Arrive at Dubai International Airport and transfer by private vehicle to the Musandam Peninsula, over the border in Oman. The journey time is about 2½ hours. Upon arrival, check in to the Six Senses Zighy Bay, a peaceful enclave on the Gulf of Oman, a world away from the decadent towers of Dubai and the perfect antidote for those suffering northern hemisphere winter blues. Set against the backdrop of the Al Hajar Mountains, Six Senses Zighy Bay has the appearance and the feel of an ancient Omani village, with its low rise villas constructed from local stone and wood, shaded by gracious palms. Accommodation is in beautifully designed villas and suites, each with a pool and an outdoor area for relaxing or entertaining. Some villas include an in-villa spa for private treatments. All are delightfully private, offering seclusion and independence.
Overnight: Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, Oman
Enjoy unwinding at Zighy Bay. Challenging bootcamps, SCUBA diving, walking or cycling in the mountains, paragliding or rock climbing provide a little adrenalin intoxication either to complement or as an alternative to the rather gentler therapies and treatments on-site. Wellness programmes combine specialist knowledge with the healing effects of the resort's natural environment. The Discover Yoga programme is based on Hatha yoga practice, for example, where gentle moves combine with breathing exercises and meditation on the rooftop at dawn. Massage and energy treatments complete the programme to leave body and mind restored. Sense of Oman is inspired by local customs and traditions, with indigenous plants and herbs used as ingredients in body treatments such as scrubs and facials. Visiting specialists deliver physical and spiritual well-being expertise to help guests achieve a more balanced lifestyle. There is a choice of dining venues, all using food sourced from local farmers and fishermen, supporting the local community as well as ensuring food air miles are kept to a minimum. Delicious lunches are available at the Summer House; the Spice Market serves authentic Arabic dishes whist the Shua Shack offers a Bedouin dining experience. Visit The Sense on the Edge for excellent fine dining in a spectacular setting high up in the mountains.
Overnight: Six Senses Zighy Bay
Transfer privately to Dubai International Airport for your return flight home.
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|Mid||£ 1,960||$ 2,662|
|High||£ 2,995||$ 4,068|
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|££££||Excellent accommodation at a moderate to higher price level|
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