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A global pioneer in wellness and transforming lifestyles, Chiva-Som, celebrated the official opening of Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar on 29 March 2022 with a highly anticipated grand opening ceremony. A landmark wellbeing destination, Zulal Wellness Resort is the world’s first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) infused with evidence-based wellness practices, and the world’s first wellness-focused family resort.

Mr. Krip Rojanastien, Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som, says, “Today marks a special day in the history of Chiva-Som. The opening of Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som goes beyond our commitment to expand our global presence. This spectacular property is a special celebration of the national sustainability and well-being vision of the country. Together with our partners at Msheireb Properties, Zulal will define new heights in the wellness industry.”

Eng. Nasser Matar Al Kawari, CEO of Msheireb Properties, the owning company of Zulal Wellness Resort says, “We are very happy to open Zulal Wellness Resort in partnership with the internationally renowned Chiva-Som. The resort is aligned with our mission at Msheireb Properties to develop modern projects that are environmentally sustainable. We are excited to offer wellness treatments that are deeply rooted in the Qatari and wider Arab culture, presented in exceptional world-class wellness facilities. While adopting a new approach to Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine and enhancing wellness for a new generation and family bonding, the resort is set to significantly contribute to boosting the national tourism sector and support Qatar's strategic plans in achieving economic diversification and its National Vision.”

Zulal Wellness Resort is managed by Chiva-Som, an internationally acclaimed pioneer in lifestyle transformation with over two decades of experience honed at its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand; the opening of Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som continues this commitment, further characterising the brand’s deep emphasis on indigenous wellness practices. Zulal offers two distinct paths to achieving wellness goals, the adults-only Zulal Serenity and Zulal Discovery, which invites families to connect and embark on a wellness journey together. A menu of over 400 wellness treatments aims to inspire positive and enduring lifestyle changes.

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som looks forward to welcoming individuals, families and groups of friends from around the world to experience its world-class facilities and international standards of service rooted in Qatari hospitality.

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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.


Since 1995, the award-winning Chiva-Som has pioneered transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach that 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 personalised wellness journeys focused on complete lifestyle transformation. Chiva-Som’s approach to wellness extends to the wider community, with educational opportunities and global sustainability initiatives at the core.


A national real estate development company and a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation, Msheireb Properties was established as a commercial venture to support the Qatar National Vision 2030. The company aims to enrich people's lives through improved quality of life and work, and modern, innovative and authentic developments.

Msheireb Properties partners with industry leaders and experts to align the architectural lessons of the past with the latest in eco-friendly technologies to employ a new approach to urban planning, combining traditional methods and modern innovation to preserve the environment as the cultural identity of Qatar.

Msheireb Properties has received ISO certification from the British Standards Institution for quality (ISO 9001:2015), environmental performance (ISO 14001:2015), occupational health and safety (BS OHSAS 18001:2007), and risk management (ISO 31000:2009).

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