Jobs in Tourism and hospitality industry in Oman 2023 Hospitality sector

Tourism and hospitality industry in the Sultanate of Oman is on a fast recovery phase.  The number of tourists visiting the country grew by almost 50% in 2022. Hospitality sector.


The Success Continues

The Omani government’s efforts and extreme measure in improving the tourism landscape have played instrumental roles in the upward trend. Furthermore, the results of these efforts will be reaped over the long term.  Oman’s hospitality industry is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from about $700 at the beginning of 2023 to reach $900 million between 2022 and 2026.


Growth in Employment in Tourism and Hospitality Sectors in Oman

The table below indicates the trend in the total number of workers in the hospitality and tourism sector in Oman during the period between end of 2021 and end of the 1st Quarter of 2023.

March February January End of 2022 End of 2021
Expats          125,528          125,291          124,432          124,222          101,324
Omanis            10,126            10,422            10,431            10,442            10,070
Total          135,654          135,713          134,863          134,664          111,394

Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) announced a number of tourism projects worth about $5.4bn between 2021 and 2025. The projects include 12 integrated tourism complexes, 24 projects of domestic tourism development, and 124 hotel establishments.  In addition, there would be thousands of small and medium-sized investment in hospitality and accommodation sponsored by local, regional and international investors.


Our Analysis of the Employment Market in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Oman

At, we anticipate an impressive growth in the total workforce in this sector.  Our market study reveals a 12% growth in the total number of workers.  Obviously, the majority of the new recruits would be expats.  Nevertheless, there would be enough rooms for Omanis to join.


The fact that many of the ongoing projects are based outside Muscat will allow Omanis residing in other regions to seriously consider opportunities brought to them in their own hometown.  In addition, young Omanis graduating from various hospitality institutes should have the competitive advantage when it comes to recruitment in Tourism and Hospitality sector.


Job Titles in Tourism and Hospitality Sector

Below some of the most common job titles within the Tourism and Hospitality industry.

Concierge Event Management Food and Restaurant Hotel Management Housekeeping Porter Waiters/Waitresses
Cruise Ship Attendant Events Manager Cafe Manager Back Office Assistant Director of Housekeeping Baggage Porter Back Waiter
Front Desk Associate Executive Conference Manager Catering Manager Catering Sales Manager Director of Maintenance Bell Attendant Banquet Server
Front Desk Supervisor Executive Meeting Manager Chef Director of Hotel Sales Director of Operations Bellhop Barback
Front Office Attendant Meeting and Convention Planner Cook Director of Marketing and Sales Executive Housekeeper Bellman Barista
Front-of-House Manager Meeting Coordinator Food and Beverage Manager Group Sales Manager Housekeeper Driver Bartender
Guest Relations Manager Meeting Manager Kitchen Manager Guest Room Sales Manager Housekeeping Aide Parking Lot Attendant Busser
Guest Services Associate Meeting Planner Pastry Chef Hotel Manager Housekeeping Supervisor Valet Cafe Manager
Guest Services Supervisor Meeting Specialist Restaurant Manager Lodging Manager Lead Housekeeper Valet Attendant Catering Assistant
Hotel Clerk Special Events Manager Sous Chef Sales and Marketing Manager Maid Valet Parking Attendant Food Runner
Hotel Receptionist Wedding Coordinator Shift Leader Maintenance Supervisor Food Server
Reservationist Shift Manager Maintenance Worker Head Waiter
Reservations Agent Spa Manager Host
Wedding Sales Manager Hostess
Maître d’


Other Job Opportunities in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Oman

Apart from the above job titles there are several other support functions one can find in tourism and hospitality in Oman.  Admin, accounts and finance, transportation, legal and many other jobs present themselves to job seekers in Oman in 2023 and beyond.


Helping Employers Search, Identify and Select the Best Candidates in the Accommodation and Food Sector in Oman


Our recruitment agency has worked with hundreds of hotels and restaurants to recruit Omanis and expats over the past decade.  If you are looking to higher staff for your business in Oman you can either write to us on [email protected] or register as an Employer at our job portal and we shall connect with you shortly.