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Bring camping, hiking, outdoor gear. Gas BBQs are expensive for a decent one. Bring one if you can. - Oct 25, 2014
Affordable good coffee, a gas barbeque grill. - Jun 7, 2012
Food. Everything is really expensive. - May 3, 2012
A freezer full of frozen pork! - Aug 25, 2011
make-up, lotions - Feb 20, 2011
Clothes prices here are worse than EUR and the selection that is available and not too pricey will fall apart within a couple of washes. Shoes, well almost double from what you would pay in the States, unless you wear local sandals all of the time. Hygiene products, if they have that product here its 3 times as expensive. Razor blades you'll pay 5 times. - Feb 12, 2010
Nothing, really. You can get just about anything in Muscat. Living really is very easy and convenient. I would say more books, but the CLO library at the embassy is wonderful. - Jan 21, 2010
More sunscreen and mosquito repellent. Pet food & supplies. - Mar 19, 2009
Any household supplies that I'm brand-picky about; liquid detergents (almost unattainable and VERY expensive); liquid vanilla for baking; if possible, any unusual alcoholic beverages (basics are available, if pricey, but don't expect to see your favorite odd liqueur). - Feb 18, 2008