Frequently Asked Questions

I seem to be asked the same questions on a regular basis so this leads me to make a page of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), so here you go! I hope that this covers everything, please let me know if there is anything else that you would like to know.


Where are you from?

I am from Aberdeen in Bonnie Scotland which is up in the north part of the UK. My husband is from a small place called Banff which is an hour north of Aberdeen.

How did you end up in Oman?

My husband, Colin, was working in Oman on a rotation basis. Gradually his work load increased and he was less able to travel back to Scotland to spend time together as his work demanded more and more of his time. I flew to Muscat to visit him on a couple of occasions for a vacation where I had my first Omani experiences.

Eventually his work saw the sense in offering him a live in position in Oman where he could be present every day and more involved. After a few short weeks of the offer being recieved we were married and on our way to Oman with two suitcases each and our dog in a cargo box. It’s amazing how quickly you can pack up your life!

How long have you been in Oman?

Officially, since September 2012

What is your favorite thing about living in Muscat?

I have so many favorites, it is a great place to be! The lifestyle available to us is amazing which includes a house and a car. We have hobbies, friends and more time as a family instead of Colin working away for weeks on end.

What is your least favorite thing about living in Oman?

The summer heat 🙁 I am currently typing this in June when the temperature is almost hitting 50 degrees. I won’t lie it is awful, it’s hot and it is exhausting but we all live for the perfect winter weather which makes it all worthwhile. What on earth did people do before air conditioning?!

I want to take my dog to Oman, would you advise it?

This completely differs in every case and very much depends on your dogs age, health and activity level. It is possible to import and export dogs but it is time consuming and costly so you need to be sure that you are doing the right thing.

For all imports and exports I would suggest contacting Muscat Vets for help, they were fantastic for us. You can use their website or email

One thing that I will say, On the internet you will probably read the horror stories about animals can only be exercised between 11am and 3pm – this is complete outdated rubbish.

I’m thinking about moving to Oman, can I contact you for help?

Yes. I can only give you my own opinion and experiences but I will gladly try and point you in the right direction. You can click here to contact me.

Please be aware that I receive dozens of emails every week from people who want to know more about life in Muscat or need advice. If I take the time to reply to you then it is courtesy to be polite and reply with a thanks at least.

C’mon then nosey parkers, is there anything else you would like to know?

Drop me a message here.