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hewitson posted Salalah on the Oman forum on August 19, 2014:
Can anyone advise what type of accommodation 800 OMR per month can get you in Salalah - Villa? no. of bedrooms? etc is this on the low end of the scale for a 4 bedroom villa? Many thanks
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Ananth replied to the thread expenditure in muscat on the Oman forum:
sandeepksaxena initially posted:
Dear I am planning to move SQuniversity as post doc fellow in 4-5 month. I receive 1000 OMR. I am moving with my family wife 2 kid 2 year and 6 year. I need some help from you to know that how much money is required for normal life style. I need some well furnished accommodation near to SQ University. I want to enroll my daughter in II class in Indian school. Please tell me what is the total expenditure. I have came to know that in Muscat DPS school is there please give the detail address. how is the life in muscat especially near to university. Your replies give me a new direction. Thanks for anticipation... Sandeep ( India)
Ananth replied most recently with:
RO 1000 is very much on the lower side. You may find it difficult to manage.
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CarolR replied to the thread women life in Oman on the Oman forum:
sohely26 initially posted:
I am a woman who would like to work in Oman for few years. How is the life of a foreign female there?
CarolR replied most recently with:
From what I have seen, single women do not have it easy in Oman. Under new restrictions, you may not even get a visa.
sohely26 replied most recently with:
I am from bangladesh. I already have a lisence in Oman. i didnt join when i was selected. now i applied again
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Culture Shock in Salalah, Oman
Culture-Shock-in-Salalah
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Go into anything you do with an open mind and be open to new things. Try not to be too critical about the other culture and always search for the positive things. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
I would like to know some things about Salalah - I wil relocate there alone and I am interested in a studio type. what can be the cost of furnished one, what is exactly the standard there for studio - bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom, or without kitchen, what is a minimum amount to cover normal living expenses over there. Thanks
A reader replied recently with:
Very nice report, and somewhat similar to my experience in Oman, too.
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CarolR replied to the thread Moving to Muscat, Oman on the Oman forum:
calcy initially posted:
Hi, I am looking for advise. I have been offered 1000 OMR for a sales position in Muscat Oman. Will this be a good enough package to for a family of 3. I have a daughter who 2.5 years and begin schooling soon. My company mentioned that they will provide visa's and medicals for the family but I have to look for my own accomodation. Could someone guide me what expenses I should look in Muscat, Oman. We live in Sharjah, UAE at present and not sure if its a good decision to move to Muscat. My employer mentioned that the market is picking up and opportunities are growing in plenty for sales business. Also my wife intends to work also. How is the job job market for women. Are jobs available for women in Admin and HR positions. Please give me a breakdown of cost considering I would like to live in Muscat city in a 1 BHK or studio apartment.
CarolR replied most recently with:
Things are expensive in Oman. I have a three-bedroom apartment, nothing grand, and it costs your entire monthly salary. Also, due to new restrictions on employment of ex-pat women, your wife may not be able to work. Private schools also are not cheap.
raj87 replied most recently with:
living expenditure bit higher her e.for1BHK u hav to spend 200 to 250 OMR.i don't think here job market for women is good except if she is nurse.main drawback is here they dont hav public transport.
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maryamoman posted Omani Arabic on the Oman forum:
I have been looking for glossaries/grammar books or just anything to learn the Omani dialect. I already speak Fusha Arabic and would like to learn the local dialect but couldn t find anything about it. Does anyone have any idea (links, book recommendations etc), it would be highly appreciated!
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Steveb1 posted Sur Life for Young English Couple on the Oman forum:
I am thinking of taking up a job in Sur, I am 27 and my wife is 24. I'm interested in what the social life is like. Would my wife be able to work. What are the places of interest nearby. Are there any clubs used by expats. Are the local people welcoming. What is the shopping like for western food, clothes etc. Any advice is welcome.
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elarson91 posted Schools in Moscat on the Oman forum:
We are most likely moving to Oman in the next year. When we arrive, we will have a 14 and 16 year old. I am looking for information on schools, preferably American international schools. Cheers
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Pravasi replied to the thread Oman Visa Residence on the Oman forum:
maths500 initially posted:
Can some one please clarify do we need to cancel the UAE residence Visa before stamping of Oman Residence visa, I had a UAE visa which is valid till Nov 2014 , but I have been out of UAE for the last 6 months and my visa has automatically got cancelled do i still need to cancel the visa before stamping OMan Residence visa.
Pravasi replied most recently with:
Hi, Have you got any answer to you question? Have already moved to Oman by now? I am the similar situation. I need to contact you Thanks
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