Rule of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said came to power in 23 July 1970.An epoch of renaissance thus dawned on Oman, initiating a brighter chapter of prosperity and modernity in Oman and this has been widely acknowledged as an “Age of Renaissance”.
The Sultan's visionary and strong-willed leadership, together with the human resources represented by the people of Oman, has resulted in a sense of individual responsibility and duty towards the country's growth.
Speeches of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
We thank you for the warm reception you have given us in the name of the family and the Omani people. We hope that this day will mark the beginning of a new age and a great future for us all” – H.M Sultan Qaboos on the occasion of His First Arrival in Muscat after assuming power.
Biography of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos was born in Salalah, the most southerly city of the state then known as Muscat and Oman, on 18th November 1940. He was the only son of the late Sultan Said bin Taimur and the eighth direct descendant of the royal Al Busaidi line founded in 1744 by Imam Ahmad bin Said. Sultan Qaboos spent his childhood in Salalah. When he reached the age of 16, his father sent him to a private school in England, and in 1960 he entered The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an officer cadet.