replied to the thread Oman Visa Residence
on the Oman forum:
Can some one please clarify do we need to cancel the UAE residence Visa before stamping of Oman Residence visa, I had a UAE visa which is valid till Nov 2014 , but I have been out of UAE for the last 6 months and my visa has automatically got cancelled do i still need to cancel the visa before stamping OMan Residence visa.
replied on April 11, 2014 with:
Have you got any answer to you question?
Have already moved to Oman by now?
I am the similar situation. I need to contact you
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on the Oman forum on April 10, 2014:
Please do not swim at The Wave beach in muscat Oman!!!
Last week I was there for swimming with my wife. After I finished swimming before get out from water suddenly I felt i stepped on something and its immediately bite me.I was not sure what was that. A baby snake?,kind of fish?,crab??? I really dont know.Its the first time in my entire life that I've felt that much of pain. I came out from water my toe was bleeding like a hell and I Vomited straight away. Then I realized that it was not a normal bite. I poisoned by this unknown sea animal's bite. Immediately call my wife to help me to walk n take me to hospital. The poison was moving up from my feet to my leg. When we reached to clinic the doctor asked me this question straight away " is something bite you in sea?" I was shocked how he knews that. I said yes.. Don't worry!!! Since last week many people visited us with same problem. he said. Anyway They gave me 3-4 different injection to reduce my pain. It took more than half an hour and finally pain gone but my feet was swallow. I m still recovering thanks god.. It was very bad experience :) please be careful when you go to beach in Oman especially in The Wave. Oman sea is not save now days.
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They also don't know.. Doctor said. Sea animal bite :)
So the doctor knew what bit you..... What was it?
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If you are not white, you should seriously think thrice about sending your children to this place. Behind the glitzy PR spin lies a school where discrimination, nepotism and bullying (especially if your children have to join senior school) are rife. I was posted in our company's Muscat office a few years ago and coming from the UK, BSM seemed a natural choice for my children. Unfortunately we didn't know anybody out there with children in the school nor is there much in terms of frank and impartial reviews about the place on the web.
Luckily my younger child was in primary school and settling in was relatively easier. Unlucky for us, my older child was senior school age and had an experience which can only be described as nasty. From the very first week, the older one faced a barrage of bullying and intimidation from mainly white students in form class as well as lessons. Some of the aggressive behaviour was clearly racist in nature and on a few occasions the staff present turned a blind eye towards it. It wouldn't be unfair to say that some of the white staff themselves encourage white pupils in senior school to behave in a colonial/supremacist like manner towards non-white pupils.
Many of the staff in the place act like they are on vacation and in some cases you really wonder how qualified they are or how they were selected. Some geriatrics even doze off in lessons e.g. science. Then you have the way abnormal ratio of staff couples where the husband teaches in one Dept and the wife in the other, never seen anything like it in the UK. And to add injury to insult, the few non-white teaching staff employed seem part of PR rather than good intentions, the most obnoxious being a Mr 'Al' Farooq a disgraceful UK Asian coconut constantly trying to prove his worth by ridiculing coloured students in front of whites.
Last but not least, signs of nepotism are visible all over the place with the children of school staff being head boy/head girl, in most if not all top sets and receiving awards etc. Very peculiar how the last Ofsted inspection team missed many of the above aspects.
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There is now a very active PTA