Qaboos bin Said al Said

Sultan + Military Person
Born Nov 18, 1940
Age 74
Hometown Salalah
Net Worth $700 Million

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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Qaboos bin Said al Said
Qaboos bin Said al Said
Age 74


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  • Philip N. Howard: The Dictator's Dead Pool For 2013: Will China's Investments Pay Off In Political Clout?
    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 1 More Event
For six years prior to Said bin-Taymur's overthrow, Qaboos experienced virtual house-arrest in the Royal Palace of Salalah. In July 1970, soldiers supporting Qaboos clashed with forces loyal to Said bin-Taymur and deposed him. … Read More


1976 35 Years Old In 1976 Qaboos bin Said married his cousin, Kamila, née Sayyidah Nawwal bint Tariq (born 1951), daughter of HH Sayyid Tariq ibn Taymur. … Read More
1979 38 Years Old More recently, Qaboos has allowed parliamentary elections (in which women have voted and stood as candidates) and pledged greater openness and participation in government. The parliament enjoys legislative and oversight powers. In 1979 Oman was the only Arab state to recognize Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's peace agreement with Israel. … Read More


1995 54 Years Old In September 1995, he was involved in a car accident in Salalah just out side 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.
1998 57 Years Old In October 1998, Qaboos bin Said was presented with the International Peace Award by the National Council on US-Arab Relations. … Read More
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