If you are looking for opportunities in the Middle East, Oman should be your first choice. You will feel at home here because there are a lot of mature Indians. The seven reasons that make Oman the most popular destination are as follows:
1. Beautiful scenery
Oman is a beautiful and exquisite country with a vast coastline and spectacular beaches. It has the most beautiful landscape in the Gulf countries. The landscape is very diverse, with deserts, beautiful coasts, mountains, and forest areas, very unique. If you are passionate about adventure or water sports (such as diving, sailing, etc.), then Oman may be your ideal option.
2. Simple visa process
Compared to Dubai or Saudi Arabia, Oman visa procedures for Indian citizens are much simpler. If you have Indian qualifications, you need to certify your documents according to Omani certification standards, which is very simple. In this regard, you can prove your birth, title, experience, and other certificates with the help of the authorities of the Omani Embassy in India. They will help you willingly.
3. Tax-free wages
You do not need to pay any income tax on your income in Oman. Therefore, your stay in Oman will save you a lot of money.
4. Affordable living expenses
The cost of living in Oman is the lowest in the Middle East. Compared to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, accommodation, healthcare, education, and transportation facilities are much cheaper. One thing to keep in mind is that, unlike Dubai, owners generally charge two to three months in advance, and the Dubai lead time can be up to a year. You will find all the international malls and brands in Oman.
5. Alcohol is allowed
Non-Muslims can drink in licensed bars and restaurants with valid licenses. Compared to Saudi Arabia and other countries that ban alcohol, this is a huge advantage.
6. Education and health facilities
Coming with your family, you can be sure to enjoy Oman’s first-class school facilities. Muscat, the capital, has excellent Indian international schools, which follow the same CBSE, ICSE, and other education models as India. Also, unlike in the UAE, because there are fewer foreigners, schools are easier to access. You will find many Indian teachers and other educators in the schools. Another great advantage is that the tuition fees are much lower than in Dubai. Oman offers a comprehensive healthcare system for its citizens and foreigners. There are excellent hospitals equipped with the latest equipment. Many Indian doctors, nurses, and health workers are also working. Most Omani employers offer compulsory health insurance for their foreign employees.
7. Very safe environment
Generally speaking, due to the relatively affluent local population, especially women, the crime rate in Oman is low. Women can take risks freely at night. Oman’s law enforcement agencies are very efficient.