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6 Spas And Resorts In Qatar For The Best Downtime

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Qatar is the centre of the zeitgeist at the moment as it’s hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With millions of spectators flocking from all parts of the world, Qatar has pulled out all stops as the host.

From cultural attractions, like state-of-the-art museums, to unique and thrilling adventures across the desert, there is a lot to see and do in Qatar. But what about when you want to relax and rejuvenate in between sampling all that the country has to offer and attending football matches? Of course, there’s a way!

There are several luxury wellness centres and spas that offer a chance to recharge yourself and take advantage of exotic Arabian therapies and practices.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best wellness resorts and spas in Qatar that you can visit to feel rejuvenated instantly.

Zulal Wellness Resort

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som is an award-winning facility that offers traditional Arabic and Islamic medicines and therapies for the most relaxing experience. Spread across a whopping 280,000 square meters, this is the largest wellness resort in the Middle East. It also offers two distinct, yet connected, experiences with Zulal Serenity and Zulal Discovery, for different needs.

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Ritz-Carlton Spa Experience

Modelled after a traditional Qatari village, the resort offers an immersive wellness experience with a blend of Asian, Arabic, and European practices. With its different hammams, saunas, and ladies-only spaces, the spa gives you a chance to experience the best of local therapies while nestled in luxury.

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Al Messila Resort & Spa

This is the first Luxury Collection resort in Doha and is a stunning place to unwind and relax. The private palace setting offers a state-of-the-art health centre equipped with hydrothermal facilities. Not only this, you can also indulge in a culinary adventure at the unique restaurants and lounges led by Michelin-star executive chef Pino Lavarra.

For more details, visit the official website

Banana Island Resort

This resort is situated on Banana Island, a private island that’s a 20-minute luxury ferry ride away from the capital city, Doha. Run by Anantara, this wellness centre is surrounded by turquoise lagoons and has everything you can hope for on a relaxing weekend, including a surf pool, dive centre, golf course, and tennis court. It also offers delicious Arabic-Mediterranean cuisine that you cannot miss while visiting Qatar.

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Mandarin Oriental

This relaxing wellness centre is part of the Msheireb Downtown regeneration project, a pioneering sustainable initiative. The resort comes equipped with several treatment rooms, including special ones for couples and VIPs, and different pools. The resort has been designed by the renowned David Collins Studio.

For more details, visit the official website

Dusit, Doha

Inspired by the ancient ‘East-meets-West’ Thai rituals, Dusit’s Devarana Spa is a haven for relaxation. The 17 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms offer therapies to invigorate the body, mind, and spirit. The 5-star spa facility is spread across the hotel’s entire 29th floor. The luxurious wellness retreat provides practices enhanced with spa products and herbal preparations that are crafted from fresh and natural ingredients. The rooftop also features a wide-spread swimming pool with a sun deck, panoramic view of Doha, and a tranquil place to soak up the ambience. Other than a range of spa treatments, fitness restoratives, and beauty antidotes, Devarana Spa at Dusit offers a range of wellness services to refresh and rejuvenate.

For more details, visit the official website 

So, if you’re planning to head over to Qatar to catch the FIFA World Cup final, or to ring in the new year in this exotic paradise, then bookmark this page for a well-deserved pampering session at some of the best luxury wellness resorts and spas in Qatar!

Disclaimer: This article has been written in association with Qatar Tourism.