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Phoenix Group Oman

The Phoenix Group was established in March 2013 to support all expat ladies in this wonderful country.

Phoenix Group Oman

 


 
Phoenix group Oman

The Phoenix Ladies Group organises free events to provide a way for you to meet new people and extend your network of current friends. Since the expatriate community is always evolving, it is helpful to have a central point to share experiences and learn about Oman. This is especially useful for newcomers to Oman but the "old hands" are also welcome to provide advice to new arrivals.

We can help you with advice on accommodation, schools, medical centres, hobbies - in fact if you have any questions, or are searching for something in particular, we will do our best to find an answer for you.  Do come along and introduce yourself, especially if you are new to Oman.  We were all new once and understand the difficulties you are facing.  

Coffee/Tea Mornings and Afternoons

Come along to one of our coffee mornings or events and make some new friends, find new interests and learn more about life in Oman. Everyone is welcome!

Day Date (2017) Time Venue Event Type Cost
Monday 26th June 10am Anar, The Wave Coffee morning Own account
Tuesday 4th July 10am Stassen Tearooms Ruwi Coffee morning Own account
Wednesday 12th July 2.30pm Photo Cafe Panorama Mall Afternoon tea Own account
Thursday 20th July 10am Al Mourj Golf Coffee morning Own account
Wednesday 26th July 10am Nanas Qurum Coffee morning Own account
Tuesday 1st August 10am Hamler Al Mouj Coffee morning Own account
Monday 7th August 10am Richouz Opera Galleria Coffee morning Own account
Sunday 13th August 10am Hormuz Hotel Coffee morning Own account
Monday 21st August 10am Muscat Hills Golf Club Coffee morning Own account
Tuesday 29th August 10am Crown Plaza Coffee morning Own account
*Own account = Just show up and pay for yourself on the day. 

Come along and join us - there is no need to be lonely!

Here's what some of the ladies had to say...

From finding new friends
I arrived in Oman knowing absolutely no one and was accommodated some distance from the centre of town. The day after our arrival, my husband went to work and I wondered what on earth I was going to do with myself. I was looking on line and found ExpatWoman which led me to the Phoenix Ladies group.  I emailed one of the ladies who invited me to a coffee morning and even came and picked me up.  Now 12 months later, I have a broad network of friends and am happy to be able to welcome newcomers as I was once welcomed.
- Beverley

To being welcomed and accepted
I was wondering what I was going to do in Oman when my husband was transferred.  I had always worked and knew I couldn’t work in Oman. I am from Pakistan and I knew there would be British ladies groups but I was not sure if I would be welcome there. I was very nervous the first time I attended a Phoenix morning tea but I need not have been. I was warmly welcomed and have many new friends of different nationalities.
- Adiba

To ending loneliness
After arriving in Muscat, lock, stock and barrel from the UK where I was surrounded by my extended family, I suddenly found I was alone. I filled my days, at first, with unpacking. It often brought me to tears remembering who had given us the special item and wondering when I would see that person again. I was really lonely.

After getting my home straight, what was I to do? Like many other husbands, my husband worked long hours and sometimes 6 days a week. There is only so much cleaning, cooking and crafting you can do to fill your time. I went for a coffee and overheard some ladies chatting about Phoenix. I felt compelled to interrupt. Apologising profusely, asking what is Phoenix Ladies Group? They told me all about where the next coffee morning was to be held which I attended with some trepidation. I had never met such a friendly group of ladies. They greeted me with such warmth and kindness. That day was the end of my loneliness.
- Anne
 
Phoenix Ladies Group
 
The Phoenix Ladies Group recently attended an Annie Sloan workshop on tie dying and another on pottery making. Both provided much laughter and camaraderie.

Some of the other events we have organised recently include a sunset dhow trip, a talk on the culture and traditions of Oman, a jewellery-making afternoon, souq trips and a Sidab Ladies Group visit where we saw some wonderful examples of craft. 

These events are open to everyone, so please let us know if you would like to attend. You would be most welcome!

ANZO members

ANZO Members Jane Guy, Maz Lehmann and Di Lord and their husbands attended the recent annual ANZO Ball. The theme this year was Carnavale and feathers and scanty costumes abounded as everyone danced the night away. Di, who hails from New Zealand won the lucky prize of a trip to Auckland on Etihad.  

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