Unwanted Advice in Dhofar: It’s a ‘Love Thing’
DHOFARI GUCCI: On a recent visit to a supermarket I was confronted by someone I didn’t know who wanted to change my life. It’s an all too common occurrence
Immune to ‘Planning’: The Curious Dhofari Disease
DHOFARI GUCCI: If the Swiss are at one end of the planning spectrum then my fellow Dhofaris at the furthest extreme
‘Cousin Marriage’ in Dhofar: Dangers Are Ignored
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: Its practice is still extremely common in the south of Oman. The obsession with keeping the tribe pure comes at a price though.
Blood-Letting & Freak Shows: The Dhofar Festival
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The first drops of rain tell me that the Dhofar Festival is not far away. If you’re up for the weird it’s a great destination
The Ultimate Price Will Be Paid for ‘Honor Killing’
DHOFARI GUCCI: Salalah has been buzzing about this particular case for over a year. Resolution, it appears, is at hand.
The Positives of Being a Woman in Oman
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: While it’s been a mixed year for women globally there are many advantages to being a woman in Oman
Muscat: The Lure of the Big City for Dhofaris
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: It’s always great to get away from the small town atmosphere of Dhofar for a few days and enjoy the anonymity of the big city.