By Betsy Burlingame
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
Expats, digital nomads and retirees talk about what it is really like living in Muscat, Oman. They offer advice about meeting people, cost of living, finding a home and more.
What do I need to know about living in Muscat?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Muscat, they said:
"Oman is a very nice place to live. The houses are extremely large and beautiful and the climate here is safe and friendly. I would want to point out, however, that the temperatures are not as friendly. From March through October temperatures in the city appear to range from 98 F. to 125 F. plus a humidity factor of about 75-84%, or more. For the serious sports enthusiast, this means moving to indoor activities or swimming in pools that get so hot they have to be cooled for swimming. Houses are equipped with numerous air conditioners, as are all restaurants in the city, so it is not a hardship when indoors. It is even hotter if you are working in the desert! However, in November through February, the temperatures moderate and trees and flowers are planted everywhere. Driving here can be treacherous, as the drivers drive fast and very recklessly. The international schools here are excellent and there are many groups and activities available for everyone. All in all, this is a very nice place to live,"
mentioned another expat in Muscat.
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How do I meet people in Muscat?
Join our Oman forum to meet other people living in Muscat, Oman.
Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Muscat.
Moving to Muscat, Oman
Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to Muscat: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.