This 11 day itinerary combines the contrast of Dubai's modern metropolis with the remote and beautiful Zighy Bay in Oman.
3 nights Dubai, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Six Senses Zighy Bay, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.
11 days from £3,450pp
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On the beach - 8 days
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Set on a broad sweeping bay where dry and dusty mountains contrast dramatically with shimmering blue sea, Six Senses Zighy Bay is a remote yet urbane retreat built in traditional Omani village style.
The hotel sits on a secluded beach accessed by speedboat, 4x4 or, if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can paraglide from the mountains above. Once here you can simply sit back and relax in the utter serenity of the setting, take advantage of the superb spa with its ancient holistic treatments, hike, bike or climb in the mountains, snorkel in the clear waters or learn about Middle Eastern cuisine on a cookery course. Built using traditional materials and design with natural stone and warm woods throughout, this unobtrusive resort is earthy yet chic, with contemporary decor and superb attention to detail. Private butler service ensures you will be well looked after throughout your stay and there is a variety of restaurants to choose from, all serving exquisite food. Honeymooners are made to feel extra special in secluded villas that add an additional touch of privacy.
The 82 lovingly-designed villas are located throughout the grounds, each with its own private pool, indoor and outdoor showers, and generous living and outdoor space.
Before the beach - 4 days
Venture into the desert for a dramatic off-road adventure. Pass through traditional villages on the way to the 80-million-year-old Fossil Rock and the restored fort of the 16th-century Hatta Heritage Village. Return to the city for dinner on board a traditional wooden dhow and sip fragrant Arabic coffee as you admire the dramatic contrasts of this thriving city; the luxury yachts, Sheikh Maktoum’s home and the spectacular modern architecture.
You will stay at The Park Hyatt Dubai resort hotel. The rooms each have a balcony or terrace overlooking the marina and Dubai Creek and there is a secluded spa set in a quiet courtyard.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
82 rooms, 3 restaurants, 2 pools
Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay complements the remote and beautiful peninsula with its renowned brand of innovative style that makes the best use of traditional materials and design. There are 79 pool villa and pool villa suites, and there is also a private marina.
The resort is intimate, with plenty of space so that it always feels exclusive.
There are three restaurants, a bar and excellent facilities.
Part of the Six Senses group, who operate superb properties and spas in wonderful places around the world.
There is a complimentary Children's club at the resort for ages 4-12 that runs from 9am to 12pm, 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.
There is also a Teen Club.
Backed by mountains, the resort sits on 1.6 kilometres of secluded beach. You can choose to arrive along the dramatic road from the mountains, across the sea by speedboat or, for the really adventurous, you can paraglide into the resort.
This is a remote hotel with little else in the vicinity, but everything you might want is on site.
We think that the Six Senses Hideaway Zighy Bay has been well designed to provide every luxury while complementing its location and tradition. The accommodation is beautifully designed with space inside and out. Infinity edge pools and butler service add to the whole experience, making this one of the best resorts in Oman.
The resort has many different choices of room including the Pool Villa, Pool Villa Suites, Pool Villa (beachfront), Spa Pool Villa, Pool Villa Suite Beachfront, Pool Villa (Two Bedroom) and Spa Pool Villa Suite.
They are all in a traditional Omani village style with modern amenities including air conditioning, free wireless internet, hair dryer, minibar and a private sun deck with sun loungers. They offer a spacious environment with bathrooms extending to an outdoor shower and each has their own private swimming pool. Some pool villas offer a private treatment room for an additional cost. On arrival you are allocated your own private butler that will look after you during your stay and your own bicycles to get around the resort.
Pool Villas have a total area of 247 square metres and are found throughout the resort.
Zighy Pool Villas
These stone duplex villas with 2 bedrooms. Being 480 square metres they are very spacious with a large first floor balcony. The outside area is very private with high cobbled stone walls, a private dining area and swimming pool.
Pool Villa Suite
Pool Villa Suites are 412 square metres in total and found throughout the resort.
Beachfront Pool Villa
Pool Villa (beachfront) have a total area of 247 square metres and are just steps from the beach.
Spa Pool Villa
Spa Pool Villas have a personal treatment room so you can enjoy Six Senses Spa treatments without leaving the room.
Beachfront Pool Villa Suite
Pool Villa Suite Beachfront are 365 square metres and are just steps from the beach.
Spa Pool Villa Suite
Spa Pool Villa Suites are 412 square metres and have a personal treatment room so you can enjoy Six Senses Spa treatments without leaving the room and have an enormous amount of living space to relax in.
Pictures of the rooms
Activities, diving & excursions
Your personal butler can help arrange all activities and suggest things for you to do.
Sea kayaks are available free of charge, and for an extra charge you can have a go at guided kayaking, hand line fishing, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, wakeboarding, tubing, waterskiing and paragliding.
Facilities at the resort include a large swimming pool, a gym and a 1.6 km stretch of beach.
For ultimate relaxation, the famous and award-winning Six Senses Spa offers nine treatment rooms, a juice bar and two Arabian hammams. There is also a selection of CDs, DVDs and books available from the library.
Food & drink
There are many alternative dining options available at Zighy Bay.
The main restaurant, Spice Market, offers breakfast and dinner with a variety of Middle East, pan-Asian and continental dishes.
Sense on the Edge offers modern cuisine and signature cocktails. It is perched high atop the mountain overlooking Zighy Bay and really is a must. Please note this is not open in the summer months.
Summer House serves lunches and afternoon snacks.
Shua Shack is an Arabic restaurant open once a week and you can also enjoy dinner in the Wine Cellar.
The Zighy Bar overlooks the wadi and has a daily 'No Rush Hour'.
Every Sunday and Monday you can look forward to Cinema Paradiso showing classic movies under the stars.
The spa is designed in an Arabian style and feels really natural.
It offers a wide variety of treatments using Six Senses organic products and homemade Omani natural ingredients.
The Six Senses Signature Wrap and the Queen of Sheba are some of the treatments on offer.
On the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai was, until recently, an oil rich desert state with little tourist infrastructure, but in only a few decades it has transformed itself into one of the world’s leading beach destinations.
If you are travelling to the Musandam Peninsula in Oman or flying to Muscat with Emirates airlines you will be landing in Dubai and it makes for a natural break for a few days’ relaxation. Dubai’s hotels are renowned and include some of the most lavish properties in the world, either on the beach, around Dubai Creek, or in the splendid isolation of the desert.
Never understated, Dubai makes a bold statement with an extensive list of activities including excellent restaurants, shopping, championship golf courses, and an indoor real snow ski slope.
Park Hyatt Dubai
Accommodation: Park Hyatt Dubai
Park Hyatt Dubai resort hotel is a luxury waterfront retreat adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Adjacent to the Dubai Creek and marina, our Dubai hotel is located just minutes away from the city centre, luxury shopping precincts and prime business districts.
With 225 luxury rooms and suites, the luxury Amara Spa, access to the golf club nearby, an outdoor swimming pool, private fishing and charter yachts available from the club, Park Hyatt Dubai stands for the ideal resort destination in Dubai. The hotel is home to an inspired assortment of restaurants and lounges, including the French brasserie Traiteur, the award-winning Thai Kitchen, Café Arabesque, the Terrace and the Lounge for afternoon tea.
Day by day
Today you fly from London to Dubai, arriving in the evening. Here, you will be met at the airport and driven to the Park Hyatt, where you stay for the next 3 nights.
You embark on a guided walking tour through the souqs and Old Quarter of Dubai this morning, which should provide an excellent opportunity to see the fantastic contrast of ancient culture versus modern skyline.
Later in the afternoon, you leave the city and head out into the dunes on a desert safari.
Later this afternoon, you leave the city and head out into the dunes on a sundowner dune dinner.
You'll be collected from your hotel this morning and driven to the Six Senses at Zighy Bay, on the Musandam Peninsula of Oman.
You stay at this fantastic resort for a further 7 nights.
Days 5 - 10
You'll be driven back to Dubai airport today, in time for your return flight to the UK.
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