Royal Air Force of Oman & Mussanah Air Base – Celebrating Oman’s War Vehicles!

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Located on the south east end of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is a nation that is one of the most beautiful Arab states in all of the Middle East. With its vast expanses of mountain ranges, rolling golden desserts, extensive coastlines that have a treasure-trove of marine life, hidden bays, unspoilt islands and endless stretches of quite clean beaches, this state is truly an oasis in the desert. In the heart of the capital Muscat there stands an airbase that boasts a collection of unique military vehicles that were used during times of war. Explore the Royal Air Force of Oman Air Base in Mussanah which is a tourist attraction in itself.

The Royal Air Force of Oman first came into operation on the 1st of March 1959 under the guidance of the British who had a large influence in developing the military of Oman. It was originally known as the Sultanate of Muscat & Oman Air Force and got its present name only in 1990. The first aircrafts that made their home at this airbase were four Scottish Aviation Pioneer CC1’s, followed by the Strikemaster Mk82 and then the DHC-4 Caribou, Vickers Viscounts, the Hunters and the Sepecat Jaguars. Soon afterwards several other varieties followed all of which can be admired at the Mussanah air base today. Each jet has its own story to tell and has served the nation tirelessly through times of war. Today the collection has expanded to include a number of different types of F 16s and many other vehicles used during wartime.

Go and explore the military “treasures” of the Mussanah airbase which is located around 120 kms from the capital city Muscat. In Muscat you can visit plenty of museums that offer an insight into the history of the nation as well as its intriguing traditions and roots. When it is all over, wind down at the beautiful Millennium Resort Mussanah, a spectacular Oman beach resort that offers a truly luxurious stay in the country. This Oman Muscat hotel has all the contemporary comforts and conveniences that help ensure you have a holiday experience like never before.

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