By Nizar Al Musalmy -
Muscat has many suburbs and they have nurtured generations of families and shaped the history of the nation through the works of their residents. The geography of each suburb has had an influence on its people and the difference is clear. Attend any gathering and you will hear how people talk, walk, think and behave depending on which suburb they come from. While some people consider the father of junior as a man whose head needs to be checked, especially when he writes down his imaginative visions, but if you closely look at the reality, you might actually amuse yourself finding out that some of the things said are actually true. Let us take a ride through our beloved city and see how a number of you act depending on where you live.
Mabelans and Seebians are said to be a people of gentleness although at times they tend to exaggerate this. They are also said to be proud of their flat land that they live on. Apart from their common market, they are generally quiet. Coming to al Khoudhians and al Hailians, there is no much difference between them — both peoples tend to be pointlessly arrogant and proud probably because of the size of lands that they enjoy. They have an overriding air of self-importance and are big posers. They feel they deserve a planet of their own. They take their premises a bit too far. They are steadfast with their confidence. They are regarded as warm and welcoming and some negative things might, on the other hand, be as a result of envy, due to being far from the main central business district. Certain things though are for sure about the al Khoudhians and the al Hailians — they tend to make it big in life, are hard workers, have loads of honesty and are highly cultured and love classy and beautiful stuff.
The residents of Mawaleih keep introducing themselves as modern and advancing ahead with technology. They are said to be good debaters, eloquent, although, honestly, that is debatable. They also have a good reserve of pride although they will not put it on your face. They are also known to be energetic and some of them might digress to being noisy. The Adhebans and the Ghubrans have all similarities just like blood sisters. They are said to be easy-going “freestylers” although they have a desire for being rough especially when provoked. But in normal circumstances they live with a sort of reckless fun-loving touch. They too seem to have interests in creative industry but are never bothered to indulge themselves. Those who live in Lansab and Ghala and Bousher are said to be liberal and broad-minded, they can be fun-loving and into the arts mindset. They are eloquent although they tend to be very talkative when given the chance to say something. They are known to have gathered huge sums of cash and culture in their possession although not much is seen as the result.
The al Khuwairians seem to have a carefree life and tend to be sporty, while learning more on the creative industry and business side. They can claim to live a busy life. They claim to live in the centre of Muscat where all basic things are not out of reach. They know how secured and stable they are especially during rains. They are known to be proficient at speeches and very principled and highly incorruptible. Madinat Alam and Madinat Sultan Qaboos are homes of people who are said to be too principled and always have to play by the rules. Give them a code of conduct and they will stick to it to the letter. Smart, assertive; they prefer quietness and tranquility in their neigbourhood. They, too, can be considered to be highly incorruptible. You would not expect anyone of them to jump over a fence under any circumstance. They love the natural look although are obsessive over their properties.
Qurum has residents who always want to win arguments, they are said to be enthusiastic and untamable with their passion. In most cases, you will not win an argument against them even if you are right. Their confidence is so high so much so that one may think that they own the sea. The Wadi Adayians and the Wattayians are people who overly believe in the whole brotherhood thing and always stand by their own community. They are said to be really keen on making all their relatives their neighbours. They are very social and they come out as masculine and at times too rough or shabby. They know and fully understand each other in their community.
Ruwians just like the Hamriyans, Muttrahis and Waljians are the kind you do not want to be on their wrong side for they are noisy too just like their traffics. They are used to a life of a busy, busy town and a language of — “there’s a car peep!, peep!, peep! There’s a car in the town, in the busy, busy town there’s a car peep, peep”. They are business-oriented people and think, talk, walk and dream the colour of money. The Wadi Kabirians embodies the easy-going freestyle outlook also known to be persuasive too. These are said to be innovative, confident and explorative. They are not good dressers, they prefer using mixed languages. They are known to be relentless, inflexible, persistent and sometimes stubborn. Even those in their retirements still show all signs of being active. The Amratians are said to be brilliant, but socially-incompetent and awkward in their plans. They prefer to hang out in their estates even to their mid-adulthood. They also tend to have big self-images but are never serious with life. They are reserved and too composed. They value unity as the best asset in life approach and are steadfast in this belief. They are very well known for their ability of always giving a hand to others.
So my dear reader you now have an option either to consider the father of junior as a man whose head needs to be checked and just ignore this article as a high sounding nothing or quantify whether you are living in an estate that really suits you.