The Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque sailed to Muscat in 1507, in an attempt to establish trade relations.As he approached the harbor, his ships were fired on. Most of the city burned to the ground during and after the fighting.The Abbasids occupied the region until the 11th century, when they were driven out by the local Yahmad tribe.Power over Oman shifted from the Yahmad tribe to the Azdi Nabahinah clan, during whose rule, the people of coastal ports such as Muscat prospered from maritime trade and close alliances with the Indian subcontinent, at the cost of the alienation of the people of the interior of Oman.Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society. The rocky Western Al Hajar Mountains dominate the landscape of Muscat.The city lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic Straits of Hormuz.But "Ov-man" (Omman), and the old Sumerian name Magan (Maa-kan), means sea-people in Arabic.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in public policy and business management and a master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Malta, he obtained a doctorate in management research from the University of Bristol. Let’s take a look at Joseph Muscat past relationships, ex-girlfriends and previous hookups. We are currently in process of looking up information on the previous dates and hookups.Interpretations of Arrianus' work by William Vincent and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville conclude that Omana was a reference to Oman, while Moscha referred to Muscat.Cryptus Portus is synonymous with Oman ("hidden land").while conversion to Islam occurred during the 7th century.Muscat's importance as a trading port continued to grow in the centuries that followed, under the influence of the Azd dynasty, a local tribe.