I've been to Oman a few times and it's somewhat conservative but nowhere near like neighboring countries. Women can drive, and wear pretty much what they like as long as it's modest. No cammies, shorts, bare midriff, miniskirts. Have your friend call the American Embassy and find out how to plug into the community. Most Embassies have a CLO (Community Liaison Officer) who will be happy to get her started.
She'll probably love it! And if she doesn't, she's a short flight from some of the most exotic destinations in the world...Asia, India, Saychelles, OMG, it's fabulous! Abandon preconceived notions and be open to adventure...
Sonja in Southern Maryland
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