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City Guide: Muscat, Oman

Muscat coast by night

Muscat in a word: Evolving.

Chance of Hooking up: 1 / 5 (3 for an expat)
Quality of Girls: 3 / 5
Nightlife: 2.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance: 3 / 5

City guide ratings explained

Costs €$£

Bachelor’s budget: $150 per day.

Beer: $8.50 for a beer (usually only a bottle!).
Bed: Private rooms from $50.
Bud: 500 OMR ($130) for one middle finger of hash.
Food: $5 – 10  for a cheap meal.
Other Costs: You’ll need to taxi everything as nightlife is spread out.

Currency Conversion

Overview 

Muscat is a typical gulf story. For centuries it for a small desert port town of little significance, and then suddenly, they struck oil and a rich modern city shot up for the sand in only a few decades. Their ruling king of 40 years and brought his country from nothing to a modern state with a bright future. Everything is new and gleaming. Luckily for you, his highness has also loosened the shackles of Wahabbism and liberalised the country somewhat. Yes, Oman is still an extremely conservative country by world standards, but it’s not Saudi or Kuwait. Alcohol is legal and some rebels even date before marriage!

The Best Bit?

You’re right beside the beach.

The Worst Bit?

Everything is very spread out and the price of booze.

The Girls

The whitest they come

Appearance: Omanis are good looking people, but by GCC standards they are considered average. While the country has a racially mixed population (a legacy of its imperial past) there are basically two main groups of local girls in Muscat: the Arabs and the Swahilis, with the former accounting for roughly 70%, and 30% the latter. The Arabs are lighter with larger noses. When they’re hot, they’re very hot.  Then you have the Swahilis, which consist of repatriated diaspora from former 19th century Omani colonies, like Zanzibar, Tanzania, and elsewhere on the East African coast. when the economy kicked off. Oddly, many of these speak Swahili and English, with Arabic as a third language. Swahilis generally have dark smooth skin with cuter noses. You also has the Balochistani descendants  which look more Asiatic.

Demographics: Because of the combination of a relatively small Omani population and a fast-growing oil-driven economy, Oman has attracted many migrants—which now make up nearly 30% of the population. Foreign females are mainly from Eygpt (29,877) Indonesia (25,300), the Philippines (15,651), (Sri Lanka (10,178) and other Arab countries. If you’re looking for some white meat, there are also were 8,541 migrants from Europe, as well as a  few Russians and FSU girls round.

Attitudes: In general, Omani girls are very conservative. You’re in the Arabian gulf, after all. One can safety estimate that 99% are virgins until marriage.  Most girls are hopeless romantics. As a non-Muslim, or even non-GCC citizen, you have to knock down walls. The good news is Omani girls are quite approachable. The Swahilis are more liberal and open minded, however, due to cultural influences from Africa through the generations. Their dark sallow skin also makes them less attractive in the eyes of caste conscience Arabs, so it’s a little bit easier to pick up “higher quality” objectively. So if you’re gaming, remember, if she’s white, she’s tight.

Festive dress

Gaming Strategy: Assuming that 1% of Omani girls have pre-martial sex, if we pool the percentage of the female population who are not married and aged between 15-64,  they’re are barely 1,000 Omani women (if even) who would be willing to have your cock inside them. Around 10% of these young Muscat city girls drink alcohol, so if you’re planning on night game (the best viable option to find liberal women), that brings that number down to 100. Your job is to find one of that 100, spit perfect game, do the deed, and raise the flag. This is what us international players call a Mission Impossible flagging mission. BUT, it can be done. I was exceptionally lucky and pulled it off in less than 36 hours, so anything is possible.

If you really want to run day game, on Fridays go to Ashatti Beach or Oman Dive centre. That’s you’re best bet. Otherwise, pay heed to my nightlife advice.

So, you somehow managed to trawl the land find an Omani girl. Here’s your next problem…

Logistics. 99.99% of Omani girls live with their parent before marriage and nearly all of them have a strict curfew. And even during the day, most have families that need to know where they are at ALL times. Constructing a good excuse and banging during the day is your ONLY option. You need a place and a plan. Luckily… I’m here to help.

The Dirt

AccommodationGet an Apartment. Hotels can be strict about guests. Check out bookings.com or AirBnb.

Getting High: Where to buy marijuana in Muscat? Ask any young Omani guys who’s out drinking, or talk to expats about a score.

Muscat marijuana prices: It’s not cheap. 500 OMR ($130) for a finger sized bar of hash is consider a good deal.

Other Advice: You need a license to purchase alcohol in an off-license. Stock up at the duty free or ask an expat to buy for you.

The Nightlife

The nightlife scene in Muscat is surprising decent. It a lot more laid back than Dubai and a really great night out can be had. The bad news is it’s all spread out. I had a very limited experience of Muscat, so the following recommendations were complied with my friend Dan who has been living in the city for three years.

Trader Vics

The best warm-up bar and restaurant in town. Attracts a lot of Swahilis. This is your best place to pick up Omani girl. Start your night here.  The other alternative is a place called Left Bank.

Rock Bottoms

Rock Bottom

This is a cool decent-sized club with a dancefloor, pool tables, and plenty of young single people who are down to earth. You won’t find any Omani girls but there are plenty of Asians and Europeans on the menu. There are also freelancers around.Definitely a good place to end up. Facebook page here.

Zouk

Another Recommendation for after hours is club, which a is classy version of Rock Bottom.  It’s the same franchise as the one in Kuala Lumpur. They also a have ladies nights. I personally didn’t get to check this place out but apparently the quality here is the best in the city. Many Oman Air girls hang out here. Facebook page here.

My Muscat Experience

Read my story here.

Experience/Advice of Others

One of best mates has actually LIVED in Oman for the last three year. Dan, aged 26, speaks of his experience of dating in Muscat.

OK, so if you were looking to meet a nice Omani, you can always check out the shopping centres, but the problem is that there are too many families there, so it can be tricky to pass your number. (Or it would be too risky for her to take it!)

At night, Trader Vics and Left Bank are pretty good to pick up Omani’s, but prepare to work your ass off! (They also have lethal cocktails!)

There are two types of Omani Women: Arabs (lighter skin colour and bigger nose, if you see a nice one she is very nice), or Tanzanian (Zanzibarian disapora). They have darker, lovely, and smooth looking skin, (but not African dark). They also seem to be more approachable.

Take out Omanis and the general dating scene is all right in Muscat! Day game is a must. The groups here can be very clicky! I have made good headway with the Air hostesses you can find the British airways staff at Radison Blue, lying by the pool (one of my favourites for midweek lunch), or Oman Air staff at Zouk during the Thursdays – Mondays. At the weekend,  during the day Dolphin Village is good too! And also Ashatti Beach ( for both Omanis and westerners )

A good night out? Warm up at  Trader Vics / Leftbank, then head too Zouk or Rock bottoms. There is a freelancers bar at the Holiday Inn Hotel.  [Full of Russians and other FSU girls].

Aisha, 24, an single Omani girl, gives her perspective.

Well, because this country is strongly influenced by culture, Omani women usually end up with men of their similar background—so it’s usually tough for a foreigner to find Omani women. That said, there is a percentage that is the exception to the rule and they could be of any background (Swahili, Bulushi, Persian). It all depends on their personal choices later on in life.

The Dating scene in Oman: not very visible because of cultural and religious reasons (even  public display of affection within married couples is uncommon). They’re very protective and shy. They don’t like expressing affection in public as it’s taboo.

If you want to find a nice Omani girl it’s usually tough because Omani girls aren’t always out. Even sheesha places have separate sections for women and families and they’re not that social and might not appreciate being approached. I think the only way you meet Omani women is through other people who live here. But even then, the percentage of virgins before marriage is 99%  because of religious reasons and being a non-virgins you’re life is over. They’re usually hidden by either a forced or love marriage story.

Your typical Omani girl (in Muscat) is in her abaya, wearing a scarf fully or not fully covering her hair (maybe 50:50). She works from 8-5 and goes straight home. You won’t find her out normally. On weekends she’s either spending time with her family or going out for a meal with her girlfriends and then it’s back home.

Other testimonials from pretty much every guy I talked to who has been there:

You best bet to to hook up with an Omani girl? Go to Dubai, you’re in the wrong place.

Other Resources

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30 Responses to City Guide: Muscat, Oman

  1. muzzy April 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Whats gcc standard?

    • Naughty Nomad April 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

      @Muzzy: Gulf Cooperation Council.

  2. Ali S April 14, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Was your omani flag a white omani or darkie? how would you rate her looks (the pictures of the dark-skinned omanis above is the norm)?

  3. Ruxman April 17, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    Some of these arab falvors would be an interesting lay

  4. Socialkenny April 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    I agree with Ruxman. I’ve never f-closed an Arab (came close with some Syrians). The Swahili types are very fucking beautiful. I don’t get why Naughty Nomad downplayed their beauty based on Arab traditions and even racism.

    • Naughty Nomad April 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

      @Kenny: I always rave about dark meat. How was this post racist?
      Thanks for the linkage anyway.

  5. muzzy April 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    @socialkenny
    try pickin the assyrians from syria…they christian so should be lil more liberal……but hey usa makes hos outta any girl

  6. Socialkenny April 18, 2013 at 12:23 am #

    @Muzzy- I know. Most of the Syrians I meet happen to be Christians which means less conservative and easy time to try lay. Agree again that the west and US makes hoes out of otherwise good girls.

  7. Socialkenny April 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    @The Nomad- I agree that you love dark meat. After all, you had a black chick with a huge ass as your header image for a long time. I didn’t mean it that way, but I guess you were just pointing out the Omani’s take on skin color.

    • da punisher February 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

      For the love of our heavenly father! How can a brother kick back and humorously desecrate our sisters image by ignoring the fact the nomad views them as nothing more than a piece of meat?! Ok sexing girls is something we do but you should be able to tell from all his descriptions that he has no love for the ‘darker’ variety. Yea, he’ll dip the wick and prob aggressively bang da life out of her (deny that nomad!) with cold demeanor. However, he does nothing to hide his colonial arrogance for the caucasus viewed ‘black!’ girl. The nomad, I appreciate your research but know this, I got your number son. Hhmmm!

      • Naughty Nomad February 27, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

        Colonial Arrogance? I’m Irish, you ignorant race troll. We were victims of English colonization way before any Africans or Middle Easterners. And on a side note, my longest term relationship of three years was with a Nigerian.

        You might need some ice…

  8. sreevathsan July 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    can you tell from where i can get some hash or pot in muscat ,please man i didn’t smoke for some 4 months.

  9. Ronz September 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Hey guys im moving to muscat anyone have tips on night life interests , girls please help out . Also happy to meet anyone living there

  10. Khalid November 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    It’s 50 OMR, not 500. Better fix the typo or you’re going to give people a heart attack. 😀

    • Yshakh November 13, 2013 at 8:43 am #

      Could you help me with the contact of a genuine supplier ?

  11. yayoi March 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    Was the girl you banged Swahili or White Omani?And was she a virgin?

    Was she more liberal?

    • Naughty Nomad March 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      liberal Swahili.

  12. Said Alsheyadi August 24, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Breifly, 99.9% of Pure Arabic and Baloshi Omani girls are very sensetive about the dating and friendship. I think there is 1 percent only te have one. be a muslim, talk arabic, understand the Omani culture, read the history of Arabic Sultans and kings. be a friend of a sheikh, or the people on power, even you are very poor, you then will win a princess.

  13. Safari October 11, 2014 at 3:04 am #

    Whoever wrote this article has clearly never been to oman. Every piece of info here is a load of shit. Ps, in rock bottom and trader vics, all you will pick up is fat pretentious busness men. For women, safari/copa @ grand hyatt is the place to be. Pps, you can not pick up omani girls anywhere. Never going to happen.

  14. D December 22, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    Congratulations, now your website is officially blocked in Oman.

  15. Dexter jay December 28, 2014 at 11:50 am #

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