Muscat - Post Report Question and Answers

What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

It is great for your mental health! This is a very relaxed post. People want to enjoy their life here. If you want that, go to Muscat. - Jan 2022

There are so many cool things to do, not to mention tons of beautiful deserted beaches, within a 90 minute drive of Muscat. - Dec 2018

There is virtually no crime and it's super safe. I say this is the easiest place to live. It's easy to get from point A to B, housing is nice and ample, the US embassy is nice, the school is nice. It's a very chill and relaxing place to call home. - Feb 2018

Great point of travel to other destinations. Very peaceful, quiet and safe city. - Aug 2017

Oman's landscape is beautiful and great for hiking, camping, rock climbing, sailing, diving, snorkeling, and swimming. Getting around is easy with a vehicle and most outdoor locations and activities are free. There is an adventure for every level of fitness. - Oct 2014

Winter weather is fabulous for five or six months, with lots of opportunities to camp, bike, or generally enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Muscat is modern, but has maintained its charm and history in a way many oil-rich areas have not been able to. National Geographic's "Traveler" magazine called Oman one of 2012's best tourist destinations! Omani culture is warm and tolerant. - Jun 2012

Stunning natural beauty, nice people. Easy to travel regionally (direct flights to Nepal, India, Europe, Kenya). - May 2012

Experienceing the Middle East the easiest way. - Aug 2011

The beaches are beautiful, the people are wonderful. This is not a money saving post - Feb 2011

Oman had the advantage of just being beautiful. The sun always shone, the sky was always blue and the water was usually (except during red tide!) perfect. The people were hospitable. We did save a lot of money living there. There is a lot to do and see in Oman if you are willing to get out and go. Some days we would just drive around and see what came our way. The souk is always fun. - Apr 2010

Outdoor paradise from about Nov thru March then its just to hot. - Feb 2010

Oman is very modern, clean, and convenient, and physically one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Virtually every corner of the country is a coffee-table book photograph. - Jan 2010

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