While there are many ways to describe Muscat, Oman, “The Big City” is hardly one of them. The Omani capital is a quiet seaside mosaic of shops, small offices, and government ministries. The city, with its population of just over 600,000, is a far cry from other, hypermodern capitals of the Arabian Gulf like Abu Dhabi, Manama, and Doha. Yet for many young Omanis, rapid development and new opportunities make Muscat an exciting place to be. College students, young professionals, and others from Oman’s interior have begun making a commute between the capital and their hometown. During the week they live and work in Muscat. However, they often return home on weekends to their villages and families. This “Muscat Commute” has brought conflicting sets of values between the interior and the capital into stark contrast. It is forcing the next generation of Omanis to reconcile tradition and modernity in new ways.