We have details about expats who are living in Oman, how they managed to settled in and how they made the most of the adventure.
17 July 2013| Last updated on 14 June 2017
Here we take a closer look at what it is like to live in Oman and Muscat. We've had one of our readers write in to tell us about her experience...
"Having lived in Oman for over 2 decades, I guess I know Oman to a great extent. I had been from North to South and East to west of Oman. I have touched Oman borders, including Al Ain, Fujairah, Buraimi, Khasab, Hafeet, Yemen border Mazyoonah.
Oman is divided into following regions:
Muscat District Muttrah, Ruwi, Sidab, Madinat Qaboos, Qurum, Al Khuwayr, Seeb,
Wadi Kabir, Al Khoudh
Batna Buraiimi, Khasab, Liwa, Sohar, Saham, Suwaiq, Barka, Rustaq
Dhaqliya Nizwa, Wadi Maideen, Bahla, Jabal Akhdar, Jabal Shams, Tanuf, Ibri,
Sharqiya Ibra, Kamil Al Wafy, Wadi Bani Khalid, Sur
Dhofar Haima, Salalah, Hafa, Dhalkut, Rakyoot, Mazyoonah- the Khareef festival is celebrated in August, when the temperature touches 12- 14 degree centigrade.
Each of these region has its own beauty. To explore all these places, specially the most interesting places like Khasab, Maseirah island, Wadi Bani Khalid, Jabal shams, Jabal akhdar, covering the muscat district alone would take 3 days, it would require a minimum of 7 to 8 days. One should not miss these places once you land in Oman.
The hotel stay such as Shangrila, Al Bustan, Muscat Intercon, Al Sawadi Beach resort, Sohar beach resort, are very good hotels and make our stay a memorable one.
The landscape of Oman is very beautiful and while passing through in the Muscat district, the road network goes through several mountain drives, which makes driving a pleasure and very interesting. A drive to Sur via Quriyat [although part of the drive through rugged roads], the scenic beauty is just adorable.
Another very interesting spot is Maseirah island, its a long drive of course, followed by a boat ride of 20 minutes to the island.
Above all, the Omani people are very hospitable and kind. They will receive you with open arms and feed you to your hearts content, which makes it special. One of the cleanest and neatest country I have ever seen.
Well, I can keep writing about Oman and the Omanis, although I have moved to Doha 3 years back, when ever a Omani friend pass by Qatar, they stop by to say Hello to me, so friendly and warm they are. They value life and they mean what they say.
God bless Oman, God bless the Omanis.'
Submitted by Lakshmanan Balakrishan