Qatar’s Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine plan

Qatar is planning to have the world’s first centre for Traditional Arabic Islamic Medicine (TAIM), at the Zulal Wellness Resort, opening in 2022.

Qatar has transformed itself over the past two decades from a relatively unknown Gulf State to a prominent player on the world stage. Exploiting its significant oil and gas reserves, it has embarked on one of the largest and most ambitious infrastructure programmes in the world to deliver its 2030 Qatar National Vision.

Qatar’s aim, with the world’s first centre for TAIM, is to make the Khasooma, a private coastal area north of the country, a haven of wellness enthusiasts.  The Zulal Wellness Resort will be the country’s largest spa and wellness centre, and the Middle East’s first wellness destination resort. The hope is that the new venture will attract international visitors seeking health and wellness experiences with a true taste of the region.  The family-wellness resort will have 120 guestrooms and suites, and an adults-only resort of 60 suites and villas. It will open in 2022.

Thailand’s Chiva-Som International Health Resort and Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, are working together on the project.

TAIM is a prominent traditional healing system in the world of healing practices, beliefs, and philosophy incorporating herbal medicines, spiritual therapies, dietary practices, mind-body practices, and manual techniques, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose, and prevent illnesses and/or maintain well-being.