Home #WHERETONEXT Middle East Discover the beauty of the night sky at Zulal Wellness Resort by...

Discover the beauty of the night sky at Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som

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

The universe’s wonders 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 offers stargazing as part of its extensive activities program.   

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

Guests will elevate their understanding and knowledge of the universe as Zulal Wellness Resort’s experts guide them through the night sky visible from the Arabian Gulf, explain how constellations change throughout the seasons, and impart intriguing facts about 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 Qatar’s most northern tip, far away from Doha’s city lights and with reduced light pollution, Zulal Wellness Resort is an ideal location from which to admire the different lunar phases, moon craters, Jupiter, 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.  

Meteor showers 

Coming from the Comet Halley, the Eta Aquarid Meteors will peak between 5 and 6 May. Guests can 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. 

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.