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I love you for providing this important and valuable service. I've used it a ton as I try to discover background information on my possible posts. It is a quick and frank assessment from people who belong to our community. Thank you! - Jun 7, 2012
A beautiful country filled with some amazing sights and places to discover. If your coming on the expat six figure package with housing and school paid for you'll love it but if your a mid level govt worker be prepared to spend and not save. - Feb 12, 2010
A little over a year after arrival we had a very bad experience with an Omani national that got way out of hand, one that pretty much poisoned the entire tour. This is why I waited 18 months before writing a Real Post Report, because I wanted to see if I had any good feelings left -- and I do. The scenery is beautiful, the living is easy, the Indian and "Arabic" food is out of this world, the heat isn't as hard to take as you'd think ... just be careful with the people because although they can be delightful, Hell hath no fury like an Omani with a chip on his/her shoulder looking for someone to throw it at. Omanis can be quixotic and temperamental, being incredibly witty and hospitable one moment, and a flaming bundle of grievances and wounded pride the next. - Jan 21, 2010
While Oman is in many ways a progressive place, having made huge strides in the last three decades, it is also surprisingly conservative and traditional. It is definitely an absolute monarchy with only limited space for free expression. Foreigners should never criticize and rarely even comment on domestic events and politics, and should never say anything that might be construed in any way as criticism of or even commentary about the Sultan, the royal family, or leading officials. Sultan Qaboos is widely seen by Omanis as the man single-handedly responsible for bringing Oman into the modern age, his portraits hang everywhere, and if the affection Omanis show him weren't so genuine, it might remind one of an old-fashioned Soviet-style cult of personality. - Feb 18, 2008