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Six Senses Zighy Bay

Musandam Peninsula, Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the Northern Peninsula of Oman, only two hours from Dubai, the closest international airport. It is set under a dramatic mountain on one side and a long sandy beach on the other.

At a Glance

  • The private location of Zighy Bay is its main attraction - you have the enormous bay entirely to yourself

  • Every single villa has its own decent sized swimming pool

  • Sense on the Edge has the most stunning view and delicious food to match

  • Where else can you paraglide into check in?

  • The surrounding mountainous landscape and Arabian Sea offer the opportunity for activities of all description

  • The children's club is complimentary for children aged four years and older, otherwise babysitting is available on request for an additional charge

  • Each villa comes with its own butler to ensure every need is catered for during your stay

Beach, Villa, Eco/ethical tourism, Family

Insider's View

Paraglide into check-in for the ultimate arrival experience at this wonderfully rustic hotel

Clare Monro

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The Sense on the Edge restaurant has probably one of the best views in the Middle East. Perched high in the mountains it offers a panoramic view of Zighy Bay paired with delicious (and slightly unconventional) menus

Emma Mark

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Enjoy a movie with some popcorn under the Arabian starlit sky at Cinema Paradiso

Clare Monro

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With a wide range of excursions and activities, guests will never be bored

Clare Monro

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For those more active guests, take a visit to the outdoor Jungle Gym

Alice Moseley

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The spa was ranked No. 1 by Condé Naste Traveler magazine in the Readers' Travel Awards overseas hotel spas category in 2015

Clare Monro

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Opt for a speed boat arrival from Dibba

Clare Monro

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Take a day trip on the Dhow boat - go snorkeling, kayaking and fishing and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on board

Alice Moseley

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Beg, borrow or steal in order to get yourself a beach front villa, it is totally worth it

Dominic Atterton

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Enjoy some home comforts with the cheese board at Sense on the Edge serving international cheeses including Cornish Yarg and Lincolnshire Poacher!

Katie May

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Get around the resort on complimentary bicycles. They even have children's bikes with stabilisers if you need them. Take care on the softer sand though!

Kirsty Harper

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Six Senses Zighy Bay


Zighy Bay is the ideal antidote to the large scale continual construction work in Dubai and is located in the peaceful haven of Northern Oman. The resort has 82 pool villas and beautifully blends the traditional rustic Omani architectural techniques with a modern innovative twist, offering a subtle sense of luxury, masterfully crafted with the appreciation of the local surroundings. There are a number of differing room types to suit any party size and requirements.

The resort has a large central swimming pool with a poolside service offering snacks, drinks and ice cream. The Spa, operated by Six Senses, offers nine treatment rooms and has a full range of treatments. There are non-d water sports on offer, a library with a wide selection of movies, DVDs, books and magazines and a fully equipped gym.

With a philosophy of sourcing excellent ingredients to give a fantastic culinary experience, the four restaurants blend the rustic Omani village feel, yet ooze elegance and sophistication. There are a multitude of options to choose from including Western, Middle Eastern, Indian and Japanese at Summer House. 'Shua Shack' offers traditional Bedouin communal dining experience with under sand cooking. The 'Sense on the Edge’ restaurant is an award-winning mountain top dining venue, located 293 meters above sea level, overlooking Zighy Bay, with an adjacent lounge ‘Drinks on the Edge’. The other bar ‘Chill’ offers a chance to kick back with a sun downer.

The Zighy Bay concept perfectly merges a sense of subtle sophistication with a rustic flair and real sense of innovation and elegance. It is ideal for those wanting a more peaceful experience than the hustle of Dubai and can be combined easily with stopovers to the Indian Subcontinent and the Maldives.


Six Senses Zighy Bay has 82 generous-sized villas comprising of 1-bedroom Pool Villas and Pool Villa Suites, 2-bedroom Zighy Pool Villas, 2-bedroom Zighy Pool Villa Suites, 2-bedroom Retreats and a 4-bedroom Private Reserve. The villas are designed and furnished to reflect local Omani culture, and offer privacy and tranquillity. The bathrooms in all the villas feature oversized indoor bathtubs and outdoor showers. For an additional supplement, your villa can be located directly on the beach.

Villa amenities include a private sun lounge and outdoor dining area, individually controlled air-conditioning and ceiling fans, private wine cellar, personal safe, hairdryer and espresso machine, IDD Telephone, wireless internet and cordless phone, CD, DVD Home Integrated Theatre System and a flat panel TV with satellite channels.

Pool Villa

Total area 247 sqm (82 sqm internal)

Infinity-edged pool, size: 21 sqm

One full bathroom plus an outdoor shower

Pool Villa Suite

Total area 412 sqm (126 sqm internal)

Infinity-edged pool, size: 24 sqm

The sitting room is separated by a door between the bedroom and living area

Zighy Pool Two Bedroom Villa

Total Area: 334 sqm (161 sqm internal)

Infinity-edged pool, size: 18 sqm

Ground floor bedroom area and first floor second bedroom combined with living area and balcony

Zighy Pool Two Bedroom Villa Suite

Total area: 438 sqm (218 sqm internal)

Infinity-edged pool, size: 24 sqm

First bedroom and separate living area on ground floor and second bedroom and veranda on top floor

Two full bathrooms (one bathtub), plus two outdoor showers, one additional toilet


Children are welcome at Six Senses Zighy Bay. There is a kids club, 'Chaica's Club' offering a wealth of activities including snorkeling, water polo, tennis, crab hunting, sandcastle building and educational activities such as learning about marine biology and the environment.

Children - Chaica's Club: 4 - 12 years and Teens - al Feetean's Club: 12 - 18 years

Children under 6 stay and eat for free on their parents' meal plan; Children aged 7 - 11 enjoy a 50% discount of food and beverages.

The children's club is open for children aged 4 - 12, younger guests will need to be accompanied by an adult or a babysitter at an additional charge.

Cinema Paradiso keeps all the family entertained with movies on the beach under a blanket of stars while Zighy's unconventional ushers serve five flavors of popcorn, 40 flavors of ice cream and a range of refreshing soft drinks.

Baby sitting

US $15 per hour for one child. Additional children are charged at an extra US $5/hour

Activities at Chaica's Club (4-12yrs)

Hajar Rock Painting, Kick The Can, Henna Fun, Mix and Match Juice Time, Olympic Games, Salt Dough Art, Sand Art, Treasure Hunt, Swim Relay, Water Polo, Zighy Cinema, Alien Scavenger Hunt, Arabic Lesson, Beach Bowling, Bookmarks for Bookworms, Cookie, Cupcake and Pizza Making, Crab Searching, Crazy Balls, Feed the Zighy Goats

Activities at Al Feetean's Teen Club

Abseiling, Archery and Clout Archery, Beach Sports, Body Boarding, Wadi Biking, Initiative Games, Jungle Gym, Kayaking and Moonlight Kayaking, Morning Workout, Mountain Biking, Photography Skills and Challenge, Pool Madness, Raft Building, Rock Climbing, Capoeira, Slack Lining, Snorkelling, Survival Skills and Campfire, Trekking, Team Building, Tennis, Water Sports, Wii Games, Yoga


Facilities at Six Senses Zighy Bay include two swimming pools (one of which is salt water), an artisan gallery, water sports including water skiing and wake boarding, gym, WiFi, library of CDs, DVDs, books and magazines, four restaurants and two bars.

The Six Senses Spa features nine treatment rooms, a juice bar and two Arabian Hammams. It offers local and signature treatments including the four-handed Sensory Spa Journey along with holistic wellness and rejuvenation programs to revive and revitalize the senses.

Guests have a diverse selection of places to dine whilst staying at Zighy Bay, from a hilltop restaurant serving international cuisine together with spectacular views over the crystal waters of the Gulf of Oman to in-villa dining which your butler will be pleased to arrange.

Summer House

Summer House is perfect for a crisp lunch, afternoon bite, refreshing drink, and a fulfilling dinner during the cooler months.

Spice Market

Spice Market is the main restaurant, offering delicacies from the culinary world of Arabia. Enjoy breakfast and dinner in a relaxed Arabic environment among bold colors and a traditional mud kitchen.

Zighy Bar

Zighy Bar offers classic, modern, local and organic mocktails and cocktails throughout the day and evening whilst overlooking the Wadi. Zighy's Happy Hour is referred to as the No Rush Hour.

Sense on the Edge

Sense on the Edge is the hotel's signature restaurant, offering modern fine dining cuisine, the perfect place to enjoy a very memorable evening. There is a choice of five or seven-course set menus accompanied by degustation wines.

Open for dinner on Thursday until Saturday. We do advise guests to make prior reservations.

Shua Shack

A unique Bedouin dining experience. Family-style evenings begin with local organic salads, followed by lamb prepared in the underground oven. Held weekly, with extended seasonal operations, and offered in the Spice Market during summer.

Take advantage of the free-flow Lebanese beer and wine packages for a truly delectable experience.

Wine Cellar

Two to eight people can be hosted amongst some of the world's most diverse wines in the wine cellar.

Choose this exceptional location for an intimate dinner or interactive journey with aromas and pairing. It is the perfect summer location to escape the heat and enjoy a sensory adventure.


On-site activities at the hotel include swimming, use of the fitness center and spa. Activities off-site include non-motorized water sports, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding and hand-line fishing. Mountain trekking and biking, guided off-road excursions, tandem paragliding and flying a microlight aircraft, which gives you a fantastic perspective of the local landscape, are also on offer nearby.

Location & Directions

Musandam Peninsula, Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, a simple 2-hour journey from Dubai. The setting of this beautiful, indigenous and village-style accommodation and private marina is spectacular, with the dramatic mountains on one side and a 1.6 kilometer sandy beach at Zighy Bay, on the other.

When to go

The best time to visit Oman is between November and mid-March, when the cooler air brings the mountain scenery sharply into focus and daytime temperatures average 25°C. For the rest of the year, much of Oman is oppressively hot and hazy, particularly between May and August.

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