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Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

Absolutely not, at least not in any sort of an overt way. If you do not display it in any way, then there would be no issues, but here it is against the local religious views and I think LGBT expats would have a very hard time. It is not unheard of though. - Aug 28, 2017
I think this would be a very difficult place for gays or lesbians. - Oct 25, 2014
I've not really heard, but my guess would be it's better than most of the region. - Jun 7, 2012
Not sure, but I think if you kept it quiet you would be fine. - May 3, 2012
this is a Muslim country, however there is a pretty big gay population here. - Feb 20, 2011
There is an overlooked underground society there. No one is allowed to hold hands or kiss in public, so it wouldn't be noticeable on the streets. - Apr 1, 2010
It's the middle east and frowned upon. - Feb 12, 2010
Surprisingly, not bad. There is no visible gay community, though we heard there is an underground one, including at least one gay bar (a drag bar), but we never tapped into it. Omanis are very live-and-let-live and really don't care much about what others do behind closed doors. - Jan 21, 2010
As of 2008, the post is extremely supportive of non-traditional families. One Member-of-Household recently found an Embassy job. There is no local gay community but it's possible to develop an extended circle of expatriate and even Omani friends and acquaintances. - Feb 18, 2008