The region’s largest wellness resort and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine offering, is set to start accepting bookings from 15 October 2021.
Doha, Qatar – 16, October 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the world's first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and holistic wellness, is pleased to announce it will start accepting bookings from the 15th of October 2021.
With the anticipated official opening set to be held on 15 November 2021, Zulal Wellness Resort invites guests and travelers from across the globe to start planning their wellness getaways and retreats at the first fully-immersion wellness resort in Qatar.
Mr. Daniele Vastolo, General Manager of Zulal Wellness Resort, says, “We look forward to welcoming guests to the region’s first health and wellbeing haven. The Resort is open to everyone from across the globe who are passionate about health and wellbeing, offering them the only destination for TAIM healing”.
“While being deeply rooted in Qatari and wider Arab traditions, Zulal provides over 400 treatments available at the resort with a contemporary approach, catering to guests’ needs with a serene setting that leverages its natural surroundings. And with a digital-detox policy in all public areas, the vastness of the desert surrounding, and views on the ocean, guests can fully disconnect and reconnect with nature”, he added.
Eng. Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO, Msheireb Properties stated: “Msheireb Properties is proud to develop this fascinating resort that will be an attractive destination to our community and visitors of Qatar. It demonstrates our commitment to promote sustainability and change the perception of the current trends of construction. We are confident the guests of Zulal Wellness Resort will have an exceptional experience and enjoy the amazing facilities it has. The new resort will redefine the concept of wellness resorts and will offer unprecedented services that appeal to all members of the community”.
Zulal Wellness Resort was conceived and inspired by the integration of natural elements, land, sea and shelter, whilst retaining an inextricable connection with the Qatari landscape. Located in the Al Khasooma private coastal area at north of the country, Zulal Wellness Resort is a haven for wellness enthusiasts. The resort’s wellness offer delves into its natural surroundings, supporting guests in deepening their connection with nature, whilst being dedicated particularly to family wellness. The beauty of Qatar’s heritage can be found throughout the resort, from materials and colour schemes to patterns and textures, all of which are interwoven into the resort.
Pathways are engraved with Sidr leaves, a tree known for its valuable healing properties and effectiveness in relieving anxiety. Landscaping features ponds and water features arranged around a series of choreographed serene shaded walled gardens; a narrative inspired by memories of sea-bound travelers finding welcoming shelter in local villages. The courtyard typography offers selected views of the desert beyond whilst retaining the feeling of seclusion and protection of the village. To further blend harmoniously with its coastal desert setting, Zulal hosts local plants such as the ‘Avicennia Marina’; one of the largest and oldest mangrove species.
Guests from across all age groups will revel in extensive facilities available at the resort including hydrotherapy suites, indoor and outdoor pools and a lagoon suitable for swimming; health and wellness centres with treatment rooms, fitness pavilion, pilates studio, physiotherapy suite, and cooking studio; an aesthetic centre; a ballroom for private and corporate functions as well as upscale restaurants and a demo kitchen.
Guests aged 16 and above, are invited to explore Zulal Serenity, the adults-only side of the resort boasting 60 rooms and suites offering a calming backdrop to individual journeys of wellness. Programmes are tailored to individual health needs, whether for relaxation, detoxing, weight management or fitness.
Guests seeking family bonding and to make wellness an integral part of the family experience will enjoy Zulal Discovery dedicated for families. With programmes customised for multi-generations and specific age groups. Facilities have been designed by child and family specialists to bring families together. Accommodation is offered in a range of set-ups across 120 rooms and suites.
As part of the holistic wellness experience, Chiva-Som is renowned for its wellness centered cuisine, and Zulal Wellness Resort will feature the highest-standard Arabian, Mediterranean and fine dining restaurants at the resort. Menus are bespoke, nutritious, and include halal and vegan options, created using only the best organic ingredients. There are dedicated children’s menus to encourage a healthy approach to food from a young age. Guests are guaranteed a transformative culinary journey, which can be continued long after they return home, and with the help of dedicated nutrition consultants.
Health and wellness are at the core of Zulal’s identity, ranging from holistic health practices and spa treatments, to interconnected rooms to foster stronger connections with families, to honouring the Qatari culture rooted in the balance and wisdom of nature. Exceptional facilities will set a new standard for health resorts the world over, featuring fully integrated holistic programmes that encompass traditional healing principles alongside state-of-the-art international treatments.
Zulal Wellness Resort is managed by Chiva-Som, a globally acclaimed pioneer in wellness and lifestyle transformation with 26 years’ experience honed at its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.