Oman is one of the fastest growing countries in the Middle East and opportunistic teachers are beginning to realise the benefits of making a move now whilst English speaking teachers are highly sought after and relatively thin on the ground.
As Oman gains worldwide recognition for its hospitality and fascinating culture, teachers in Oman are enjoying an increasingly competitive, tax-free salary and impressive benefits, combined with lower living costs than neighbouring UAE countries.
Teaching jobs in Oman range from kindergarten/nursery and primary through to elementary and secondary school positions and most positions will be contracted for 2 years.
- Capital - Muscat
- Population - 3.632 million (2013)
- Currency - Omani rial
- Religion - Islam
- Language - Arabic
- 9 national holidays per year
Fun facts about Oman
- Oman Is Currently The Oldest Independent State In The Arab World
- Crime In Oman Is “Extremely Rare”
- “Mountain Dew” Is The Top Selling Beverage In Oman
- There is no Income Tax in Oman
- Tipping Is Not Required Among Omanis
- It is officially known as the 'Sultanate of Oman
Salary and benefits
- Teaching salary in Oman typically ranges 850 OR ($2200 USD) and 1350 OR ($3500 USD) per month, tax-free.
- The international benefits include free accommodation, return flights, medical insurance and professional development.
- Cost of living is particularly low and much cheaper than the nearby Gulf States so teaching in Oman can be a great way to save money.
Requirements to teach in Oman
- You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant subject.
- Teachers must hold the appropriate licence and/or certification.
- Schools in Oman typically require 2 years of experience at the appropriate level and in the appropriate subject.
- You must be a fluent, native English speaker.
Working hours in Oman
The working week starts on a Sunday and finishes on a Thursday, with Friday's and Saturdays being weekends.
Internal schools tend to run from earlier in the morning to earlier in the afternoon, to make way for extra curricular activities.
About Oman – the experience
Nestled between Saudi Arabia and the UAE; Oman – a place where desert dunes and beautiful beaches provide a picturesque backdrop for rapid infrastructural development. Oman is known for its welcoming communities and is the perfect place for travellers looking to experience authentic Middle Eastern living.
Oman enjoys a hot, dry climate made up of desert and mountains; scattered with architectural wonders and newly structured city sights, such as museums and shopping malls.
Immerse yourself in the culture of Oman without feeling completely cut off from the western world you’re used to.
Food in Oman
Kahwa is an Omani coffee mixed with cardamom powder, often served as a symbol of hospitality. It is often served with dates and Omani halwa. Kebab is a dish of curried meat (usually chicken or beef) barbecued or grilled, served with a side of vegetables.