Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea is the first hotel to officially open in the Red Sea Giga Project. This stunning resort offers 36 guest rooms and 40 pool villas situated against the backdrop of the Majestic Arabian Desert and Hijaz Mountains. This stunning resort combines visionary tourism with sustainability and heritage.
As the Arabian desert unfurls its majestic beauty, a jewel of sustainable tourism and heritage conservation emerges – the Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea. This resort is a testament to innovation, adventure, and rich cultural legacy, nestled in The Red Sea Destination.
A Visionary Resort
The General Manager of Six Senses Southern Dunes, Fredrik Blomqvist, states, “Our mission here embodies our steadfast dedication to sustainable practices and cultural preservation while redefining the parameters of adventure and wellness.
This region is a treasure trove of potential for regenerative tourism, and we aim to spotlight its unique beauty and rich cultural tapestry while advocating sustainable tourism that contributes to economic development and heritage conservation.”
Innovative Design and Architecture
The resort houses 36 guest rooms and 40 pool villas strategically placed to capture the sweeping views of the dunes and wadi. The British architectural firm Foster + Partners, renowned for their eco-friendly designs, has used locally sourced materials to construct these structures.
The interior design, much like the exterior, is a blend of beauty and tradition, with soft furnishings that draw from the vibrant colors and patterns of traditional Bedouin attire.
Six Senses Southern Dunes has sustainability at the heart of its operations. It aspires to become the first LEED Platinum resort in Saudi Arabia, sourcing its electricity entirely from its own solar farm. The resort also adheres to a plastic-free policy, bottling still and sparkling water at the on-site water plant.
Earth Lab and Culinary Experiences
The Earth Lab offers engaging workshops that breathe life into conservation. In line with the Eat With Six Senses ethos, the resort’s culinary offerings focus on health and well-being while celebrating the regional flavors. The ingredients are either grown in the Chef’s Garden or sourced locally.
With four restaurants, a cooking school, a private chef’s table, and a Gelato Pod, every day is a unique gastronomic journey.
For those seeking outdoor thrills, the resort offers a variety of activities designed to satiate even the most adventurous souls. Wellness enthusiasts can enjoy meditation and yoga sessions in the serene desert or a lush oasis, offering a unique and immersive way to connect with nature.
Heritage and Culture
The resort offers several activities and experiences that highlight the rich history and traditions of Saudi Arabia, including artisan workshops. The harmonious blend of Nabataean cultural roots and modern amenities inspires the architectural and design elements of the resorts.
Guests can participate in various activities, from local fishing and cooking. The on-site Artisan Village narrates the region’s history through arts, crafts, dance, and music.
Wellness and Spa Facilities
Six Senses Spa, with its honeycomb walls mirroring the patterns of the dunes, offers a range of wellness facilities. These include a salon, a barber, a biohacking recovery lounge, and treatment rooms. The Frankincense Suite offers Rasul treatments, and there’s also a hammam.
The Alchemy Bar lets guests handmake clean skincare products using rich spices and fragrances. The wellness facilities continue on the second floor with a fully equipped gym, a separate spin studio, and a yoga and aerial yoga suite.
The resort can be reached via a 45-minute private car transfer from the new Red Sea International Airport. Guests can also opt for a domestic flight from Yanbu Airport and a two-hour transfer to the resort.
Transfers must be booked in advance and are subject to availability and an added charge. AlUla Airport is 4.5 hours away, and Jeddah Airport is within 5 hours.
The resort offers a unique opening deal for bookings before December 31, 2023. This includes a complimentary 30-minute biohacking experience, early check-in from 10:00 a.m., late check-out until 4:00 p.m. (subject to availability), an Earth Lab experience, and an in-villa private BBQ experience for villa bookings.