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Old Jan 28th 2019, 10:40 am
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Hi all,

my my wife and I are looking to soon relocate to either Oman or Bahrain, so figured I’d join up and see if I can answer so many of the questions I have at the moment!

We are a professional couple, no kids - yet, although with the move out this way our plan is to start a family whilst I work

Weighing up a couple of job offers at the moment, one in Oman and the other in Bahrain, so standby for many questions!

Cheers,

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Old Jan 29th 2019, 5:27 am
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All things being equal I'd take Oman over Bahrain every day of the week and twice on a Friday.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 7:39 am
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Seconded.
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 3:40 pm
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aye, thirded!
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Old Feb 18th 2019, 8:46 am
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Oman it is - we are about to sign the contract so should be out there in mid March for a couple of years

Just looking into how we are going to manage finances etc. Will be getting paid into an Omani bank account so wondering how easy it is to transfer money back to a UK account?

Excited to get out there, just the inevitable wait now for the paperwork!
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I would imagine you have two options:
1 - Once you set up your Omani Bank Account - you should be able to use the bank to transfer into a UK account directly into Sterling. This is perhaps the easiest to manage. The Bank may not offer the best exchange rate however.
2 - Use a dedicated currency exchange broker. Transfer Omani Riyals to the brokers, who will then exchange into Sterling and pay this into your UK account. You should be able to get a slightly better exchange rate doing it this way.

Best of luck, always liked Oman. Get down to Kargeen in Muscat for a meal when you get the chance.
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Old Feb 18th 2019, 2:27 pm
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Firstly, thanks for taking the time to reply

The first option sounds a lot easier but, as you said, the transfer rate will make it less sustainable long term, so I’ll research transfer companies

Thanks again and will check out the restaurant!
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