The departure of Musandam – ex B&Q-Castorama – is imminent. Two Englishmen, two Frenchmen and one Omani guy, named Mohsin Ali Al Busaidi. Interestingly, the founder of the Al Busaidi dynasty, Ahmed bin Said, was responsible for building up the Omani Navy into a formidable force, in the 1700s.
The presence of a sailor of the Al Busaidi dynasty should ensure that Musandam will not be troubled by pirates, since Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id al Busaidi once said that should anyone harm any royal personage they would be hunted down and hanged! Pic from Mark Lloyd images. More here.