Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the Middle East’s first and largest immersive wellness destination, has been recognised as a global leader in the wellness and hospitality sector with a milestone year of nine leading industry award wins.

Zulal Wellness Resort started its award-winning journey with a resounding victory at the prestigious World Travel Awards when Zulal was crowned the “World’s Leading Retreat 2023 & Middle East’s Leading Resort“, followed by “Qatar’s Best Wellness Retreat 2023” title at the World Spa Awards.

The resort showcased its expertise in wellness gastronomy when culinary took center stage. Al-Sidr Restaurant earned the coveted “World’s Best Wellness Hotel Restaurant 2023” at the World Culinary Awards, and the resort was titled “Wellness Cuisine of the Year” at the Destination Deluxe Award.


Zulal Wellness Resort’s dedication to excellence was further underscored when it received the “5 Star Hotel Award” from the Qatar Tourism Awards and the “Best Spa & Health Resort” award at the Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards. The Oh La La Spa & Wellness Awards recognized Zulal Wellness Resort’s reputation for delivering unparalleled wellness experiences with two prestigious accolades: “Favourite Body Reshaping and Weight Loss Programme” and “Spa of the Year Qatar.”

Holger Glaser, Resort Manager of Zulal Wellness Resort commented: “As we reflect on our incredible journey in 2023, I am immensely proud of the Zulal Wellness Resort team for their unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence. Our record-breaking year, marked by eight prestigious award wins, stands as a testament to their hard work and passion. We are honored to have been recognized as a global leader in the wellness and hospitality sector, and we owe this success to our team and to the unique and exceptional experiences that we provide to our guests. As we look ahead to 2024, we remain dedicated to transforming lives through holistic well-being and continued award success.”

In the past, Zulal Wellness Resort has garnered a host of prestigious awards including “Best International Spa & Wellness Hotel” by Travel Time Magazine, “Qatar’s Best Wellness Retreat” in the World Spa Awards and “World’s Leading Retreat” in the World Travel Awards. 2023 marks its most successful year yet with eight global award wins.

Zulal has already been nominated for numerous accolades, and the winners will be announced throughout the 2024 Award Season. These include the world-renowned Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2024 for “Best Destination Spa” as well as for “Best Spa Retreat Middle East” by Luxury Spa Edit, “Best Multigenerational Wellness Resort of the Year” by Compare Retreats, and “Worldwide Health & Wellness Destination” by the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2024.