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What is it like living in Muscat?

What is it like living in Muscat?

Lifestyle & Culture: Muscat is a melting pot of nationalities and cultures from East to West. Expat life in Muscat offers a very laid back and relaxed lifestyle. It has a warm, safe, and family-oriented vibe, which is probably one of the reasons why it attracts so many expat families.

What’s it like living in Oman?

Very social lifestyle: lots of quality and carefree time with good friends. BBQs, parties, camping on the beach, gala evenings. We’ve made very good friends from various parts of the world in Oman. Muscat, the capital, is very clean.

Is it safe to work in Muscat Oman?

In the same survey conducted by the InterNations, Oman ranked 9th in the world on the ‘Safety & Security’ parameter making it one of the safest countries for expats not just in the GCC, but across the globe. The people in Oman are friendly, polite, well-behaved and are known for making you feel welcomed.

Where do expats live in Muscat?

Expats tend to be grouped in Madinat Qaboos, Al Qurum, or in the Wave. If you don’t want to be right in one of these areas, Al Ghubrah would put you in the middle of all of them. You will get much more for your money than if you were living in the Wave, for example.

What kind of Life Is there in Muscat Oman?

Oman is an Arab country with Islam as the official religion and Arabic as the official language, while English is widely spoken (especially in Muscat). Muscat is a melting pot of nationalities and cultures from East to West. Expat life in Muscat offers a very laid back and relaxed lifestyle.

What to do in Muscat on your last day?

Dining along the Corniche in the Mutrah area of Muscat, Oman. The only choices are a few expensive restaurants or these “fast food” sidewalk cafes. I spent my last day wandering around the Mutrah area, eating horrible fast food and trying to meet locals other than taxi drivers.

Why did I not go to Muscat as a writer?

As a writer, I must be able to roam at my own pace, soaking up the atmosphere, talking to locals, and musing over story angles. Being tied to a tour where I’m allowed 15 or 20 minutes at each stop simply doesn’t work.

Is it better to live in Dubai or Muscat?

It is no better or worse, it is just very different. Living in Muscat offers a bigger opportunity to truly immerse yourself into a new culture (if you choose to do so), to interact and meet the locals and learn about their beliefs, customs and the way of living. Contrary to Dubai, expats are a minority in Oman and predominantly live in Muscat.