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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Musandam, Oman


  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Wellness


  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Cycling
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Kids club
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Watersports
  • Yoga

The breathtaking landscapes, sprawling deserts and white sand beaches that create the Arabian jewel of Oman make for of one the Middle East’s best kept secrets.Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman.

The setting of these beautiful indigenous village-style accommodations and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and the sandy beach of Zighy Bay on the other.

The Spa

Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay is a refuge for mind and body; it’s a retreat from the busy humdrum of daily life; a haven for the calm and relaxed soul; a sanctuary of ultimate well-being.

The Asian-inspired spa is equipped with nine treatment rooms, two hammams, sauna, steam and ice caves, and offers innovative holistic treatments from in-house experts, and regular visiting wellness practitioners.

Spa Facilities

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • 2 hammam rooms
  • Separate relaxation lounges
  • Sauna
  • Steam
  • Ice cave
  • Gym
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Gallery

Spa Products

  • Six Senses products range
  • The Organic Pharmacy
  • Subtle Energies
  • Margy’s

To Stay

82 luxurious village-style villas span the retreat. Built of natural stone and warm woods, with high indigenous-style ceilings – all villas boast outdoor dining areas and private pools.

To Eat

The Spice Market serves up a fabulous breakfast buffet and Arabic delights from the traditional mud kitchen in the evening. The Summer House offers healthy lunches and dinner. You can also order lunch by the pool or on the beach or take advantage of the in-villa dining.

Facilities and Activities

  • Basic Arabic lessons with Omani hosts
  • Arabic Cooking Class: Learn the art of preparing Arabic food first hand from the talented Arabic chefs
  • Spice Market: Every Sunday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Cinema Paradiso: Film favourites on the big screen with personal stereo surround sound wireless headphones by the beach under the stars
  • Microlight: Explore the scenic views of Six Senses Zighy Bay and the main beach by air
  • Paragliding Explore: Scenic views with Six Senses Zighy Bay’s professional paraglide instructors
  • Scenic Cruise Travel: Explore the picturesque bays and unique fishing villages carved into the mountains and fjords of the spectacular Musandam Peninsula
  • Zighy Bay Water Initiatives Tour: Visit Six Senses Zighy Bay’s reverse osmosis plant and crystal water refinery, which produces water without carbon footprint

For the Kids

Chaica’s Club for children between 4 to 10 years old. Al Feetean’s Club for teenagers aged 10 to 16 years.

Getting There

Zaghi, Musandam Governorate, Oman

Zighy Bay is located on Oman’s northern Musandam Peninsula, a scenic 120-minute journey from Dubai. In addition to the scenic drive from the top of the mountain overlooking the bay, guests have two other arrival experience choices: Paraglide with their resident professional, or make your entrance by speedboat from a neighbouring bay port.

Zighy Bay is 120 kilometres, or around a 120-minute’s drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB). All visitors are required to send the passport copy/passport details minimum of three working days prior to the arrival date to obtain a border pass to cross the UAE-Oman checkpoint; as for the UAE Resident, a passport and UAE Resident Visa copies are needed as stated in the new regulation of UAE-Oman border.

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

The dramatic landscapes, sprawling deserts and white sand beaches that create the Arabian jewel of Oman make for of one the Middle East’s best kept secrets. In contrast to it’s glitzy neighbour Dubai, the Sultanate boasts an abundance of natural beauty and tradition, and oozes Middle Eastern charm.

Located in the Musandam Peninsula on the northern tip of Oman (just two hours from Dubai airport) Six Senses Zighy Bay sits behind a rugged mountain range alongside a pristine white sand beach. The 82 all-with-pool eco villas, retreats and suites scatter the coastline that leads to the renowned Six Senses Spa and wellbeing hub. Combat your jet lag on arrival by joining the candlelit evening meditation class at the yoga pavilion with its stunning panoramic views of the crystal clear ocean and majestic mountains.

As the first Six Senses resort in Middle East, Six Senses Zighy Bay blends exceptional guest experiences with a unique style – authentic, personal, sustainable and in harmony with individual surroundings.

The Spa

A complete haven of calm and tranquility, the Six Senses Spa spans 1,900 square metres and offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments.

The Asian-inspired spa is equipped with nine treatment rooms, two hammams, sauna, steam and ice caves, and offers innovative ancient holistic treatments from in-house experts, and regular visiting wellness practitioners.

The Treatment

Holistic Anti-Ageing Facial – An aromatic hand and arm ritual for relaxation is followed by a deep cleanse and a gentle exfoliation. A blend of essential oils, including saffron and rose are used for their anti–ageing and relaxing properties to calm, sooth and smooth the skin in a Marma facial massage, followed by a hydrating mask. A completely rejuvenating facial on both an aesthetic and emotional level – my skin was glowing, eyes bright and mind calm.

Other Treatments

The Blissful Marma Massage begins with a refreshing foot soak, followed by a deep relaxation massage to banish stress and induce a good night’s sleep. The Marma techniques help to enhance and to balance the energy levels of the body.

The Programme

Discover Yoga – If you haven’t tried yoga before then this is the programme for you. Private sessions of Hatha yoga focus on gentle moves with a minimum and effortless flow between each pose. This, combined with guided meditation and breathing exercises, help regulate the pace of breath, relax and maintain the steadiness of the body, leading to a clearer mind and better coordination during yoga practice.

Yogic Detox – Suitable for more experienced yoga practitioners, the programme draws upon Hatha yoga cleansing techniques including sat kriya (movement and breath exercise) to cleanse the internal organs and achieve harmony between the major pranic flows. Aspects of Hatha yoga postures (asanas) and more advanced practices of pranayama and meditation are incorporated along with detox treatments to offer a profound experience. Each element of this programme is introduced and based on a personalised assessment of the guest’s condition.

Other Programmes

Six Senses Integrated Wellness – The innovative approach to wellness allows the in-house experts to measure and analyse key physiological biomarkers and provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice. They then design a personalised programme of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities based on the preventative principles of the Eastern medicine approach and the results-oriented Western influences.

To Stay

Styled in natural woods with high ceilings our two bedroom, duplex villa was huge! The downstairs en-sute bedroom led to a terrace with a dining area for six, a private pool and sun loungers. Upstairs was the second bedroom, a shower room and a large lounge leading to a balcony with day beds to take in the glorious sea views. Each villa provides bikes for guests to explore the vast resort and surrounding area.

To Eat

We dined in The Spice Market most days – offering a fabulous breakfast buffet – you can help yourself to honey directly from the comb. Healthy offerings included soya and almond yoghurts, chia seeds, and a colourful array of exotic fruits and juices. In the evening Arabic delights are served up from the traditional mud kitchen.If you want to impress a loved one head to Sense on the Edge – an award winning, fine dining restaurant, featuring the breathtaking views located on top of the rugged mountains.
The Zighy Bar serves up creative organic mocktails and cocktails throughout the day, as well as a great tapas menu.

Don’t Miss

The Organic Garden Tour: Take a walk round the resort’s large organic garden with the chief gardener and learn about the Six Senses Zighy Bay practices.

Organic Herbal Mixology: Learn how to combine ingredients and fresh herbs from the organic garden to create refreshing beverages.