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Salt Cave Spa in Dubai: Unique & Refreshing

I am always on a look out for new exciting things in United Arab Emirates. And this time I happened to come across this unique SALT CAVE SPA located in Wafi Mall, Dubai. It’s the first of its kind providing salt therapy in a man-made salt cave. While you relax in the cave; the Salt Therapy is doing the work on your body mechanically. The whole experience was incredible and highly recommended.

Let me tell you something about the therapy:

Salt Therapy is a completely natural, non-invasive, non-medical, side effect free therapy, where dry salt aerosol of natural salt is passively inhaled in the specially constructed SALT CAVE SPA built by experts.  I was amazed to know there are over 500 salt caves in the world. Interesting isn’t it? Well here are some benefits of Salt Therapy.

For centuries, people have trusted the benefits of salt therapy to relieve respiratory illnesses improve skin conditions and strengthen their immune systems. Today, people of all ages can benefit from the natural healing properties found in natural salt through halo therapy – salt therapy in a man-made salt cave. Children who have received regular salt therapy sessions have stronger health and do not fall ill. They find the environment an adventure and can play at the same time as receiving the immune strengthening salt therapy. Salt therapy is also good for the nervous system and relieves stress as well as anxiety because it is saturated with negative ions. It helps to get rid of various dermatological problems, as salt destroys bad bacteria on the skin.

You can find more details from their website

I did finish the first of my six sessions and felt so refreshed. The best part was that I could sit in the cave in my regular clothes, just close my eyes and forget all my worries. While there is also a kids play area so that you can enjoy the experience without interruptions. The cost of the session was AED 250 and each session is for 45 minutes.



Samira Murshid Al Romaithi

UAE INSIDER Part 5 : The Salt Cave Spa

Yes you read the title correctly, a salt cave spa! Curiosity got the better of me and I just had to try this place out (oh and I apologize in advance for not getting the best quality photos but it was quite difficult with the lighting)

The spa asserts that Salt Therapy is designed to cleanse & rejuvenate the body and promote health and well-being. After reading up a bit more about it, some studies claim that salt therapy also has many benefits including the treatment of conditions such as Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Cold and Flu, Coughs, Allergies, Eczema, and aids in Stress relief, Relaxation and
preformation conditioning enhancement for athletes.

The experience was very simple, you take of your shoes and wear some sterile blue foot covers, then lie on one of the recliners and just breath in the air for 45 minutes (there is also a small play area in the cave for people who want to treat or bring along children)

The walls and floors of the salt cave are covered with natural salt to keep the room sterile, and during the session a salt aerosol generator grinds up natural salt to a fine dust that is dispersed into the room for you to inhale. The lighting in the cave alternates to different colors (my favorite being the blue/purple) and there is calm spa-like music that plays in the background.

I only did one session and so cannot make any judgment about the benefits but there are a number of testimonials on the spa’s website from people who seem to have continued long-term.


Wafi Mall, First floor, opposite Salaam store
Telephone: 04-370-8877
Instagram: @saltcavespa



Dubai's Desperate Housewife - To the Salt Cave!

To the Salt Cave!

No. I’m not a wannabe Batman, but I am a woman who suffers rather too many sinus problems. Mum thinks she did something wrong when she was pregnant (perhaps on the day she was making my sinuses she had a chicken vindaloo, tap-danced in the library and drank two double gins; I don’t know: it was the ‘70s) – and basically these air pockets of mine have very narrow drains, which leads to them getting congested a lot. 

Especially in Dubai, where they air we breathe is perhaps 40% air and 60% airborne dust.
So I do a lot to try and relieve my chronic and painful sinus congestion. I’ve tried saline sprays, decongestants, Panadol Sinus, nasal sprays, neti pots, oil-pulling (Google it), both drinking and inhaling pure apple cider vinegar, acupuncture and even full-on antibiotics.   

Nothing seems to work.
      “You need to see a specialist and get it sorted surgically,” DH told me as I woke in puffy-eyed agony the other morning.

So I did what I like to do and ran for another alternative cure: the Salt Cave. The one in Dubai (the only one in the region, actually) calls itself a Salt Cave Spa, but I think “spa” is pushing it a bit.

Claiming to alleviate over 20 problems alphabetically from acne, allergies and asthma to sinusitis and snoring, the Salt Cave is a space in which you sit for 45 mins, breathing in the salty air.
     “Just like being at the beach,” said DH.
      But it was far more than being at the beach.

Inside the “spa”, you crunch over the salt granules, lie down on one of the many recliners, and relax while listening to lounge music. I had a violent burst of coughing, then nothing. The recliner was not reclined enough for me to take the nap I so desperately wanted. On the plus side, there is free Wifi but, I have to admit, I did a bit of yoga-breathing, read the paper and clock-watched.
      “If you turn on the torch on your mobile phone, you’ll see the air looks like snowflakes,” said the assistant. I didn’t bother, but, when I licked my lips 15 mins into my incarceration, they tasted of salt – clearly the atmosphere was dense with the stuff (I wondered what damage it was doing to my Tod’s bag). My hair went curly.
       At 45 minutes precisely, I left the Bat Salt Cave.  Other than feeling mildly annoyed about the curly hair and a bit crispy round the lips, I didn’t feel any different.

But that night, as I woke to my nightly juggle of right-then-left blocked sinuses, I lay on my left side and, for the first time in what felt like 100 years, my right sinus cleared. I blew my nose, and out it all came, with a crackle, from the top of my forehead (sorry for TMI). For the first time I remember, my right nostril and sinus was clear. It was 3am but I could have danced a jig.
      But will I be going back? To clear the other side? At AED 250 a pop plus a tedious drive to Wafi,  your guess is as good as mine…
      Find the Salt Cave Spa at Wafi Mall. 04-3708877. This is not a sponsored post.




Phenomenal Colonics by Maryke Vogel, London

       Man made Salt caves are beginning to appear around the world. It is an original concept from Eastern Europe where these salt mines and caves appear naturally. Entering them for up to 1 hour alleviates and helps people with asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. Helpful also for acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, allergies, rheumatism and so on.


      About 3 weeks ago I returned by train, from a very warm area in the UK, back to London one evening where it was raining heavily and quite windy all over sudden. I got caught in the rain and unfortunately got a bit ill from the sudden change and being drenched. I had the worst cold I had in ages and it finished up lingering in my chest. Reminding me what it was like to have asthma again.


      Having tried the largest man made salt cave today in Dubai, my lungs are feeling clear again. I have to say that I wish there was one in my area.


      It is a wonderful restful treatment whereby you just relax in a lounge chair in the cave for 45 minutes. Being completely natural and drug free is amazing. It would be so nice for kids with asthma and allergies. And for the elderly with emphysema and other severe respiratory conditions.


      I am thinking of all the people back in UK who get worse with theses symptoms in the autumn and winter months, and how great it would be to have these spas widely available.



Benefits of the Salt Spa

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis
  • Ear Infections
  • Psoriasis
  • Snoring
  • Sinusitis
  • Snoring
  • Breathing Problem

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