Dhofar is the Southern province in the Sultanate of Oman. Salalah is the capital city of Dhofar (in fact, the only main city). Our little corner of the world is unique in many ways. If you look at the labels at the bottom right of this page and check out some of my older posts, you'll know why. As a Dhofari, I have insider's input. If you read my posts (old and new), you'll begin to appreciate (if not already) the richness of our amazing little world. Salalah is very special, and very different. Tribes, nature, mystery, magic, jinn, you name it. If you're wondering why I'm fluent in English, it's because I spent several years studying abroad. However, I am a Salalah girl through and through. I do not blog as often as I used to because my life is insane, but don't give up on me. I do write. I've been writing for EIGHT years! I have a lot of positive (and rather amusing) things to write about. Many of my posts revolve around women. I do not aim to only criticize the society in Salalah or the way of life. I am proud of who we are and how we live. I only intend to tell it as it is.
Most of Abudabi drivers are dangerous because they think they are the owners of the roadReplyDelete
God save our children and save us
OOH NADIA! :(ReplyDelete
AND I THOUGHT DHOFARIS WERE GOOD HOSTS
IF U WANT TO BE SAVED FROM THE TOURISTS THEN WHATS THE POINT OF STARTING THIS IRRESISTABLE FORUM ABOUT DHOFAR??
Huma, I'm not saying we're not good hosts. We are good! We're patient and we don't say anything when tourists come and abuse our resources and the hospitality we have so generously shown. Most tourists from the Gulf come to Salalah and think they own the road as Anonymous said. They drive at a speed of 140 Km/Hr on a road for 60 Km/Hr. They don't follow the rules and end up causing a lot of accidents. Many holidays turn into tragedies because of this.ReplyDelete
Worsening driving standards is more and more obvious in Oman as time goes by. SELFISHNESS seems to me the main reason....parking in disabled spaces, using your gsm while driving, changing lanes without signalling, ignoring traffic signs, bullying drivers just because you have a bigger vehicle. I could go on and on. Why isn't the ROP stamping down on all this.ReplyDelete
On a lighter note, don't blame the tourists, you have breeze and greenery while the rest of us are burning!ReplyDelete
Allah ye3eenkum...I know it sucks, bs ista7mlona ;)ReplyDelete