Weekend getaway at Zighybay Resort, Oman

Fatima Al-Mattar

Fatima Al-Mattar

I was searching for a getaway weekend last November, where I could enjoy good weather and outdoor activities. The hassle of getting a visa and flying for long were out of the picture. After a small search for the newest resorts in the region, I finally decided to pay a visit to this beautiful resort in Oman.

Resort name: Six Senses Zighy Bay
Arrival airport: Although the resort is in Oman, the closest point to reach is Dubai. My ticket was a round ticket to and from Dubai International Airport.
It is recommended to either drive to the resort, or arrange with the hotel to send you a car. I personally arranged with the hotel for a pick-up, and it was very, very comfortable (they brought a pillow, water, wi-fi and a great deal of comfort). The drive is around two hours and thirty minutes depending on traffic).

Accommodation type: I stayed at a villa with a private swimming pool for four people.
Adventurous activities: There are tons of things to do in terms of activities that I could not resist. I tried mountain biking and mountain paragliding and they were both AH-MA-ZING.
Many other activities are offered, such as:
* Fishing
* Water sports
* Village tour
* Sunset cruise
* Rock climbing
* Zighy Bay hikes

hello 965  new3Just make sure to check their website and identify your favorite activities, and book in advance.
* Spa and relaxation: I got to experience the spa facilities and services. If you are thinking of getting a massage, DONĂ­T THINK, BOOK. Totally worth it. Make sure you read their spa menu online, and check their different experiences and offers.
They also offer yoga, detox yoga, facials and some other wellbeing rituals.
* Food and happiness: I had dinner at the restaurant On The Edge. It was a set menu kinda restaurant – great food, EXCELLENT atmosphere and a night to remember.
Thinking of an October/November or December or even February (cold) weekend getaway? Think no more. This is a great option.

By Fatima Al-Mattar

This article was published on 01/08/2016