We looking at a possible move from Dubai to Muskat Can anyone give me some info on hospitals there? I am preggers and DD is epileptic, so need a good gynae and neurologist if anyone knows before we make any decisions Thanks
So Vera how are things going are you settled down in Muscat now? How are you finding things?
txs desertrose.The internations is open for all nationalities, there are also a lott of germans.There is a group who organise scandinavien parties and festivities. I can bring ou in contact with one of the ladies who organise these things.
you said the things I was thinking. I have been in the middle east since 4,5 years, I am still in the I need to get used to Muscat fase. I am now here since august and its different. I just went back to Doha to get some of my cheap shopping done wich I could not find down here. Hope that I will find the things in future in Muscat.I also hope I will find my hobbies on a short time.
living here in Muscat is very very different to enjoying a short break ............ there are the same frustrations you get living in any other ME country as an expat. I've been here 3 years and although it's a much quieter place to live than Dubai, it's also very restrictive if you like nightlife (bars and restaurants) and decent shopping. the malls here are mediocre......with stores closing every week.....there's just not the same amount of disposable income for locals as there seems to be in UAE. If you are an outdoorsy person it;s great, so many wadis and mountains to explore. but if you like the bright lights and big city atmosphere then it;s not for you. I am at the Wave and love the development.......will be even better once the retail section opens up! Nice to walk on pavements with streetlights and not get hassled!If you are moving here with dogs......beware.....this is not a country that likes or welcomes them.....there's one kennelling facility so we have a full-time live-in housekeeper to look after our dogs. Stray dogs are routinely shot. Working - I had a job here but decided to take my career in a new direction and now work from home for myself. Have to be discreet about it but there;s plenty of ladies who have hobbies and then sell their items etc at the WG Fairs or seasonal bazaars. (silk paintings, greetings cards, clothes etc etc)It's very easy to get bored here........i do regular exercise classes and have met some great people that way. You have to go out and seek out new friends, and when you arrive it;s good to join the WG to at least meet a few people.hope i dont sound too negative but it's important to know that Muscat doesnt suit everyone!
Thanks again DesertRose.What does the expat ladies do if they are not working? I'm afraid that I'll get bored and I like to feel a bit independent even if I don't earn a great deal...
Hi Ladies when you're readly to exchange email addies just give me a shout and I'll put mines up for you.Vera - Omani's abound in the hotels here as employees and unless you could bring something very special to the table I think you'd find it hard to get a job. This really is a land of omanisation, and its working.Arabic - there are a few places. I think Polyglot is one of them.Yoga - fantastic classes are run at the intercon gym be Debbie. She's wonderful at what she does and she could fill he classes many times over.Horse riding - yes. There are stables in Qurum Garden as well as a few other place I don't really know anything about.Swedish/German Groups - I think perhaps taking a look at the PDO website may help with that. Its the only think I can think of to suggest.There are two school that cater for the American system of Education. One is the American British Academy and the other is TAISM.
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