Six Senses makes Middle East debut with Red Sea property

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has made its debut in the Middle East following the opening of Six Senses Southern Dunes within Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea development.

The property in the Alnesai desert welcomed its first guests this week.

Six Senses said the resort offered travellers “a unique escape where nature and Nabataean tradition meet luxury”.

The property features a state-of-the-art spa spanning nearly 4,000 sq ft over two floors, with six treatment rooms, a gym, two pools, a pool bar and panoramic desert views.

Elsewhere, guest activities include stargazing excursions with local astrologers, cooking classes, and fishing tours on the waters of the Red Sea.

Five restaurants provide a variety of food and beverage offerings, including a gelato parlour and fine-dining eatery Al Sarab.

Six Senses Southern Dunes aims to be the first LEED Platinum resort in Saudi Arabia. The brand said the resort had a “nature-first approach” to design and operations, with the property’s electricity powered entirely by its own solar farm.

Prices at Six Senses Southern Dunes start from £1,371 per night, including breakfast.

The Red Sea is a new regenerative tourism development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia spearheaded by development firm Red Sea Global.

Six Senses Southern Dunes marks the first opening in the initial phase of the project.

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