50,000 leave Oman in expat exodus

Pedro Gonçalves
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August saw over 50,000 foreigners leave Oman as the sultanate continues to implement nationalisation programs in a push to integrate more Omanis into the country's workforce. According to national daily Time of Oman, citing government data,  the expat population in Oman stood at 1,747,844 in August, a decrease of 53,895 from the previous month. The expat exodus has been so massive that it has resulted in a general 3.88% population dip in the country. Oman went from 4,527,934 citizens to 4,480,333 between August 2019 and 2020. All governorates in Oman reported a decline in populatio...

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