When it comes to finding work in the Gulf, not many people think about moving to Oman. It is yet to receive the attention it deserves, especially as a potential job destination. According to a survey conducted by InterNations on ‘The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2017’, Oman ranked 2nd (best) in the GCC and 17th (best) in the world, leaving behind the UAE which ranked 26th in the world. The overall rankings were based on various parameters such as the quality of life, ease of settling in, job prospects & work-life balance, family-friendliness, etc.
If you are thinking of moving to a foreign country for work, outlined below are the top 5 reasons why you must consider getting a job in Oman as your next career move. Take a look:
Reason #1: There’s no dearth of jobs in Oman.
The country’s economy is heavily dependent on its oil reserves, hence it wouldn’t be wrong to say that there is no shortage of job opportunities in the oil industry of Oman. The country also welcomes specialists to help in exploiting its natural gas reserves, making it another sector with tremendous employment potential. Additionally, the country’s government is running various initiatives to diversify its economy by investing heavily in other sectors. This has resulted in increased employment opportunities in the construction, education, healthcare and tourism sectors.
Reason #2: Salary packages in Oman are lucrative.
One of the reasons why people search jobs in Oman is because of the attractive pay packages and tax-free income. Though, these two factors apply to most GCC countries; however, the overall cost of living in Oman is low as compared to popular cities like Dubai, making it an ideal jobs destination.
Reason #3: Oman is one of the safest countries to live in.
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.
Reason #4: Oman is breathtakingly beautiful.
Oman offers everything you dream of in a holiday destination. It offers everything from a beautiful coastline, turquoise-colored sea, pristine white sandy beaches, rugged mountains, to a seemingly never-ending golden desert. On top of that, you can also indulge in various adventure activities such as scuba diving, hiking, paddle boarding, kite surfing, camping, off-road driving, etc. In short, the country keeps you hooked with its scenic beauty and much more.
Reason #5: Travelling to other destinations is easy.
The country is well connected to the rest of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe via air transport. Most countries are nearby which means that you can reach beautiful destinations in a day or even in a couple of hours. With great salaries and easy connectivity to various international holiday destinations, living in Oman gives expats lots of opportunities to travel without burning a hole in their pocket.
A huge percentage of people working in Oman are foreign residents meaning that the expat community in the country is quite big. Therefore, making friends and adjusting to the new cultures becomes easy.
You can find more information about working in different countries in the Gulf here: https://www.naukrigulf.com/career-tips/category/working-in-gulf/
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