One big example that I see of Western pop culture is in the concert life. In November, both the Script and Jay Sean had performances in Muscat, and these concerts were the talk of the town. Everyone was going or knew someone who was. And when they made appearances at City Centre Qurum for autograph signings, my host sisters' Blackberries were blowing up.
Essentially, pop culture here is very strongly influenced by foreign inputs. It creates an interesting mesh of many different cultures. However, I do wish there was more of an Arab influence. We see a few Kuwaiti series' and hear some Lebanese songs, but otherwise things mostly aren't from the region.