Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mommy & Me Event/Exhibition on 25th & 26th January 2014

Great news for those who were looking forward to this event last 2013 (which didn't push through), and now they're finally back with a schedule! The event will be held on 2 consecutive days, 25th & 26th of January 2014 in a different venue, Al Bahja Hall at the Jungle Restaurant in Qurum Park. 

Oman’s popular Mother & Child Show will be bringing you and your family two days full of exciting shopping, entertainment and resources – all under one roof. 

For more information, you can follow them on:
Instagram: mommyandmeoman
Facebook: Mommy & Me 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Barney & friends live in Oman on 25th & 26th October 2013

An update on the Barney in Oman event:

Qurum Amphitheatre, Muscat

Show Dates:
October 25th and 26th, 2013

Show Timings:
2 consecutive shows every day
ShowShow DateShow TimingsGates Open
Show 1Friday, October 25, 20134:00 pm3:15 pm
Show 2Friday, October 25, 20137:00 pm6:15 pm
Show 3Saturday, October 26, 20134:00 pm3:15 pm
Show 4Saturday, October 26, 20137:00 pm6:15 pm
  • Gates open 45 minutes before each show. Kindly provision for traffic to the venue

Ticket sales will start on September 4th.

Individual Tickets

Platform 1RO25
Platform 2RO15
Platform 3RO7
  • 10% Family discount for 4 or more tickets purchased online or at our partners
  • Limited quantities of VIP tickets are also available

Corporate Bulk Ticket Discounts

Sr.Ticket BlocksDiscount Level
1.30 - 99 tickets10%
2.100 and above15%
  • Corporate discounts are applicable when purchased as a single order.
  • Discounts are applicable for all categories.
  • Discount will be added on gross value of tickets.
  • Payment 100% advance.
You can also follow the event on FB: Barney in Oman 

Yes, the all-time favorite lovable and huggable purple dinosaur will be live in Oman along with his friends (BJ, Riff and Baby Bop) for the first time! It will be held on 2 consecutive days, 25th and 26th of October 2013 at the Qurum Amphitheater. Still waiting for the ticket prices to be announced though and hoping that we could watch this show as my daughter loves Barney and Baby Bop so much> It probably was the first video she watched (as this was the first thing that came to my mind when I wanted to download videos for her, and didn't fail me anyway ;). Even have a Barney stuff toy for her and hoping to have the rest of Barney's friends for her collection. ;)

To know more about the show's details, you may view their website:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Eid Al Fitr 2013 holidays announced!

Really thankful for Sultan Qaboos for making the period of holidays for both public and private sector equal. :) 

Anyway, Eid holidays is surely to start from Wednesday, August 7th. I think its based on the sighting of the moon. 

In case of Thursday, 8th August, being the first day of Eid, holidays end on Saturday, 10th August. Working week to start on Sunday, 11th August. 

In case of Friday, 9th August, being the first day of Eid, holidays end on Monday, 12th August. Working week to start on Tuesday, 13th August.

So its either a 4-day or a 6-day holiday.. Let's all hope and pray for the latter. :)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Filipino Stores/Shops/Restaurants in Muscat

Location: Ruwi Omar Khayyam Restaurant)

Location: Al Khuwair (at the back of The Great Kabab Factory)

Location: Al Khuwair (opposite The Platinum Hotel)

Sells Pinoy's favorite breakfast bread called Pandesal. 

STAR PINOY (Restaurant)
Location: Ghubrah (at the back of Al Raffah Hospital)

PALAYOK (Restaurant)
Location: Ruwi (along Omar Khayyam but farther) 
            : Al Khuwair (near Shell station in Al Khuwair highway)

Other usual Pinoy products can be bought in LuluCarrefour, Al Fair (also has a Pork/Non-Muslim Section)

Useful Facebook group/pages to join/visit in Oman

Muscat Mums (Group): Not only is this group for mums in Oman but even for dads, or everyone.. Just make sure to abide by the rules like no posting of non-child related items for sale or any other commercial advertising and you're good

Muscat Mums Members (Group): A group but only if you're a paid member, with benefits/priviledges which I have mentioned in another post 

Muscat.. Where can I find...? (Group): Want to ask anything (as you know everything in Oman is hard to find out even to look for reliable carpenters, etc), then this is the group which can help you. I have asked quite a few questions here and when I thought no one would bother to reply (or why would they waste their time reading and replying to me right? Or so I thought).. but still, they are very helpful and would really take time to reply/help you out, just don't mind some judgmental people who instead of just answering your question, asks you something in return (not helping, really) ;) Just ignore them anyway, or make sure to reply with a smiley face :)

Crafty in Oman (Group): For crafty people out there, anything craft-related can be shared in this group. I even shared my crafty work for my daughter's 1st birthday, and they loved the idea. A good place for sharing and getting good craft ideas to make 

Lets cake a cake! / Muscat baking club / Baking in Muscat (Group): Obviously as their names imply, all about baking and for more ideas on who to contact if you want to order cake for any ocassion. Got my daughter's 1st birthday Princess castle cake from one of the bakers of these groups, cheaper rather than buying from shops ;) 

Oman Adventure (Group): For the adventurous people in Oman. Did you know that there are activities in Oman like bowling, and wall climbing? I bet you didn't know ;)

FILCOSOC - Oman (Group): For the Filipinos living in Oman

Muscat Buy, Sell & Rent (Group): A buy and sell page worth visiting

Kidz in Muscat / KIM (Group): For activities for your kids and contacts of most of your party needs such as bakers, face painters, magicians, etc. 

Muscat Beauty & Spa's Forum (Group): For beauty tips, questions and beauty product/service reviews

Healthy Hearts in Oman (Group): A group which was formed based on personal experience of having a heart 

Muscat Schools & Nurseries (Group): For finding suitable daycares, schools, nurseries in Oman especially to those who are new in this country and get helpful tips from other moms

Muscat Buy or Sell / Muscat Buy or Sell Cars / Muscat Expats Buy and Sell Market / Muscat Buy & Sell / Muscat Buy and Sell (Page): Pages of the same purpose.. just quite tiring to view as you have to search for these pages 

Useful blogs in Oman

Yes, don't be surprised that aside from Facebooking in Oman, there are other helpful sites/blogs worth checking ;)

Muscat Mutterings: Where I get updates from for anything under the sun..

Andy in Oman: Where I get updates from for anything under the sun, and a fellow PCO church member ;)

Omani Cuisine: My dose of foodie reviews..