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Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau

The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a bespoke dahabiya, available for charter. With only four cabins and two suites, it is the epitome of style. The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau offers you the unique opportunity to tailor your Egypt cruise and each day’s sightseeing by offering an “a la carte” style touring itinerary.

The Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a bespoke dahabiya (traditional sailing boat) that is the first of its kind on the Nile. With its extended open spaces, the Zein features a beautiful upper deck, an Arabian themed sun deck and an opulently styled dining area. The itinerary for your Egypt cruise aboard the Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau operates on an “a la carte” menu, offering you the unique opportunity to tailor your sightseeing. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding views – unchanged for hundreds of years – as you sip on delicate cocktails from the comfort of the dahabiya. This is what sailing on the Nile was meant to be.



  • An authentic "dahabiya" (traditional Egyptian sailing boat) offering a completely bespoke service
  • Available for charter, accommodating maximum 12 guests
  • Smallest of the Sanctuary fleet which means the Zein can dock in more places
  • Your itinerary can be personalised to suit your needs
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