Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BBB Barby On The Beach...

For those of you who have never experienced the Wiggles...this one's for you!

3 days after landing in our new home town of Muscat, our fellow Canadian friends, (Joanna & Darryl, Tom, Donna & Kevin, Marda & Ralph) along with many other soon to become friends, invited us to our 1st Barby on PDO Beach. 

The BBQ was a combined welcome for the kids and I as well as being a coincidental final Wednesday of the month.  Since Wednesday is Oman's Friday, it made sense to inaugurate this rotating date as a monthly tradition for our Canadian and honorary Canadian friends celebratory BBQ.

The Ras Al Hamra Club has wonderful facilities, including several marble, stand up BBQ's on the beach for club members to use at their leisure.  The BBQ's are great as the grills are large enough to cook for 8-10 people at a time and also include large overhead lights so that the designated chef can prepare his hamburgers or mutton to perfection. Each site also includes several beach chairs where party goers can kick back with a beer (from the on-site beer store) while tossing their order specifics to the chef.

The BBQ areas are usually full by 6pm, and the evening is in full swing by 7:30.  While the adults are busy enjoying great conversation with friends alongside the lulling sound of breaking surf, all of the kids are occupied playing with friends at the volleyball court, building castles in the sand or practicing their moves at the skate park.  It is a perfect opportunity for everyone to relax and spend some quality time with friends and family.

If you're not up for a BBQ but still want to enjoy the ambiance that Wednesday night at the beach offers, the boat club has a great feature menu and a band for all to enjoy.  You can often see kids of all ages, from pre-schoolers to senior consultants tapping along to the beat while table hopping to visit friends.

I love Wednesday night at the beach because whether we are enjoying a BBQ or dinner at the boat club everyone has a great time!  This has become a standard event for our family and one I look forward to continuing.  Now, I am off to make some kabobs and and hummus for tonight's party.

A demain...


  1. another great thing about PDO is the sea makes it cooler and you can jump in the water or pool to cool off