Musandam, Oman

Northern Oman and Musandam

Musandam Peninsula is a remote enclave of the sultanate of Oman, separated by the east coast of the UAE.

Otherwise known as the ‘Norway of Arabia’ due to its sheer mountain scenery, small villages, narrow inlets (fjords) and blissful, deserted coves, this is a destination that people say is their true ‘secret escape’. Escape to mountain scenery, small villages, narrow inlets (fjords) and blissful, deserted coves. Its rugged mountains rise up to 2,100 metres above sea level and the coast, which juts into the Strait of Hormuz, has a spectacular fjord-like look.

Reaching Musandam used to be an arduous journey but now with much-improved roads, you can make it there in an easy three-hour drive from Dubai. Alternatively if touring Oman it is a six to seven-hour drive from Muscat or if preferred a short flight or overnight boat journey.

Dhow Cruise, Musandam, Oman
Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman

Relax in the Musandam Peninsula

Most visitors come here to escape from their busy lives or for some rest and relaxation after a tour of Oman. Musandam is truly a peaceful, secluded spot where the only sound you can hear is the gentle lapping of waves. However, if it’s not total tranquillity you are searching for there is a mind-boggling array of spirit-lifting diversions from cookery classes to canyoning.

The other reason people come to Musandam is to see the population of humpback dolphins. During a stay here it is easy to join a tour on a traditional dhow, to include a picnic lunch, wildlife watching and even kayaking, snorkelling and diving.


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Dhow Cruise, Musandam, Oman

Arabian Fjords Cruise

Cruise amongst the Arabian fjords on a traditional dhow from the Six Senses Zighy Bay.

Musandam, Oman

Visit Local Communities

Visit a local fishing village to see a traditional way of life and see Telegraph Island.

Khasab Mountains, Musandam, Oman

4 x 4 Adventure

Take a 4×4 up the Jebel Harim, the highest mountain in Musandam, visiting Sayha Village and Birkhat Khalidiay Park with its acacia trees.

Alila, Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Hike in the Mountains

A land of mountains, Oman offers exceptional walking and hiking opportunities with incredible views.

Dhow Cruise, Musandam, Oman

Dhow cruise

Take a traditional dhow cruise through the spectacular fjords and look out for dolphins from the bow.

Khasab Castle, Musandam, Oman

Khasab Fort

Explore the Khasab Fort and the prehistoric rock paintings at Wadi Tawi.

Zighy Bay Six Senses, Kayaking, Musandam, Oman

Outdoor Adventures

Dive the unspoilt reefs or take up water-skiing.

Oman, Musandam, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Paragliding

Paraglide to Zighy Bay

Forget the normal car transfer, arrive at the Six Senses Zighy Bay by paraglider.

Restaurant View, Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam, Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Northern Oman and Musandam, Oman

Six Senses Zighy Bay

Six Senses Zighy Bay is hidden away in a secluded fishing village on the Sultanate of Oman’s Musandam Peninsula. The setting is dramatic with mountains as a backdrop for the near two-kilometre sandy beach. It is a villa-only property with private pools at every turn, and home to a pretty marina.

All villas have an outdoor dining space and gardens. For direct beach access choose a Beachfront Villa from which to enjoy amazing sunrises. The Six Senses Spa team offer a thorough wellness programme during your stay with visiting practitioners and yoga instructors on hand. There are four dining experiences at Six Senses Zighy Bay including the stunning mountaintop Senses on the Edge.

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