Thursday, February 20, 2014

Social Groups & Clubs for Expats in Oman

I am putting together a list of social groups & clubs in Oman with a majority of expat members.  Most organizations are based in Muscat, but all are welcome. Many of the groups regularly hold meetings and have planned activities throughout the year.

List 1 - Societies & Groups

American Women's Group Oman
'American Hospitality - Multicultural Membership'

Anglo-Omani Society

ANZO Australians and New Zealanders in Oman
'Australians and New Zealanders are friendly creatures who enjoy social activities.'

Caledonian Society of Oman
'Failte Oirbh!' bringing together everyone who loves any aspect of the bonnie land. '

Crafty in Oman
'If you consider yourself crafty and located in Muscat, Oman please do join'

Environmental Society of Oman
'Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in conserving the environment and ensuring that Oman's natural heritage remains intact'

Indian Social Club Goan Wing
'Goans have been in Oman since the early 1970’s'

Online Expat Community that plans activities and monthly get-togethers at local hot-spots.

Muscat Quilt Guild

Muscat Mums
'Muscat Mums is a voluntary, non-profit, social and support group for expecting mothers and parents of pre-school children.'

Muscat Singers
'The Muscat Singers began life in 1974 with a handful of music-loving expatriates.'

Nederlanders in Oman
'We are an association for and by Dutch and Dutch-speakers living in Oman.'

Oman Irish Society
'Keeping it Green in the Land of Sand'

SAGO South African Group Oman
'A non-profit social organisation for South Africans & friends. We organise social and gathering events'

Women's Guild Oman
'Now with a membership of over 2,000...'

List 2 - Clubs & Associations

Business & Professional

Omani British Lawyers Association
'To develop and strengthen legal, business and cultural links between lawyers in the UK and Oman'

The German-Omani Association
'The German-Omani Association is a fertile ground for mutual activities..'

Oman Society for Engineers

Muscat American Business Council
'..formed to foster the development of commercial activity between the US & Oman'

Stichting Netherlands Oman Foundation (SNOF).
'Look around to learn more about how to do business in Oman or the Netherlands.'

Sultan's Armed Force Association

Sports & Recreation

Bike Oman
'Tales & Lies from rides - Mountain biking in Oman'

Capital Area Yacht Centre
'The Capital Area Yacht Centre offers Members, their families and guests the use of a beautiful beach and a Club House with a restaurant and refreshment facilities.'

Latin Dance Muscat
Latin Dance Muscat (LDM) is a fun and exciting social group of people who come together through our common passion for Latin dancing. We conduct weekly group classes in Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, La Rueda and Cha -Cha. 

Muscat Divers

Muscat Mixed Martial Arts Club

Muscat Mountain Bikers

Muscat Road Runners
'Muscat Road Runners is a multi national group which get together several time a week to run'

Muscat Rugby Football Club
'the home of rugby in Oman..'

PDO Club Ras Al Hamra

Ride Oman
'Motorbiking in Oman'


Almouj Golf

Ghala Valley Golf Club

Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club

List 3 - 'Society Balls' & Other Events Oman

Dutch Night 'Party' (Nederlanders in Oman)

St. Patrick's Day Ball (Irish Society)
SAGO Ball (South African Group Oman)
Thin Red Line Ball (British Army)
Canadian Stampede (PDO Club)
British Academy Ball

ANZO Ball (Australians and New Zealanders in Oman)
May Queen Ball (Indian Social Club Goan Wing)
MRFC Rugby Oval Ball (Muscat Rugby Football Club)

November /December
The St. Andrews Ball (Caledonian Society) 
US Marine Ball
Crystal  Ball (Women's Guild)
National Day Fireworks (PDO Club)

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