Muscat

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Francois Carpentier

"Coming with my family wasn't easy at the beginning, but thanks to the local scouts we received some excellent advice. "

Marielle Depois

"I will never forget the great support provided the InterNations Ambassador in Muscat when I came to Oman as an expat woman on my own. "

Welcome to Our Expat Community in Muscat

As-salām 'alaykum, and welcome to our community of expats in Muscat, the capital of Oman. Flanked by towering mountains and the Arabian Sea and host to a variety of unfamiliar social rules, your InterNations membership will provide peace of mind as you relocate to Muscat. Explore our community to find advice and insider answers to questions like, "what educational options are available?" and "how do I access Omani healthcare?". You can also access our forum and talk with real expats already residing in Oman who are happy to give you the benefit of their experiences. From exploring Old Muscat to watching sea turtles come ashore, use InterNations to build a fulfilling new life in this fascinating capital.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Brussels or Shanghai.

Join Our Exciting Events in Muscat

Attend our monthly events and activities for Muscat expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Muscat Expat Guides

  • Moving to Muscat

    Moving to Muscat can be quite exciting; however, while it’s usually not difficult to obtain a tourist visa, work visas typically take a bit more effort. In this article, we introduce you to the city of Muscat, as well as include visa information for Oman and tips on how to best get to Muscat.
  • Living in Muscat

    Muscat lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and it is surrounded by the Western AI Hajar Mountains. The city offers a huge number of natural and cultural resorts as well as famous sights and interesting museums just waiting to be explored by expats living in Muscat.
  • Working in Muscat

    Expat jobs in Muscat are typically found in the oil industry, tourism, banking or healthcare, as well as a number of other sectors. Regardless of industry, the comparatively low tax rate often enables expats to have a comparatively high standard of living while working in Muscat.

Exchange Tips about living in Muscat

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Muscat expat forums.

Making a New Life in Muscat

Exploring Muscat will take you to Old Town, the landmarks and forts of the long, curving Corniche, and the bustling Muttrah Souq, selling aromatic spices and shining antiques. The Royal Opera house will give lovers of the arts the chance to step out in their finest to watch world-class ballet and opera in a spectacular setting of marble interiors. As an Arab city in a Muslim country, religion has a huge impact on all areas of everyday life, including business, and can emphasize cultural differences. Expats seeking a job in Muscat will need sponsorship from an employer, and it's important to understand the culture of Oman to ensure that certain faux pas are avoided. Muscat is a growing city and expats can find career opportunities in the oil and gas industries as well as healthcare and education in one of the international schools catering for expat children.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Connect with Fellow Expats at InterNations Events

It is our aim to connect you with our global community of like-minded expats from all over the world, and so we invite you to attend our regular events and get-togethers to socialize, network, and have fun. We also have a thriving selection of groups where you can meet fellow expats interested in cycling, the beach, arts and culture, dining, movies, poetry, and nightlife to name just a few. A social network of friends is important and at InterNations you can be sure you're meeting fellow expats in a safe and secure environment. If you don't see a group yet for your favorite hobby or interest, you're welcome to start your own! One of the best ways to settle into your new life abroad is to keep up with the activities you enjoyed at home.

Francois Carpentier

"Coming with my family wasn't easy at the beginning, but thanks to the local scouts we received some excellent advice. "

Marielle Depois

"I will never forget the great support provided the InterNations Ambassador in Muscat when I came to Oman as an expat woman on my own. "

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