Zulal Discovery | Wellbeing Escapes

Zulal Discovery

Al Ruwais, The Middle East

Zulal Wellness Resort
Zulal Wellness Resort


Newly opened in 2021 Zulal Wellness Resort is the Middle East's first dedicated wellness resort, operated by Chiva Som, who have been offering holistic wellness at their world famous resort in Thailand for twenty five years. It has all the expertise and facilities you would imagine to embark on your personalised wellness journey. Zulal is also the world's first centre for Traditional Arabic Integrative Medicine (TAIM).

The resort is separated into two distinct structures with their own facilities:

Zulal Serenity is for guests over the age of 16 and is designed for a private and calm atmosphere that allows for a transformational experience.

Zulal Discovery offers a lighter wellness experience and are for adults who want to have a healthy holiday without a health related goal or for families that want to have a wellbeing holiday together.

When to go


What we love

  • That finally there is a dedicated wellness resort available for families to enjoy a healthy holiday together 
  • The choice of a lighter wellness experience at Discovery and a more serious health goal programme at the adults only Serenity Section
  • The themed gardens that are named and designed to achieve Nourishment, Understanding, Wellbeing, Essence and Contemplation

Who should go

  • Adults that want to have a healthy holiday  but don't mind being around families
  • Those that want a relaxed wellness experience with healthy food, daily activities and a daily treatment
  • Families that want to try a new type of holiday and learn that wellness and enjoying healthy activities together can be fun


  • Wellness Plus Offer *
  •  - Stay 5/ Pay 4; Stay 7/ Pay 5
  • - for stays between 01 Jan 24 - 10 Jan 25
  • Early bird *
  • - 15% discount is booked and paid 30 days in advance
  • - Non refundable, must be paid at time of booking
  • - Valid for stays between 01 January 24 - 10 January 25*
*Offers are not combinable 
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The Reconnect Retreat

Discovery retreat is aimed to set the foundation for people who are looking to begin their journey towards a healthy lifestyle. All Discovery retreats offer a safe space to explore your internal wellbeing.
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The Zulal Wellness philosophy is blending the traditional Arabic and Islamic healing with traditional holistic remedies. Discovery retreat is aimed to set the foundation for people who are looking to begin their journey towards a healthy lifestyle. All Discovery retreats offer a safe space to explore your internal wellbeing. Thanks to generous activity schedule, dietary and treatment programmes, you will return to your normal lives fitter, mentally stronger and more emotionally fulfilled. 

The spa menu is a great blend of massages, body treatment, energetic treatments to remove blockages, facials and therapeutic movement sessions. 

There is a separate indoor pool for men and women and an ozone-treated outdoor swimming pool. You can also enjoy a man-made lagoon that runs through the Zulal Discovery wing.  

There are separate sauna and steam rooms for men and women and male and female gyms and spaces for private movement classes as well as studios for yoga, Pilates, dance, stretching and aerobics. 

The group activity schedule is very generous offering variety of fitness classes as well as change to spend time outside in the nature with stand up paddle, kayaking or island walk activities. 

Example treatments at Zulal Discovery
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Herbal Compress and Massage (Tadleek)
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Specialist Facials
  • Releasing Tension Therapy
  • Body Cleanse Ritual


Activities available at resort
  • Open Air Cinema at the beach
  • Discover the Tea House with its 120 blends of organic, herbal teas
  • Beach walks and jogging

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Visit Doha for museums and shopping

Typical Group Classes

  • Nature Walks
  • Tai Chi
  • Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Yoga (including beach yoga)
  • Aerobics
  • Zumba
  • Stretching
  • Aqua Boxing
  • Interval Training (Tabata)
  • Roll and Release

Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


The Resort is divided into two parts: Serenity which is dedicated to adults (with 60 rooms) & Discovery which is for families and kids (120 rooms). 

All 120 rooms and suites located in Discovery wing purposefully designed for families and the interior style is blending well with the traditional Qatari village morifs promoting clean lines and natural textures. Rooms are located between the desert, sea and resort's lagoon and each room offers views of the nature. 

Please note that mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices are not allowed in public areas. 

Deluxe Room
These rooms are overlooking the lagoon and each room is 44 SqM.

They come with either a king-sized bed or twin beds.

They are ideal for two people, children or adults.

Room facilities include air conditioning, TV, mini bar, safe, coffee machine and bathroom toiletries

Deluxe Garden View
These rooms are overlooking the garden and each room is 44 SqM.

They come with either a king-sized bed or twin beds.

They are ideal for two people, children or adults.

Room facilities include air conditioning, TV, mini bar, safe, coffee machine and bathroom toiletries

Junior Suite
These suites are  59 SqM and has a private balcony. 

They come with a king-sized bed, reclining area, dressing area and bathroom. 

Room facilities include air conditioning, TV, mini bar, safe, coffee machine and bathroom toiletries

Executive Suite
This is a grand suite with the space of 90 SqM.

Spaciously designed with a bedroom, living room, dressing, and bathroom area. 

Room facilities include air conditioning, TV, mini bar, safe, coffee machine and bathroom toiletries

What’s on the menu

Eating well is an integral part of Zulal's philosophy. All meals are well balanced and will help you to shape healthy eating habits and reinforce a positive life change. Zulal Resort only uses fresh local produce grown at local farms close to the resort. Expect a unique health and wellness touch with broad variety of dishes and beverages made with organic ingredients. 

The restaurants are divided between the adults only block Serenity or the families block Discovery and you can choose to eat in several food outlets. It can be fine dining, beach side cafe or an all-day family restaurant. There are specif menus designed for children with international and Arabic cuisine. 

Please note that alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited. 

Aizoon offers a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including signature Arabic and international dishes, with hot and cold options. Our children’s menu appeals to their taste buds and boosts their energy and we also cater to guests on dietary programmes.
At the modern beach club, enjoy a fresh fruit mocktail and Mediterannean menu. You can watch our chef prepare the catch-of-the-day at the open-air grilling station and build your own salad from the bar, all while enjoying views of the Arabian Gulf.
Acacia Dining
Acacia Dining
Synonym with refinement and sophistication, Acacia is a fine dining destination, reinterpreting international and Arabian cuisine, while being deeply rooted in Qatari culinary heritage. Centered around healthy eating, with a special focus on local flavors, Acacia embodies only the finest ingredients.


Zulal Wellness Resort is located at the northern tip of Qatar and spans over 280,000 Sq Metres of land. The resort enjoys an exclusive private coastal location on the Arabian Gulf and is easily reached from Doha Airport

Nearest airport

The nearest airport is Doha which is 120 km away and the transfer takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

There are frequent direct flights from the UK to Doha provided by Qatar Airways or British Airways. Flight time is approximately 7 hours. 

Simone's Visit to Zulal
What to expect during your visit

Families, Children & Infants

Resort does welcome kids and families. Families are separated from single visitors to ensure everyone's comfort. Family side of the resort consists of 120 rooms and suites. Families can enjoy a dedicated wellness programme Discovery which is suitable for all ages. 


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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.