Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2018 – Six Senses Zighy Bay is renowned for its out-of-the-ordinary escapades, and the Dhahab – meaning gold in Arabic – is a singular experience designed for the ultimate sea-hotel adventure. The beautifully-designed 90-foot (27.5-meter) vessel features one stateroom and two cabins with private bath facilities and can accommodate six people.
Cruise through the Gulf of Oman and discover the waterways of Musandam with close friends and family aboard a traditional, hand-crafted Omani dhow. The dhow, once used to take epic voyages across the high seas for trade, today creates an unforgettable journey that takes guests to an undiscovered side of Oman. Watch the sunset flicker off the Musandam fjords, over azure waters of some of the world’s most famous diving sites and overlooking the dramatic Hajar Mountains; this is perfect way to begin a remarkable cruise experience in congenial company.
While gliding along the glistening waters of Haffa, Sanat, Lima, Khor Kabahl and Khor Habaleen, guests will enjoy the arresting beauty of the underwater world with tailor-made dive experiences for novices and experts alike. Those who prefer above-water activities can tour the fjords in a speedboat, kayak (both single and twin), snorkel, hand-line fish, or perfect their water-skiing skills. Inside the Dhahab, there’s a wide selection of games and a relaxing private lounge to watch movies on demand awaiting. At night, the daybeds on the upper deck and the captain’s deck provide the most picturesque platform for stargazing.
The Dhahab’s three-day itinerary starts with a cruise to Haffa and Sanat bays. On day one, the GEM (Guest Experience Maker) will recite ancient folklore tales while guests discover the myth of the dinosaur footprint. Leaving Sanat, the cruise continues along Lima Bay to anchor in Khor Kabahl for lunch where a leisurely afternoon is spent swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or taking a speedboat tour along the majestic fjords.
On their second day, guests wake up to sun salutations during a morning yoga session on the upper deck. They can book a bespoke dive experience, for both beginners and advanced divers alike, to explore the colourful coral and sea creatures. Massage is also available aboard the dhow by a seasoned Six Senses Spa therapist. On their last day aboard this hand-crafted boat, Dhahab will depart for Khor Habaleen bay, passing quaint fishing villages, which seem almost frozen in the past. Guests can learn about local culinary traditions with a cooking class on-board, or relax over a gourmet lunch before cruising back to Zighy Marina at Six Senses Zighy Bay.
This fantastic cruise experience would not be complete without enjoying the sumptuous meals aboard, designed by the Dhahab’s Chef De Cuisine who can also customize meals to individual requests or special dietary requirements. In line with Eat With Six Senses philosophy, meals are prepared from fresh organic ingredients and include both international and local fare, as well as the catch of the day. Morning and afternoon snacks are always available.
The three-day/two-night tailored itinerary is priced at USD 22,000 and inclusive of all meals and soft beverages. To book this out of-the-ordinary experience, please email reservations-zighy@sixsenses.