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[WARNING] Break Lockdown Rules in Oman and Face Hefty Fines, Jail Time

The Royal Oman Police on Sunday (October 18), announced that those who are caught violating lockdown rules could face fines of up to OMR3,500, as well...

Expats Can Now Buy Properties in Oman

Good news for expats based in Oman! The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning issued a resolution on Sunday, October 18, allowing expats in Oman...

Plan Your Holidays: Oman Likely to Observe 2 Long Weekends Next Month

As the year nears its end, citizens and residents of Oman can expect to get extra time off to relax and unwind, as there...

First E-Mall Soon to Open in Oman

Online shopping, though very popular in most parts of the world, is still not as big in places such as Oman. However, all that...

Finance Ministry Introduces New Rules for Duty-Free Shops in Oman

Oman’s Ministry of Finance has issued a new list of regulations, conditions, and procedures applicable for purchases and sales as well as establishing new...

Royal Oman Police to Launch Online Work Visa Facility this September

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) announced that it is planning to launch its online work visa facility in September this year. Recently, the ROP has...

Oman Extends Visa Ban on 4 Expat Professions

Following the recent visa ban on expat workers in the Sultanate, Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has one again announced a temporary ban on hiring...

Number of Expat Health Workers in Oman Take Huge Hit in 2018

Not even the historic significance and contributions of expat workers in the country can challenge the new nationalisation programme, which aims to bring in...

Mall in Oman Soon to Open Inside Sports Club Premises

Despite being one of the relatively smaller countries in the region, Oman has matched all its contemporaries in terms of wealth, natural resources, and...

Oman Extends Hiring Ban on 4 Professions

As the government’s nationalisation programme pushes full steam ahead, measures that curb or discourage the entry and hiring of expats are to be expected....

Manpower Ministry to Rectify Work Status of Over 16,000 Expats in Oman

As the sultanate focuses on including more citizens in the workforce at the expense of foreign nationals, the government is continuously improving its system...

How to Get NOC in Oman

Working in Oman offers great benefits and opportunities, especially for workers who intend to build their career because of the Sultanate’s relatively small size,...

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Oman Enacts 5% VAT on Goods and Services

On Friday (April 16), Oman enacted the 5% value added tax (VAT) on several goods and services. This comes after a six-month transitional period for...

BI Issues Warning to OFWs: Using Old OECs is Illegal

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued a warning about a scam targeting former OFWs. The scheme works by giving former OFWS new tourist visas...

UAE Gov’t Introduces New ‘Hayat-Vax’

Reinforcing the country’s staunch efforts to develop herd immunity among its residents, the UAE government announced a joint project between the UAE G42 and...

After Saudi Ban on Use of the Word ‘Maids’ in Job Ads, Kuwait Follows Suit

The Middle East has seen important reforms concerning policies in dealing with domestic helpers. In Kuwait, the use of the word, ‘maid’ in advertisements...

Ramadan 2021: What are The Protocols to be Observed this Year?

Earlier, astronomy experts have projected that Ramadan in the UAE this year will fall on April 13 or 14, depending on the country’s moon-sighting...