To be in harmony with the environment
One environmental project includes the creating of a marine protected area by influencing decision-makers and engaging local communities of the Musandam Peninsula and mainland Oman. The ultimate aim of the study is to protect the reefs of the Musandam peninsula through education and capacity building.
Diving hosts at Six Senses Zighy Bay are being trained to remove ghost nets left by fishermen in the Gulf of Oman and rescue sea creatures that have been caught in them.
This sustainability effort that began in February has been introduced by the Oliver Ridley Project in the Indian Ocean. Whenever there are diving trips in the Gulf of Oman, the professionally trained resort team dive to locate and remove these ghost nets and release trapped creatures. At the same time, the host team clean up the diving spots, not only of ghost nets, but any other debris left behind by fishermen.
Not satisfied with just cleaning up the ocean bed, the resort team also organizes beach cleanups on a monthly basis. These are made more fun by arranging sand art days, with guests invited to attend during Earth Day. Clean-up activities are continuously organized on special events day such as World Environment Day and International Coastal Cleanup Day too. To add a touch of competitiveness, hosts are divided into four house teams – Red, Blue, Green and Yellow – and house members are awarded points for their attendance, with the house earning the most marks being given a year-end token of appreciation.
Keeping the earth green is not been a new effort in Zighy Bay.
From the first quarter of 2016, Six Senses Zighy Bay has been continuously making initiatives to involve hosts, villagers, local municipality and also guests in tree planting to make Zighy Bay as well as the near town Dibba a beautiful green landscape.
During Earth Hour alone, six guests were involved in tree planting with us by planting trees in the organic garden.
Continued efforts were planned on Earth Day, with 45 hosts managed planting 20 trees in the organic garden, joined by 20 guests planting 10 more trees in the beautiful green patch.
On the same day, moving towards the Zighy Village, Six Senses Zighy Bay's hosts managed to pool a manpower of 18 people and encouraged five villagers to plant 10 more trees in this neighboring fishing village.
Without putting a stop to it, the team has managed to convince the local municipality of Dibba Oman to join in this applauded effort on World Environmental Day. Around Dibba town coastal road and public beach, the municipality team as well as resort's hosts managed to plant 15 coconut trees along the beach.
During the day as well hosts were entertained with games and photo session to keep them energized throughout the summer heat.
Six Senses Zighy Bay has always consumed drinking water that is produced in-house via our own Crystal Plant. How do we do it?
Let's discover the water initiative system led by the engineering team:
1. Main water intake from Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant water tank is channeled to the Crystal plant tank.
2. Crystal water intakes are channeled into the Crystal RO Plant main feed water filter cartridges. Filtered water intake then flows into active carbon filter and water softener to ensure the incoming water quality is well protected and up to our standards.
3. Good quality water intakes are channeledinto a high pressure booster pump and then pumped into membranes.
4. During this reverse osmosis process we obtain crystal clear drinking water with low Total Dissolved Solids (TDS).
5. Crystal still drinking water is produced. To produce sparkling water we add CO2 (carbon dioxide).
After producing Crystal still and sparkling water it is filled into Six Senses labeled glass bottles. Before filling the bottles hosts have been trained to follow strict hygiene procedures.