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Moving to Oman introduces you to a lesser-known region of the Middle East. Unlike its
neighboring United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman does not have the same
reputation for glamour and commerce or as a top tourist destination. However, its
popularity is growing, with yearly visitor numbers increasing from over two million in 2012
to over three million in 2016.
Oman is a culturally rich and environmentally diversified Gulf state on the Arabian
Peninsula's southern coast, with 1,060 miles (1,700km) of sunny coastline. Its seaside
location allows for pleasant boat rides, fresh air, and seafood, but the vast desert dunes may
take one's breath away. Many doubts may arise when considering relocation to Oman, but
expats are assured of a financially and culturally fulfilling experience.



Oman is renowned not just for its cultural splendor but also for its historical and
architectural treasures. Although a brief visit will not do the nation justice, if you have a few
days, priorities these must-see sights are Muttrah Souq, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque,
Musandam beaches, Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve, Shatti Al Qurum, Wadi Bani Khalid, Forts and
castles, Salalah, Jebel Akhdar, The National Museum, Jebel Shams, Majlis Al Jinn, Masirah
Island, Royal Opera House Muscat, Wadi Damm, Rub' al-Khali, Bimmah Sinkhole, Sur, Ash
Sharqiyah Region, Muscat, and many more.


Oman is mostly a vast desert plain, with hilly areas in the north and along the southeast
coast. The nation has hot and dry weather all year, with typical temperatures ranging from
40 to 50 degrees Celsius in the summer and dropping to a more tolerable 30 degrees Celsius
in the winter months of January and February. The nation receives very little rain, with
February historically the wettest month and mountain locations getting the most of what
little rain does fall.



Oman's education system is free for all Omani nationals. However, it is not compulsory.
Expats migrating to Oman from the United States, the United Kingdom, or other English-
speaking nations frequently send their children to private and international schools in the
capital. Oman's education is of the highest level, and the country also includes world-
renowned universities and programs for overseas students.


The government supplies Oman's healthcare system, which is accessible to all inhabitants.
Unfortunately, this does not apply to permanent residents or foreigners; therefore, if you
are relocating to Oman from the United States, the United Kingdom, or anywhere else,
obtaining private healthcare coverage to cover you while living in Oman is strongly advised.
The standard of healthcare in Oman is excellent; however, keep in mind that Oman has
stringent narcotic regulations, so some drugs may not be available or authorized to be
brought with you.



Suppose you are going to Oman from Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, or
anyplace else. In that case, you must get an international driving permit and carry your local
license and passport while driving. You should also follow Oman's driving restrictions and
pay attention to long lengths of roadway, as exits can be hundreds of kilometers apart. It is
also crucial to know that when it rains in Oman, the roads may rapidly get flooded, and
some routes are difficult to reach, so you should consider purchasing a 4x4.



If you are relocating to Oman from Europe, you will notice that the cost of living in Oman is
very similar. Oman is an oil-rich country. Thus, some products and services, particularly
food, are highly costly and must be imported. However, if you want to drive in Oman,
automobiles are cheaper because there are no taxes, and gasoline is also much cheaper.
Because Oman is a Muslim country, alcohol is taxed at 100% and significantly more costly
than elsewhere. It would help to consider measures to reduce living costs in Oman, such as
shipping options to and from your new house.



Because Oman has a strategy of first hiring locals, the employment market in Oman might
take a lot of work for foreigners to navigate. Can find foreign work prospects in the oil
business and certain multinational firms; moreover, English-speaking positions in Oman can
take time to come by. It is good to become acquainted with the Arabic language and
business culture to increase your chances of obtaining a job in Oman.



If you are visiting or migrating to Oman from the United Kingdom, the United States, or
anywhere else globally, you can apply for one of two types of visas. 
  • A single-entry key: foreigners who desire to visit Oman for 30 days can apply for this visa if they intend to do business during their stay. 
  •  Multiple-entry visa: Anyone moving to Oman must receive a written job offer before applying for this visa.


1. Wild Camp Under The Stars
2. Swim in a Waterfall at Wadi Shab
3. Shop 'Til You Drop at Muscat's Muttrah Souq
4. Watch Baby Turtles Hatch at Ras al Jinz Turtle Center
5. Admire the Architectural Delight That Is the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
6. Experience Local Life in Misfat al Abriyyin
7. Visit The Dhow (Traditional Boat) Factory in Sur
8. Wander Around The Lost City of Uber
9. See The Bibi
10. Spend an Entire Day Soaking in Wadi Bani Khalid
11. Try Some Camel Meat!
12. Marvel At An Omani Sunset
13. Visit The Wadi Dayqah Dam
14. Spend the Night at Sharqiya Sands
15. Take a Dip in Bimmah Sinkhole
16. Hike Around Jebel Shams
17. Tour Al Hamra, an abandoned Omani village
18. Visit The Empty Quarter


  • Accommodation is readily acquired
  •  Activities appeal to a broad population
  • There is little crime
  • Networking is simple
  • Finding domestic help is simple
  • Driving is inexpensive
  • A good number of international schools
  • Excellent in private healthcare
Basic Facts About Oman

Population: About 5.1million

Capital: Muscat City

Political System: Unitary Parliamentary Absolute Monarchy

Primary Language: Arabic And English

Major Religion: Islam

International Dialing Code: +968

Internet Domain: .om

Emergency Contact: 9999

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