Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva- Som nominated as “World’s Best New Wellness Retreat” for 2020 by ‘World Spa Awards’’

Zulal Wellness Resort, the new wellness destination in Qatar developed by Msheireb Properties, has been nominated by the World Spa Awards for the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat Award 2020’. Zulal Wellness Resort will be competing with several top international brands from around the world, thanks to its exceptional health facilities and holistic wellness approach..

‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat Award’ is one of the most prominent annual awards in the sector. This nomination will enhance Zulal’s position as the largest wellness destination in Qatar, the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort, and the world’s foremost centre for Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM).

Until September 30, members of the public can vote for Zulal Wellness Resort as the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020’ by visiting https://worldspaawards.com/award/world-best-new-wellness-retreat/2020 ; winners will be announced later this year.

Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “We are honoured that Zulal Wellness Resort has been nominated for such prestigious award with other prominent international brands. The support of the public and spa consumers is an important factor to take this national wellness retreat to the world and position Qatar as the destination of choice for a unique treatment approach that is deep-rooted in Qatar and Arab culture. Zulal Wellness Resort will be a landmark for the region and will boost Qatar’s tourist attractions”.

“We everyone’s support, we hope that Zulal Wellness Resort can achieve global recognition by winning this award for Qatar the people of this great country.”, Al Kuwari added.

The annual World Spa Awards, launched in 2015, is a global initiative to recognize excellence in the spa and wellness sector. By rewarding leading organizations in their respective fields, it hopes to raise standards and foster growth in spa and wellness tourism.. It is the sister programme ofWorld Travel Awards, which has been rewarding excellence in travel and tourism for the last 27 years.

Mr. Khun Krip, Chairman and CEO of Chia-Som International Health Resort, said

“We are delighted that Zulal Wellness Resort, our sister destination, has been recognised with this nomination.  We are confident that the resort will take its place as a world leading wellness destination with its remarkable offerings based on Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM).  The resort will serve   adults only and, separately, families and will bring sustainable wellness to both the local and global clientele,” says Krip Rojanastien, Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som International Health Resorts.”


Zulal Wellness Resort will be operated by the market-leading wellness organisation, Chiva-Som International Health Resort. The resort is designed after Msheireb Properties’ philosophy for sustainable developments that are rooted in the past but geared for the future. Zulal Wellness Resort takes its name from the Classic Arabic word “Zulal”, referring to “purified water”. It is inspired by the people’s historic journey across land and the ever-present search for water, the seed of life – a concept that encapsulates the history, culture and heritage of Qatar.

The resort’s landscaping has ponds and water features running around serene shaded walled gardens in tribute to the ancient sea-bound travellers finding welcoming shelter in local villages. It will be Qatar’s largest wellness destination, spread across 280,000 square metres, the Middle East’s first full-immersion wellness resort, and the world’s foremost centre for Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM).

Zulal Wellness Resort is located in Khasooma, a northern coastal village one-hour drive from Doha, featuring 120 elegant guestrooms and suites for families, and 60 adults-only suites and villas, welcoming guests of all ages and needs. A special menu has been created of Arabic and Mediterranean wellness cuisine, as well as beautiful architecture and wellbeing services inspired by local heritage, will make it a valid showcase of traditional and modern Qatari culture.

Msheireb Properties supports International Day to Protect Education from Attack

Msheireb Properties, the leading sustainable real estate developer in Qatar, is reiterating its commitment to supporting the global effort to protect education through spreading awareness of the first ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ event celebrated in Qatar and the world on September 9.

To mark the occasion, Barahat Msheireb at Msheireb Downtown Doha has been decorated with laser lights and colours to celebrate the event.
Besides, a giant billboard of Msheireb Properties and Qatar Academy-Msheireb management has been installed at the place to raise awareness and support the local global efforts to protect education from attack.
The current campaign is part of Msheireb Properties’ social responsibility to support the initiatives of the Education Above All Foundation, which endeavours to secure quality education for all children, especially at the times of wars and conflicts.

Acting CEO of Msheireb Properties Ali al-Kuwari stated: “Msheireb Properties is proud to support this new global initiative in Qatar to protect education from attack. It is celebrated for the first time and reiterates Qatar’s humanitarian message to the world. Our contribution today at Msheireb Downtown Doha is to raise awareness in the community about this critical issue to reflect our commitment to the broader community.”

He added: “We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Education Above All Foundation, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the chairperson, for shedding the lights on this issue and make it global attention.”
The General Assembly of the United Nations took a resolution establishing 9 September as the International Day to Protect Education from Attack.
The resolution, called for by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Education Above All and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate, and spearheaded by Qatar, aims to garner global advocacy to ensure accountability for the continued and deliberate attacks on education and the prevalent armed violence experienced by children worldwide.