalp, neck and shoulders to improve Circulation.

Duration: 45 minutes 
Reflexology helps restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium. This gentle therapy using acupressure encourages the body to work naturally and restore its own healthy balance.

Duration: 1 hour
Treat your tired feet to our all natural foot spa. This ritual has all the ingredients of a pedicure, yet combines the natural benefits of a Spa, leaving your feet light, clean & beautiful. It is an organic and chemical free treat for your feet. It uses a salt soak to detoxify, natural salt scrub to gently exfoliate, and finally a massage with neem oil followed by a neem pack to nourish and pamper your pedestals.

Duration: 45 minutes
An excellent substitute for the regular manicure. Let nature work on your hands. We detoxify them with a warm salt soak, and then gently exfoliate them with our natural salt scrub. Followed by a massage with our nourishing oil and finally a pack to finish in style.

Couple Spa Rituals

Duration: 90 min. (45 minutes massage, 30 minutes scrub, 15 minutes shower )
A relaxing ritual for the precious moments of togetherness to relax with the healing touch of a Swedish massage and an invigorating scrub. A tender treatment which detoxifies and nourishes the skin.

Duration: 75 min. (60 min. massage, 15 min. shower)
Balinese massage for two people followed by 10 minutes of dry head massage, that makes for a truly relaxing time together.


Duration: 45 minutes
A detoxifying and lightening facial using specially formulated scrubs and the magical Kumkumadi oil to give the skin complete care. This miraculous facial reduces uneven skin tone, fine lines and enhances skin elasticity. Especially beneficial for dry and mature skin.

Duration: 1 hour
This facial is for sensitive and acne prone skin. It is based on the ancient Indian philosophy of using medicated Ayurvedic oils for healing and balancing the skin, and it makes for a magical and nourishing experience.

Rihla Spa Etiquette

Health Matters
At the Rihla Spa, your well-being is our priority. Please inform our staff of any health conditions, allergies, or injuries before your treatment. This information helps us tailor your experience to ensure maximum comfort and safety.

Spa Attire
We recommend comfortable clothing for your visit, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your treatments. Upon arrival, you'll be provided with appropriate attire for your session, ensuring your comfort throughout your time with us.

While our facilities are secure, we advise against bringing valuable items into the spa. Lockers are available for your personal belongings, allowing you to fully unwind without concern. We do not accept liability for loss or damage.

To fully enjoy your experience, we encourage arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. This allows time for check-in, a brief consultation, and transition into a relaxed state before your treatment.

Cancellation Policy
We understand that plans can change. Kindly provide us with at least six hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment to avoid a cancellation fee.
Guests will be charged a 50% cancellation fee for treatments cancelled less than six hours prior to the appointment time.
No-show or cancellations with less than two hours notice will be charged at 100%.

For the comfort and well-being of all our guests, smoking is not permitted within the spa premises. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining a clean and healthy environment.

Mobile Phones
To maintain a tranquil atmosphere for all our guests, we kindly request that mobile phones be turned off or switched to silent mode during your time at the spa.

Minimum Age
Guests must be at least 16 years old to experience our spa treatments. For younger guests, parental consent and supervision are required.