The Muscatis covers the vagaries of life in Oman. It's perfect entryway into the world of Muscat, (the capital) and the daily life of a resident there. The blog is pretty in-depth; there's stuff about the higher education system and zoning, for example, but don't let that scare you off. There are posts about iPods and toothpaste, too. Anyway, check it out, so that when you get to Oman, you'll know a lot more about it than the Amazing Racers did. (link)
I guess we should work harded on updating this blog.