What It’s Like To Live And Work In…Oman

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​Feeling inspired for a fresh start in the ‘Pearl of Arabia’? Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.


Located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman’s dry desert climate is home to around 5 million people. In Muscat, the country’s capital, you can expect average temperatures of 30°C.


While English is widely spoken in business and tourism, Arabic remains the country’s official language. So you might want to brush up on useful phrases, such as 'shukran" (thank you) and "afwan" (you're welcome).

Working hours

Most businesses close on Fridays to respect the Muslim holy day, so standard office hours are typically Sunday to Thursday, 8am to 5pm. Punctuality is paramount, so you’ll want to avoid being late for work.


When not working, you can indulge in the country’s rich and diverse culinary tradition, which draws on Arabian, Indian and Persian influences, or peruse the many vibrant markets.

For the full list of available roles in Oman and other GCC member states, head to