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Discover Oman's Under-the-Radar Musandam Peninsula at Six Senses Zighy Bay

Although Dubai has become a major international travel hub in recent years—thanks to the exponential expansion of Emirates’ fleet and route network—most travelers seem just to spend a single night in the United Arab Emirates en route to somewhere else. However, just a 90-minute drive from Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers, extravagant malls and see-and-be-seen culture lies in one of the world’s most secluded, under-the-radar luxury destinations: Oman’s Musandam Peninsula. It is also home to one of the Middle East’s most luxurious retreats, Six Senses Zighy Bay.

The drive from the Dubai Airport takes you through the rocky desert terrain and buttoned-up outposts of some of the lesser-known Emirates like Sharjah and Ras al-Khaimah. Once you reach the coast again and pass the single border-crossing kiosk, it is just a 20-minute drive past little Omani villages to the nearly-camouflaged entrance of the resort. Here is where things get interesting.

Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen lives in Los Angeles and writes about food, wine, travel and adventure... usually in some combination of the four. He regularly contributes to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Cond� Nast's HotelChatter and Jaunted, TravelAge West, Palate Press, Frontiers, Edge and Wandermelon. His work has also appeared in the L.A. Times. When he is not exploring the Los Angeles dining scene...(Read More)

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