Taking the route less travelled is translated at Six Senses Zighy Bay by discovering Musandam through the Omani Sea, guests won’t have to walk on water, as the newly relaunched Dhahab – meaning ‘’gold’’ in Arabic – will take them this Eid on a unique three-day experience, gliding through the ancient sailing routes on this 90 foot (27.5 meters) beautifully handcrafted traditional vessel, surrounded by the mesmerizing charm of the azure waters, and the majestic mystery of the fjord mountains.
Just in time to offer travelers the ultimate getaway experience for Eid Al Adha, Dhahab was redesigned to contain all the modern comforts, furnished in a relaxed artisan style that compliments the villas décor at Six Senses Zighy Bay. Dhahab offers a well-appointed spacious king bed cabin and two twin bed cabins, featuring spacious bathrooms and can accommodate six people comfortably. Inside 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. A wide range of water activities can be booked to 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), hand-line fish, or perfect their water-skiing skills.
The three-day cruise Dhahab starts from Zighy Marina, cruising towards Haffa and Sanat bays, guests will enjoy the legends and folklore tales recited by the experienced crew and discover the legend 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. After a sumptuous dinner prepared on deck by the Dhahab private chef, guests can spend some time surrendering to the marvelous Omani starry night before their overnight stay.
A morning yoga session on the upper deck starts the second day before guests can jump into bespoke diving experiences where they can explore the colorful corals and underwater life, guests of every level can book and enjoy these activities, and to ease the weary muscles afterwards, guests can book a wellness treatment, an experienced Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay therapist will be escorted from the resort via speedboat to deliver a private and personalized therapy session to sooth the muscles and relax the body.
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.
Dhahab offers the best of two worlds, the adventure of an out of the ordinary cruise, and the comfort of private accommodation with outstanding service, tailoring the itinerary as per the guests’ requirements and needs, providing unforgettable moments of adventure, peace and tranquility, the perfect setup for a short Eid escape.