don't share details here deepa. finding this thread active after a long time. there were many people here from muscat and oman some of them have relocated back to india for kids' higher education, while some moved to other places and some are not active. in 2005 we would go to the wadi kabir market for vegetables, should find out if that market is still there. i like the development, but would prefer the 2000's muscat..not much traffic, safer and lesser malls. and yes the steep cost of living escalation that has left many helpless.