MUSCAT: Grand Spa’s Ghubra branch opened last week under the auspices of Sayyida Dr Khoula bint Julanda al Said, senior consultant at The Royal Hospital, after refurbishments. The revamped spa has added gym and jacuzzi to its existing beauty, hair and massage services. It also offers treatments with organic products.

Speaking on the occasion, Sayyida Dr Khoula said, “The spa has been redesigned keeping in mind the female clientele. This is the start to a big change. For working women, relaxation is important after a hard day’s work and the spa will be an ideal place for them.

“This industry is picking up as we see new spas opening across the country. For any country that is looking to attract foreign tourists, homegrown spas will be a big attraction. It is essential that these spas also provide quality service.”

Alya Ahmed Sulaiman, director of Grand Spa said, “I opened the first spa in Shatti and we have expanded slowly. Now, I have three branches in Muscat and one in Salalah. Our charges are reasonable and our primary concern is to give customers a unique experience. In Oman, men and women are equally interested in spas.”

Alya said that it is human nature to want to relax and feel pampered and it applies to both genders. “People in Muscat are visiting spas for different treatments. Most of our clients visit us to relax. They like to enjoy the serene atmosphere at a spa and like being pampered by highly qualified professionals.”