Tuesday, March 20

Muscat vs. Paris round1

Back from my vacations in Paris, relaxing at the “palm beach club” of the Intercontinental Hotel in Muscat, I wanted to compare my life in Paris and in Muscat.

So I've made a list of the things I miss the most in Muscat compared to Paris :

  1. ADSL for 15Ryals/month at home !!! And when I say ADSL I mean 10Mbits. For the moment there is not even available new phone numbers in Al khuwayr !
  2. Night life, with variety of crowded bars and real nightclubs welcoming international DJs.
  3. At least one museum offering quality contemporary art exhibits
  4. Independant movies at the cinemas, american blockbusters proposed are sometimes boring.
  5. More affordable restaurants serving wine. Except at the palace restaurants and few exceptions, where can you enjoy a glass of wine and a good meal ?
  6. More parisian girls in the streets ;)
  7. More nice pedestrianized areas, where you can sit just sit at a table outside a café and enjoy the surroundings.

I also miss the "beauty" of Paris but I didn't put it in the list as this fact is completely subjective, and that Muscat is also a nice city (I heard it has been elected "most beautiful city" of the gulf last year).

Feel free to add comment to complete this list.

Next, I will described the things that are missing to Paris compared to Muscat.


  1. If you apply for a number in khuwair then they will give you adsl in 4-6 weeks

  2. ADSL is available in Al Khuwait, the exchange is free. I am not sure if the landlines are available.

  3. ya ya

    miskeen 7aram in oman at lees you don't have to have the ugly feet like you have it in french

    you have to take the very cheep foot clean and massage and skrape and make the feet not look ugly like in your photo, inshahallah you get better feet and have the amazink time in oman.

    good luck brother you welcome here, please to have good time here in oman

  4. Great subject! I live in Paris but spend 2 weeks/month working in Muscat.

    I really appreciate your views on life in Muscat (restaurant recommendations etc) and what to enjoy most in my time there!

  5. Hi..Soon I'm going to live in Oman, working as a flight attendant for Oman Air and I wanted to know how would you find a salary of aprox 900 RO with free accommodation and utilities. Is it ok?
    And also, how much did you used to pay at a hotel club..do I have to subscribe as a member there or pay a daily fee??I appreciate your blog ..tnx:)


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