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  1. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello Dear Expats, I have just got the driving license in Dubai, and I would like to purchase a car, but I found on olx that cars are much cheaper in Oman, so I thought of importing one, Please if you have any idea about it, i.e customs and registration , or any advice, share it with me. Have...
  2. Other Middle East & Africa
    Hi, I am planning to start my immigration process for Canada from Muscat, Oman. Kindly suggest me best immigration consultants in Muscat?
  3. Guides
    Oman has announced a six-month ban on visas for expats working in 10 key sectors in what is being reported as an attempt to get firms to hire more locals. Employers will not be able to recruit people from overseas in jobs relating to information systems, engineering, aviation, sales, marketing...
  4. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Dear friends. Good morning. Hope you're all fine. *Of late I have been driving around in Oman. *Yesterday I was flashed once on the muscat express highway. *My car is still registered in UAE and I have only road permit in Oman. *What happens to the fine? *Does it get transferred to UAE...
  5. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello, I am looking for clarification on whether I have 9 or 10 days to renew my US visa. It was last stamped on February 22. Can I go on March 31 and still avoid any penalties? I tried to go today but my driver turned around half way because of the blowing sand and low visibility. I am worried...
  6. Articles: Middle East
    It may look like an unlikely pairing but Oman and Brazil are in talks to provide visa free travel to official passport holders of both countries. Brazil is further expanding its global presence and fostering new relationships with the Middle East by announcing plans to offer visa free travel to...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hey , anyone travelling to Oman in Eid Holidays. !! Its a long route so I thought if we could join anyone on the way. We are planning to travel on the second day of Eid . I have heard a lot about Akhdar . it is around 150 km from Muscat. How is the place. And can anyone tell me what...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Good Morning Fellow Expaters! I've only been in the UAE a little over 2 years now and have always wanted to do a roadtrip to Oman. I figured with Eid upon us and the inability to go too far for too long would allow me the opportunity to finally head East/South. Thus I've decided to plan a...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello there!!! im a Russian citizen, I'm here on a long (3month) tourist visit Visa, i got my Work visa today and the HR office told me that i have to leave the country (exit) and then come back to enter with the new work visa. so my question is, can i travel to Oman borders? exit UAE and then...
  10. Guides
    Concerns have been expressed about visa changes in the Gulf sultanate of Oman, most notably an apparent ban on female expats being able to work. The Ministry of Manpower has confirmed that it can re-examine the number of working visas granted to women whenever it wants but denied that a ban...
  11. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi everyone, I've been in and out of Oman for about 4 years. I have invested in a few ventures there. Anyhow when I left Oman a month ago to see my other investments - an arrogant immigration officer stopped me. Took my passport and asked why I was in an out of the country. When I had told...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Dear All, I tried searching the forum for this, but got no relevant information. I am applying for Australia visa from Oman, and the medical center here has manual processing (not ehealth). I have heard it takes around 30-45 days (unsure) for manual processing medical to reach the CO. Anyone...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi Guys I'm currently organising a road trip around Oman with 3 friends visiting me in April 2014. We have about 7 days. Researching the best route is taking some time but am hoping to get some input on a few points in particular. Would be great to get some help with any...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I arrived in Dubai on an employment visa (a year back), sponsored by my company. Later my wife too arrived in Dubai on family visa sponsored by myself. I have resigned from the job on 30th June 2013 & the visa was cancelled (after cancellation of wife's visa). Currently, we are in the grace...
  15. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi all, I've just accepted an offer to work in the UAE and I want to export my car there from Oman. As a teacher, I must first finish my current contract, take my summer holidays in July/Aug., and then be back in UAE by early September to start the new job. I have a friend (a GCC national who...
  16. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    We are going to take a couple of days off and drive to Oman from Dubai for a mini-vacation. We were thinking of having 3 days to look around and were thinking roughly of 2 days in Muscat and 1 day trip outside. We will be traveling with 2 young kids so will have to keep it quite sedate in...
  17. Other Middle East & Africa
    Hi, I am looking for some advice please as keep reading different things in different places! I know that it is illegal to live unmarried, but I have seen that many people do this as long as you say you are married and do not cause offence to anyone. Is it common for Ex-pats to live unmarried...
  18. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hey guys, I am planning to drive to Oman for the coming long weekend, so here are my questions; 1. Will I get the visa from the border ? I have a UAE resident visa of course. 2. The car is not registered under my name, its under my Dads name and since ill be driving alone, does it make any...
  19. Other Middle East & Africa
    Dear All, Within few weeks ahead, I will be joining company in Dubai and I'm thinking to export the car with me. Since I'm foreign worker in Oman, my residency visa will be cancelled just before depart from Oman. I will be leaving my car here in Oman with one of the relatives for couple of...
  20. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi there, I've been reading various blogs etc and I'm a bit confused! I'd like to know if it is possible to do a visa extension run at Dibba/Musandam border point in Oman. I'm planning a trip there to that region for 3 or 4 days, but I also need to do a get a new 30 day visa too for UAE. I...
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