Arrived in Muscat

Old Mar 6th 2015, 4:58 am
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So, finally got to muscat. Have to say: taken back by the friendly locals and expats, the scenery and the way it operates. Very clean and well organised! Trying to figure out the catch!

Have a couple of questions.

- can anyone recommend a back massage place ? Google keeps throwing up dodgy parlours. Just want a good cheap back massage.

- any idea if VoIP is possible? I have a call centre side business and was hoping to make a few calls from here. Presumably VPN will help me get around this?

- should I buy a car? I'm planning on being here two years. If I rent a car, c. 210 Rials a month, that works out about the same price as a second hand car..

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Old Mar 6th 2015, 9:46 am
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Non dodgy male massage places can only be found at hotels.

Though I heard that apparently the ladies hair salon on nov 19th offers happy endings to women having massages ?!

VoIP - not really if you want video. Voice should be ok, but not great. Yes you will need an illegal vpn.

Bestcars if you want something to sell on afterwards. Note that it is hard to sell to anyone a car that is more than five years old, so you need to think this one through very carefully.
Alternative is Volvo resale down in Athaiba. You can get some good bargains on one year old volvos and landies.
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Old Mar 8th 2015, 6:21 am
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Cheers OS.

I see so many Thais. Want to ask if they'll do a massage at the classic 250 baht!

I'm snapping up furniture on dubizzle. Is there an easy way to collect all of this stuff? Ie a man with a van? Will struggle on my own I think.

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Old Mar 9th 2015, 1:58 pm
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There are many men with vans.
Go to Facebook and look for the group muscat where can I find?
Some of the folks are a bit scary, but generally a good go to place for up to date info
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Old Mar 9th 2015, 8:08 pm
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Cheers OS

don't suppose you know much about properties? I'm looking at the wave and a new block - Lamar, bausher. Any thoughts?

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Old Mar 10th 2015, 10:13 am
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Also, descent cheap Furniture places ?

I've had a look at
Pan Dubai
Homes r us in MGM
Home place is muscat city centre
Those two extortionate places in al bahja

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Old Mar 11th 2015, 10:37 am
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IKEA, Dubai
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Decent and cheap are exclusive concepts
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Hi,
Just asking, how long did it take your company from you signing your offer to starting work, just asking as accepted an offer this week and anticipate about 6 weeks as this is friends have waited for other golf states.
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Old Jun 20th 2015, 6:26 pm
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They were ready to take me on asap but I did my notice at the uk place.
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IKEA, Dubai
Shuram Tourism down at Shatti Beach (above Darcy's & Starbucks) do a good Ikea Dubai delivery service.
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