whats it like tourist woman meeting local men in Oman?
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Oct 29, 2012 6:57 AM Last Post By: Arabian_prince
Oct 19, 2011 5:44 AM
Oct 19, 2011 6:29 AM
16They all wear the dishdasha (long dress). All in the exact same Omani style of dishdash, other countries have other styles. Comes in colours as well as white and also different qualities of material. City men i.e Muscat, wear the embroidered hat and desert ones wear the scarf wound around the head. You will see many styles in which the scarf is wound. Winding the scarf seems intriguing, it seems to give some indication of the personality of the wearer.
Oct 20, 2011 12:47 AM
17There are actually a lot of African Omanis - which I assume are the dark people you refer to. There was a history of slavery in Oman (accounting for some of the African heritage) but also Zanzibar used to be under Omani control - another reason we have 'African' Omanis. It seems to me like you are simply attracted to the idea of something Middle Eastern. Imagination and reality are 2 different things and I really hope you don't find that out the hard way. Yes, there may be something exotic to you about the Omanis in their dishdashas - but they're just people at the end of the day. Try not to romanticise it to much. You're only likely to be disappointed...
Oct 20, 2011 2:34 AM
Too late. This whole thread irresistibly suggests a woman whose hobby is this.
Oct 20, 2011 10:32 PM
19Thanks again to Mercedes and Jennifer your help has been good multiple times. No thanks toothers who make too many rude comments and treat me like I am strange or have strange beliefs. I had an honest question and sought and recieved some honest answers for which i am thankfull. I looked up dishdashas on wikipedia and the picture there I like very much. I look forward to seeing different scarves too and how the men weat them. I think you all give good advice, and I think it will do good for me and other women who are travelling to Oman and would maybe have had a liason but now we have read all this and will think twice about it, so your words have all been useful probably for many other women not just me.
Oct 24, 2011 8:01 PM
20I am all for casual sex, even on the road, and even in conservative countries. What people do in private is their business.
But I do not believe that it is an honest post. I used to work on a telephone crisis line, and we would get these creepy "sex callers" who would present their problem, but their 'problem' was usually a sex fantasy and not a real problem. The callers would call for years, hoping to get a new worker who hadn't heard the story yet.
This poster has all the hallmarks of one of our "sex callers." Namely:
1. The story doesn't hold water. There are plenty of gigolos and hustlers in any major city if all he or she wanted was sex, or had a fantasy to fulfill.
2. False naivete. The poster claims to like Omani and Egyptian men - and even compares them to Turkish and Greek men - and yet their very question tells me that she (or he) knows absolutely nothing about either. But of course he/she does know quite a bit, or the question would've been posed differently, or not been posed at all (no one asks if casual sex is ok in Rio, for example).
3. Inappropriate details. From her/his Egypt post: Maybe i would meet local men in hotels and we could secretly go down the hall way to his room at night for laisons? Forget the Middle East - this is totally out of line with any other discussion on Thorn Tree. No one comes here for sex advice.
4. A focus on race. I can't explain this, but the majority of our sex callers were focused on black men.
5. Plays one person off the other (e.g. you're so nice, and the other poster was mean and said hurtful things ).
6. Playing the victim role for anyone who calls him or her on making a bullshit post.
This is a fantasy post.
Mar 20, 2012 6:30 AM
21you really want to Oman for fun... i will meet you from the airport to your departure back... we can have fun too... contact me email@example.com
Jun 14, 2012 8:27 PM
22Hello. If you are interested I have been back a while and I am safe and well. My trip was amazing. I have posted a small post to the Egypt section if anyone is interested. Thank you for your help those who were helpful.
Oct 29, 2012 6:37 AM
23Well, i came across this accidentally and To be honest I am surprised with the impression people have about Omani men and omani society in general..
Just to make it clear, i am an Omani and i ve lived so many years of my life abroad and i live now in Australia..
I want to comment on some statements people made here where i find some were really harsh.
Ok when people say Omani men are not romantic you really made a false statement.. Indeed not everyone is Romantic i am sure but lets not stereotype all men in Oman.. There are many romantic men out there who respect and treat women very well.. the country is full of gentlemen
Omanis are dark.. Not everyone.. Many locals come from an African descend due to the invasion of the Omani empire to the eastern african costs (mumbasa, zanzibar etc) and personally i have many dark friends and many of them are westernised or Americanised if you would like.. So women looking for flings most probably ending hooking up with one of them..
I am not against the idea of a romantic holiday nor with nsa, fling, one night stand whatever you d like to call.. But its most likely not happening in Oman.. indeed it is a very conservative country and people are very culturaly attached.. With that being said, some people are very open minded especially the new generation (many of my friends are in relationships, some are serious others are friends with benefits yeah, it happens even in a country like Oman ) the laws of the country are not that bad as well.. The authorities wont block your way if you want to do something as far as you dont attract attention or do it in public obviously after all its a muslim country and affection is not encouraged in public by the society or the authorities..
One last thing is that the idea that men will treat you as a prostitute or have an impression that western women are "easy" and some people went far by saying they ll treat a women like a dog.. I ll be completly honest with this.. Trust me omani men think any western lady is a "catch".. Its something he ll brag about for so long time with his friend.. If he got a chance to hookup with one he ll make sure not to loose such a valuable opportunity.. He ll do his best to treat her with respect and if he was wealthy he ll shower the lady with valuable gifts.. Omanis are really generous!!
For all the ladies who want to travel to Oman and looking for a fling.. I must say go for it.. the country is beautiful and locals are very kind and hospital..but you need to be careful.. You cant approach any man you like there.. I d suggest you try to hookup with someone from a club, bar, pub scene.. They are more likely to have an easy going personality, with a more open-minded approach in life
Edited by: Arabian_prince
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