Monday, December 28, 2009

Female Drivers in Salalah

The weather isn't the only thing changing around here. I can't believe how quickly Salalah is metamorphasizing. Into what, I am unsure. For better or for worse? Maybe a bit of both. The good news is, the number of women drivers has at least doubled in the last year. Have you noticed?? A year ago, you rarely saw a woman behind the wheel. If and when you did, she was the "odd" Dhofari or an expat. If she was indeed Dhofari you'd do a take two-to and make sure your eyes weren't playing tricks on you. Today though, you can bet you'll come across a few local female drivers while on the road, usually with a bunch of other girls in the backseat. I heard from a friend that local guys keep track of female drivers by knowing their license plate numbers. Well gentlemen, with the rapidly growing number for girl drivers, youd better be really good at numbers.

On a totally different note, while shopping at Ramiz yesterday, I came across something a bit disturbing.
I was looking for a headband for my munchkin and was browsing through the hair accessories, then I saw extensions for little ity bity girls. I'd hate to run into the mom who actually buys these things, I might even tear up if i ran into the little girl wearing it.

Its already 9:30, time for a second cup of love (coffee). Have a wonderful day and look out for female drivers! P.S almost done with the interview with Fatima, will post soon.


  1. What the hell is that? Extensions for toddlers?

  2. Alot of African-American mothers from my native country use those. Makes me so sad! I want my daughters to have their father's curly hair!

  3. I don't know if it is a good thing for women to drive more in Salalah. The roads are not safe and so many drivers are careless to women.

    I know women are good drivers but the men are not careful.

  4. Women drive better than men, its a fact. If you simply look at the number of accidents caused by MALES and compare it with the number of accidents by WOMEN, you will see that males outnumber women by a landslide.

    Anonymous, so because men are crappy drivers women should suffer? wheres the logic?

    About the hair, just another example of how backward some people think. Forget about the consumer, what about the producer making this crap?


  5. Happy new year to you all!!

  6. I think this is great! more power to women!
    And the picture you posted is very descriptive of our female drivers!

  7. Because of the accidents caused by ladies I think it is better for them not to drive.
    In addition to that they are living like queens and we are only working for them as drivers! so you suppose to make use of that.
    Do you know what is the percentage of women drivers causing or making accidents in Oman?, ask any man and you'll get the answer immediately(90%)... joking
    For sure there are families without boys and they need drivers for the family so in this case it is recommended to teach a girl how to drive...
    GO GIRLS don't stop DRIVING but dont kill us please.
    Please don'n be upset girls..(trying to be funny)

  8. Reality: I feel the same way! I thought the picture hit the nail on the head too!

    Mahfeef, guys never use their signals and are always speeding!

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