Sultan of Oman

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Sultan of Oman
سلطان عمان
Royal Standard of Oman.svg
Secretary Pompeo Meets with the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (49565463757) (cropped).jpg
Haitham bin Tariq Al Said
since 11 January 2020
StyleHis Majesty
Heir apparentNone currently designated
First monarchAl-Julanda bin Mas'ood (imamate)
Ahmad bin Said (Al Bu Said dynasty)
Formation751 (imamate)
1744 (Al Said Dynasty)
ResidenceAl Alam Palace

The Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman is the monarch and head of state of Oman. It is the most powerful position in the country. The sultans of Oman are members of the Al Said dynasty, which is the ruling family of Oman.

Since 11 January 2020, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said has been the current sultan.[1]

List of Sultans[change | change source]

Al Said dynasty (1749–present)[change | change source]

Name Portrait Reign start Reign end Notes
Ahmad bin Said al-Busaidi No image.png 10 June 1749 15 December 1783 From 1744 in the coastal region
Said bin Ahmad No image.png 15 December 1783 1784 Last direct male descendant of Al Bu Said to hold the office of Imam. He abdicated secular power to his son Hamad and retired to Rustaq where he died in 1803.[2]
Hamad bin Said No image.png 1784 13 March 1792
Sultan bin Ahmad No image.png 13 March 1792 20 November 1804
Salim bin Sultan No image.png 20 November 1804 14 September 1806 Co-Rulers
Said bin Sultan
14 September 1806 19 October 1856 Sole Ruler
Thuwaini bin Said No image.png 19 October 1856 11 February 1866 Killed
Salim bin Thuwaini No image.png 11 February 1866 3 October 1868 Deposed
Azzan bin Qais No image.png 3 October 1868 30 January 1871 Killed
Turki bin Said Turki ibn Said.jpg 30 January 1871 4 June 1888
Faisal bin Turki Faysal bin Turki.jpg 4 June 1888 9 October 1913 British protectorate imposed on 20 March 1891.[3][4]
Taimur bin Feisal 9 October 1913 10 February 1932 Abdicated. Died in exile in India on 28 January 1965.
Said bin Taimur 10 February 1932 23 July 1970 Deposed in the 1970 Omani coup d'état. Died in exile in the United Kingdom on 19 October 1972.
Qaboos bin Said QaboosBinSaidAlSaid (cropped).jpg 23 July 1970 10 January 2020 British protectorate ended on 2 December 1971.
Haitham bin Tariq No image.png 11 January 2020 Incumbent

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oman's new ruler Haitham bin Tariq takes oath: newspapers". Reuters. 11 January 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. Rentz, George (1997) Oman and the south-eastern shore of Arabia Ithaca Press, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom : pages 204-205, ISBN 0-86372-199-0
  3. See Persian Gulf Residency
  4. Oman