Meet our Team

Muscat Mums is run entirely by volunteers and many of them take up more than one role within the organisation.  Here is a short introduction by each coordinator to give you an idea of their background and experience at Muscat Mums. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the roles please do let us know as there are always opportunities coming up as mums move country or their children grow up. 


Hi! My name is Sumaiya Khalil and I’m excited to be the chair of Muscat Mums. I’m originally from India, married to an Omani and Muscat has been home for 5 years. I’m a mum to my two lovely boys, Ibrahim and Sulaiman (Ages 2 and 1), and I love that MM gives us a sense of community in this wild journey of motherhood! I joined MM to meet other mums and I am constantly amazed by how much the group has to offer. I hope that I, along with all the coordinators, can create meaningful partnerships with local businesses and have some exciting events that all our members can look forward to.

Co-Chair and Event Coordinator

My name is Archia and I am from The Netherlands. I have recently come on board as Co-Chair while also helping out as one of the event coordinators . I have been in Oman since 2012 and love calling it home. My Muscat friends are more like family now. I have twins boys (18 months old) Essa and Musa and they are the reason I joined Muscat Mums.

We are looking forward to making more friends and memories. I am super excited to be part of the Muscat Mums team as I have always loved planning and executing events and make a big deal out of every occasion.

Vice Chair and Membership Coordinator

Hi i'm Elizay from Pakistan and I moved to Muscat after my marriage. I have a son, Rayyan  (3 years) and a daughter, Zariya (1 year). I'm a computer engineer but not working right now hoping to get my MS degree once my kids start going to school. Its been four and a half years since I moved to Muscat and loving every bit of it.

I joined Muscat Mums in Jan 2020 and joined the coordinators team in Oct 2020 and I'm looking forward to working as Vice Chair.

Finance Officer 

Hello, I'm Ellie and we hail from the UK. I moved to Muscat 3 years ago with my husband and daughter, Emma, who is now nearly 5. In that time, we've had a new addition to the family, Teddy, who is now nearly 1. Muscat Mums has been an invaluable support to me from the get-go. I have met so many lovely people through the playgroups, social events and also being a part of the committee and volunteering behind the scenes!

I've volunteered for various roles on the committee throughout my time in Muscat, from Chair to social media coordinator and I'm now looking forward to seeing how we can utilise our funds to ensure our members get the most from their membership.

Business Partner Coordinator

Kia Ora I am Gemma from New Zealand, I have a little fun loving 2 year old daughter who loves life in Oman as much as we do. We love the lifestyle here and how kind and friendly the people are, I love bringing people together and exploring all that Muscat and Oman have to offer with my family and friends here. Especially all the amazingly talented people we have here in Oman and what they have to offer the community. I am so happy to join this incredible group of ladies running Muscat Mum's and thrilled my daughter and children to come can benefit from all that this group brings to the community especially for those of us living far away from from our loved ones, Muscat Mum's is like a family away from home

Business Partner Coordinator

Marhaba, I am Hiba from Syria, a mother of 12 years old Zuhair and 8 years old Julia. I work as a nursery principal. We have been in Muscat since 2011. I am very excited to be a member of this wonderful group; and hopefully will work hard to get you cool discounts as a Business Partner coordinator.

Breastfeeding Support Coordinator

Hi my name is Saira. I am a Mum of 2 beautiful children. My boy was born in the UK in 2017 and my daughter was born here in Oman 2021.

By profession I am a qualified British primary school Teacher specialising in all primary level subjects. My husband and I move from the UK and we came to Oman in 2020 to teach.

We were keen to explore and have a better lifestyle for our family. So far, the highlights have been the beautiful climate, mountains, beaches and wadis, including meeting and getting to know new people along with the locals has been amazing.

I am a full-time mum and joined Muscat Mums just recently when my daughter was born here. I thought it would be nice way to network with other mums and I have now taken up the role as a Breastfeeding Coordinator.

I feel that in taking up this role it will enable me to share my passion and experiences as a mother helping others to understand the importance of breast feeding and how this beautiful journey early in the mother and child's life would make a huge difference in the development of their child. I hope to gain and share a vast amount of knowledge, making a difference to raising our children and creating that special bond to last a life time.

Bumps and Babes Coordinator

Hi! I'm Rudainah, the bumps and babes coordinator. I'm a mother of two girls Yasmeen, 6 years old and Camellia a newborn. I have joined Muscat Mums since 2016 and never left. I became a MM coordinator in 2021 and I enjoy planning playdates where kids get to play and mothers sit together and share our experiences.

I'm looking forward meeting new mums and new babies soon.

Adventurers and Muscateers Coordinator

I’m Youstina Makram, coordinator of Adventures and Muscateers group. I’m from Egypt and I moved from Bahrain to Dubai to Oman in 2019. I have an amazing daughter 8 years ”Parthy”.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language. I love being here in Oman enjoying the nature and the quietness. Really, it’s a beautiful country to live in as an expat. I joined Muscat Mums to get a safe place to meet new mummies and make new friends for my daughter. Hope to see you all soon! 

Scallywags Coordinator

Hi I’m Naveen and I’m a new mom. I had my daughter in September 2020, which was also when I decided to be come a stay at home mom. Before having Aya, I was a nursery teacher.
I joined Muscat Moms in January 2021, in hopes of meeting new people and stepping out of my comfort zone. I was the business partner coordinator and am so excited to now take over as coordinator for Scallywags group. I look forward to meeting everyone. 

Cakes and Bakes coordinator

Hi , I am Rajeshwari and I am from India. I am mom to a cute little boy named Kriyansh who is 4 years old now. I moved to Muscat in 2018 with my husband. I kinda love the slow paced life here which gives us time to bond as a family. Also I love the beaches and the mountains here in Muscat.

I previously worked as a software engineer before moving to Muscat. Now a full time happy mommy. I had been a silent follower of Muscat Mums for quite some time before joining as a member in Sept 2021. Love the libraries and the whole of MM community. It’s like one stop to meet fellow mommies and make great friends. Being an amateur baker myself I am super excited to take up the Cakes and bakes coordinator position and contribute my bit to this amazing community. Looking forward to meet many more lovely mommies and kiddos in upcoming playdates. 

Website &Social Media Coordinator

Hi, I'm Akshara from India and I moved to Muscat, Oman in October 2019. This is my first move away from family and friends and Muscat Mums is my way of connecting with new people. I have two girls - 9 years old and 6 years old - who keep me on my toes when I would rather just curl up with a book!

An ex-marketing professional with more than a decade of experience, I enjoy social media far too much. On the plus side, I am always available for a chat - come say Hi anytime!

Book Library Coordinator

Hi - my name is Laleh, mum of an amazing 4 y/o daughter named Sharan. I am a physiotherapist and moved to Oman from Iran in 2019. Since I joined Muscat Mums, I started to know a lot of lovely people and in a short time I felt like home - knowing people I can count on and have fun with. I love Oman because of its peaceful atmosphere and so many beautiful places you can explore. My hobbies are cooking, baking, music and singing. I found peace in them. I believe the whole point of life is about listening, understanding and feel each other’s music and the energy comes from us. Only in this way we can be less judgmental and more at peace with ourself and others. Looking forward to see you all and make great memories.

Book Library Coordinator

Hi, I am Hetvi the coordinator of the Book Library for Muscat Mums. I am originally from Mumbai, India. I moved to Muscat in January 2013 after my marriage.

I am a commercial artist and was working with an advertising agency in India. Currently taking up freelance graphic designing work. I love art and craft & also enjoy my time in kitchen when it comes to baking.

Toy Library Coordinator

Hello! My name is Denise and I co-coordinate the Toy Library with Jenny! Though I am Chinese-Filipino, I spent the majority of my childhood in Japan and most of my adulthood in the USA. I moved to Sohar in 2016 to teach in Al Batinah International School as a Learning Support teacher. In 2018 I moved to Muscat to join my husband and had Noah and became a full-time mommy. We have been very fortunate to have lots of support through my husband’s family who have been in Oman for a very long time. They have allowed us to continue saving the world through Pandemic or conquering the lands of Catan, some of our favorite board games. I also enjoy eating out or making a mess in the kitchen. I look forward to meeting you all!

Toy Library Coordinator

Howdy! I'm Jenny and I and am very happy to be able to help out in this terrific service. Our goal is to provide MMs a way to help enrich, entertain, and most of all, distract their little ones through the magic of new-to-them toys. I am mom to a very spirited toddler named River and a newborn named Zoe, who was delivered here. We’ve been in Muscat since September 2018 and I’ve been a MM member since October 2018. I am Vietnamese-American, born and raised in Houston, TX and have a background in Architecture. I appreciate the creative arts, and love cooking and trying new recipes, so please let me know if you have any great ones! I also love traveling with my family but we’re still learning (through trial and error) how to do it seamlessly. I look forward to supporting Muscat Mums and this wonderful community! Hope to meet you soon.

Events Coordinator

Hi there mums of Muscat! My name is Tatjana and I am from Serbia. I am also a mother to a wonderful 16 month old boy, named Jacob who just keeps me active and happy 99% of the time. I’ve moved to Muscat in 2013 and as this is not my first experience living as an expat, it still made me instantly feel like at home. Ever since, I’ve worked full time in International Schools in various roles. I’ve made great friends during this time and look forward to making even more through MM. I’ve joined the group since my son was born and have ever since enjoyed all the benefits and perks of being a member. I am excited to be one of the coordinators in MM and helping develop this lovely small, but significant community.

Baby Gear Library Coordinator

Hi , I’m Annie from Mongolia mother of 3 beautiful boys. My older son is 9 and twins are 3 years old. We moved here in 2009 and I’ve joined MM’s in 2011 when I was pregnant with first one. it’s been over 10 years now and I love to meet new people and love parties! My kids have the same love of parties, play dates & camping. Oman is home for us, we love this country so much.

Great to be part of the team now. I’m coordinator of the baby gear library.

Social Media (Arabic) Coordinator

Hi all, My name is Marianne George and I am a mother of two children (7 and 11 years old). Currently not employed but I would like to contribute for public service. I have been living in Oman since 2012 and fell in love with this wounderful country. I was graduated from the Faculty of Arts (Old European Civilization) and I really am pleased to join the Muscat Moms Family.

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