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Six Senses Dhahab, The Golden Dhow

A vintage Arabic liner that boasts mod cons too

Credit: John Athimaritis
Credit: John Athimaritis
Credit: John Athimaritis

Once available to the hotel's business contacts only, the refurbished classic Dhahab, The Golden Dhow, can now be ridden by anyone who wishes to enjoy a traditional Omani cruise. A specialist team at Six Senses Zighy Bay – a private ocean-side resort in Oman – has updated the handcrafted vessel while retaining its vintage Arabic charms. While the design stays true to artisan arrangements, high-tech features abound too.

 

Its three cabins house up to six people and are replete with air-conditioned saloons, a cinema and an al-fresco dining area. And an on-board chef helps fine-tune your culinary skills via cooking classes. The two-night itineraries along the spectacular Musandam coast take in quaint coves and shoreline villages as part of the journey, with fishing and kayaking opportunities close by.

 

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