In 1390 AH/1970 CE, guided by the unifying vision of the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who reigned for almost 50 years, Oman made a dramatic shift to a new era of peaceful, purposeful modern development. Known as the ‘Renaissance’
(Asr an-Nahda), this remarkable era has seen the establishment of modern state institutions and integral infrastructure, the enhancement of national security, the introduction of modern systems of law to protect human rights and ensure equal opportunity for all Omani people, and the building of strong foreign relations.
Characterised by a deepening and strengthening of national unity and identity, and an abiding belief in the generous mission of Islam, the Renaissance era has been one of the most influential epochs Omani history.
This gallery commemorates the Renaissance together with other key elements of Oman’s history under the al-Busaid dynasty, and onto Oman`s Revived Renaissance under His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik.