cropped-Leopardfish-1-1-e1464111245146.jpg International Schools in Oman

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Leopardfish  Country Guide

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Oman offers the western expatriate a safe and nice quality of life full of the sun, sea and sand. Indeed, there’s never a shortage of outdoor things to to do for the international, from caving to wadi and dune bashing, to fishing to dolphin watching, to hiking, to sea shell collecting, to swimming, to scuba diving, and the list goes on. Also, Muscat, the capital city, is fairly cosmopolitan and full of great restaurants, malls and cinemas. A number of western retail goods are readily available. Oman is also an easy country to navigate for the English speaking westerner. It’s infrastructure is impressive and most Omanis are able to converse in English (particularly in Muscat). Oman is also a great platform for travel. Dubai is close by and India and Thailand are cheap flights away. Read more…

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Oman

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

Expats will find Oman better on the budget than several other destinations in the Arabian Peninsula. According to Xpatulator’s July 2016  report, Oman is at about the international average in living costs. Items such as Internet, furniture, appliances, restaurants and alcohol tend to be more pricey. However, accommodations, transport, groceries and clothing tend to be less expensive. Also, expat packages for teachers in Oman tend to be more generous, offering good (tax free) salaries, accommodations, health insurance and placement for kids in international schools. Most western teachers should be able to both live comfortably in Oman as well as save a fair amount of money. Read more…

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Oman

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Climate

Climate

The climate in Oman can be described as dry and sub tropical with a big difference between summer and winter temperatures. Summer temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius. The southern region of Dhofar has a milder more temperate climate with heavy rains from June to September. Winter is pleasantly cool in Oman with some rain and temperatures as low as 20 degrees. Spring and Autumn are warm and dry with temperatures around 25 degrees.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions
Once you have a job offer from a school in Oman you will need to obtain a work visa. The requirements for this often differ depending on your nationality and qualifications. For the latest up to date information for entry please see the Royal Omani Police Force website. Your new employer will be your sponsor and will undertake most of the paperwork for you. You will however be required to supply the school with relevant paperwork and on arrival you will also have to attend a number of appointments to finalise this process find out more… Age restrictions apply in Oman all Visa applicants must be between the ages of 21 – 60. Family Visa’s are also subject to special conditions. Please ensure that you talk to your new school about this at the earliest opportunity. Required documentation you can prepare in advance :

Your full birth certificate (including travelling family)

Marriage certificate or proof of single status.

Criminal record check from your home/previous country(s)

Passport / ID copies (including travelling family)

Passport size photographs

Health record from an authorised clinic (incl any traveling family members)

Attested Teaching Degree Certificate

The Visa process can often be delayed Leopardfish recommend that you are proactive and plan well in advance of your arrival date.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department         BBC World News           Al Jazeera       Times of Oman