26 Jul 2018

Six Senses Zighy Bay adds glorious new ‘Dhahab’ vessel to abundant offering

Oman’s Six Senses Zighy Bay has further elevated its inspiring offering with a state-of-the-art, 27.5m vessel, named Dhahab, enabling guests to embark on an adventure like no other.  

The glorious Dhahab (which translates into ‘gold’ in Arabic) can accommodate a total of six adventurers and comprises one stateroom and two cabins with private bath facilities. When embarking on a voyage aboard this vessel, guests will sail through the picturesque Gulf of Oman and delve into the azure waterways of Musandam.

Housing legends of epic trade voyages across the high seas, the hand-crafted Omani dhow is guaranteed to create out of the ordinary journeys for guests, entailing sunset watching off the Musandam fjors, uncovering some of the most thrilling diving spots and basking in the beauty of the dramatic Hajar Mountains. 

Aboard the vessel, guests can unwind with a fun selection of games or make most of entertainment in the private lounge. In the evenings, daybeds on the upper deck and captain’s deck provide a romantic setting for stargazing.  

The dhow’s exciting 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, snorkeling, fishing or taking a speedboat tour along the majestic fjords.

On their second day, guests wake up to 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. A massage is also available aboard the dhow, conducted by a seasoned Six Senses Spa therapist. 

Finally, Dhahab will depart for Khor Habaleen bay, passing quaint fishing villages, which seem almost frozen in time. Guests can learn about local culinary traditions with a cooking class onboard or relax over a gourmet lunch, before cruising back to Zighy Marina at Six Senses Zighy Bay.

The three-day/two-night tailored itinerary is priced at $22,000 and is inclusive of all meals and soft beverages.