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Oman Minister Announces Plan to Amend Labor, Taxation, and Subsidy Laws

Oman has announced plans to revise its labor laws, introduce new taxation schemes and put an end to “long-standing” subsidies while ensuring that low-income...

[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...

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