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Oman v Dubai - Sunday Times article

Old May 27th 2008, 8:04 pm
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http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/...cle3988274.ece

The writer reckons you never see any women in Oman.......
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Old May 28th 2008, 8:13 am
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As commented by one of the readers, it's a poorly written article. Do you really see men carrying silver daggers on their belts and no women in the shopping centres of modern Muscat?
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Old May 28th 2008, 8:15 am
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As commented by one of the readers, it's a poorly written article. Do you really see men carrying silver daggers on their belts and no women in the shopping centres of modern Muscat?
I have only been once but indeed saw a large group of men with said daggers and no women apart from expat/tourist...lol
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Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I have only been once but indeed saw a large group of men with said daggers and no women apart from expat/tourist...lol
Men carrying daggers in the shopping centres??

No, that's Birmingham.......
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Old Jun 4th 2008, 4:49 pm
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Default Re: Oman v Dubai - Sunday Times article

Hehe I come from nr Birmingham too

What a load of bollocks about not seeing women. In fact the whole article feels completely out of date to how it is out here in reality.
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Old Jun 4th 2008, 6:58 pm
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http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/tol/...cle3988274.ece

The writer reckons you never see any women in Oman.......
I must remember not to take the Hawaiian shirts on my trip - 'A few westerners hang about on the edges....., Their bright clothes look absurdly out of place, like something Doctor Who brought in.'
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It's a really patronising and shoddily written orientalist piece.
 
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Default Re: Oman v Dubai - Sunday Times article

Most of the mountain and bedouin people in the south carry the dagger. Women? In the north i saw many on the beaches and in the malls, most wearing the full niqab, so maybe thats what he meant. I do think he used the culture of Oman to portray it as being stuck in the stone age. While in reality Oman has a good infrastructure, and is quite progressive.
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