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Updated: Apr 4, 2023

Two-night wellness journey aims to empower multigenerational family bonds

The Middle East’s largest and first full immersion wellness destination, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, introduces its two-night Family Bonding Retreat, designed to encourage guests to reconnect through quality time spent together. Reflecting an approach to wellbeing rooted in the organic values of family life, the inclusive wellness journey focuses on mental, physical and nutritional wellbeing to encourage younger guests to engage and explore good lifestyle habits, while fostering stronger connections between families.

Underpinned by the Chiva-Som philosophy that wellness is for everyone, Zulal Wellness Resort actively caters for families alongside its adults-only offer as it strives to introduce the next generation to world class wellness, healthy lifestyle ideas and pioneering new practices based on Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM). Functioning across two distinct areas, the dedicated family Zulal Discovery offers separate state-of-the-art facilities with 120 guestrooms and suites, each anticipating the needs of the modern family with interconnected rooms to age-appropriate amenities, as well as a variety of relaxed dining venues offering dedicated kid’s menus and a Child Wellness Centre.

Under the guidance of child development and family specialist Joelle El Khoury, the two-night Family Bonding Retreat encompasses daily age-appropriate activities and curated experiences as well as group activities that reinvigorate growth as a family unit. “Family wellness is about fostering strong connections and communication between family members through spending quality time together.” says El Khoury. “In Zulal we build a unique experience for families around joyful activities built on play and wellness, while keeping in mind the formation of strong life skills within the children.” By participating in activities such as aerobics, swimming and circuit training together, families can start building a healthy lifestyle that contributes to their wellbeing. Earthing and mindfulness activities such as tai chi, meditation and stretching are also beneficial to family life, reducing stress levels in both adults and children and improving quality of sleep. At Zulal Wellness Resort, families can also share in each other’s wellness journeys through shared experiences of age-appropriate body treatments; a peerless range of over 200 family ‘edutainment’ activities crafted around fun, communication and problem-solving; and participating in rewarding community initiatives such as mangrove planting.

Zulal Wellness Resort’s family counsellors are on-hand to provide guidance and the tools needed for families to replicate and incorporate new healthy habits into their daily routines upon returning home, from sharing meals together - without distractions – and supporting each other to stay fit by choosing group activities that suit the whole family, to shopping for healthy, nutritious foods together or introducing mindfulness breathing as part of bedtime routines.

The two-night Family Bonding Retreat starts at QAR8,400 (approx. GBP1,921) for two adults and two children up to the age of 16. Price includes two wellness cuisine meals per day; a family health and wellness consultation; complimentary daily activities; family fitness, wellness recreation and ‘edutainment’ activities; age-appropriate spa treatments; full access to the resort’s hydrothermal suite; and complimentary in-room wellness minibar.

For more information or reservations, please email Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som at, call/WhatsApp +974 4477 6500 or visit



Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is a unique wellbeing haven, brought to life by Qatar’s premier master developers, Msheireb Properties. Qatar’s largest wellness destination, and the Middle East’s first full immersion wellbeing resort, Zulal Wellness Resort is the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM).

Located in Khasooma, a private coastal location to the north of Qatar, Zulal Wellness Resort brings visitors a distinctive wellness experience, offering the premium international standards that are inclusive of local family values. ‘Zulal’, which is an Arabic word meaning ‘pure natural water,’ offers two venues for health and wellbeing. Adults can access a wide range of therapeutic and lifestyle enhancement treatments based upon TAIM wellness principles in the Zulal Serenity, and Zulal Discovery enables families to enjoy positive wellness experiences together, inspiring young children and their parents with fun, interactive activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle for all family members.

For further information, please contact:

Flora Gandolfo ( or Nat Frogley ( at Frog & Wolf PR.

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