In a collaboration between the Diriyah Company and international partners, a new cultural and luxury landmark is set to grace the Saudi Arabian landscape. The ambitious project, spanning 23 square miles, is centered around the picturesque Wadi Safar, just west of Diriyah and northwest of Riyadh. At the heart of this visionary endeavor is the upcoming Six Senses Wadi Safar, a hotel that promises to seamlessly blend heritage and opulence.
Nestled atop a hill with breathtaking views of the dramatic valley, Six Senses Wadi Safar will offer 80 guest rooms across five clusters. The resort aims to capture the essence of traditional Najdi-style palatial architecture, providing guests with a unique experience that combines the charm of a traditional gathering place with contemporary luxury living.
Part of the larger Wadi Safar community, the resort is envisioned as a secluded lifestyle destination, catering to both Saudi society and international visitors. The community, set against a vast and awe-inspiring natural landscape, will feature exclusive amenities, including royal residences, recreation facilities, and leisure assets. Plans are underway to host flagship international events spanning sports, arts, culture, retail, and fashion, aligning with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
With a commitment to sustainability and diversity, Six Senses Wadi Safar aims to harness the potential of younger generations, fostering tourism and contributing to a vibrant society and a sustainable economy. The resort’s expansive accommodations sprawl across 49 acres, providing security, seclusion, and easy accessibility from the six GCC countries.
At the heart of the Six Senses Wadi Safar experience is the sensory journey offered by the Six Senses Spa. Boasting dedicated suites for sight and touch, treatment rooms, a hammam, salon, gym, and separate yoga studio, the spa promises a range of experiences, from signature massages to biohacking tools and multi-day retreats.
The region’s rich history, dating back thousands of years, is seamlessly woven into the fabric of the resort. Once an ancient trade and pilgrimage route, Wadi Safar served as a meeting point for people from Asia, Africa, and Europe. The resort’s guest rooms, while secluded, embrace the communal spirit found in the restaurants, where guests can gather to enjoy seasonal sharing plates with a local theme.
Families are not left out of the equation, as Six Senses Wadi Safar introduces the “Grow With Six Senses” activity program. From mud brick making to traditional Najdi design workshops, Sadu weaving, and pottery, the resort offers a local twist on family-friendly experiences. The Earth Lab further engages guests in desert conservation, ensuring an educational and entertaining experience for all ages.
As the jewel in the crown of this historical region, Six Senses Wadi Safar is strategically located within proximity to the At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site in Diriyah, offering guests easy access to Saudi history preserved in open-air museums.
Wadi Safar, with its rich history and natural beauty, is poised to become a global destination, and Six Senses Wadi Safar is set to open its doors to the world in 2026.
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