Susan-Mubarak
    Susan  Mubarak

    54º East

    Susan Mubarak is a Salalah-based HR professional in the private sector. She is an avid reader and writer, and enjoys photography and travelling.

What do we want?
    February 28, 2011

On most days my office windows look out onto beautiful mountains, palm trees, pretty government buildings and quiet Salalah traffic. This week, however, the view is a little more interesting. It includes protesters, banners, tents and police vehicles.

Why the black abaya?
    February 8, 2011

Have you ever wondered why women in Oman and other GCC countries wear the black abaya? I certainly have.

Remembering Abddullah
    November 2, 2010

Over 12 years ago, Salalah witnessed a horrible car accident involving a group of teenage boys driving at an insane speed without seatbelts.

Eid al Fitr in Salalah
    September 21, 2010

To be honest, I find it hard to believe that Ramadan is over. Once you get into the routine of quiet fasting, the shock of Eid is quite hard to handle.

Ramadan and Food
    August 17, 2010

There are very few things in my life that I consider to be a living nightmare. Among them are eight hour transits at Dubai airport, running out of cooking gas just before your guests arrive, and inching through traffic on pay day.