Six Senses Zighy Bay

Oman, Middle East

The hotel

Situated on the easternmost tip of Arabia, on the unspoilt Musandam Peninsula, 2-hours drive from Dubai International Airport. A dramatic arrival through the Hajar Mountains gives that first glimpse of Zighy Bay and the impression is not of a hotel but an authentic Omani village. It’s all about creating a memorable experience, and to that extent Zighy Bay has gone to extraordinary lengths. Not only do the guest houses resemble traditional Musandam dwellings, but the rugged simplicity of the style carries on in the interior and yet all the refinements a discerning guest requires are here.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Creche
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

Zighy Bay located on the northern tip of the Musandam Peninsula. Transfer time from Dubai International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

82 pool villas. All with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, CD and DVD player, TV, telephone, WiFi access, safe, espresso machine, wine cellar and hairdryer. Pool Villas are studio style with living area, open plan bathroom with tub, indoor/outdoor shower, private pool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast in Spice Market or in the comfort of your villa. Three-course dinner from the à la carte selection in Summer House, the Spice Market or Zighy Bar. This also includes specialty Spice Market buffet and Indian Thali nights. A credit is applied if guests wish to experience one of destination dining options such as the Shua Shack experience, private In-Villa or Beach BBQ, Wine Tower and Wine Cellar private dinners or The Signature Restaurant Sense on the Edge amongst others and only the difference is charge to your bill.

Full Board option: includes breakfast in Spice Market or in the comfort of your villa. Two-course lunch from the à la carte selection in Summer House, In Villa Dining or in Zighy Bar where a credit is applied. Three-course dinner from the àla carte selection in Summer House, the Spice Market or Zighy Bar. This also includes specialty Spice Market buffet and Indian Thali nights. A credit is applied if guest wish to experience one of  destination dining options such as the Shua Shack experience, private In-Villa or Beach BBQ, Wine Tower and Wine Cellar private dinners or The Signature Restaurant Sense on the Edge amongst others and only the difference is charge to your bill.

Pool Villa Suites have a separate living area and one bedroom with 2 bathrooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Villa Beachfront have the same layout but with a private gate giving direct access to the beach, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Villa Suites Beachfront is the same as above but is available with direct beachfront access, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Duplex Pool Villas have a living area, panoramic balcony, infinity-edge pool and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child.

Duplex Pool Villas Suites are located on the south side of the resort and have a living area, panoramic balcony, infinity-edge pool and 2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Duplex Pool Villa Suite Beachfront have direct beach access, separate living room, 2 bathrooms, summer house, infinity-edge pool and 2 large bedrooms, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

4 restaurants: Spice Market (Arabian cuisine), Sense on the Edge (signature fine dining restaurant), Summer House (lunch and afternoon meals), Mezzaria (Beach-side, Italian-Arabic cuisine). Shua Shack (Bedouin dining experience). Zighy Bar and Beach Bar. Six Senses Spa*. Tennis court. Complimentary kayaks, paddle boarding and archery. Water sports*, mountain bikes*, sea fishing*, 4x4 trips*, rock climbing*, snorkelling trips*, scuba-diving*, paragliding*. Dhow cruise*. Sunset cruise*. Cinema. Organic garden tour (available from Nov-May). Organic herbal mixology class. Arabic cooking class*. Complimentary Chaica’s Club (4–12 years) has daily supervised activities plus movie showings in the early evenings. Al Feetean's Teen Club (13-17 years). Babysitting services*. Complimentary WiFi access in most public areas.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

5 nights between 29 Dec–31 Dec.

No check out permitted on the 30–31 Dec.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jul 20, 2019 eloa e Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My 3rd stay from Dubai and always the excitement to make again long lasting memories of peacefulness, reconnecting with the rough surrounding nature and letting go of the daily stressful life. The resort grounds and the rooms are superb, each corner and details are a feast for the eyes. Wonderful service and conversation from Mohan the lovely and… Read more
My 3rd stay from Dubai and always the excitement to make again long lasting memories of peacefulness, reconnecting with the rough surrounding nature and letting go of the daily stressful life. The resort grounds and the rooms are superb, each corner and details are a feast for the eyes. Wonderful service and conversation from Mohan the lovely and attentive restaurant Manager. Mohamed at the reception was fun and helpful, I appreciated his jokes and easy going attitude. For this time we tried the paragliding, an experience not to be missed!! The Spa massage was also good and the menu specials dish (tenderloin) delicious (after being cooked again!). Now, not a big deal but with this kind of price point my expectations are high and I must admit that I have zero tolerance for basic glitches: the Butler Mubarak was nowhere to be seen on the first day, missed some resort key info (eg. discovered on day 2 that villa 1 was opened for guests, missed the cocktail invite info, had no clue about the lounge with coffee and pastries, went to check one pool which was completely closed down). The room outdoor shower was not working, had to call a technician. Again no big deal but annoying a bit especially on a 1 night stay when time is precious! As well it’s my 3rd stay (easily trackable from my name) and there is no recognition whatsoever. Loved the welcomed fruits/ pastries in the room but all hotel do that nowadays...I have asked for late check-out on a one night stay which could have made a big difference but was unfortunately refused (it happens, yet it made me feel sad and not recognized for my loyalty: “getting what I’m paying for but no more” feeling). Overall there is still a feeling of a beautiful hotel, great staff and unique experience. Thank you! Read less
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Jul 1, 2019 ChristopherL1592 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The resort has an amazing location and unique setting. Fairuz, our GEM, is outstanding and will look after all your needs. Very pleasant and always there when needed. The Villa with your own pool is the best anyone can wish for. (You got even your own Wine fridge with a big selection! :) ). Culinary team headed up by Chef James and the team… Read more
The resort has an amazing location and unique setting. Fairuz, our GEM, is outstanding and will look after all your needs. Very pleasant and always there when needed. The Villa with your own pool is the best anyone can wish for. (You got even your own Wine fridge with a big selection! :) ). Culinary team headed up by Chef James and the team ensures your having a great time at the restaurant. Secret tip is the Sense on the Edge. Must try! Read less
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Jun 23, 2019 BethSal2013 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

My husband and I just celebrated our 10th Anniversary at Zighy Bay and truly loved every minute! Service is exceptional, the best we’ve experienced! The beachfront villas are absolutely worth the splurge! This resort is in a class of its own with breathtaking scenery and well appointed rooms with every detail well thought out. Huge thank you… Read more
My husband and I just celebrated our 10th Anniversary at Zighy Bay and truly loved every minute! Service is exceptional, the best we’ve experienced! The beachfront villas are absolutely worth the splurge! This resort is in a class of its own with breathtaking scenery and well appointed rooms with every detail well thought out. Huge thank you to the engineering team who so quickly addressed a large ocean buoy that washed up in front of our villa! They fought large waves to get the body back out to sea. It’s clear this resort treats their employees well and you can see it in their teamwork. We traveled in June when the resort was nice and quiet which we appreciated. Though the resort is undergoing some renovation, they are doing it in a way that is barely noticeable to the guests. This resort is one of kind and we truly hope to be able to visit again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best luxury resorts in the world

Jun 14, 2019 EdwinVdO London, United Kingdom

This resort is a must go to. You are secluded in a small bay in the North tip of Oman by the sea. A bit like being on a Maldivian island, except you have dramatic desert mountains around you. Spacious villas with a large terrace, private pool and sand/palm tree garden. The whole place looks like a desert oasis and blends in the rugged but… Read more
This resort is a must go to. You are secluded in a small bay in the North tip of Oman by the sea. A bit like being on a Maldivian island, except you have dramatic desert mountains around you. Spacious villas with a large terrace, private pool and sand/palm tree garden. The whole place looks like a desert oasis and blends in the rugged but beautiful terrain. The place is totally sustainable in terms of water and other environmental things. They take great pride in managing the resort in a way that is harmonious with the surroundings and they constantly give back generously to the local community. The place is less than 3h driving from Dubai airport. Of course their many restaurants are amazing. The chefs and staff will cater for your every need in a very personal manner, to the highest standards. The fitness was good and the Spa superb. The ExtraDivers centre team is one of the best we have seen across the world. We did lots of great diving. The water was only 24 degrees given it was beginning January but with a thicker, long suit it was perfectly fine. We had a blast, spending our days on their luxury boats. One of the better resorts in the world to go to. Read less
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Jun 10, 2019 oliverslade Dubai, United Arab Emirates

i love this hotel. the location is like a desert island. the sea is beautiful and clear. there is a calm feeling everywhere you go. mainly on old bikes. food incredible. rooms all fantastic. service off the charts. good gym. a microlite on the beach. really nice guests. awesome bbq events.