Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Omani Culture: Turn off your headlights

Apparently, it is part of H2B's Omani culture, that when driving at night, and you see a man and a woman together in a car driving towards you, you turn off your headlights, so you cannot see the man's wife. Out of respect.

Regardless of whether this results in you taking the wrong turn around some date plantations and getting exceedingly lost.

8 comments:

Boxie said...

lol to funny. but sweet.

Sakeenah said...

i like this

Umm Ibrahim said...

Um thats weird...in Saudi noone does that...infact everyone has their high beams on no matter what.

LOL...so ur blinded instead. Esp bad around Riyadh...hmmm..

Kerfuffly said...

But, if the other car is approaching you at night, won't they have their own heads on? And if they have, how can you see into their car?

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Boxie: Ooooooooooooh we were soooooooo lost. We stopped at some random family's home for qhawa because we were so lost, then they guided us back to the main road. But I SOOOOOOOOOO want live there, minus the snakes.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Sakeenah: It is great at times. Cute anyways.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Umm Ibrahim: That is the same as here in Muscat.

This is just as small interior village thing.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Kerrfluffy: It is only single men drving towards a car with women in it that turn off the lights. I don't know, it seems to work, but otherwise, with lowerbeams, and passing, you can see into the other car.