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A ‘Taste of Zulal’ à la carte menu is rooted in Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine to nourish and support the mind and body

From 1 October to 30 November 2022, guests at Chiva-Som’s internationally acclaimed flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, can experience a signature new dining menu inspired by Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM). Influenced by the unique wellness philosophy of Chiva-Som’s sister property in Qatar, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the curated ‘Taste of Zulal’ à la carte dinner menu will feature nourishing and balanced dishes rooted in Arabic healing traditions.

Launched in March 2022, Zulal Wellness Resort is Qatar’s largest wellness destination and features the world’s first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM); a traditional wellness system incorporating herbal medicines, spiritual healing, dietary practices, mind-body therapies, and manual techniques. Underpinned by the knowledge that nutrition is an integral pillar of wellbeing, and diet is inextricably linked to long-term health, Chiva-Som Hua Hin’s new TAIM-inspired wellness menu will combine raw and cooked ingredients, each with specific nutritional qualities, to create a delectable culinary experience that enhances the body’s natural healing processes.

Available at Chiva-Som’s restaurants for dinner and prepared by the resort’s award-winning Chefs, the wellness menu will be bolstered by healthy cooking techniques. No-bake desserts minimise the process involved in preparation and cooking to ensure maximum nutrition is extracted; refined sugars are replaced with local dates and fruit as natural sweeteners instead; wherever possible, ingredients are sourced from Chiva-Som’s own organic garden. Balanced dishes will also introduce guests to the medicinal benefits of herbs and spices such as cinnamon, za’atar and turmeric, known to help improve heart health and for their anti-inflammatory properties, and the use of pulses such as lentils, an excellent source of plant-based protein and fibre.

Selected dishes from the ‘Taste of Zulal’ à la carte menu will include fattoush with crab and avocado sauce, high in antioxidants and Vitamin E to reduce inflammation and improve bone health; artichoke maklouba with tomato mint salsa, high in fibre; and date tribute, a nutrient-dense, high-energy dish that support’s gut health and is a source of antioxidants.

In line with Chiva-Som’s holistic wellness principles, guests will also receive nutritional support and guidance from the resort’s expert team to shape healthy eating habits to promote and facilitate a positive lifestyle change.

For more information or reservations, please contact Chiva-Som:

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For more than 27 years, the award-winning Chiva-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Optimal, bespoke wellness lies at the heart of each Chiva-Som experience. With its unique synergy of indigenous traditions and evidence-based wellness, Chiva-Som partners with guests on highly personalized wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. At the new Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, these extend to the entire family.

Guests are motivated throughout their journey by knowledgeable and caring staff, who address their goals with the unique heart of Chiva-Som hospitality.

Chiva-Som’s approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core of everything we do.


Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is a unique haven for wellbeing, brought to life by Qatar’s premier master developers, Msheireb Properties. The Middle East’s first wellness resort offers guests unique services and treatments which are based upon Arabic & Islamic wellness principles and use ingredients indigenous to the region. Located in Khasooma, a private coastal location in the north of Qatar, Zulal Wellness Resort brings visitors a luxurious experience, offering the highest international standards that are inclusive of local family values.

Zulal, meaning ‘pure natural water’ in Arabic, offers two exclusive zones for health and wellbeing. Adults can access a wide range of therapeutic and lifestyle enhancement treatments at Zulal Serenity. The family resort, Zulal Discovery, enables families to enjoy positive wellness experiences together, inspiring young children and their parents with fun, interactive activities that help them learn more about adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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