I've been toying with the idea of writing a Salalah guide for newcomers to this town ever since I started this blog. Recently, Henry (name changed) moved to Salalah and emailed me with questions that all newcomers tend to ask.... where can I buy a phone? Nawras or Omantel? Where can I get groceries? Where can I find a tailor? Where do I find local handicrafts? What is there to see/do in Salalah? Where can I buy a coffee maker? Can I wear shorts? When do shops close/open? That sort of thing. I've been answering emails like his for two years, and maybe it's time I published my Dhofari Gucci Guide to Salalah?
So ...... it doesn't matter if you're an expat reader or an Omani, whether you live in Salalah or Muscat. Your help is needed. What should I include in the essential newcomers' guide? For expats, what useful info would you have liked to have been given when you first moved to Oman? For Omanis, what is 'essential Salalah'? What do you want expats to know/learn when they come here to live?
You can post your ideas as comments or email me. I'd love to hear what you think!