In Dubai, ladies and gentlemen alike love a quick beauty fix. And entrepreneur Negin Fattahi-Dasmal is the exacting impresario making sure locals get what they’re looking for. Her N.Bars—the first nail bars in the Middle East—do a brisk business; you can get a perfectly executed mani-pedi in just under an hour. The closest one to the Conrad is just 10 minutes away via the super-easy-to-navigate Dubai Metro. Head to the station directly in front of the hotel, buy your round-trip ticket at the booth, and take the train one stop on the Red Line toward the Jebel Ali to Emirates Towers Metro Station. From there, walk on 13th Street to Emirates Tower 1, where you’ll find N.Bar on the main floor. In the same complex, you’ll find N.Bar’s male-centric equivalent: 1847 Grooming Lounge, where Dubai’s well-groomed executives go to be hot-toweled, masqued, and massaged. In their Traditional Barber Shop clients can receive a classic wet shave, beard or mustache trim, and even a 15-minute hair and scalp treatment (a great value at under $15).
Starting from 308th Road, go around the roundabout and take the second exit onto Za’abeel, then onto Al Sa'ada. At the next roundabout, take the first exit. There, nestled among Jumeirah Emirates Towers, you'll find N. Bar and 1847.
N.BAR: Sheikh Zayed Rd.; +971-(0)4-330-1001; nbaruae.com
1847: Sheikh Zayed Rd.; +971-(0)4-330-1847; 1847uae.com