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