Oman has undergone an amazing transformation since 1970 and here we look at some of the fantastic modernisation carried out under the rule of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said. It’s said that pictures paint a thousand words and so we’ll let the photos do the talking
Qurum – While this scene may resemble something from the 19th century as opposed to the 20th, it was actually taken in Qurum in 1969, just one year before His Majesty came to power.
Now home to Qurum Natural Park, the bustling City Centre Qurum and a well-populated stretch of beach, Qurum has perhaps undergone the most dramatic change, becoming an upmarket and desirable suburb of Muscat in the process.
Bait Al Falaj was the first airport in Oman, dating back to 1929
The site of the old airport is now the bustling Ruwi CBD
Muttrah Souq in 2007
Aerial shot of Ruwi
Aerial shot of Ruwi in 2007
Muttrah in 2007
Photos courtesy of Bait Al Baranda