Discover the beauty of the night sky at Zulal Wellness Resort | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

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Zulal Wellness Resort | Photo courtesy of Heavens Portfolio

A universe of astronomical phenomena is visible from the Middle East’s largest immersive wellness destination



The wonders of the universe await at Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the first and largest immersive wellness destination in the Middle East and pioneer of Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM). Drawing on the region’s rich history of pioneering astronomy research and taking advantage of the reduced light pollution surrounding the destination, Zulal Wellness Resort is now offering stargazing as part of its extensive activities program.  

Led by the resort’s own night sky specialist, Naim Saad, guests have the opportunity to marvel at the astral phenomena visible from the Arabian Gulf, such as the Equinox, comets, meteor showers, solstices, and celestial objects including the moon, Jupiter and Saturn.

As the world becomes increasingly urbanized, stargazing provides an avenue for individuals to contemplate the vastness of the universe, gain perspective on their daily lives, and deepen their connection with the natural world. An interactive evening activity for all ages, the new stargazing sessions are also opportunities for guests to spend meaningful time with loved ones, or by themselves, as they take in the majesty and awe of the universe, as well as its infinite possibilities, creating opportunities to elevate mindfulness and experiences of discovery as a group.

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Guests will elevate their understanding and knowledge of the universe as Zulal Wellness Resort’s experts guide them through the night sky that is visible from the Arabian Gulf, explain how constellations change throughout seasons, and impart intriguing facts on celestial bodies. Those visiting Zulal Wellness Resort’s House of Wisdom can further deepen their exploration of the universe by immersing themselves in the library’s copy of Planetarium, which guides readers through the mesmerizing objects that our known universe encompasses.

Year-round celestial marvels

Situated on the most northern tip of Qatar, far away from the city lights of Doha, with reduced light pollution, Zulal Wellness Resort is an ideal location from which to admire the different lunar phases, moon craters, Jupiter, and Saturn and its rings, as well as constellations like Orion’s Belt and the open cluster of the Pleiades. Rarer phenomena will also be visible from the resort at different times of the year.

Stargazing at the Zulal Wellness Resort

Meteor showers

The world’s oldest known meteor showers, the Lyrid Meteor Shower will set the desert night ablaze from 21 to 22 April 2024. An event that happens only every 60 years, showers will originate from the constellation of Lyra and be visible across the sky above the resort. Coming from the Comet Halley, the Eta Aquarid Meteors will peak between 5 and 6 May. Guests will be able to marvel at the fast-moving meteors streaking the dark with incandescent “trains” in their wake. Please note this is subject to humidity and clouds in the evening.


Making its way across the galaxy now, the 12P/Pons-Brook comet is a cold volcano soaring through space, exploding periodically, and resembling a spaceship. In April 2024, it will reach its closest point to the sun and shine at its brightest in the constellation of Taurus.

As the first wellness resort in the world to blend the holistic wisdom of Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine (TAIM) and the health expertise established by Thai brand Chiva-Som International, Zulal Wellness Resort is dedicated to inspiring positive and sustainable lifestyle changes for every guest.

Drawing on Chiva-Som’s 29 years of pioneering wellness expertise, Zulal Wellness Resort offers two distinct paths to achieving wellness goals: the adults-only Zulal Serenity; and Zulal Discovery, which invites families to connect and embark on a wellness journey together.

A private 50-minute stargazing class can be added to any Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som retreat or program for QAR 200 per person (approx. GBP 45). A 20 percent discount is offered to the second person and children are free with a paying adult.

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About Zulal Wellness Resort:

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is a unique well-being haven, brought to life by Qatar’s premier master developers, Msheireb Properties. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is the Middle East’s first and largest immersive wellness destination. Located in Khasooma, a private coastal location to the north of Qatar, Zulal is inspired by the Arabic word for ‘pure natural water’ and is the first wellness resort in the world to blend the holistic wisdom of Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with modern therapies and health practices. Aiming to inspire positive and sustainable lifestyle change, the property offers two distinct wellness experiences. Zulal Serenity is a child-free oasis designed for reflective and mindful wellbeing journeys while Zulal Discovery invites guests of all ages, particularly families, to reconnect and explore the joys of healthy living through a wellness lifestyle.

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