History

02.10.2019

Forts, Castles and Towers in Oman - Overview

Posted by : Hassan Al Maqbali

Over 500 defensive structures can be found today in Oman. In general, all cities in Oman have some or several of these structures. However, they might vary in shape and the way they were built depending on the era.

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24.06.2019

Bahla Fort

Posted by : Attifa Nasser

Bahla fort was added to the world heritage list. It is recognized, as “The oasis of Bahla” owes its prosperity to the Bani Nebhan, the dominant tribe in the area from the 12th to the end of the 15th century.

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08.05.2019

The Famous Navigator Ahmed bin Majid

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

He was known as one of the most famous navigators in the Arab history in the Indian Ocean. He invented the magnetic needle used to determine the directions of the trips. His books were published in European libraries and translated into several languages.

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27.04.2019

Heritage Sites

Posted by : Ahmed Al Harthi

According to the NCSI, Oman has a total of 9,403 heritage sites, 1,029 of them being cultural Omani villages. In June 2018, the ruins of Qalhat near Sur were recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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19.02.2019

Meet The First Arab Ambassador To The US

Posted by : Attifa Nasser

He was the first Omani ambassador that was sent to strengthen the relations between the extended Omani Empire and the United States of America, but why the United states specifically?

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28.01.2019

The First Airport in Oman

Posted by : Hassan Al Maqbali

Bait Al Falaj Airport, dating back to 1929, was nothing but a dirt track landing strip, mainly put to use for military purposes. It was additionally being utilized by the Petroleum Development Oman Company for its aircraft, flying between Muscat and oil exploration fields in Fahud, Qarn Al Alam and other locations.

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03.10.2018

Oman Geographical Policy

Posted by : Attifa Almaskari

In order to understand the distinct Omani point of view within the GCC. The geographical position of Oman should be taken into consideration because its seen as a critical element of its national security, as it has significant effects on its relations with all the neighbouring countries including the GCC, Yemen and Iran. The Omani- Iranian relations imposed by its geographical location, as the two sides held several joint naval movements in the Strait of Hormuz.

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21.09.2018

Oman and the Ottomans

Posted by : Attifa Almaskari

The most crucial incident for the Omani-Ottoman relations was when Basra was exposed in 1773 by the plague disease. Thousands of people ended up dying affected by the disease. Yet the people of Basra did not turn to the corner, they were again attacked by Persians. This happened during the period of 1775 to 1776, under the leadership of Karim Khan Al-Zindi, resulting in a total destruction of that area.

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15.09.2018

Oman Historical Relations with Great Powers

Posted by : Attifa Al Maskari

Oman has been known since ancient times of its great historical links with different civilizations, due to the cultural exchange and economic activities. The expansion of Oman to the Eastern part of Africa, specifically when Sayyid Said chose Zanzibar as a capital city, contributed significantly to make Oman the empire that attracts the great powers.

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30.08.2018

200 Year Old House

Posted by : Raya Al Maskari

Have you ever wondered about the aspects of ancient Omani lifestyle? A palace or a historical house maybe? A place where a certain lifestyle took place, families settled in, children were born and raised. An architectural landmark that was not a fort or a military base.

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05.08.2018

Oman Brief History & Timeline

Posted by : Raya Al Maskari

Sultanate of Oman is a middle eastern country that’s located in the Arab Gulf. It shares borders with United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the Indian Ocean from the east. The capital is Muscat and it is ruled by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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23.07.2018

23 July

Posted by : Attifa Nasser Almaskari

As Omanis, the 23rd of July is an important occasion, highlighting the changes that Oman went through in the past forty-eight years. It reminds us of the development, progress, and prosperity that took place in many sectors of our country. The Renaissance day marks the beginning of an era in which modern state institutions led by His Majesty, hand in hand with the private sector, take the helm of building, developing, and setting a comprehensive development process plan.

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22.07.2018

Founder of Modern Oman

Posted by : Raya Al Maskari

Renaissance is one of the words associated with Oman’s growing history in the world. It refers to the contemporary period under the founder of modern Oman, his majesty Sultan Qaboos, leader responsible for directing the country into modernity.

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