Es ist das bislang größte Wellness Retreat im Nahen Osten: Das neue Zulal Wellness Resort in Katar vereint zum weltweit ersten Mal Traditionelle Arabische Heilkunde mit Islamischer Medizin. Und verspricht damit einzigartige Entspannung – auch für Familien.
© Zulal Serenity

New resort in Qatar: This is the largest wellness retreat in the Middle East

It is the largest wellness retreat in the Middle East to date: The new Zulal Wellness Resort in Qatar combines traditional Arabic medicine with Islamic medicine for the first time in the world. And promises unique relaxation - also for families.

March 15, 2022

The new Zulal Wellness Resort is the largest retreat to date in the Middle East - and is probably already one of the most beautiful addresses in the country. Under the management of the renowned Chiva-Som, a resort was created in the north of Qatar that offers a unique wellness concept as well as an elegant ambience directly on the Arabian Gulf. Muted colors, high-quality materials, contemporary design - the Zulal also convinces discerning travelers.

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som
Madīnat ash Shamāl، Al Ruwais, Qatar
Tel: +974 4477 6500
Price from € 950,-/night including Wellness Cuisine Dinner and 1 Wellness Treatment per day (2 nights minimum stay) 

The name "Zulal," Arabic for "pure water," represents the close ties to the region and is reflected in the resort's myriad ponds and water features. © Zulal Wellness Resort

Holistic relaxation for all

It almost goes without saying that guests at Zulal enjoy a particularly luxurious, expansive spa area . Here one can swim in azure pools indoors and outdoors. Muscles look forward to relaxation with massages and challenge in fitness classes. Beauty treatments and various therapies are also part of the spa menu.

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Welcome to Zulal Wellness Resort! © Zulal Wellness Resort

In Zulal one has dedicated oneself to the holistic wellness with all its facets and amenities. To make the stay as perfect as possible, the resort is divided into two vacation offers, the Zulal Discovery for families and the Zulal Serenity for those aged 16 and over.

The Lagoon Treatment Suite at Zulal Serenity: here you can relax. © Zulal Wellness Resort

Zulal Serenity

At Serenity, space has been created for integrative wellness. Whether attending a special retreat - from weight loss to relaxation - or simply enjoying the beneficial treatments for body and mind The focus is always on the gentle path to one's own balance. 

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Zulal Serenity also houses a Serenity Library, for quiet hours with exciting reading. © Zulal Wellness Resort

Serenity guests stay in 60 elegant rooms and suites in light, muted colors, including views of the sand, beach and lagoon. This is a great place to live and sleep.

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This is how nice it is to live in the Zulal Serenity Suites - here on the balcony in the Qataf Suite. © Zulal Wellness Resort

Zulal Discovery

With the Discovery, one has designed parents and their children a vacation package à la "Family Wellness". It is a pleasure to unpack, because it includes spacious family suites, age-appropriate wellness offers or activities and programs for the whole group. And when the adults want to be alone, the kids can let off steam in the supervised play area.

At Zulal Discovery, for example in the infinity pool, families spend relaxing vacations. © Zulal Wellness Resort

The Zulal Health Resort: Arabia meets Asia

Based on holistic principles, Zulal fuses the principles of traditional Arabic healing with those of Islamic medicine. TAIM is the name of this innovative concept, which was developed under the guidance of wellness specialist Chiva-Som . They know how to integrate oriental massages as well as Arabic detox facials and modern approaches. The concept includes body analyses as well as individual fitness and nutrition plans.

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Zulal Serenity also houses a hammam in the Ladies Wellness Centre. © Zulal Wellness Resort

The Six Pillars of Zulal Wellness:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Holistic Health
  • Fitness
  • Spa
  • Aesthetics

Great extra: Zulal regularly invites international practitioners who complete the stay with their expertise and special individual methods.

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Natural substances play an important role at Zulal. © Zulal Wellness Resort

Health & Wellness Director Sandie Johannessen is responsible for the management and philosophy of the holistic retreat. The Copenhagen native has studied holistic wellness for more than two decades - among other places in India or with Buddhist monks in Thailand.

Take a dip in the hydrothermal pool. © Zulal Wellness Resort

Cuisine at Zulal Wellness Resort

In the various restaurants on the beach, for families or adults only and tea houses, one always has the well-being of the guests in mind in the new Middle East Wellness Retreat. Throughout the focus is on fresh products and fine flavors of the region - and, apart from on health, above all on benefit.

Great: At Acacia, chef Oscar Fernandez has reinterpreted international as well as Arabic dishes and interwoven them closely with Qatari cuisine.

The finest wellness cuisine at Zulal - which includes picking fresh herbs. © Zulal Wellness Resort

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