© Six Senses Zighy Bay/ John Athimaritis

The Six Senses Zighy Bay opens its doors

After the reopening of Oman for tourism, the resort promises a beautiful getaway in an exotic atmosphere.

4 November 2021

Nestled between a gently sloping bay and the moon-like, rugged mountains of Oman's Musandam Peninsula lies Six Senses Zighy Bay. Far away from the daily routine and yet only two hours from the international Dubai airport. Following Oman's reopening to tourism, the resort, in the form of a traditional village, with its award-winning spa, eclectic dining and family-friendly atmosphere, once again promises adventurous days and exotic Arabian nights - with a few new touches to surprise and delight.

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A holiday in a class of its own

"Providing exceptional experiences is in our DNA, and we look forward to sharing our newest offerings with our guests," said General Manager Andrew Spearman." The cohesiveness within the Zighy team is second to none. From our private pool villas to our farm, restaurants and spa, we've gone out of our way to ensure that our guests can get back to basics after a whirlwind year. And we do this in a bespoke, Oman-inspired way that can't be replicated anywhere else."

Pure relaxation is offered by the resort's gorgeous backdrop. © Six Senses Zighy Bay/ John Athimaritis

Vibrant, year-round and sustainable community

With the ethically run 2.5-acre Dibba Farm and Cheese Factory and the harvest of 1,400 date palms, the community has been busy over the past year. It carried out maintenance work, completed the finishing touches on the Reserve and Retreat Villas and nurtured 40 different crops to supply the restaurants and spa - now that the borders have been reopened.

The Shua Shack will offer a weekly culinary experience featuring Omani slow-cooked lamb. The meat is marinated with local spices, slow-cooked in a shua for 24 hours and then served with mezze, saffron rice and the sound of the waves just a few metres away.

Indulgent hours await guests in the resort's wine cellar. © Six Senses Zighy Bay/ John Athimaritis

A refuge for families

To get kids away from the screens, out into the fresh air and finally have some long-awaited fun, Chaica's Club has new Grow With Six Senses activities for younger children: from making mineral water, to upcycling wood and paper into kites in the Earth Lab, to Bedouin henna games, basic Arabic skills and feeding the Zighy goats. At Al Feetean's, teens can try archery, rock climbing, trampolining, water sports and swimming in the wadi, hikes to villages, photography lessons and mountain biking. While the team cannot erase the restrictions that have been felt around the world over the past year, they strive to create a space where the brakes can be released and imagination, curiosity and wonder can be reignited.

Children's eyes light up at Chaica's Club. © Six Senses Zighy Bay/ John Athimaritis

Enjoy private moments

With its own private beach and traditional Omani architecture, Beit Musandam is now at its best as an Arabian wonder palace. It has four bedrooms in three different buildings and a variety of separate living and dining areas for guests, a private spa suite, yoga studio, wine cellar, separate staff rooms and an infinity pool. There's even a majalis (a gathering space) with a capacity of up to 100 people for weddings and family celebrations.

Guests can indulge in a heavenly getaway at the on-site spa. © Six Senses Zighy Bay/ Russ Kientsch

Six Senses Zighy Bay

P.O. Box 212
Dibba-Musandam PC 800
+968 2673 5555

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