From beaches, to mountains, to bustling city markets, there is something for everyone in Oman’s capital city.
Muscat is the most popular place for English teachers to live and there are various teaching options to choose such as universities, international schools, and language centers.
Muscat might be worth considering if you want the advantage of living in a modern city while still having the opportunity to go trekking, explore caves, and visit historical landmarks. Some of the most popular things to do in Muscat include visiting Al Qurm Beach, strolling along the Mutrah Corniche in the evening and shopping in the Mutrah Souk.
Salalah is located in the south, close to the border with Yemen, and has a subtropical climate during the monsoon season. This area features some of the most beautiful beaches and waterfalls in the country and tends to be more conservative than Muscat. Unlike many other areas in the Arabian Peninsula, Salalah has lush green mountains, wildlife, and cooler temperatures.
When you decide you want to explore somewhere else, this is always convenient thanks to an international airport which can connect teachers to Muscat and Dubai in only 1-2 hours.
Schools in Salalah do not post open positions on job boards as frequently as schools in Muscat and it is best to directly contact schools if you are interested in teaching in this area.
Sohar is located along the highway between Muscat and the United Arab Emirates. It boasts many mountains and valleys and is the perfect destination for those interested in hiking.
Like Muscat, teachers will find the town of Sohar to have several public parks, beaches, a cinema, and a museum. Sohar may be a good fit for you if you are looking to have opportunities to practice Arabic, meet locals, and live in a smaller town. Teaching positions are best found by directly contacting schools.