Oman: Blogging Back on Track

The Omani blogging scene is growing out of Gonu, the tropical storm that hit the country earlier this month. Bloggers this week have tried to move on and discuss different topics.

Ti3gib thinks that Omani bloggers are fading away and are not as active as bloggers from neighbouring countries:

The number of active bloggers has been decreasing steadily and radically over the last year, and if it continues at this rate, we -Omani bloggers- should be keyboard-silent in a few months from now. I don't know what the causes are, but I think time-management could be a big role. Too busy, is and excuse but not a reason, maybe laziness and routine and those could easily be dealt with.

As summer approaches, Al Mawaali asks bloggers about their summer plans,
and Omani Expat posts about available indoor leisure activities that could be done:

From May to September, temperature and humidity become very high in the Sultanate. Outdoor activities, such as tourism or trekking, are not possible anymore. You have to make do with indoor activities, such as :

  1. Intercontinental club, where you can use the swimming pool, squash courts and gym room.
  2. …..

This one is the for Omani consumer, Suburban tells her story of horrible customer service, harassment, and the pain of dealing with the delivery boys of a huge electronics shop in Oman:

I bought a shockingly expensive new washing machine last week from EMAX. It has all the bells and whistles, about ten thousand different washing programmes and comes from a trusted manufacturer. The salesman was clueless, but as helpful. A delivery was arranged for two days later. Two days later, as promised I get a call from the lost delivery guys trying to find my house in the war-zone that is my neighborhood. Everything went wrong from there.

Bloggers all around Oman have been sharing the Gonu song by Omani singer Salah Al Zadjali, here is what Muscat & Wife said about it:

I know we weren't in the best of spirits because of what happened (Gonu and whatnot), but if you are reading this, then Im sure you have survived it :)

I wanted to share something special with you. Its Salah's Al Zadjali's new song. One which he wrote during the aftermath of Gonu..

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