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Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates: Expedited Spa Treatments

Airports, where anxiety runs high and jet lag takes its toll, are the ideal locations for a spa—but it is a rare traveler who arrives early to squeeze in an hour-long hot-stone massage. The exclusive Six Senses brand, with spas in the Etihad Airways multimillion-dollar first-class and business-class lounges, has designed a clever solution to the time crunch: a series of Asian-inspired, 15-minute treatments. First-class and business passengers can book a rejuvenating facial, a Japanese reiki treatment, body realignment or a cooling scrub to refresh weary legs—all guaranteed to soothe the body in preparation for air travel. Spa hours are, cleverly, coordinated with flight schedules.