Oman is a hidden gem of the Arabian peninsula, with a wonderful combination of heritage and modern life combined with the unique and welcoming hospitality of the Omani people.
Oman is a welcoming, politically stable and friendly country. It has beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches, a very rich culture and a sunny climate that enables a wide range of outdoor activities to be pursued throughout the year.
Oman has been named the safest and the friendliest country in the world for expats to live and work.
Arabic is the main language in Oman but English is widely spoken.
The official religion of Oman is Islam but other religions practice freely around Muscat.
The working week in Oman is Sunday to Thursday, with the weekend on Friday and Saturday.
Visitors to Oman are expected to dress modestly in accordance with the local customs. We advise staff (men and women) to keep their shoulders and knees covered when out in public.
Driving in Oman is safe with excellent roads. Visitors are able to drive hire cars with a valid international licence. Residents will need to have an Oman driver’s licence which, in most cases, is simple to obtain and will not require a road test.
Oman has a very pleasant temperature during the winter months but gets very hot in the summer, with temperatures reaching as high as 49 degrees c.
Thankfully we have the stunning Hajar mountains to escape to in the heat of the summer, just 2 ½ hours from Muscat, where temperatures are 15 degrees lower. Rainfall is rare, mostly falling during the winter months.
The UAE cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a short 40 minute flight or 6 hour drive from Muscat. Oman is just seven hours’ flight time from 50% of the world’s population and is connected to cities in Europe, the Gulf, Africa and Asia by direct flights.