Times of Oman
Nov 27, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 08:21 PM GMT
Oman's Ministry of Tourism ban on renting holiday homes out to tourists
June 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
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Muscat: Residential apartments should not be leased to tourists according to a new official ruling that could affect thousands who normally cash in during khareef season.

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has moved to prevent owners of furnished residential properties leasing them on a daily or weekly basis without obtaining the required approval.

"Managing and operating tourism accommodation establishments requires licencing from the ministry and other government departments," the statement said.

"Accordingly, the ministry hereby urges all owners of leasable residential properties not to lease their properties to avoid being subject to legal accountability."

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