Omanis are starting up more and more home businesses, which could lead to an employment bonanza for expats in the future. The number of home businesses registered has almost doubled in a year as the economy diversifies away from oil and gas.
It’s good news for citizens – who are allowed to launch home businesses for as little as OMR3 a year – and expats can also benefit if the businesses expand.
Currently, expats are not allowed to operate businesses from home, but can be employed by Omanis if the business model
is a success.
The latest statistics mean Oman’s economy is moving away from its traditional dependence on oil and gas and young Omanis are branching out into other fields – a boon for expats looking to work in other sectors in the future.