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Hi!

I'm sorry if my post questions could be repeated but after so long search I understand that living in Muscat (in general) has different ways that what we used to have before. So, to make your kind help more efficient, I'd like to mention that I stay in Al Kouhd area - Al Shabab Street - near from The Sultans School - Besides of Chandelier cafe.

Knowing that I don't have a car as I'm still few days new here, could you please help me for the following inquiries:

1. Where can I find a fresh bread (Syrian/Lebanese/Indian type) not which you find it in supermarkets?
2. As there is no bus station around :( How much should I pay for taxi driver if I want to go to Carrefour or Lulu Supermarket? Is 1 Rial  is enough or should be less?
3. While I was in Abu Dhabi, there was a facebook page which you can find a free staff or for a cheap price to collect it if you need any. So, is there any similar FB page here?
4. Is there any water company which delivers door to door weekly?
5. As I'm vegetarian, where I can find a cheap vegetable market but fresh one?

These are all my questions for now ! :)

Thank in advance!

Hi haroutder,

Your questions are all well thought through, complete and quite comprehensive. So I am compelled to respond to you as best as I possibly can.

Since I do not live in that neighborhood, I cannot give you specific answers. However, I can help you with some general replies. Find my comments against your queries below :

1. Where can I find a fresh bread (Syrian/Lebanese/Indian type) not which you find it in supermarkets? - Look around for shops with the 'tandoor' oven having signboard saying 'Manual Bakery'. These places are almost always run by Pakistanis or Bangladeshis. You will find what you are looking for only here.

2. As there is no bus station around :( How much should I pay for taxi driver if I want to go to Carrefour or Lulu Supermarket? Is 1 Rial  is enough or should be less? - Nowadays, the new local red bus service ('MWASALAT') is said to be very good. But the local buses ply only on the highways and not in the inner roads and lanes. Perhaps that's why there aren't any by where you live. Since you live in Al Khoud, your closest outlets have to be Muscat City Centre, which should not cost you over R.O. 1/- by shared taxi and even lesser by the 'Baiza Bus' ('Coaster' vans).

3. While I was in Abu Dhabi, there was a facebook page which you can find a free staff or for a cheap price to collect it if you need any. So, is there any similar FB page here? - Yes, there is. Search for topics under the Muscat posts for details.

4. Is there any water company which delivers door to door weekly? - Many like 'Oasis', 'Al Bayan', 'Salsabeel', and many more do. Contact your neighbour / building caretaker to guide you to the ones who deliver bottled water to your building.

5. As I'm vegetarian, where I can find a cheap vegetable market but fresh one? - You must visit the Al Mawaleh Fresh fruit and Vegetable Market. It is a wholesale market and the prices there are significantly lesser than what you would find in malls and hypermarkets, provide you buy in bulk. But even otherwise, the Al Mawaleh Fresh fruit and Vegetable Market is something you should visit and check out personally.

Good luck to you, and enjoy your stay in Muscat.

Hi Sumitran,

Sorry to be late to thank you for your kind and helpful answers. I'm trying to discover the area and looking for the nearest bus stop :)

Regards,

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