Wednesday, August 15, 2012



(1) I wish you all a happy Eid and I also hope some of you are coming down to Salalah for part of the holiday. It's beautiful. It's been raining everyday for the past week.

(2)  I just found an email in my junkmail from a company that works with the Oman Football Association (damn Gmail for bringing junk into my inbox, and real mail into my junkmail ) and I remembered the friendly match between the Omani National Football team and Egypt TONIGHT in Salalah at Al Saada Sports Stadium at 9:30 p.m. Get there early if you want a good seat.

(3) More efforts by Saudi Arabia to pretend women don't exist. Saudi is building a women-only city. What do I think? It's shameful.

(4) It's official. Horizon Fitness is opening up a branch in Salalah in the new HUGE hideous salmon pink/orange building on Al Nahdha Street. This makes me very happy. Now if they'd only open a running track for women......  

(5) My favorite Halwa shop (Ahmed Safrar Halwa) opened up a new accessible branch on Al Najah Street. This also makes me very happy because their old branch is deep in the old market area and very hard to access by car.

(6) My thoughts exactly. Except I have to add that I'm not going to miss the insane afternoon drivers.

How are you spending Eid?


  1. Oh Yes! Holiday here we come!

    I like it when humans optimistically look forward to a happy event. And why not? Life short after all. It is good to be happy for a change.

    “……and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
    With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.”
    © Max Ehrmann 1927


  2. Dear lord Uncle Mti, how did you manage to screw up the last line of Desiderata? It's 'Be Cheerful, strive to be happy'. Max Ehrmann would be rolling in his grave.

    happy eid :)

  3. I loved your observation " My thoughts exactly. Except I have to add that I'm not going to miss the insane afternoon drivers.

  4. That 'HUGE hideous salmon pink/orange building on Al Nahdha Street.' is my home...

  5. Hi Nadia
    it’s simply fantastic… Yours was the first blog I came across when deciding to visit the Sultanate of Oman this year. Ever since I’ve greedily clicked my way through a lot of interesting posts getting ample information on culture, religion, daily life and yours and other bloggers’ latest worries and frustration (I share your grief). Whatever you post it will be read until the very moment I get on the plane to Muscat. Thank you for my favourite “guidebook” to Oman.

    Happy Eid al-Fitr to you.


  6. My Eid greetings to you Nadia! I truly felt the spirit of Ramdan and Eid this year, being able to live in Muscat.

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