Many believe that Sinbad the Sailor was a character invented by scriptwriters for the film of the same name released in 1947 and staring Douglas Fairbanks Junior and Anthony Quinn.
Legendary he may be and even possibly fictional but it is said that he was from Sohar in Oman a once important port and even when it was known as Majan the Capital of Oman. Now it is a must-see sight on a tour of Oman that takes in the forts of:
After its destruction in the 10th century the city of Sohar never quite regained its former glory, but in the past 30 years it has developed again and is now one of the most important economic centres in Oman.
So Sinbad or not we plan to sail the coast of Oman and will write about it in forthcoming blogs beginning next week.
So as they say: Watch this space.