How To Open A Bank Account In Oman

If you are looking to relocate to Oman, then you will need to consider your options with regard to banking. Typically, expats choose to maintain an existing account at home, open an international account with an existing bank, or open a new account in their destination country.Opening an international account is simpler in Oman than … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Oman

Oman (officially the Sultanate of Oman) is on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Located at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest. The country is considered by many as a “gentle … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Oman

Oman is a popular destination for expat workers, particularly those who work in the construction and oil industries, but there are restrictions on how far overseas personnel can integrate into Omani society. For example, foreigners are not granted citizenship and cannot own property. If you are looking to visit Oman, you will need a visa. … Read more

How To Find A Job In Oman

Oman is a popular destination for expat workers, although this is likely to be in the construction and oil industry and there are restrictions on how far overseas personnel can integrate into Omani society: foreigners are not granted citizenship and also cannot own property. The government is currently prioritizing Omani nationals over foreign workers, but … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Oman

If you’re living and working in Oman, it may be worth your while to open a local bank account. Salary transfers, day-to-day living and other financial transactions are all made easier if you’ve got easily accessible banking in your host nation. Oman is an attractive place to work, given its tax-free income status; but how … Read more

Huda, Muscat

Who are you? Hi, I am Huda. I am from Pakistan and have been living in Muscat, Oman for five years. I am a stay-at-home mum of two boys.I have a personal blog called ‘HudaSays’ and also run a Facebook group for women moving to a new city or country. The group is about reaching … Read more

Karen Wilmot, Muscat

Who are you? My name is Karen Wilmot aka The Virtual Midwife Where, when and why did you move abroad? I have travelled and lived abroad most of my adult life.I left South Africa in 1991 for the first time and have just returned. In between these years I have sailed across the atlantic, worked … Read more

What Might Oman’s Freezing Of Expat Visas Mean For You?

In recent years, the Gulf states have been an oasis of expat jobs in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Oman and Yemen have transformed themselves from hostile deserts to business hotspots, drawing in the world’s top talent with generous remuneration packages.Huge numbers of expats settled in Gulf states, making themselves an integral part … Read more

An Expat Guide To Meetups And Social Clubs In Oman

The Sultanate of Oman, historically a seafaring destination, is a land of rich culture, and its oldest human settlement is known to have originated in the stone age. It is located along the Arabian Peninsula, and even though the country has undergone considerable urban development, its stunning natural landscapes and age-old traditions still prevail.In the … Read more

Chris Brauer, Salalah

Who are you? My name is Chris Brauer and I currently live in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. I have been a teacher for seventeen years, and am currently teaching a grade 5/6 split class at Yaqan Nukiy School on Lower Kootenay Reserve (outside Creston). I am also a writer and have recently completed a travel … Read more

Report: Expats In Oman Sending Less Money Home

For years the Sultanate of Oman has been one of the top destinations of choice for expats from across the globe, primarily because of the lucrative earning potential it offers. The country has very high economic prospects thanks to its rich oil reserves. As a result, industry is booming and there is a constant demand … Read more

An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Oman

Expat life is exciting: traveling to new locations, meeting new people, exploring diverse cultures – for most people, life really can’t get any better than that. However, even the exciting expat life is not one without a few worries. When moving to a new place, there is a lot of anxiety over your ability to … Read more

A Guide To Buying Property As An Expat In Oman

The Southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula is home to the most welcoming monarchy of the Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman. This country is like a gentle introduction to the Middle East, as it is one of the safest and most peaceful places in the region. Even in the current times, it has managed to … Read more

Freddie Sayers, Muscat

Who are you? I’m Freddie Sayers, a 36 year old expat working in the construction industry. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved from the UK to Canada in 2001 for an internship in Edmonton, Alberta.I chose to go to Canada because my girlfriend (now wife) was in Canada. We then spent … Read more

Tony Walsh, Muscat

Who are you? Well, I’m very different from the person I was when I first moved away from my home country. My name is Tony Walsh and have been fortunate to have had so many great cultural and work experiences away from my home country, England.Where, when and why did you move abroad? In 1986 … Read more

Will The Omanisation Drive Affect You?

Tucked away on the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, the Sultanate of Oman is the most welcoming monarchy of the Middle East. In a time where the other nations in the region are going through political, economic and civic crises, this developing oasis has managed to steer clear of all the mayhem. While it … Read more

Oman – Recommended Social Media Accounts

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Oman and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.The Duncan AdventuresFacebook page | Instagram Heather … Read more

Heather Duncan, Muscat

Who are you? My name is Heather and I am a 20-something Scottish girl living in Muscat, the capital city of Oman. Four years ago myself and my new husband packed up two suitcases each and waved ‘cheerio’ to Bonnie Scotland and began our new life in the Arab world. Since then we have now … Read more

Oman – Recommended Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Oman and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.The Duncan Adventureshttp://www.theduncanadventures.com/ This self-proclaimed adventure addict, Scottish expat Mumma living in … Read more

Heather Duncan, Muscat

Who are you? My name is Heather Duncan and I am a Scottish Expat living in Muscat, Oman Where, when and why did you move abroad? We arrived in sunny Muscat in September 2012 after my husband accepted a job offer to work in the country full time.What challenges did you face during the move? … Read more