As-Salām 'alaykum, and a warm welcome to the InterNations Community for expats in Oman! As a platform designed to serve expatriates living in Oman and elsewhere around the world, InterNations is here to help you overcome the obstacles associated with relocating to a new country. A wealth of expats in Oman have made use of the information available here at InterNations. Whether you're already in Oman or you're due to move, you can benefit from the knowledge on InterNations and make some contributions of your own. While participating in our community, you'll be able to answer some key questions with the help of dedicated guides as well as information that other expats in Oman have contributed, covering topics such as "will I find the workplace culture challenging?", "how can I observe Ramadan as a non-Muslim?", and "will I be able to access all the shops I enjoyed at home?". While some expats moving to Muscat, Salalah, and other major cities may miss some of the goods they enjoyed at home, it is possible to purchase imports from specialist stores. While browsing InterNations, you'll also find tips for managing during Ramadan, such as eating indoors and visiting your favorite restaurants after darkness, as well as much more information on expat life. Oman offers a culture that is beautifully different from western countries, allowing open-minded individuals the chance to broaden their horizons.
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Oman expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Oman expat forums.
Oman's landscape offers a blend of majestic relics reflecting its history, plantations that are rich with palms and bananas, and city skylines complete with impressive architecture. Islam forms the basis of Oman's culture, alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and a love for finery. An Oman expat's life offers plenty of opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as lean meats, rich spices, and rice underpin much of the country's dishes. Many Oman expats choose to live in Muscat, where there is a thriving business district and plenty of opportunities to work in the petroleum, steel, or motor industries. Employers looking to attract expats to Oman often offer attractive salary packages, low taxes, and subsidized accommodation. Beginning your expat life in Oman will allow you to enjoy a gentle introduction to the Middle East, which in turn can lead to opportunities in other countries.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad 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 Qatar or Spain, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
When you become a member of the InterNations Community, you are gaining access to members who have gone through our approval process prior to gaining membership. After all, to make a valuable contribution, it is important to trust fellow members, remain polite, and practice good 'netiquette'. Joining the InterNations expatriate community in Oman allows you to seek answers to important questions. This includes where to find the best schools, how to set up your health insurance, finding a reliable bank account, and arranging your visa. Being able to obtain information first hand from those who have experienced life in Oman is an invaluable asset when you're making the move yourself. In addition to the more serious side of becoming an expat, you have the chance to broaden your social horizons, too. InterNations Official Events as well as smaller get-togethers — from bike rides on the beach, to cooking classes and evening workouts — are all arranged via the InterNations Communities in Oman and enable you to meet fellow expatriates and global minds face-to-face.