Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Muscat Moments 9 - # 5/2011

Down at the driving school: two Omani ladies appear to be "sorting out" an Indian lady. Unlike Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive cars, the Sultan of Oman wishes women to play a full and useful role, reaching their maximum potential in education and work.  Although long dresses (sensible in the extreme heat) are normal, veils are rarely seen in the towns.  Driving school cars carry the distinctive zebra stripes.  Driving standards are OK, but, shall we say "somewhat different" from North European standards - especially at night when young men go crazy and drive expensive, powerful cars in a very dangerous manner.

1 comment:

  1. Love the zebra Learner stripes, that's fun !

    Glad that Oman has a totally different view to KSA on the role of women in society!