How to return from a vacation in Qatar with renewed vigor? You need to saturate your vacation not only with bright sights, but also allow yourself to achieve harmony and relaxation with the help of all kinds of wellness activities. In our review you will find the best relaxing locations and recovery programs. We start life from scratch not from Monday, but from a trip to Qatar.
Qatar knows how to inspire tourists not only with its natural beauty and ingenious architecture. The country works real miracles in history with the recovery of its guests, offering them an integrated approach to this type of recreation. In Qatar, tourists are waiting for first-class wellness activities aimed at achieving complete harmony of body and spirit.
QATAR OF HARMONY AND BEAUTY
The country has developed a unique Desert Detox concept, which includes many options for tourists who want to improve both physical and mental health – from SPA under the stars or walking along picturesque sand dunes to yoga under the full moon.
The guest himself chooses the format of a wellness holiday: it can be a visit to SPA centers, participation in various wellness activities, a relaxing program of excursions, healthy food restaurants.
For tourists who want their trip to Qatar was not only the brightest, but also the healthiest, ATOR Bulletin, together with Qatar Tourism, prepared a list of recreational activities and locations where you can participate in them.
As for the attractions that you should definitely include in your trip to Qatar, you can get acquainted with them, as well as with all the tourist opportunities of the country in general, on the pages of the new special project “Discovering Qatar Together”, dedicated to holidays in Qatar.
Among other things, there you will also find tour operators from whom you can buy a tour to this country.
ZULAL WELLNESS RESORT BY CHIVA-SOM: FOR MIND, BODY AND SOUL
The world's first Arabic medicine wellness resort, surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, close to Al Khasumah, 1.5 hours drive from the center of Doha, epitomizes total relaxation. Nature and its beauty rule here, saturating and healing guests with their own powers.
Zulal Wellness Resort, an Arabic medicine wellness resort. Photo: Qatar Tourism
The task of Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, with which he copes excellently, is to restore balance to guests, rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. The emphasis in wellness methods is on nutrition, sports, SPA, physiotherapy, physical and psychological health and aesthetics.
Guests are accommodated in one of the resort's two hotels – Zulal Discovery, designed for families and guests of all ages, consisting of 120 rooms and suites and Zulal Serenity, which offers 60 rooms and suites and is designed specifically for guests aged 16 and over.
A variety of holistic healing practices, including yoga, Ayurveda, Pilates, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, and healthy eating, are responsible for restoring the well-being of the guests of both hotels.
Themed gardens are located on the territory of the resort. Each has its own name: “Nutrition”, “Understanding”, “Wellbeing”, “Essence” and “Contemplation”. Highly qualified specialists work with tourists.
The resort also offers indoor and outdoor pools, a SPA center, a modern gym, an innovative physiotherapy studio and an aesthetic medicine center. And, of course, the vast desert and the purest sea, which can be seen from anywhere in the resort.
Retreat at the Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som can be booked for a period of 3 to 14 nights.
INLAND SEA OF KHOR AL ADAID: HEALTH IN ONE WITH NATURE
Unity with nature is perhaps the best way to purify and improve the mind. Guests of Qatar who want to experience the miraculous power of nature have the opportunity to travel to the famous natural attraction – the “inland sea” Khor Al Adaid.
On shores of the inland sea of Qatar – Khor Al Adaid. Photo: Qatar Tourism
As part of the trip, tourists will be able to ride camels, explore the dunes, and in the evening enjoy a traditional dinner against the backdrop of sunset. Sunsets in Qatar are very beautiful.
After dinner, an unforgettable quiet night under the stars. They are so close in the desert that it seems that you can reach them with your hand. Tourists spend the night at a 5* Regency Camp hotel-level campsite.
AL-TAQIRA'S MANGROVES: REFUNDING ENERGY
Al-Takira's mangroves continue the natural theme: this is one of the most beautiful natural attractions Qatar.
Mangroves of the Purple Island in Qatar. Photo: Qatar Tourism
This place is a huge space filled with energy and sensual emotions. You can eat them while kayaking through the mangrove forests of the Purple Island.
The trip will be remembered for beautiful landscapes, diverse and unique flora and fauna, acquaintance with flamingos and herons.
CAFE ON PEARL ISLAND: COLOR THERAPY AGAINST STRESS
It has long been proven that color greatly affects a person's mood and well-being. Everyone has their own mood color. The secluded Artist Cafe in the Qanat Quartier on Pearl Island has all the colors for the best mood.
Guests of this cafe get rid of stress with the help of drawings. Such a traditional children's activity as coloring is used here as a restorative practice for adults. An ideal atmosphere has been created in the cafe for creativity, revealing personal potential.
BANANA ISLAND RESORT DOHA BY ANANTARA 5* AND W DOHA: A HEALTHY BODY IS A HEALTHY SPIRIT
Do you want to build a healing process on physical exertion ? Banana Island Resort Doha By Anantara 5 *, located on a natural island, a 25-minute speedboat ride from Doha, will easily satisfy such requests.
Banana Island Resort by Anantara. Credit: Qatar Tourism
Ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga and stretch yoga can be practiced at the resort in group or private sessions. There is an option to come here for one day or for the whole weekend for a complex retreat.
This hotel, which offers guests a “Maldive” concept of relaxation, certainly deserves to devote more time to it and indulge in a variety of wellness treatments. You can take a juice cleanse or take a sonic bath at the luxury spa.
Continue the spa story in the heart of Doha at the W Doha Hotel, home to the world's largest Sisley Spa, recreating the atmosphere Parisian elegance in the heart of a cutting-edge Arab city.
DOHA VEGAN AND FARM RESTAURANTS: HEALTHY FOOD
A happy, healthy and fulfilling life is impossible without proper, conscious nutrition. Finding restaurants in Qatar that offer delicious, nutritious and healthy food is easy. Here are some great examples.
Start your day with an excellent and healthy breakfast at Doha's first 100% vegan cafe, Evergreen Organics. By the way, there are already three such vegan cafes in the city.
For lunch, it’s good to go to Chef’s Garden or Baladna restaurant. They serve farm food. During the day, stop by the Green and Go cafe for healthy snacks.
SARAY SPA AT MARRIOTT MARQUIS DOHA: HEALTH OF THE SOUL
At the Saray Spa, located on the 50th floor of the Marriott Marquis Doha, guests achieve harmony of body and soul not only through a range of relaxing and healing treatments, but also by getting new vivid emotions.
The procedures take place on the helipad. The unique program is called “Under The Stars”.
NIYA YOGA: MUSIC FOR CONSCIOUSNESS
Don't hesitate, going to the beautiful yoga studio and holistic treatment center Niya Yoga in the center of Qatar will become an unforgettable relaxing story in your life.
Meditation classes here are accompanied by playing Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, bells and other musical tools. This contributes to the awakening of the spiritual principle. Thus, the goal of meditation is achieved – to bring the mind to a calm state.
EVOLVE MIND BODY SOUL: MOONLIGHT FOR CLARITY OF THE MIND
An ideal option for tourists who want to enjoy a real relaxing beauty ritual can be full moon yoga.
Such programs are aimed at improving awareness and clarity of mind and are held, as the name already implies, on a full moon. Locations are chosen differently.
On the upcoming full moon, yoga is planned on the territory of the golf club of the Sharq Village &Spa hotel. You can track information about locations and programs on the website of Evolve Mind Body Soul, the center that organizes such activities.