3 Wellness Experiences To Try This January

Lindsay Judge   |   03-01-2023

For many of us, January is a month of thinking about our health and wellness. With that in mind, we reveal three luxury wellness experiences to try in the region and beyond.


  1. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar

The Middle East’s first fully immersive wellness resort, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, is welcoming the New Year by unveiling a New You Retreat to help guests restore balance and reaffirm goals for a happier, healthier year. Located in Khasooma, a private coastal location to the north of Qatar, Zulal Wellness Resort is designed to bring an international wellness experience to the region.


The new programme is available in three and five-night durations until 31st March 2023 and has been specially designed by the resort’s resident physician Dr Syed Shadab Ahmed to guide guests towards a path of sustainable change and support them on their personal wellness journey.


The New You retreat begins with a consultation to ascertain a guest’s health concerns and goals. Then, according to their Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM) temperament, a highly personalised programme of movement, relaxation and nutrition will be drawn up that encourages the right balance of pushing limits and unwinding, invigorating and calming.


Fitness sessions range from personal and aqua training to yoga and tai chi. The physical release then follows with therapeutic massage and hijama cupping, while mental unwinding is encouraged with a daily spa treatment and meditation. Throughout the programme, and beyond, guests are inspired and encouraged to integrate sustainable change into their daily lives.


Zulal Wellness Resort is also celebrating the arrival of 2023 with a ‘Wellness Plus’ promotion, offering free extra nights and complimentary treatment credits across its regular range of retreats for stays until 31st March 2023. Guests can book three nights for the price of two; five nights for the price of three; or seven nights for the price of four; and also receive complimentary wellness treatment credits worth 20 per cent of the total cost of their chosen retreat.


For more information or reservations, please email Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som at reservations@zulal.com, call/WhatsApp +974 4477 6500 or visit www.zulal.com.




  1. SEVA Experience, Dubai, UAE

Dubai-based  SEVA Experience has launched a series of corporate programmes for 2023. The yoga, meditation and holistic wellness center has created the programmes to support businesses to guide, educate and grow their teams The programmes are based on experiential learning and time-tested tools used to accelerate real-life scenarios, creating an atmosphere where fear of failure is limited, and a sense of equality and strong engagement is born.


Including experiences such as yoga, sound healing therapy, and meditation sessions, on-site programs at SEVA Experience create a Bali-like atmosphere, positive energy and special equipment, with activities like team building which are designed to strengthen your company’s core values by supporting the brand’s culture with the journey ending with a beautiful dining experience in SEVA’s lush garden.


Commenting on the launch, Shadi Enbashi, Co-founder of SEVA Experience and Table: “Having come from a corporate background myself, I am beyond grateful that we can offer the much-needed support to companies to significantly enhance the wellness of their teams. Our corporate programs are designed with heart and soul, and driven by a passion to create change and help ease the stress that work brings for so many.”


For more information about Seva Experience please visit www.sevaexperience.com or follow them on socials @sevaexperience.



  1. The Ultima Gstaad Spa and Clinic

A little further away from home, Switzerland’s Ultima Gstaad Spa and Clinic in Gstaad is a tranquil escape in the heights of the Swiss Alps. This luxury resort is designed to restore and balance the body and mind, combining ultra-luxury amenities, rustic warmth and state-of-the-art technology, offering a secluded and refined escape.


The Clinic goes beyond traditional wellness offerings, providing a unique conscious-awakening approach that complements medical-grade treatments in the clinic. With programmes designed to enhance and reinvigorate including meditation, reiki, energetic care and massages from across the globe, the Ultima wellness journey aims to restore total wellbeing with therapists curating wellness programmes encompassing physical and cutting-edge cosmetic procedures to breathing, sleeping and eating.

This January, embark on a four-day Holistic Beauty Retreat designed to strengthen the immune system, enhance skin beauty, improve quality of sleep and regain precious balance. Guests are invited to start the day with a healthy breakfast and protein smoothie, followed by a yoga class and a guided meditation to clear the mind ahead of a chakra-balancing massage and a detox and revitalization treatment at the Clinic. Guests will leave refreshed with a bottle of water infused with properties of precious stones and sea collagen to take home to continue the journey to attain long-term balance.

For more information or reservations, please visit: https://www.ultimacollection.com/en/collections/ultima-gstaad