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Welcome to Guide to Life in Oman

So you've moved! Congratulations! Now what? It takes a while for any expat to adjust to a new home but fret no further. We've compiled some information and articles that will help you transition and guide you through life in Oman.

  • The EW Guide to Ramadan in Oman

    It doesn't matter if you're new to Oman or an existing expat, reading up on what the Holy Month is all about is extremely useful. So here's our guide to everything you need to know about the Holy Month of Ramadan.

  • Your Guide to Gyms in Oman and Their Prices

    Staying active is an important part of being active, so here's a list of Oman gyms along with what they offer and what they charge for memberships.

  • Relocation Consultant Vacancy

    We are a Global Employment Organisation who offer a wide range of services including Destination services. We are currently looking for Relocation Consultants to assist with the relocation of newcomers to Oman...

  • Guide to Working in Oman

    Moving to the Middle East for working purposes seems daunting to the average expat, however life in this region can be even more fulfilling than your current life in your home country. It just depends on your attitude when you move here. If you have decided to take the plunge and move to Oman here are some guide lines for working here as an expat. The first thing to note is that if you have decided to move here for work you will be sponsored by your company.

  • Pros and Cons of Living in Oman

    Moving to a new country is bound to have both benefits and drawbacks. There are many aspects to consider when you're relocating and finding out the good and the bad beforehand will make your transition easier. Here are some of the top pros and cons of living in Oman to help you with your decision.

  • The Wonders of the Musandam Peninsula

    If you’re seeking a weekend away from the stresses and strains of city life, you won’t go far wrong with a trip to the Musandam Peninsula. Musandam is an intoxicating blend of spectacular mountain ranges, stunning fjords, remote villages and sublime plateaus. You’ll come away feeling invigorated, as though you’ve spent the weekend in an Arabia of bygone days; although, as a consequence, maybe a touch more appreciative of modern amenities and transport links!

  • Amazing Trip To Salalah, Oman

    It all started the day I saw the ticket sale newsletter from an airline. Immediately, I booked the cheapest destination- Muscat in Oman. Coincidentally, I had seen a recent report where Muscat was listed as the second most popular destination for 2012 by a famous travel website and we were very curious about it.Our purpose was mainly to catch a glimpse of one of the popular tourist destinations in the Gulf.

  • The Duncan Adventures

    Meet Heather Duncan, she is a mum, a Scottish expat and girl about town living in Oman.

  • My Life in Oman

    Here we take a closer look at what it is like to live in Oman and Muscat. We've had one of our readers write in to tell us about her experience... "Having lived in Oman for over 2 decades, I guess I know Oman to a great extent. I had been from North to South and East to west of Oman. I have touched Oman borders, including Al Ain, Fujairah, Buraimi, Khasab, Hafeet, Yemen border Mazyoonah. Each of these region has its own beauty.

  • Family Residence Visas in Oman

    Residence visas in Oman can be granted accordingly but rules change regularly. We have summarized as much as possible below and given you links to resources to help you. The family Joining Visa is granted to the wife of the foreigner, who is resident in Oman, and as well to his children who are below (21) years.

  • Accommodation in Oman

    There is a wide range of apartments and villas available in Oman, both inside and outside of secure compounds. Contrary to popular misconception, few Omani homes are located in the desert. In fact, most visitors are pleasantly surprised when they see the cities of Oman for the first time - mixtures of modern architecture and traditional homes and wind towers.

  • Shopping Malls In Oman

    Muscat has come a long way from the simple old souks to the bustling, ultra modern shopping complexes that have sprung up in the city in recent times. The Capital area has a number of shopping malls, mostly situated in Qurum at the split of the main highway, and in the Al Khuwair area facing the Government ministries. Local produce in the super markets is reasonably priced and of a good standard.

  • Omani Cuisine

    Traditional Omani cuisine is fairly simple, with rice as the main ingredient cooked together with beef, mutton, goat, chicken or fish. The meat is roasted, grilled or baked after marinating in a variety of spices, including cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ginger, pepper, turmeric and saffron. This is not surprising considering Oman’s position on the ancient trade routes. However, the food is rarely ‘hot and spicy’ since the flavours are used in a subtle manner.

  • Oman Websites & Blogs

    Here we take a look at some great Muscat and Oman blogs, websites, news sites, facebook pages and others you may find interesting. Blogs are especially great to find out what expat life in Muscat and Oman will be like. Some of the bloggers below have been blogging for years and their archives are packed full of really useful information. There's also links to Oman based news websites so you can see what's happening on a daily basis.

  • Visa On Arrival in Oman

    Here we take a look at the different kinds of visit and business visas you need to enter Oman as well as visa on arrival countries. This is the latest information according to Oman Airports website as of March 2013. Arriving passengers who are eligible for Visa on Arrival are able to make visa payments at the Travelex Foreign Exchange bureau located in the immigration arrivals hall.

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