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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Salalah, Oman
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Go into anything you do with an open mind and be open to new things. Try not to be too critical about the other culture and always search for the positive things. (Continue)
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Very nice report, and somewhat similar to my experience in Oman, too.
A reader replied recently with:
To answer your questions: - Standard of accommodation: This depends on your budget. For about OMR 400 you will probably get a 2-3 bedroom apartment that is relatively western-style. There are cheaper and more expensive options. Houses are large by western standards. If you're coming alone you might want to consider sharing accommodation. - Cost of living also depends on your needs. If you want Western products be prepared to spend more money than you would be doing at home. (assuming you're from Europe/ USA) If you buy your groceries at the market it's definitely cheap. Going out to dinner is also cheap by European standards. Petrol is dirt cheap. If you send me your e-mail address I can answer more questions if you have any. By the way, you don't pay any income tax here....
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Expat Report Living in Salalah, Oman was published
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Become a member at the gym of one of the international hotels. Go to the Oasis Club (only real expat pub/ restaurant in town) (Continue)
Expat Report Review of British School Salalah in Salalah, Oman by shueshue was published
Review-of-British School Salalah
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
3 spacious classrooms with about 15 students/ classroom

3 teachers

1 teaching assistant per classroom

Covered play area

Grassy play area/ cricket / soccer field

Extra curricular activities: soccer, cricket, board games etc. Vary from time to time. There are regular school outings that combine fun and educational purpose (Continue)

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