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Arabian Ranches Golf and Nails

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Since TBG was gonna go to the Arabian Ranches Golf Club driving range and hit some balls, I decided to tag along and get my nails done, and enjoy the lovely weather.  Luckily, TheNailSpa salon in the Arabian Ranches Clubhouse had an opening, and I was able to get in to get my raggedy-looking nails done.

The interior was pretty and calm and fairly quiet… my nail technician was quick and efficient and did a nice job.  The chairs were comfy, and futuristic looking.  The pedicure chairs looked particularly inviting.

Furniture here tends to be a bit... um..... extreme.

Furniture here tends to be a bit… um….. extreme.

Don't the pedicure chairs look comfy?

Don’t the pedicure chairs look comfy?

It was odd that the salon supervisor and another woman stood together with a clipboard watching her the entire time she was doing my nails.  Prices here are at a premium, they seem to be between 10 – 15% higher than other places I’ve frequented in Dubai.  And, like most, pressure to purchase additional product was consistent and heavy.  But it is convenient and the quality was good.  Beware of providing your phone number, you’ll be receiving many many many phone calls from them!  If you schedule an appointment, they’ll call back to confirm your appointment.  Then, they’ll call the day before the reconfirm your appointment.  Then, you’ll be called on your appointment day a bit before your appointment time to confirm that you’re coming.  And if you don’t schedule an appointment, you’ll be called to ask why and to ask you to schedule one.  If you’re like me, and on a pre-paid phone system, it’s annoying, to say the least!

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After the bit of pampering, I wandered out to the driving range to watch TBG hit balls for a bit.  Not my norm, but I was “car-less” and he was my chauffeur!  Found some comfy chairs to lie back in and wait for him to tire.  The view was lovely and relaxing, so I never made it to the range, just waited for him on the patio.  This is a bit of what I saw as I relaxed…….

Lovely course.

Lovely course.

Some of the villas are right *on* the golf course.

Some of the villas are right *on* the golf course.

Calm pretty view.  In the desert.

Calm pretty view. In the desert.

comfy place to stash my pocketbook and mickey mouse hat

comfy place to stash my pocketbook and mickey mouse hat

Great place to prop up my fee, huh?  The bottom of the trees appear to have all been trimmed.... wouldn't want to brush up against them, ya know......

Great place to prop up my fee, huh? The bottom of the trees appear to have all been trimmed…. wouldn’t want to brush up against them, ya know……

Not long after I arrived, he came up toting his clubs…. And we headed back to the truck.

And yes, TBG, hauling his clubs.   Says something about good exercise..... I think he's too cheap to tip a caddy!

And yes, TBG, hauling his clubs. Says something about good exercise….. I think he’s too cheap to tip a caddy!

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Now, just take a look at the amazing brickwork here, and the landscaping.  It’s such a beautiful, well-tended place.  Hardly looks like the desert now, does it??  It’s a lovely compound, a gorgeous place to live in Dubai.

Service Review – Girl Talk Salon, Dubai

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I bought a groupon voucher for this insanely priced pampering package…… it included a one hour revitalizing facial, a hair treatment, a foot scrub, classic manicure and pedicure plus a 1-hour body scrub.  Now, remember, all this is included, and cost AED179 – That’s just a skosh under fifty bucks.  Really!

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The facial was truly soothing, light massaging, a gentle cleanse, then some exfoliation followed by a really yummy cucumber mask.  Heaven.  The facial person was one of the most stunningly lovely women I’ve seen, she was from Kenya.  Gorgeous skin.

Next up was the body scrub – not for the faint of heart or the ultra-modest.  This was a pretty intense full body scrub.  But it was done in a discreet and professional manner…. and I promise you that my skin felt as smooth as a baby’s after that scrub.

Then came the foot scrub and the mani-pedi – nothing unusual or really outrageous about it, the foot scrub felt great, though.

Didn’t have time to do the hair treatment, but the cut and color that I had done in addition to this package was wonderful.  My only complaint was that it was freezing in there – maybe not for the staff, but if you’re the passive customer, it’s COLD!  But the salon was clean, bright and well-cared-for.  If you’re looking for a really nice pampering package at an affordable price, definitely look at this one!

Girl Talk Beauty Center

Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah Plaza,1st Floor
Dubai P.O. Box 1347  +971-4-3492600