The man apologised, then ran off." Social life If your chosen destination is Dubai, winter sun destination par excellence, you’re unlikely to be worried that your free time will be dull.However, the same can’t be said for sleepy Muscat, according to Serena Evans, who lived in Oman for three years. The only way to spice things up is to abandon your British stiff upper lip.Make the expat move with a spouse and children in tow, and you’ll slot relatively easily into a life filled with play-dates and school runs, and make friends through both.However, moving to the area without a spouse and children can be a daunting and sometimes isolating experience.
Firstly – should those considering a move be worried about their safety?"Now is the time to try something you've never done before" she said."For example, Qatar has an active dive club, or you can take up yoga or have tennis lessons."Everyone knows that if they misbehave they can be sent home," she said."But like anywhere, if you're going to get drunk, just make sure you and your friends look after each other.Liana Liston, an accountant based in Dubai, believes not.