Six Senses Wadi Safar Coming to Saudi Arabia

Six Senses is set to open a new hotel in Saudi Arabia’s Wadi Safar, which lies just west of Diriyah and northwest of Riyadh. The property is set to open in 2026.

Just 25 miles from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport and 15 minutes northwest of the city, Six Senses Wadi Safar will have 80 guestrooms spread across five clusters on top of a hill with panoramic views over the valley.

This latest Six Senses project forms part of the 23-square-mile gated Wadi Safar community. Guest accommodations at Six Senses Wadi Safar will extend across 49 acres. Plans are afoot to host flagship international sporting, arts, cultural, retail and fashion events alongside social enterprise to support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The resort will also host special events, weekend retreats and longer-stay breaks for history explorers and wellness seekers alike.

Six Senses Spa will have dedicated suites for sight and touch, plus treatment rooms, a hammam, a salon, a gym and studio, and a separate yoga studio. From yoga programs, signature massages and biohacking tools to multi-day retreats and brand standards such as “Sleep With Six Senses” and “Eat With Six Senses,” there will be something for everyone.

The region’s history goes back thousands of years: It was once an ancient trade and pilgrimage route and a meeting spot for people traveling to or from Asia, Africa or Europe. While the guestrooms are secluded, the restaurants incorporate this community aspect and extend traditional hospitality, inviting guests to gather and enjoy seasonal sharing plates themed to the location. The main restaurant will open out to the pool and will be complemented by a signature restaurant, grill and brew bar. There will be a multi-use events space with an outdoor amphitheater and a boutique in the style of an artisan souk.

With families in mind, a “Grow With Six Senses” activity program will be available with a local twist. By day, guests can expect to roll up their sleeves for mud brick-making, traditional Najdi design workshops, Sadu weaving and pottery. By night, the stars come alive in the sky and on the screen of the outdoor Cinema Paradiso. The Earth Lab is also a family affair, introducing guests young and old to desert conservation.

The Experience Center will be a gateway to a host of desert adventures, including easy access to the At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site in nearby Diriyah, which is set to offer a comprehensive journey through Saudi history preserved in open-air museums.

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