Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

Public Kisses Photographed!

When I recently walked into one of the local restaurant’s, I was immediately surprised by their choice of wall art. Kisses?!  (Hence the title “Public Kisses Photographed“! 😉 ) (2 points to anyone who can guess the restaurant! 🙂 )  One question came to mind as I saw this: “I wonder if they take this down during Ramadan?”

I’m sure even the most ignorant person out there would realize that PDA’s (Public Displays of Affection) are not encouraged in Arabian Gulf countries.  Once in a blue moon I spot an Omani couple holding hands in the mall but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a public kiss.  This video here is the closest I’ve seen to a public kiss when students were demonstrating one method of greeting by males in Oman:

Speaking of kisses, here are some “educational videos” from MTV Arabia on “Kissing in the Middle East”:

  Emirate Nose Kiss

“The Big-No-No Saudi Arabian Kiss”

Babysitter Desperately Needed in Ghubrah

Do you know anyone who would like to be a babysitter for a 1 1/2 year old boy in the Ghubrah area?   The babysitter should be a non-smoker and they have a choice of living in or outside of the residence where they’d be working.  Salary would depend on the work they carry out.  The mother has been trying desperately for 2.5 months to find a babysitter but with no success.  Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, folks, as this lady loves living here in Muscat but may have to resign if a babysitter cannot be found.  You can post here or contact the mother directly at miraycinel@gmail.com .  Thanks!

Announcing Season Three at Royal Opera House Muscat!










                                     They have just announced the performances for season three at ROHM!  Check them out here on their website.  Group and package sales start on the 28th of June and single ticket sales start on the 1st of July. The performance I’m most interested in seeing is The Nutcracker on December 26-28th!

Special box office timings during launch week of the new season, 28th June – 5th July, are 8:00am – 8:00pm.

  • 25% off when you purchase tickets to all 50 productions.
    (Please note: You will have the same/similar seat(s) location for all productions (subject to availability))
  • Flexpak 3: choose any 3 separate events and receive a 10% discount
  • Flexpak 5: choose any 5 separate events and receive a 15% discount
  • Flexpak 8+: choose 8  or more separate events and receive a 20% discount

By the look of things, Season Three extends into April of 2013.  Which performances are you interested in seeing?!