Sons of Sinbad Vimeo

Sons of Sinbad – A History of Oman can now be bought on Vimeo.

A three-part documentary series about key events and persons in the history of the Sultanate of Oman.

Episode 1 – MONSOON EMPIRE Arab chronicles tell of the merchant and scholar Abu Ubayda Al Qassim, who sailed the maritime Silk Road between Oman and China in the middle of the 8th century.

Episode 2 – THE ROUTE TO INDIA The legacy of the Omani navigator and author Ahmed bin Majid and the arrival of the Portuguese in the Gulf at the beginning of the 16th century. Nasser bin Murshid and Oman’s struggle for independence in the 17th century.

Episode 3 – THE CALL OF ZANZIBAR The children of the ruler Sayyid Said bin Sultan and the fate of the Omani Empire in the Indian Ocean in the 19th and 20th century including Zanzibar and the Swahili coast of East Africa.