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2010
    ▸  Area: 86 km ▸  Population: 734,700 ▸  Density: 8,542/km
1974
    ▸  Area: 1.7 km ▸  Population: 22,000 approx ▸  Density: 12,941/km
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IMAGE 6.1 Historical sketches of the natural harbour, Muscat
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FIGURE 6.3 Each column represents one day, each cell represents one hour
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IMAGE 6.2 Aerial photograph of Muscat and Muttrah, 1950
IMAGE 6.3 Muscat, 1870
IMAGE 6.4 Muscat, 1880
IMAGE 6.5 Muttrah Fort, 1950 or 1960
IMAGE 6.6 View of Muscat from Riyam Pass, 1908
IMAGE 6.7 Muscat’s Fort Al-Mirani, 1970
IMAGE 6.8 View from Muttrah Fort, 1969
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IMAGE 6.9 Muscat Market outside of the walls to Sidab road, 1967
IMAGE 6.10 Palace Bayt Al-Alam, Muscat, 1908
IMAGE 6.11 Muttrah’s fishmarket, 1968
IMAGE 6.12 Muscat, 1950
IMAGE 6.13 Muscat’s Khawr Jetty, 1967
IMAGE 6.14 Muttrah’s waterfront to the east and Muttrah Fort, 1969
FIGURE 6.10 Muscat entered the transitionary period from the historic past to the modern times only in 1970, when Sultan Qaboos became the ruler of Oman. The transitionary period lasted a decade, until 1980, during which the master plan for Muscat was drawn up (1970), the first modern school was opened (1971), the design for the Muscat International Airport was initiated (1973), a major five-year development plan for roads and infrastructure was launched (1976), and the establishment of the National Statistics Institute (1977). Muscat is an example where the discovery of oil and the subsequent oil revenue did not immediately bring modernization to the city; rather, the social dimensions needed to change before the physical form and function of the city could follow.
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IMAGE 6.15 Satellite image of the Omani coast
IMAGE 6.16 Aerial image of the Omani coastline, showing Qaboos Port and surroundings
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FIGURE 6.27 Data not available for Muttrah region
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IMAGE 6.18 A scene in one of Muscat’s gardens in 1910
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IMAGE 6.19 A typical streetside
IMAGE 6.20 Falaj Al-Tanuf
IMAGE 6.21 Traditional
FIGURE 6.30 Muscat: Points of reference are concentrated in the core of the city, the ruler’s district. Muttrah: Points of reference are dispersed along the city with higher concentration along the seafront.
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IMAGE 6.22 Construction of a structure in the 1960s
IMAGE 6.23 structure
IMAGE 6.24 dwellings
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IMAGE 6.25 Muscat, 1971
IMAGE 6.26 Seafront, late 1960s
IMAGE 6.27 General view of Muscat, late 1960s
IMAGE 6.28 General view of Muscat, with Fort Mirani to right in the distance
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IMAGE 6.29 Muttrah, 1950s-60s
IMAGE 6.30 Muscat, about 1870
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IMAGE 6.31 Aerial view of Sur Al-Lawatiya, Muttrah
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FIGURE 6.51 Ground floor plan of the complex
IMAGE 6.32 The façade of Nadir House
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IMAGE 6.33 Main doorway to Nadir House
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IMAGE 6.34 The interior courtyard, showing stone semicircular arches on the ground floor and the first-floor gallery with wrought-iron parapet
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IMAGE 6.35 Main entrance to Quriyat Fort
IMAGE 6.36 View of the battlements
IMAGE 6.37 A corridor in Quriyat Fort
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Tables

Table 1

Public health measures, 1950

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