Explaining the history of Oman National Day.
In 1507, the Portuguese arrived in Oman following Vasco Da Gama's voyage around the Cape of Good Hope and India. They made use of Muscat as a port in order to protect their trade routes to India. However, the Al-Ya'ribi clan in Oman signed a treaty with the British East India Company, thus enabling the British rights to their ports, in response to the Portuguese arrival. Consequently, the Portuguese's control over Muscat was significantly weakened. On November 18th in 1650, Imam Sultan Bin Saif lead a rebellion which eventually expelled the Portuguese from Oman. This expulsion is significant as it made Oman the oldest independent Arab state in modern history.
Fast forward 372 years on from the country's independence and Omanis across the Word will be celebrating the National Day of Oman. This includes the estimated number of 2500 Omanis currently studying at one of the UK's universities. For many years Tudor Int. Freight have been providing these students with a safe and reliable shipping service to send their excess baggage home when the time to return to Oman comes.
For those with just a few boxes and suitcases we have our quick air freight service to Muscat airport. For people who have accumulated much more personal effects we have our sea freight service to Sohar Port. With collections across the mainland UK, we can help no matter your location.