History of Oman
The Sultanate of Oman has a rich and vibrant history which boasts of more than five thousand years of Civilization. This section gives the history of Oman from the prehistoric to the modern era.
The origin of the name of “Oman” is a matter of dispute for the Historians and Scholars. But they all concur in their view that this ancient land played a significant role especially with their skills in shipbuilding and maritime trade.
Oman during Islam
Omanis were the one of first peoples to embrace the religion of Islam voluntarily.Islam spread extensively in Oman during the rule of Jaiffar and Abd, the sons of Al Julanda.
History of Oman from medieval period to Modern times
- The rule of the Nabhanis was established in Oman around the twelfth
century.They ruled Oman for a period of five hundred years till 1624 CE.
- The state of Ya’arubahs was established in Oman in 1624 CE. Their rule lasted in Oman about 1741 CE
- The rule of Albusaidi state started around the year 1741 CE. Their rule transformed Oman into one of the powerful nations in Arabia.