Bayt al Falaj

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Bayt al Falaj
Capital area suburb
Bayt al Falaj is located in Oman
Bayt al Falaj
Bayt al Falaj
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°36′N 58°33′E / 23.600°N 58.550°E / 23.600; 58.550Coordinates: 23°36′N 58°33′E / 23.600°N 58.550°E / 23.600; 58.550
Country  Oman
Governorate Muscat Governorate
Time zone Oman Standard Time (UTC+4)

Bayt al Falaj is a village in Muscat, in northeastern Oman.[1] It was the site of Muscat's airport and main operating base for the country's air force (which opened in 1929)[2], prior to the opening of Muscat International Airport at Seeb in 1973.[3]

The fort at Bayt al Falaj in 1974

It is also the location of the Sultan's Armed Forces Museum inside the old fort, built by the Sultan Said bin Sultan in 1845.[4]. The fort had been the Headquarters of the Sultan's Armed Forces up until the 1970s.[5]

The office of His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible For Defence Affairs is located in a new headquarters complex in Bayt al Falaj camp;[6] as well as the SAF Command and Staff College.[7]

The offices of the Royal Navy of Oman's Oman National Hydrographic Office is also based in Bayt al Falaj.[8]


  1. ^ National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. GeoNames database entry. (search) Accessed 12 May 2011.
  2. ^ Peterson, J. E. (2013). Oman's Insurgencies: The Sultanate's Struggle for Supremacy, Redesigning Force Posture. Saqi. ISBN 9780863567025. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Airport History". Oman Airports Management Company. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  4. ^ "Office of The Chief of Staff#Sultan Armed Forces". Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Worrall, James J. (2013). State Building and Counter Insurgency in Oman: Political, Military and Diplomatic Relations at the End of Empire. I.B.Tauris. p. XVII. ISBN 9781848856349. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Oman Yellow Pages MoD". Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  7. ^ "Command and Staff college about csc". Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "OMAN NATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE Contact US". Retrieved 5 August 2017.