Sunday, May 16, 2010
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Hi everyone.

No blogs from me recently because I've been too busy and when I do get some time I just have had other things that I needed to get done. Usual story I guess!

So Muscat has been pretty busy lately. And lets start with the heat! 42'C according to the temperature in my car last night. Night! Hello Summer :(

Burger King opened, I drove by it on Wednesday night around 1am and couldn't believe how busy it was there. I'm thinking that choosing to open the first location (albeit a return to Oman) in a petrol station off of a highway might not have been the best plan safety-wise (I am staggered by the demand for flame-grilled grease), but good for them, they're doing well, and being close to PDO & Qurum / Ruwi / Muttrah traffic, they'll hopefully do well from that location. I'd love to know how much business the McDonalds nearby has been getting since BK opened. I did note with quite some amusement that 2 people with Porche's thought they'd be extra cool by parking right outside the place and blocking the already choked through passage. I'd normally have reserved that level of stupidity for a Lexus driver, but it seems that these 4-door Porche drivers are earning their own level of ridiculousness. And lets not even start on the entire concept of a 4 door Porche...

The comedy night held at Muscat rugby club went off surprisingly well - a big thank you to every one of you that came down and supported the team - it really was a big success. In other club news, 3 MRFC players played in the very last ever Arabian Gulf RFU team against Korea on Friday night, and won the game 21-19. And Muscat played the French Navy last night in 42'C heat, and also won that game convincingly too :)

Muscat Daily. My local paper of choice, but what on earth is going on with it lately? Case in point: Today headlining the business section is the news that Nawras have launched corporate fixed-line services in Muscat, and linked 78 buildings in Ruwi up to their fibre network. Great news, except the key bit of information missing... the price of the services. Ho hum.

Next.

This 18th and 19th (thats Tuesday and Wednesday this week) at the Safari bar, Celtic music group, Skerryvore will be performing. You could call this an encore performance because they played here in February (25th) as well to a good crowd. So break out your kilt, whip off your undies and go and check them out. I suspect Tuesday may be a rather laid back affair and Wednesday will be the busy night. Tuesday will be free entrance, and Wednesday will cost you RO 6 on the door, with 2 free drinks. Skerryvore will be playing 2 45 minute sets on both nights, kicking things off around 9pm.

And because I happen to like comedy show's, I'll take after Undercover Dragon's lead and plug the next upcoming Craic Attack: Amer Zahr on June 2nd at the Crowne Plaza. Tickets to this show will be the usual RO 15. Every single one of the Craic Attack series has been hilarious, so get your tickets to continue supporting these great events. And be sure to get there early to get a decent seat - but I wouldn't sit too close to the front unless you want to heckle ;) And if RO 15 is too much for you to afford - try your luck in the prize draw on Muscat Confidential - 2 pairs of free tickets are up for grabs! Go get em!

I've been collecting more amusing photo's from around town, so if you see something funny, please email it to me at my address on the top right corner of this blog.

And a final question to anyone reading this - does anyone know what happened with that Shell law suit? It kind of just went really quiet, I'd love to know how that is turning out.

More coming soon!

le fin.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Muscat Court has dismissed the lawsuit against Shell Oman

Anonymous said...

The Muscat court has dismissed the law suit against Shell Oman

Sythe said...

Thanks for the update :)

Thats What I said...

Burger King owned by Al Sarooj opens
the courts throws out the suit against Shell

Sythe said...

Interesting...

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