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Qaboos bin Said al Said

Qaboos bin Said al Said

Sultan of Oman
Born Nov 18, 1940

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman and its Dependencies. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. He is the 14th-generation descendant of the founder of the Al Bu Sa'idi dynasty.

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    Huffington Post - Dec 31, 2012
  • Sultan Of Oman To Be Chief Guest At Republic Day
    The Times Of India - Nov 01, 2012
  • Oman To Hold Three Day Lord Ganesh Festival
    Bikyamasr - Sep 13, 2012
  • ‘Sultan Left €3,000 Tip For Hotel Staff’
    Cyprus Mail - Apr 26, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Qaboos bin Said al Said.


1940 Birth Sultan Qaboos bin Sa‘id was born in Salalah in Dhofar on 18 November 1940. … Read More


1970 29 Years Old Qaboos acceded to the throne on 23 July 1970 following a successful coup against his father, with the aim of ending the country's isolation and using its oil revenue for modernization and development, moving to Muscat. … Read More


1976 35 Years Old On 22 March 1976 Qaboos bin Said married his cousin, Kamila, née Sayyidah Nawwal bint Tariq Al-Said (born 1951), daughter of Sayyid Tariq bin Taymur Al-Said. The marriage ended in divorce in 1979. She remarried in 2005. … Read More


1995 54 Years Old In September 1995, he was involved in a car accident in Salalah just outside his palace, which claimed the life of one of his most prominent and influential ministers and his right-hand man, Qais Bin Abdul Munaim Al Zawawi. … Read More
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