Destination Oman

Oman is like no place else on earth. With its well-deserved reputation for hospitality, Oman welcomes visitors and expatriates alike with open arms. It's no wonder this country is considered the Jewel of the Middle East.


Oman Defies Expectations

“Oman shouldn’t, according to the cruel logic of the world, exist - but it does, and it’s incredible.” - Anthony Bourdain, world renowned chef and host of culinary and cultural adventure programs. Explore Oman from Anthony Bourdain's perspective and learn more about his impressions of the singularly amazing country. 

Well Positioned

  • In the top 28% of countries in the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI)

  • 6th safest country in the world according to the World Economic Forum’s Latest Global Competitive Index Report

  • High State of Peace ranking from the Global Peace Index 2023 (#48 out of 163 - up 18 ranking points from last year. The U.S. is #131.

  • #8 in the World Health Organization’s rankings of the World’s Health Systems
  • Thinking about an international move? In its 2023 Expat Insider Report, the world's largest global Expat networking organization, InterNations, places Oman at #12 of the best places in the world for Expats to live and work!"

Coastal wonders: Five of Oman's most beautiful beach spots

National Geographic highlights Oman's coastal wonders. Desert terrain juxtaposes with azure ocean to jaw-dropping effect in Oman. In a country abundant with expansive deserts, Oman has some of the best beaches in the world, and the "Top Five" are accessible from Muscat.


As reported by Internations, Expats are singing praises to Oman for its friendly and welcoming locals, affordable healthcare system, excellent education facilities, and work-life balance. Find out more about why Oman is ranked among the best countries to live and work for Expats in 2023.

Muscat and More

What's life like in Muscat? According to Mercer, one of North America's largest consulting firms, a major influence cementing Muscat's appeal for Expats is its standing as one of the most cost-effective places to live and work in the Middle East. The 2023 Cost of Living City Ranking considers factors such as housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment in its annual review of 227 countries across five continents. We're happy to say that our city continues to outpace the rankings of all other locales across the region.

Things to Do

According to InterNations, the world's largest global expat networking organization, 96% of expats feel safe in the Sultanate, compared with 81% globally. Check out these resources to find your unique community in Oman.

As expatriate residents of Oman, we feel safe and welcomed in this beautiful country where our family continues to enjoy camping, biking, and hiking in the endless natural wonders that the country has to offer. 
Carey Johnson, MS Science Teacher