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Wellness beyond the Mat at Zulal Wellness Resort

Interview with Rubia Shariff, Health and Wellness at Zulal Wellness Resort

A universal fact known known to all - men and women perceive their own health differently. Knowing this, what kind of experiences can women opt for at Zulal Wellness Resort?

At Zulal Wellness Resort, we aim to inspire a truly positive and enduring lifestyle change with its areas of expertise encompassing mind, body, and spirit. Our holistic approach and application of proprietary wellness techniques are designed to guide guests through a journey of ancient healing traditions, relaxation and movement therapies, based on a comprehensive analysis of their health and state of wellbeing.

Our female guests can expect tailor-made, holistic programmes that provide personally designed retreat experiences. These include nutritional guidance, and therapeutic practices and treatments that all come together in a stunning surrounding with doctors and facilities just for women.

What are the packages available for guests at Zulal Wellness Resort? And which would be ideal for women?

Zulal Wellness Resort offers six retreats. Each is inclusive of daily treatments (massages), access to hydrothermal areas, daily activities, and wellness cuisine. Both male and females have opportunities to enjoy the array of offerings. These six journeys include:

  1. Taste of Zulal – Is an assortment of all the 6 modalities (spa, fitness, physiotherapy, holistic, aesthetic, diet & nutrition). This retreat mainly focuses on trying out all the treatments while reaping the benefits of the retreat.

  2. Mind and body – Is a retreat that is more focused towards holistic treatments like meditation, yoga, craniosacral therapy, reiki etc.

  3. Optimal Physio-fit – Is focused on physiotherapy and fitness activities that promote recovery, rehabilitation, and improving general fitness

  4. Natural slimming – Focuses on sustainably managing weight or losing excess weight with natural therapies that provide long-lasting results

  5. Therapeutic cleanse – Focuses on the detoxification of the body.

  6. Aesthetic beauty – Enhances your natural beauty with modern state-of-the-art equipment and natural yet effective treatments.

We’ve all heard of ‘aesthetics’ before, but can you tell us more how Zulal Wellness Resort approaches the concept?

Following the essential Unani pillars of health, treatments at Zulal Wellness Resort are divided into six modalities of holistic therapies. One of these six modalities is aesthetic beauty. Physical fitness, diet and nutrition, physiotherapy, spa therapies and taste of Zulal are the four remaining assortments of treatments.

To us, aesthetic is a philosophy of beauty. Aesthetic medicine is a term for specialities that focus on altering cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, dark spots, excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discolouration, and spider veins.

In terms of aesthetics, can you give us insight on what the journey looks like at Zulal Wellness Resort and what is available?

After check-in, the guest's journey begins with VISIA Imaging, thereafter they undergo skin analysis and treatment recommendations followed by the treatment and suggestions for their post-treatment care.

We house leading systems and state-of-the-art technologies for laser, ultrasound and radiofrequency treatments that aid in helping guests achieve a wide range of needs. These include hair, scar, mole and hair removal, and treatment for skin rejuvenation, rosacea, and acne. Guests also have access to JetPeel therapy, fillers, Botox, and thread lifts, which is one of the latest approaches to non-surgical face lifting.

Are there any treatments or elements unique to Zulal Wellness Resort that would be specially appealing to women?

The inspiration of Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine (TAIM) is adapted and integrated into a majority of signature services using a variety of locally-made herbal products, specially formulated with traditional healing ingredients, to ensure a genuine, unique, and profound wellness experience. Among our many unique treatments, two offerings that would be appealing to our female guests include:

· The Camel Milk Slimming Body Mask:

The Zulal signature Camel Milk Body Mask with Seaweed extract features a variety of locally inspired ingredients, blended with Neem and Sidr leaf, and infused with the scent of purifying essential oils, to deliver a heating effect that enhances metabolism while hydrating and detoxifying the skin.

· Signature Al-Bashra Al Qamria:

Our customised detoxifying facial therapy uses a unique formula, inspired by Arabic herbal traditions and local Qatari ingredients, together with steam vaporisation to calm, soothe and decongest the pores, leaving skin clear with a youthful glow to their natural complexion. A purifying ‘Seaweed Detox’ mask cleanses and rebalances, while a relaxing scalp massage adds to a sense of calm and wellbeing.

In terms of mothers, are there any programs designed specifically for them?

Family wellness is a key component for us at Zulal Wellness Resort. We aim to enable family members to reconnect with each other through meaningful activities with a strong emphasis on sustainability. This philosophy is also focused on expecting and new mothers, offering support for their next chapter. Our goal is to accommodate them as well as young children, providing for an easy and safe path towards health and wellness while creating a network of support and belonging.

We at Zulal Wellness Resort provide support to new mothers after they have given birth and provide a sanctuary for them to connect with like-minded individuals. We offer personalised advice that can be applied at home as well as provide them an opportunity to experience relaxing and educational treatments and rituals at the resort. These include:


A relaxing full body massage to help improve skin elasticity, reduce fatigue and target areas prone to tension during pregnancy. This massage is ideal to relax and relieve tension when shifts in posture cause muscles to tighten and feel uncomfortable.


This is an educational session to help mothers learn a gentle and soothing way to massage their baby with coconut oil. This massage is a nurturing experience for soothing a baby’s discomfort and for forging a loving bond between the mother and their baby.

· NEW MUM NEW LIFE - Post pregnancy ritual

New mothers can nurture themselves with a replenishing facial and body therapy that will restore their skin’s smooth texture and moisture balance while promoting circulation and a glowing complexion.


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