September 29th, 2017
Dhahab is the latest attraction in Oman (Arabian Peninsula ) being of a much interest among tourists but also locals. Inspired by the word “dhahab”, which means golden in Arabic, the handcrafted vessel is reminiscent of the golden age of Arabian voyages. As it cruises over the clear blue waters of Musandam fjords at a comfortable 10 knots, guests are always delighted by the unique feeling.
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of 82 village-inspired pool villas is a spectacular bay, guarded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach. Guests have a diverse selection of memorable dining experiences from Sense on the Edge – a contemporary fine dining with spectacular views, to regional specialties at the Shua Shack and Spice Market. All of these options are completed by a Wine Cellar, a Wine Tower or Dining beyond the Bay at one of the private sandbank. For a change of pace, in-villa dining is an intimate and most enjoyable experience, which GEMs (guest experience makers) will be pleased to arrange. Adventures start with an adrenaline-charged para glide arrival into Zighy Bay which provides guests with a birds-eye view of the resort’s dramatic setting and breathtaking scenery. Dhow cruises, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing and customized tours await active guests and those who prefer to sit back and relax, they can take in the rich and vibrant culture of the destination at their own pace.
Being entirely developed by Six Senses Zighy Bay and their team of specialist designers, the private cruiser Dhahab is furnished in a relaxed artisan style in tune with its resort roots. Dhahab hosts up to six guests in three well-appointed cabins (one king and two twins), and is perfect for families or a group of friends looking for something out of the ordinary. Don’t let its homely splendor fool you – from bow to stern the vessel offers all the mod cons including air-conditioned saloon, sun decks, dining areas, cinema and large open galley. The crew, including a chef and butler, ensure exceptional service levels throughout the odyssey.
Aaron McGrath, general manager at Six Senses Zighy Bay said, “We are thrilled to launch this beautifully restored classic dhow to our guests. We are committed to offering unforgettable memories and look forward to welcoming visitors onboard this exceptional experience.”
Setting sail from the resort, Dhahab explores the coast of Musandam where the Hajar Mountains tower over quaint fishing villages, stopping to rest along the way in secluded bays bursting with marine life.
Time can be spent kayaking, fishing, beach combing, swimming or doing absolutely nothing. There are also options to take a cooking class with the chef, book a bespoke dive or bring a spa therapist on board.
The three-day, two-night tailored itinerary is priced at USD 22,000 and includes all meals and non-alcoholic beverages.