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.

Is Facebook changing Oman?
    March 2, 2010

The title of my article may sound a little dramatic but I know this topic has been discussed endlessly by adults and young people alike all over the world.

Preparing for the Big Day
    February 16, 2010

Every town in Oman has its own set of characteristics that makes it unique. Living in Salalah has its charms, but I think it's safe to say that weddings are probably the most stressful aspect of life here. In fact, they're so stressful that I'm going to have to dedicate this entire article to wedding preparations alone. 

Sugar Shortage Shock, a Good Thing!
    February 3, 2010

We often walk into our local supermarket and find that a certain item we're looking for, like creamy peanut butter or soy milk, is missing.

The shisha cafe scene
    January 19, 2010

Anyone who visits Salalah is bound to drive along Haffa beach in the old souk area, or what we locals call 'The Corniche'.

Lost in the past
    January 5, 2010

Many of you live in Dhofar or have been here at least once or twice, and a good number of you may have visited the ruins at Khor Rori (Samharam) just outside Salalah.