This hotel just became the first in the GCC to create a carbon-neutral rate for every guest

Hayley Kadrou
Apr 21, 2021

Six Senses Zighy Bay – located in Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula – has introduced yet another forward-thinking sustainability initiative.

As the demand for sustainable travel options continues to rise, the hospitality industry is left with no choice but to up its ‘environmentally friendly’ game. Already stepping up to the challenge is Six Senses Zighy Bay, as World Traveller Middle East readers recently voted it the Best Hotel for Sustainability in the Middle East.

Just in time for Earth Day 2021 (which falls on April 22 ), Six Senses Zighy Bay is once again leading the way with a new planet-protecting initiative – providing conscious travellers with a carbon-neutral rate.

Teaming up with Co2nsensus – a British company that works on measuring and offsetting the carbon emissions produced from guest stays – the beloved resort has calculated the emissions for its average visitor. To balance out this impact, the resort has pledged to donate $10, or roughly AED36, per room night to a wind power plant based in Balıkesir, Turkey – all at no extra costs for its guests.

The plant works to reduce emission by a staggering 55,370 tonnes per year by implementing sustainable powers sources to the local community while hitting all four of the UN’s sustainability goals.

The Omani hotel is already known for its sustainability practices. Credit | Six Senses Zighy Bay

The hotel’s General Manager, Gauderic Harang, said: “Six Senses is all about innovation and doing things differently, and perhaps our greatest achievement is about finding new ways to protect the planet. By offering this Carbon Neutral rate, guests can be assured that their stay with us is at no cost to the environment.

“We can’t wait for like-minded guests to join us in our efforts, and we look forward to sharing with them the work we do, of course between relaxing and enjoying the serenity that our resort brings.”

The move is another in a long list of environmentally friendly practises the resort is renowned for – such as recycling 80 per cent of waste on-site, organising deep dives to help clean the ocean, and stocking up its restaurant kitchens via an onsite organic farm and kitchen.

Find out more about trips to Six Senses Zighy Bay here.