Local people are rather sociable and hospitable, they are respective and attentive towards foreign guests and are eagerly interested in traditions and culture of foreign visitors. City residents are tactful, polite and mannerly. One can justly say that these character traits of local folks are inborn. However the local people honor their native culture above all things and require the same highly respective attitude from foreign guests as well. Thus the city guests are offered to avoid smoking and eating in public places as this is not common. Smoking and eating is acceptable only in specially allotted places. Otherwise the action will promote outrage in local people.
The local folks are rather decent towards alcohol consumption. Alcohol drinks can be consumed only in specialized places. Appearance in public places in the state of alcohol intoxication is considered to be one of the rude offences which definitely carry a penalty. A few remarks should be made on the city residents outfits.
Muscat as other cities of the country does not accept bright and revealing clothes. Surely the city visitors should not wear ethnic outfits however the look for city tours should be thoroughly chosen. The best choice will be a classic look in quiet colors. Plenty of jewelry and eye catching accessories are not accepted as well.
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