SARAH WALTON: Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerash – it’s a familiar tourist trail but don’t forget to spend some time in the capital, Amman
JAMES DORSEY: According to the ITUC “workers are dying in Qatar as they build World Cup stadiums, suffering large scale exploitation every day.
DAVID ROBERTS: There will be fine talk and likely a positive joint statement will be issued but no firm action will be agreed.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: Superstition is a major part of life in Dhofar and woe betide the person who underestimates their importance
DHOFARI GUCCI: Salalah has been buzzing about this particular case for over a year. Resolution, it appears, is at hand.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: I removed myself some time ago from the Dhofari wedding scene. Here’s why.
DHOFARI GUCCI: I live in a very conservative society where male/female friendship is frowned upon.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: The ‘To Do’ list as far as women’s rights in Oman is concerned is, unfortunately, long.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: While it’s been a mixed year for women globally there are many advantages to being a woman in Oman
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: It’s a year since protests erupted in Salalah. We’ve been through a lot and learned a lot since then.
DAVID ROBERTS: if Qatar’s role is tempered by lack of Saudi support, the region will be without a state willing to push the boundaries of regional politics.
DHOFARI GUCCI: It’s a year since the Arab Spring hit Salalah and the results have been impressive.
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.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: “It’s part of our culture” is the lazy excuse. Enough. Are we proud of the fact that we don’t value our own and others time?
ROB L. WAGNER: As tensions increase all parties are beginning to make calculations regarding the effect of a possible conflict in the Arabian Gulf.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: Polygamy is still relatively common in Dhofar but I don’t know any woman enduring this situation who’s happy with their lot.
DHOFARI GUCCI: My blood’s boiling following the news that a friend’s sister’s baby has been circumcised. It’s time for the Ministry of Health to take action.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: I’m a proud Omani but the way in which my fellow country people treat domestic servants fills me with shame. We must change.