Seeb

Seeb

Al-Seeb, As Seeb or As Sib (Arabic: ٱلسِّيْب, romanized: As-Sīb) is a coastal fishing province, located several kilometres northwest of Muscat, in northeastern Oman. At the 2020 census, it had a population of 470,878.[1] Landmarks include the Naseem Garden, the Royal Stables and Equestrian Centre, Royal Guard of Oman Technical College, Al Baraka Palace, Muscat International Airport and Markaz al Bahja.[2] The "Fort of Sibo" was located here. It complemented the defence of Muscat Square, which was one of its first and most important roles.[3] It was part of a series of fortified cities that the Portuguese put up to control access to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, like Khor Fakan, Muscat, Sohar, Seeb, Qurayyat and Muttrah. It has been demolished, at its former location today stands the Muscat International Airport. As-Seeb is known for being the venue in which the Treaty of Seeb agreement took place between the Imamate of Oman and the Sultanate of Muscat on 25 September 1920. This treaty divided Oman into two distinct regions, the hinterland and the coast, which were separated historically by the Hajar Mountains.[4][5]